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Jagdeep (actor) at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2010.jpg
Jagdeep in 2010
Native name جگدیپ
Born Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri
(1939-03-29) 29 March 1939 (age 77)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor,Comedian
Years active 1951–present
Spouse(s) Sughra Begum, Nazima
Children Jaaved Jaaferi, Naved Jafri, Muskaan Jafri
Parent(s) Syed Yawar Husain Jafri, Kaneez Hyder

Jagdeep is the screen name of (Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri; born 29 March 1939) is an Indian film actor who has appeared in more than 400 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.[1]


Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in 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 and Chali Chali re Patang 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 Purana Mandir.

Personal life[edit]

Along with Naved Jafri and Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi, Jagdeep has one more daughter (Muskaan Jafri) from his second wife Nazima. Naved and Javed were hosts of the popular show Boogie Woogie.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2009 Life Partner Fardeen's Client
2007 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
1984 Purana Mandir Macchar Singh (Dacoit)
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 Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi[2][better source needed][3] Kanhaiya
1970 Fuddu Mahesh
1970 Khilona Mahesh
1967 Naunihal Kavi
1959 Barkhaa
1957 Bhabhi Baldev "billu"
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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