Jackie Shroff : Biography
He's considered one of Bollywood's most affable stars. So much so, Jackie Shroff is open to fielding questions about everything under the sun including his take on the opposite sex, his own sexuality, his family life, his financial difficulties and then perhaps, his film career! This has been the story of his life, ever since Jackie graduated from being a small-time 'dada' at Teenbatti (in South Bombay) to a popular model, till finally, Dev Anand picked him up for a minor part in Swami Dada (1982).
Following which, Subhash Ghai picked him up for the part of an unkempt goon-turned-virtuous Hero (1983). This romantic musical co-starring Meenakshi Seshadri sent the cash registers ringing and promptly turned Jackie into the hottest newcomer on the block. Finally, it was Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Parinda that changed Jackie's 'wooden' image and even fetched him a 'Best Actor' Filmfare award! But Jackie displayed very little prudence in his selection of films and picked up just about anything that came his way (unlike Anil, who was always choosy). As a result, he registered more flops than hits many of them being B-grade projects.
In the meantime, the star had formed his own company, Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited (JSEL) and produced a film called 'Grahan', which was directed by his friend, Shashilal Nair.This was three years ago. But 'Grahan' is still waiting in the cans for a theatre release. Jackie has kept himself busy doing everything from signing several Mithun Chakraborty quickies to anchoring a television show called 'Missing'.
It is also heard that he's is now prepared to go back to doing what he started off with playing the villain. Given his easygoing disposition and 'nice guy' image, wonder how he's going to fit the bill. But who knows, he might just pull this gamble off too like he's done several times in the past.
Jackie Shroff: Movies
Kyon Ki ( Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Jackie Shroff, Om Puri),
Hulchul ( Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan, Arshad Warsi, Lakshmi),
Dobara ( Raveena Tandon, Jackie Shroff, Mahima Chaudhary),
Aan - Men At Work ( Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shatrughan Sinha, Paresh Rawal, Irfaan Khan, Jackie Shroff, Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Preeti Jhangiani),
Boom ( Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre, Gulshan Grover),
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah ( Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff),
Baaz: A Bird in Danger ( Karisma Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Dino Morea, Preeti Jhangiani),
3 Deewarein ( Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Naseeruddin Shah),
Agni Varsha ( Jackie Shroff, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan),
Pitaah ( Sanjay Dutt, Nandita Das, Jackie Shroff, Om Puri, Anupama Verma),
Border ( Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Pooja Bhatt, Tabu),
Yaadein ( Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff),
Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai ( Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Jackie Shroff, Sushmita Sen),
Albela ( Govinda, Aishwarya Rai, Jackie Shroff),
One 2 Ka 4 ( Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jackie Shroff),
Grahan ( Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupama Verma),
Rangeela ( Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff),
Hero ( Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri),
Aar Ya Paar ( Jackie Shroff, Deepa Sahi, Kamal Sidhu, Paresh Rawal),
Kohram ( Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa, Jackie Shroff, Tabu),
Kartoos ( Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Gulshan Grover).