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Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff
Udgir, Maharashtra, India

Birth Date: 01 February 1957

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Jaikishen Kakubhai "Jackie" Shroff (born 1 February 1957) is an Indian actor. He has been in the Hindi cinema (Bollywood) industry for almost four decades and as of 2015 has appeared in more than 207 films in Ten languages (Hindi, Konkani, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu).

Shroff was born Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff in Udgir, Latur, Maharashtra. His father, Kakabhai Haribhai Shroff, was a Gujarati and his mother, Rita, was a Turk from Kazakhstan. They lived in the Teen Batti area of Malabar Hill, Mumbai. Before entering the film industry, he was a local toughie. He modelled in a few advertisements. It was director/producer Subhash Ghai who gave Shroff his screen name "Jackie" when he launched him in the film Hero.
 
Shroff was a judge on a magic show, India's Magic Star, broadcast on Indian channel Star One. The show began on 3 July 2010 and ended on 5 September 2010.

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