- Birthday: 01. February 1957
- Birthplace: Udgir, Maharashtra, India
- Awards: 1990: Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Parinda, 1995: Won: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – 1942: A Love Story, 1996: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Rangeela, 2007: Special Honour Jury Award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema,
Jackie Shroff (born Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff) is an Indian actor. He has been in the Hindi cinema (Bollywood) industry for almost 4 decades and has appeared in over 175 films in Nine languages (Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi and Oriya) .
Shroff was born as Jai Kishen Shroff born in Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra , into a Gujarati family to Kakubhai and Rita Shroff. They lived in the Teen Batti area in Malabar Hill, Mumbai. Before entering the film industry, Shroff was a local toughie. He also modelled in a few advertisements. It was director/producer Subhash Ghai who gave Shroff his screen name "Jackie" when he launched him in the film Hero.
In the late 1980s, Jackie Shroff married his longtime girlfriend, Ayesha Dutt, who later turned film producer. The couple run a media company, Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited. They jointly owned 10% shares in Sony TV since its launch and in 2012 decided to sell their stake and end their 15-year-long association with Sony TV. The Shroffs have two children: a son, Tiger (Hemant Jai), and a daughter, Krishna.
Since the late 1990s, Shroff seems to have moved away from lead roles in Hindi movies and has been seen more often in strong character roles.
Jackie Shroff was a judge on a magic show called India's Magic Star broadcast on Indian channel Star One on a weekend. The show began on 3 July 2010 and ended on 5 September 2010.
In 1978, Shroff made his acting debut in Dev Anand's movie, Swami Dada. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in lead role for the movie, Hero, in which he was paired against Meenakshi Seshadri and the film went on to become a success. Later, Shroff continued to work in Subhash Ghai movies, irrespective of any role that was offered. After hero he did several others films among which Andar Baahar. Jaanoo and Yudh were successful. In 1986 he did Karma which became the highest grossing film of 1986. His another film released after that was Kaash for which he gained huge critical acclaims. His films like Dehleez and Sachche Ka Bol Bala were also critically acclaimed but a commercial flop. He then gave award winning performance in 1989 hit film Parinda, for which he won his first filmfare award for best actor. After that he did films like Ram Lakhan, Hum Bhi Insaan Hain, Izzat, Kudrat ka Kanoon, Vardi, Hafta Bandh, Shapath, Police Officer, Border, Doodh ka Karz, Mera Jawab, Aaj ka Daur, Teri Maherbaniyan, Bandhan, Tridev, Rangeela, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, 100 Days, Saudagar, Angaar, Aaina and Khalnayak, which were commercially successful. He worked with Amitabh Bachchan in 1990 film Akayla, but the movie didn't do well. Shroff also gained huge critical acclaims for his performance in Gardish. In 1995 Rangeela was successful film In 1997 he was seen in Agni Sakshi, which was successful. Since then, he was seen in many films either in character role or in negative role.Recently he played a negative role in the movie 'Happy New Year' for which he was praised by critics.