Jackie Shroff’s journey from Jaikisan Kakubhai Shroff to Jaggu dada is nothing less than the script of a typical Bollywood masala film. His father and mother belong to Uyghur from Kazakhstan. His grandmother, who is from Uzbek escaped to Ladakh as a refugee along with seven daughters. They thus migrated to Lahore, then Delhi and finally in Bombay (Mumbai now). His mother Amrita met his father in Mumbai fell in love each other and got married.
An actor who lived in 30ft by 30ft room in a chawl and become an ‘A’ list star with his hard work and dedication. After achieving the name and fame he still visits his childhood home in Teen Batti at Malabar Hill every week
His short name Jackie was given by his classmates and later he got to be known as ‘Hero’ because of the Subhash Ghai film. So, on his 61st birthday check out his iconic roles that made him Hero of Bollywood.
Hero as Goon
Subhash Gahi’s film Hero was released in 1983, in which Jackie played a lead role and achieved stardom through this film. He played role of Jackie Dada aka Jaikishan in the film. Meenakshi Seshadri played a female protagonist role along with Jackie dada. The film shows the love story between Radha and Jackie. Basically, Jackie kidnaps Radha by saying that he is a cop but she finds out that he is a goon. Nevertheless, she does not leave him and urges him to surrender. He does so and gets imprisoned for two years. At the end, there was a happy ending with Jackie marrying Radha.
Khalnayak as Cop
Another Suhash Ghai film, ‘Khalnayak’ starring Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff in a lead role. The story centres on the escape and attempted capture of a terrorist criminal Ballu (Sanjay Dutt) by inspector (Jackie Shroff) and his girlfriend Ganga (Madhuri Dixit). This was the second highest grossing film in 90s.
Aaina a lover boy
Aaina is a story of two sisters Juhi Chawla and Amrita Singh who fall in love with Jackie Shroff. Basically, in the beginning the movie shows that Jackie loves Amrita Singh and she also loves him back. But she wanted to be an actor and so on the day of marriage she ran away. Later Jackie marries Juhi Chawla. But later again Amrita tries to come in his life but he does not allow that to happen. In the end she realises her mistake and all of them reunite.
Devdas as Chunni Babu
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama film ‘Devdas’, features Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhui Dixit in a lead role. Jackie plays role of Chunnilal, who is friend of Devdas and helps him out throughout the film.
Housefull 3 as Don
In ‘Housefull 3’, Jackie plays the role of a don as Urja Nagre. He also has a soft corner for his three daughters Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon. The ‘Housefull 3’ is a comedy film which is also stars, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, who fall in love with Jackie’s daughter.