Date of birth: February 1, 1957

Soundtracks of movies featuring Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff is a famous actor of India. He belonged to a poor family but through sheer hard work and excellent acting skills, he became a star in the Mumbai film industry. He had to struggle hard to get a break. He married his long time girlfriend Ayesha Dutt and the couple has two children: Jai(aka Tiger) and Krishna. His brother's name is Hemant, and his dad's name is Kakubhai.

He made his film debut with the 1982 film Swami Dada in which he was introduced by Dev Anand, although he had a bit-role in the 1973 hit 'Heera Panna'. After Swami Dada, his subsequent movie was Hero directed by Subhash Ghai in which Jackie played the main lead. The film had a good storyline and melodious music. The film was a great commercial success.

His pairing with Anil Kapoor was very successful too. The films where they were acting together were Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Parinda (1989) which were all huge box-office successes. Even though he had success mostly in supporting roles, Jackie did gain recognition from audiences as well as critics for his performances. He won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Parinda in 1990.

Some of his famous leading roles came in Angaar (1992) where he plays a youth, frustrated with crime and corruption, who takes on a violent campaign against the system; and Gardish (1993) where his portrayal of a common man taking on the criminal elements in society is considered his best work.

His other memorable roles include "Ravi Mathur", one of the three protagonists who take on a crime lord in Tridev (1989), "Ram Sinha" a cop in Khalnayak (1993), the freedom fighter "Shubhankar" in 1942: A Love Story (1994), "Raj Kamal" a famous actor in Rangeela (1995), _ and "Chunnilal" in the film Devdas (2002). He was recently applauded for his performance in the Bengali film Antar Mahal (2005).

In 2006 he had supporting roles in the hit comedy films Apna Sapna Money Money and Bhagam Bhag, Bhoot Unkle. He is also appears in the multi-starrer action comedy Fool and Final in 2007.

Jackie has his own film production company "Jackie Shroff Entertainment Ltd" which is producing good films with strong story lines. As for the women swooning to Jackie's charms, feel happy....he is here to stay!!