Jackie Shroff birthday: Actor's humble beginnings, stardom in Bollywood, bankruptcy and comeback

Jackie Shroff's rags-to-riches story is truly inspirational. After starting out by doing odd jobs, he became an established actor in Bollywood and has also launched his son Tiger Shroff's successful film career.

india-tv-entertainment-desk Written By: India TV Entertainment Desk [Published on: February 01, 2023 8:26 IST]
  • Jackie Shroff lived in a chawl in Mumbai before he began his modelling and acting career by fluke. Today, he has over Rs 200 crore in property and his son Tiger Shroff is one of the most sought actors in Bollywood
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    Jackie Shroff lived in a chawl in Mumbai before he began his modelling and acting career by fluke. Today, he has over Rs 200 crore in property and his son Tiger Shroff is one of the most sought actors in Bollywood
  • Before entering the glamour business, Jackie Shroff was the sole breadwinner of his family and earned money by doing odd jobs like sticking posters, selling peanuts and working as a travel agent
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    Before entering the glamour business, Jackie Shroff was the sole breadwinner of his family and earned money by doing odd jobs like sticking posters, selling peanuts and working as a travel agent
  • Jackie Shroff had no relation with the acting or modelling profession until he was offered his first gig by an agent when he was hanging around at a bus stop. Rest as they say is history
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    Jackie Shroff had no relation with the acting or modelling profession until he was offered his first gig by an agent when he was hanging around at a bus stop. Rest as they say is history
  • Jackie Shroff started his Bollywood career by playing the second lead in Dev Anand films as he was close to the latter's son Sunil Anand. His major break was given to him by Shubhash Ghai in Hero
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    Jackie Shroff started his Bollywood career by playing the second lead in Dev Anand films as he was close to the latter's son Sunil Anand. His major break was given to him by Shubhash Ghai in Hero
  • After Hero became a success, Jackie starred in hit films like Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Parinda, Saudagar, Angaar, Sapne Sajan Ke, Gardish, Khalnayak and many others. Jackie's fame grew with the success of each film
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    After Hero became a success, Jackie starred in hit films like Ram Lakhan, Tridev, Parinda, Saudagar, Angaar, Sapne Sajan Ke, Gardish, Khalnayak and many others. Jackie's fame grew with the success of each film
  • Jackie Shroff married Ayesha Shroff in 1987. They were in love for years. Ayesha belonged to a rich family and Jackie made his name by working hard in the film industry. The couple was blessed with two kids, son Tiger Shroff and a daughter Krishna
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    Jackie Shroff married Ayesha Shroff in 1987. They were in love for years. Ayesha belonged to a rich family and Jackie made his name by working hard in the film industry. The couple was blessed with two kids, son Tiger Shroff and a daughter Krishna
  • In 2003, Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff produced Boom. The film was a disaster and Jackie went bankrupt. Tiger Shroff shared in an interview that their house furniture was sold off to pay the debts incurred due to the film's failure
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    In 2003, Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff produced Boom. The film was a disaster and Jackie went bankrupt. Tiger Shroff shared in an interview that their house furniture was sold off to pay the debts incurred due to the film's failure
  • Born Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff, Jackie Shroff aka Jaggu Dada now resides in a posh sea-facing apartment in Mumbai with his family. His son Tiger Shroff has a successful movie career and his daughter Krishna is a model and entrepreneur
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    Born Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff, Jackie Shroff aka Jaggu Dada now resides in a posh sea-facing apartment in Mumbai with his family. His son Tiger Shroff has a successful movie career and his daughter Krishna is a model and entrepreneur