Jackie Shroff (Real name Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff, born 1 February 1957) is an Indian actor.
He made his film debut with the 1982 film Swami Dada in which he was introduced by Dev Anand, although he had a bit-role in the 1973 hit 'Heera Panna'. After Swami Dada, his subsequent movie was Hero directed by Subhash Ghai in which Jackie played the main lead. This film was a huge hit and made him a star overnight.
He was then often paired with another leading actor Anil Kapoor during the 1980s in films such as Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Parinda (1989) which were all huge box-office successes. Even though he had success mostly in supporting roles, Jackie did gain recognition from audiences as well as critics for his performances. He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Parinda in 1990.
Some of his famous leading roles came in Angaar (1992) where he plays a youth, frustrated with crime and corruption, who takes on a violent campaign against the system; and Gardish (1993) where his portrayal of a common man taking on the criminal elements in society is considered his best work.
His other memorable roles include "Ravi Mathur", one of the three protagonists who take on a crime lord in Tridev (1989), "Ram Sinha" a cop in Khalnayak (1993), the freedom fighter "Shubhankar" in 1942: A Love Story (1994), "Raj Kamal" a famous actor in Rangeela (1995), and "Chunnilal" in the film Devdas (2002). He was recently applauded for his performance in the Bengali film Antar Mahal (2005).
In 2006 he had supporting roles in the hit comedy films Apna Sapna Money Money and Bhagam Bhag. He appeared in the multi-starrer action comedy Fool and Final in 2007.
Personal life -
Jackie Shroff was born Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff in Mumbai on February 1, 1957 (or 1958), son of Kakubhai and Rita Shroff, into a Gujarati family. He married Ayesha, June 5, 1987 and has two children; son Jai, and daughter Krishna. His brother's name is Hemant. His star sign is Aquarius. Jackie is also know for his philanthropic efforts for the less fortunate. He was a very well known snake charmer prior to entering Indian Film Industry. He still continues to charm snakes when not filming.
In the 80s Jackie Shroff’s was accused of molesting a young Tabu, who had accompanied her sister Farha — Jackie Shroff’s heroine — for a location shoot in Mauritius. Status: Nothing was proved. However Shroff and Tabu have only once appeared together in the film Border, but did not have any scenes together. (According to Eastern Eye)
Jackie Shroff has won 3 Filmfare awards-
* 1990, Filmfare Best Actor Award, Parinda ..
* 1995, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, 1942: A Love Story
* 1996, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Rangeela
His role in DEVDAS as Chunnilal was really appreciating.