Jagdeep in 2010
|Born||Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery
29 March 1939
Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Children||Javed Jaffrey, Naved Jaffery, Hussein, Shakira Shafi and Suraiya|
Jagdeep (Urdu: جگدیپ is the screen name of Syed Jawaher Ali Jaffry; born 29 March 1939 in datia, 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.
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'.
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.
|Year||Film||Role||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|
|1980||Phir Wohi Raat||Krupachand Reswani|
|1980||Ek Baar Kaho||Hanuman Singh|
|1978||Swarg Narak||Vinod's friend|
|1977||Agent Vinod||Chandu alias James Bond, agent Vinod's comical side-kick|
|1975||Sholay||Soorma bhopali a comical wood trader|
|1970||Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi[better source needed]||Kanhaiya|
|1956||Kismet Ka Khel|
|1953||Laila Majnu||Child / young Kaif (Majnu)mischievous school boy|
|1951||Afsana||Child in theatre play|
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