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Jaaferi in 2012
Syed Ahmad Javed Jaffrey
4 December 1963
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, politician|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Political party||Aam Aadmi Party|
|Spouse(s)||Zeba Bakhtiar (1989-1990)|
|Parent(s)||Jagdeep, Sughra Begum|
Syed Ahmad Javed Jaffrey (born 4 December 1963) is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer, 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.
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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. 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) 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, Zee Cine Awards, and IIFA. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. He recently started hosting a game show called Mai Ka Laal on Disney Channel India which airs on Sundays at 5pm.
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.
|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|
|Jawani Zindabad||1990||Ravi Verma|
|Jeena Marna Tere Sang||1992|
|Teesra Kaun||1994||Pankaj Nigam/Sanjay Chopra|
|Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India||1995||Prince of Don|
|Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!||1998||Salim|
|Bombay Boys||1998||Cameo||Also Singer and Lyricist for song "Mumbhai"|
|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|
|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|
|Paying Guests||2009||Parag Melwani|
|City of Life||2009||Suresh Khan|
|Lafangey Parindey||2010||Himself||cameo appearance|
|Double Dhamaal||2011||Manav Shrivastav|
|Agent Vinod||2012||—||singer for song "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|
|Total Dhamaal||2019||Manav Shrivastav|
|Happy Sardar||2019||Happy Singh's father||Malayalam film|
|1993||Zabaan Sambhalke||Rocky Patel||episode 12 and 13|
|2005-2006||Bam Bam Bam Gir Pade Hum||Host/presenter|
|2011-2012||Mai Ka Lal||Host|||
|2015||Back to Flashback||Host|
|2019||The Final Call||Siddharth Singhaniya|
|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".
|Title||Original Voice(s)||Character(s)||Dub Language||Original Language||Original Year Release||Dub Year Release||Notes|
|Takeshi's Castle||Shizuo Miyauchi
|Ninja Warrior||Takashi Matsuo||Narrator||Hindi||Japanese||1997||2013|
Awards and nominations
- Won, IIFA Best Comedian Award for Salaam Namaste(2006)
- Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role: Salaam Namaste(2006)
- Won, National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues: Inshaallah, Football(2011)- As a producer
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