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Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery
Jagdeep (actor) at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2010.jpg
Jagdeep in 2010
Born Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery
(1939-03-29) 29 March 1939 (age 76)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation actor
Years active 1951–present
Spouse(s) Naseem Begam
Children Javed Jaffrey, Naved Jaffery, Hussein, Shakira Shafi and Suraiya[1]

Jagdeep (Urdu: جگدیپ‎; born 29 March 1939 in Kanpur, India) is an Indian film actor who has appeared in more than 300 films. He is especially known for his comic roles. He played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975), Machchar in Purana Mandir (1984), Salman Khan's dad in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and directed a movie Soorma Bhopali with this character as the protagonist.[2]


Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in films like B. R. Chopra's Afsana, then became a child artist in Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K A Abbas's Munna and AVM's Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke. Then came Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin with which he started playing comic roles. Some hit songs are picturised on him like 'paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi' from 'Punarmilan',, 'In pyar ki rahon mein' from the same film, 'chal ud ja re panchhi' from superhit movie 'Bhabhi' where he is paired opposite Nanda, 'Aa Gaye Yaaro Jeene Ke' from 'Phir wohi Raat'.

He is also known for his appearances in many horror Movies, especially in projects of "Ramsay Brothers". He appeared in famous hits like Veerana, Tehkhana and Purana Mandir.

Personal life[edit]

Along with Naved Jaffery and Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey, Jagdeep has three more children- Hussein, Shakira Shafi and Suraiya- from his first wife, Naseem Begam. Naved and Javed were hosts of the popular show Boogie Woogie. Reports surfaced that Jagdeep's first-born Hussein had died a painful death in poverty.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2007 Journey Bombay To Goa Latif Khekada
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Drunkard at the bar (Prem's future as described by his friend Jackie Shroff)
1998 China Gate Subedar Ramaiyah
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Bankelal Bhopali
1988 Shahenshah Seth Jee
1980 Qurbani Mohammad Ali
1980 Morcha
1980 Phir Wohi Raat Krupachand Reswani
1980 Kali Ghata Cook
1980 Ek Baar Kaho Hanuman Singh
1979 Surakshaa Khabari
1978 Swarg Narak Vinod's friend
1977 Agent Vinod Chandu alias James Bond, agent Vinod's comical side-kick
1977 Aaina Music instructor
1975 Sholay Soorma bhopali a comical wood trader
1974 Bidaai Shankar Lal
1970 fudu Mahesh
1967 Naunihal Kavi
1959 Barkha
1957 Bhabhi Baldev "lund"
1956 Kismet Ka Khel
1954 Aar Paar Elaichi
1954 Munna Clown boy
1953 Laila Majnu Child / young Kaif (Majnu)mischievous school boy
1951 Afsana Child in theatre play


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