Jackie Shroff Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Jan 31, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
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About Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff is a popular veteran actor, producer, and former model in the Indian film industry.
Jackie Shroff was born on February 1, 1957, in Bombay (presently Mumbai). He was born with the name Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff.
This Indian actor had to struggle hard at the beginning of his career because of a lack of educational qualifications. Jackie Shroff had to do many odd jobs in his initial career. He tried to work as an apprentice chef and flight attendant, but he was refused work everywhere. Jackie worked as a travel agent in Mumbai for some time before he was spotted by an agency accountant who offered him to try a photoshoot for being a model for launching a suit shirt.
Jackie started his career as an actor with his debut film in 1982. Jackie Shroff, the Indian actor, has appeared in almost 250 films in 13 languages and has worked in the Bollywood industry for four decades. He bagged four Filmfare awards and appeared in several short films throughout his career.

Jackie Shroff's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jackie Shroff’s net worth?

The net worth of Jackie Shroff is estimated to be around $26 million.

How much does Jackie Shroff earn per year?

The annual income of Jackie Shroff is unknown as it depends on the acting and commercial gigs.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jackie Shroff?

Jackie Shroff is 6 ft (183 cm) in height.

How old is Jackie Shroff?

This famous Bollywood actor is 65 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jackie Shroff was born to Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff and Rita Shroff. His father was from Gujrat, while his mother was a Turkmen from Kazakhstan. Jackie Shroff grew up with an elder sibling, Hemant Shroff, who unfortunately died at the age of 17. His father was from a Gujarati merchant family. Once a classmate of young Jaikishan called him Jackie in school, which later became his onscreen name.
Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff became Jackie Shroff when he was cast by Subhas Ghai in the film 'Hero' and put his name in the credit title as Jackie Shroff. Though he was a dropout from school, he had a natural instinct and interest in cooking and air flights. He tried as an apprentice chef in a well-known hotel and a flight attendant in an airline company. Still, he was rejected from the places because of his deficiency in educational qualifications.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jackie Shroff’s partner?

Jackie Shroff was in a long-term relationship with model and film producer Ayesha Dutt, and they got married on June 5, 1987. Ayesha and Jackie were blessed with a boy on June 5, 1987. He was named Jai Hemant Shroff after his demised brother, who later came to be known as Tiger Shroff. They also gave birth to a baby girl, Krishna Shroff, on January 21, 1993.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jackie Shroff is best known for his debut lead role film 'Hero' and other award-winning films like 'Parinda,' 'Rangeela,' 'Gardish,' and ‘Khalnayak.’
Jackie Shroff appeared onscreen for the first time in an uncredited role in a film starring Dev Anand 'Heera Panna.' His official debut in Hindi cinema was in the film 'Swami Dada' in 1982. In 1983, Subhas Ghai cast him in the film 'Hero' in the lead role, which turned out to be highly successful at the box office. 'Hero' was the breakthrough role of his career. Jackie shroff worked with Subhas Ghai in several films, and most of them were a success. In 1986, he played a role in the movie 'Karma,' and the film became the highest budget movie of the year. Jackie's following few films failed to succeed, but he bounced back with back-to-back blockbuster films like 'Ram Lakhan,' 'Tridev,' and ‘Parinda.’
Apart from the Hindi cinema, Jackie appeared in almost 13 other regional language films such as Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Kannada, and more. Jackie Shroff's wife, Ayesha Dutt, is a film producer under the banner of Jackie Shroff Entertainment. He owned 10% of the share of Sony TV from the launching of the channel with Ayesha, but they sold their stake in 2012. The exact number of films produced by the actor is not known. Jackie Shroff is also a known face in the television world. He hosted some shows on television for different channels and played the role of the judge in some reality shows. He and his son, Tiger Shroff, participated in a comedy reality show.

Charity Work

Other than acting, Jackie Shroff is also a social activist. He is the brand ambassador for Thalassemia India. He funded the treatment and education of underprivileged children. He also donated an ambulance to an animal shelter in Mumbai.

What awards has Jackie Shroff won?

Jackie Shroff won many awards in his life as an actor. He won the Best Actor Filmfare award for his contribution to 'Parinda' in 1990. Apart from 'Parinda,' Jackie Shroff won the Filmfare award three more times, in 1995 for Best Supporting Actor for the film '1942 A Love Story', Best Supporting Actor for the film 'Rangeela' in 1996. In 2018, he won the Filmfare award in the Best Actor category for a short film called 'Khujli.' He was given the Special Honor Jury award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema in 2007. He was nominated in various categories in various awards many more times. In 2014, he was awarded the Original Rockstar by GQ and Best Villain by the Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards.

Jackie Shroff’s Hobbies And Interests

Jackie Shroff loves cooking and listening to music. He also has an organic farm where he grows organic plants and herbs.

Other Interesting Jackie Shroff Facts And Trivia

  • Jackie Shroff is present on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Following in his father's footsteps, his son, Tiger Shroff, has also become a popular face of the Indian film industry.
  • Jackie Shroff is an Aquarius as he was born on February 1, 1957.

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Jackie Shroff Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jaikishan Shroff

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183 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Ayesha Dutt


Kakubhai Haribhai Shroff, Rita Shroff


Hemant Shroff
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