Javed Jaffrey

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Jaaferi in 2012
Syed Javed Ahmed Jaffrey

(1963-12-04) 4 December 1963 (age 56)
ResidenceMumbai, India
OccupationActor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, politician
Years active1985–present
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Political partyAam Aadmi Party
Spouse(s)Zeba Bakhtiar (1989-1990)
Habiba Jaffrey (1991-present)
ChildrenAlaviaa Jaffrey
Meezaan Jaffrey
Abbas Jaffrey
Parent(s)Jagdeep, Sughra Begum

Syed Javed Ahmed Jaffrey (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 2014 Indian general election from the Lucknow constituency only to finish 5th.[4]

Professional work[edit]

Javed Jaffrey 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 Javed 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 350 films, both Indian and international, till date, winning awards from SCREEN and IIFA.

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.[citation needed] 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 Manasi Scott, music director Raju Singh, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, founder and organizer of KWC INDIA, Savio Paul D'sa, Lesle Lewis, Remo Fernandes, and Sunita Rao.

Jaffrey has hosted and partly hosted award shows like Filmfare,[9] Zee Cine Awards,[10] and IIFA.[11][12] Javed 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

Jaffrey has been honored with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[citation needed]

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

Film background[edit]

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.[citation needed] He was called "TVdom's first real superstar".[19]

He anchored the show Videocon Flashback with distinctive brilliance. His deadpan expressions and bilingual puns gave him a formidable fan following.[20]

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.[citation needed]

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

Political career[edit]

He contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Lucknow as a candidate of Aam Aadmi Party but lost to BJP's national president Rajnath Singh. He had finished fifth in the constituency securing 41429 votes and lost his deposit.[22]


Film Year Role Notes
Meri Jung 1985 Vikram Thakral aka Vicky Also singer for song "Bol Baby Bol Rock-N-Roll"
7 Saal Baad 1987 Ravi
Woh Phir Aayegi 1988
Lashkar 1989 Johnny
Jawani Zindabad 1990 Ravi Verma
Shiv Ram 1991
100 Days 1991 Sunil
Jeena Marna Tere Sang 1992
Tahalka 1992 Captain Javed
Karm Yodha 1992 Sudhir
Zakhmi Rooh 1993 Shekhar
Mr. Shrimati 1993 TV Film
Teesra Kaun 1994 Sanjay Chopra / Pankaj Nigam
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India 1995 Prince of Don
Rock Dancer 1995 JJ
Fire 1996 Jatin
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! 2009 Salim
Bombay Boys 1998 Cameo Also Singer and Lyricist for song "Mumbhai"
Hanuman 1998 Ashok
Gang 2000 Gary Rozario
Aman Ke Farishtey 2003 Amar
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon 2003 Himself special appearance
Jajantaram Mamantaram 2003 Aditya Pandit
Boom 2003 Boom Shankar aka Boom Boom
Salaam Namaste 2005 Jaggu Special Appearance
Ta Ra Rum Pum 2007 Harry
Dhamaal 2007 Manav Shrivastav
Victoria No. 203 2007 Bobby 'BB' Bombatta
Shaurya 2008 Major Akash Kapoor
Singh Is Kinng 2008 Mika Singh
Roadside Romeo 2008 Charlie Anna Voice Role
3 Idiots 2009 Ranchordas Shamaldas Chanchad Cameo
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 Himself cameo appearance
Hello Darling 2010 Hardik
Loot 2011 Akbar
Double Dhamaal 2011 Manav Shrivastav
Inshallah, Football 2011 Producer (Documentary film)
Inshallah, Kashmir 2012 - Producer (Documentary film)
Agent Vinod 2012 singer for song "Pyaar ki Pungi"
Besharam 2013 Bheem Singh Chandel
War Chhod Na Yaar 2013 Captain Qureshi
Mr Joe B. Carvalho 2014 Carlos
Bang Bang! 2014 Hamid Gul
Picket 43 2015 Mushraff Khan Malayalam film
Ishq Forever 2016 Amitabh
Lupt 2018 Harsh Tandon
Total Dhamaal 2019 Manav Shrivastav
De De Pyaar De 2019 Samir (Ashish's friend)
Jabariya Jodi 2019 Hukun Dev Singh
Bala 2019 Bachchan Dubey
Happy Sardar 2019 Happy Singh's Father Malayalam film
Coolie No. 1 2020 TBA Filming


Year Title Channel Role Notes
1993 Zabaan Sambhalke DD Metro (season 1)

Home TV (season 2)

Rocky Patel episode 12 and 13
1995 Kash-m-kash DD Metro Dilbagh[23]
1996-2014 Boogie Woogie" Sony TV Judge
2004 Road Raja Sky One Host
2005 Kaboom[24] Judge
2005-2006 Bam Bam Bam Gir Pade Hum[25] Pogo Host/presenter
2011-2012 Mai Ka Lal The Disney Channel Host [26]
2014 Once More With Jaaved Jaaferi Epic TV Host
2015 Back to Flashback Epic TV Host

Web Series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 The Final Call Siddharth Singhaniya ZEE5 [27][28]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Original Voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
The Incredibles Jason Lee Buddy
Pine / Syndrome

(Bunty / Sankimaan)
Hindi English 2004 2004 The Hindi dub released as
"Hum Hain Lajawab".

Live action series[edit]

Title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Takeshi's Castle Shizuo Miyauchi
Runpei Masui
Narrator Hindi Japanese 1986-1990 2005-2006 [29]
Ninja Warrior[23] Takashi Matsuo Narrator Hindi Japanese 1997 2013

Awards and nominations[edit]


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