Javed Jaffrey

Javed Jaffrey

Jaffrey in 2012
Born Syed Ahamad Javed Jaffrey
(1963-12-04) 4 December 1963
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, politician
Years active 1985–
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Political party Aam Aadmi Party
Religion Shia Islam

Zeba Bakhtiar (1989-1990)

Habiba Jaffrey
Children Alaviaa Jaffrey, Mizaan Jaffrey & Abbas Jaffrey
Parent(s) Jagdeep

Sayyid Ahamad Javed Jaffrey (Hindi: जावेद जाफ़री, born 4 December 1963)[1] is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer,[2][3] comedian, impressionist known for his work in several Bollywood films and Indian television shows. His father is the famous comedian Jagdeep. He joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in March, 2014 and contested in the Indian general election, 2014 from the Lucknow constituency only to finish 5th.[4]

Professional work

Jaaved Jaaferi is known for donning various hats: actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, Emcee, ad filmmaker among others. He is the son of popular comedian, Jagdeep, and Jaaved carries on the tradition of humor with his comedic style.

He made his debut in Meri Jung in 1985 in a negative role. His performance in the song "Bol Baby Bol Rock & Roll" showcased his dancing skills. He garnered a huge fan-following inspiring the new generation of dancers. He has acted in over 35 films, both Indian and international, till date, winning awards from SCREEN and IIFA.

The launch of Channel V and its irreverent sense of humor gave Jaaved a platform to demonstrate his unique brand of comedy on television in the 1990s. Incorporating puns, impersonations, characters, accents, and introducing the now-ubiquitous Hinglish, he anchored the two cult shows Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass. Jaaved co-founded and judged India’s first dance reality show Boogie Woogie which has broken records and is the longest running dance show, covering 15 years. His other shows on TV include TELE HOUSIE, JBC (Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation), CHITRAHAAR, TRUCK DHINADHIN and CHAK DHOOM DHOOM.

The song "Mumbhai," from the film, Bombay Boys, was conceived, written, choreographed by Jaaved was number 1 on the charts for 6 weeks.

He dubbed Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Don Karnage in Hindi for Disney; scripted the Hindi version of Disney’s Jungle Book 2 and Pixar The Incredibles along with voicing for the antagonist. His character as Charlie Anna in the first full-fledged commercial animated film Roadside Romeo (a collaborative effort of Yash Raj Films and Disney) was highly appreciated. His commentary on the famous Japanese TV show Takeshi's Castle and Ninja Warrior on Pogo TV and Hungama respectively has also garnered a huge fan following with kids and adults. He was also the judge for KWC INDIA (Karaoke World Championships India)[5][6][7][8] with singer Manasi Scott, music directors Raju Singh, Music Director and Singer Salim Merchant Sulaiman Merchant, Founder and Organizer of KWC INDIA Savio Paul D'sa, Singer Composer Lesle Lewis, Singer Remo Fernandes, and Singer Sunita Rao.

Jaaferi has hosted and partly hosted award shows like Filmfare,[9] Zee Cine Awards,[10] and IIFA.[11][12] Jaaved has performed in over 200 live shows in India and abroad, and shared the stage with Michael Jackson, Sting, Spice Girls and Queen and the top Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Sharukh Khan, A.R.Rahman, Anil Kapoor, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy etc.

He has been associated with advertising since 1980 as a model, choreographer, copywriter, producer and director. He has appeared in the comical Maggi Hot & Sweet Sauce commercials, over last 25 years, with stars from Pankaj Kapur to Nawazuddin Siddiqui.[13]

He constantly changes his styles and appearance and bedazzles live, film, and TV audiences with his brand of uproarious humor while maintaining a non-controversial and squeaky-clean image.

He's also hosting Big Googly on BIG 92.7FM created with Paritosh Painter. Jaaferi also hosts Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi, where he talks about Bollywood films from 1970s to 1990s in his comic style, on Epic channel since 2015.[14][15]

Jaaferi has been honored with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.

He was also the brand ambassador of 1st India International Animation and Cartoon Film festival 2015.[16][17]

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.[2][18] Television in the 1990s highlighted his comical abilities, 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.[19]

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.[2][20] He recently started hosting a game show called Mai Ka Laal on Disney Channel India which airs on Sundays at 5pm.

Political career

He has been fielded in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Lucknow on the ticket of Aam Aadmi Party which he lost to BJP's national president Rajnath Singh. He had finished 5th in the constituency securing only 41429 votes and lost his deposit.[21]


Year Film Role
Meri Jung (1985) Vikram Thakral aka Vicky
7 Saal Baad (1987) Ravi
Junoon (TV series) TV series (???)
Woh Phir Aayegi (1988)
Lashkar (1989)
Jawani Zindabad (1990) Ravi Verma
Shiv ram (1991)
100 Days (1991) Sunil
Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992)
Tahalka (1992)
Karm Yodha (1992)
Zakhmi Rooh (1993) Shekhar
Teesra Kaun? (1994) Pankaj Nigam/Sanjay Chopra
Kash-m-kash (1995)
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995) Prince of Don
Rock Dancer (1995)
Fire (1996) Jatin
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! (1998) Salim
Earth (1998)
Bombay Boys (1998) Cameo in item song "Mumbhai"
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)
Loose Talk Pakistani Talk Show (2004) Hyderabadi (guest)
Kaboom TV Series (2005–2006) Himself
Salaam Namaste (2005) Jaggu {Special Appearance}
Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) Harry
Dhamaal (2007) Manav Shrivastav
Victoria No. 203 (2007)
Shaurya (2008) Major Akash Kapoor
Singh Is Kinng (2008) Mika Singh
Roadside Romeo (2008) Charlie Anna
3 Idiots (2009) Ranchordas Shamaldas Chanchad(Original Name, but with fake Engg. Degree)
8 x 10 Tasveer (2009) Habibullah Happi Pasha
Kambakkht Ishq (2009) Keswani
Paying Guests (2009) Parag Melwani
The Forest (2009) Ebishek
Daddy Cool (2009) Carlos
City of Life (2009) Suresh Khan
Lafangey Parindey (2010) cameo appearance
Hello Darling (2010) Hardik
Loot (2011) Akbar
Seasons Greetings (2009)
Fantastic (2011)
Society (2011)
Chai Garam (2011)
Double Dhamaal (2011) Manav Shrivastav
Sandhya delayed
Besharam 2013
War Chhod Na Yaar - A Comedy movie 2013 Pakistani Army officer
Mr Joe B. Carvalho 2013 Carlos
Bang Bang 2014 Hamid Gul
Total Dhamaal To Be Release in 2015 Manav Shrivastva
Picket 43 (2015) (Malayalam)

Awards and nominations


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  12. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/maggi-hot-sweet-ad-blast-from-the-past/251746/
  13. http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/telescope-here-there-everywhere/
  14. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/programmes/once-more-with-jaaved-jaaferi/params/tvprogramme/programmeid-30000000550191289/channelid-10000000026390000/starttime-201606252200
  15. http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/India-International-Animation-and-Cartoon-Film-Festival-Ropes-in-Jaaved-Jaaferi-as-Brand-Ambassador/2015/07/29/article2946923.ece
  16. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/IIACFF-ropes-in-Jaaved-Jaaferi-as-brand-ambassador/articleshow/48266246.cms
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  18. "Johny come lately". India Today. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  19. "TV offers opportunities to every talent: Javed Jaffrey". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  20. http://eciresults.nic.in/ConstituencywiseS2435.htm?ac=35
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