Jackie Shroff Family

Jackie Shroff was born Jai Kishan Kakubhai Shroff in Udgir, Bombay State, India. His father, Kakulal Harilal Shroff, was a Gujarati Hindu and his mother, Amrita Kakulal (“Rita”) Shroff (née Hurunnisa Muratovna Mashurova), was a Muslim Uyghur from Xinjiang.

His father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders, however they lost their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17.

His father married mother when both were teenagers. Together the extended family lived in a 30 ft by 30 ft room in a chawl in the Teen Batti area of Malabar Hill, Mumbai, where 30 people shared 3 bathrooms.

As a youngster, he modelled in a few advertisements including Savage perfumes. It was one of his classmates in school who gave Shroff his name “Jackie” and then filmmaker Subhash Ghai stuck to this name when he launched him in the film Hero.

Shroff regularly revisits his childhood home in Teen Batti. Shroff dropped out of school after his 11th standard as his family did not have much money.

He tried his hand working as an apprentice chef at Taj Hotels and as a flight attendant at Air India, but manager rejected him from both places because of his lack of qualifications.

He then started working as a travel agent in a local company called “Trade Wings” near Jehangir Art Gallery. An advertising agency accountant spotted him at the bus stand and asked him if he would be interested in modeling.

Jackie Shroff Image

Jackie Shroff Image
Jackie Shroff Image

Jackie Shroff Movie

In 1982, Shroff made his acting debut in Dev Anand’s movie Swami Dada. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in the lead role for the movie Hero, paired against Meenakshi Seshadri. The film was a success.

He continued to work in Subhash Ghai movies, irrespective of role that Subhash Ghai offered him. After Hero, he did several other films, such as Andar Baahar. Jaanoo and Yudh were successful.

In 1986 he did Karma which became the highest-grossing film of 1986. His next film to be released was Kaash. Later films, such as Dahleez and Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá were critically acclaimed, but failed at the box office.

But he came back to success through films such as Ram Lakhan, Tridev, and Parinda, which won him filmfare award for best actor. Later in the 90s, Movie producer made him part of successful films such as Saudagar, Angaar, Gardish, Khalnayak, 1942: A Love Story, Rangeela, Agnisakshi, and Border.

In 2006, Shroff acted in the children’s film Bhoot Unkle. In 2017, Shroff made his debut in Konkani, acting in the film Soul Curry, which even won him an award. Subsequently, he is to act in another Konkani film scheduled to release in 2019, titled Kantaar.

Jackie Shroff Wife

Shroff married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt, a model who later became a film producer, on her birthday, 5 June 1987. The couple run a media company Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited.

They jointly owned 10% shares in Sony TV from its launch until 2012, when they sold their stake and ended their 15-year-long association with Sony TV.

Jackie Shroff Son

Shroff was born on 2 March 1990 to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff (née Dutt). He changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies.

Jackie Shroff Daughter Name

Krishna Shroff is the beloved daughter of Bollywood’s famous actor, Jackie Shroff.

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