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Bollywood Actor Javed Jaffrey 1963

Javed Jaffery (born 4 December 1963, Bombay (now Mumbai), India is an Indian actor and comedian known for his work in several Bollywood films and Indian television shows.

Born December 4, 1963 (1963-12-04) (age 47)
Bombay (now Mumbai), India
Occupation Actor, Dancer, Comedian
Years active 1979-Present
Children Alaviaa Jaffrey, Mizaan Jaffrey & Abbas Jaffrey
Parents Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Jaffrey

Jaaved is a noted impressionist, best known in Hindi cinema for his comic caricature of Taporis, the local hoodlums of Bombay. He is particularly renowned for his portrayal of a hoodlum in the film Bombay Boys, starring in its hit song "I am Mumbhai." In addition to playing a wide variety of roles in Hindi cinema and Indian television, Jaaved is well known for his comic Maggi tomato ketchup advertisements with Pankaj Kapoor and dubbed commentary of the popular Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle on Pogo TV.

He has been producing and hosting the highly popular dance show, Boogie Woogie, since 1996 on Sony Entertainment Television.

Film background

The film Meri Jung, released in '1985, gave him his first opportunity to enact the role of a villain and showcase his dancing powers on screen. Television in the 1990s highlighted his comical abilities and magical powers, extending his popularity further. The launch of cable TV, particularly Channel [V] and its irreverent sense of humour gave him a niche to depict his unique brand of comedy.

He anchored the show Videocon Flashback with distinctive brilliance. His deadpan expressions and bilingual puns gave him a formidable fan following.

Another notable contribution by Jaffrey is his performance as an anchor to the top-of-the-charts song programme, Timex Timepass, in which he shifted between the caricatures of characters.

He won his first IIFA award for best comic role in Salaam Namaste in 2006. He hosts the dance competition show Boogie Woogie on Sony Entertainment Television Asia with his brother Naved Jaffery and friend Ravi Behl. He recently started hosting a game show called Mai Ka Laal on Disney Channel India which airs on Sundays at 5pm.


  • Laakhan (13 April 1979)
  • Meri Jung (1985) .... Vikram Thakral aka Vicky
  • 7 Saal Baad (1987) .... Ravi
  • Junoon TV series (???
  • Woh Phir Aayegi (1988)
  • Lashkar (1989)
  • Jawani Zindabad (1990) .... Ravi Verma
  • 100 Days (1991) .... Sunil
  • Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992)
  • Tehelka (1992)
  • Karm Yodha (1992)
  • Zakhmi Rooh (1993) .... Shekhar
  • Teesra Kaun? (1994) .... Pankaj Nigam/Sanjay Chopra
  • Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995) .... Prince of Don
  • Rock Dancer (1995)
  • Fire (1996) .... Jatin
  • Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! (1998) .... Salim
  • Earth (1998)
  • Hanuman (1998) .... Ashok
  • Gang (2000) .... Gary Rozario
  • Aman Ke Farishtey (2003)
  • ' 'Main Prem ki Diwani hoon (2003)... as himself
  • Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003) .... Aditya Pandit
  • Boom (2003) .... Boom Shankar aka Boom Boom
  • Hum Hain Lajawab Animated Film (2004) .... Sankiman (voice)
  • Kaboom TV Series (2005-2006) .... Himself
  • Salaam Namaste (2005) .... Jaggu {Special Appearance}
  • The Forest (2006) .... Abhishek
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum(2007)... Harry
  • Dhamaal (2007)... Manav Shrivastav
  • Victoria No. 203 (2007)
  • Shaurya* (2008) .... Maj. Akash Kapoor
  • Singh Is Kinng* (2008)....Mika Singh
  • Roadside Romeo* (2008)...Charlie Anna
  • 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)...Hapibullah "Happi" Pasha
  • Kambakth Ishq (2009)...Keswani
  • Paying Guests*(2009)....Parag Melwani
  • The Forest (2009)...Ebishek
  • Daddy Cool (2009)....Carlos
  • 3 Idiots (2009)...Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad {Special Appearance}
  • City of Life (2010)...Suresh Khan
  • Lafangey Parindey (2010)...cameo appearance
  • Hello Darling (2010)...Hardik
  • Loot (2011)...filming
  • Seasons Greetings(2009)...filming
  • Fantastic (2011)...filming
  • Society (2011)...filming
  • Joker (2011)...filming
  • Chai Garam (2011)...filming
  • Double Dhamaal (2011)...Manav Shrivastav (filming)
  • Sandhya...delayed

Awards and nominations

Won IIFA Awards

  • 2006: IIFA Best Comedian Award for Salaam Namaste
  • 2006: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role: Salaam Namaste: Nominated