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Jaaved Jaaferi
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Jaaferi at Colors Indian Telly Awards in 2012
Syed Jaaved Ahmed Jaffrey

(1963-12-04) 4 December 1963 (age 58)
Other namesJaved Jaffri
Years active1985–present
Political partyAam Aadmi Party
  • (m. 1989; div. 1990)
  • Habiba Jaffrey
    (m. 1991)
Children3 (including Meezaan Jafri)

Syed Jaaved Ahmed Jaaferi (born 4 December 1963) is an Indian actor, dancer,[2][3] and comedian who has appeared in Hindi films and television shows. He is son of the comedian Jagdeep. He joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in March, 2014 and contested the 2014 Indian general election from the Lucknow constituency, finishing fifth.[4]

Professional work[edit]

Javed Jaffrey is the son of comedian Jagdeep.[5] He dubbed Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Don Karnage in Hindi for Disney and scripted the Hindi version of Disney's Jungle Book 2 and Pixar The Incredibles as well as voicing the antagonist.[citation needed][6] He played Charlie Anna in the animated film Roadside Romeo, a collaborative effort of Yash Raj Films and Disney. He has commentated on the Japanese TV show Takeshi's Castle and Ninja Warrior on Pogo TV and Hungama respectively. He was also the judge for Karaoke World Championships India,[7][8][9][10] with Manasi Scott, music director Raju Singh, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, founder and organizer of KWC INDIA, Savio Paul D'sa, Leslie Lewis, Remo Fernandes, and Sunita Rao.[11]

Jaffrey has hosted award shows including Filmfare,[12] Zee Cine Awards,[13] and IIFA.[14][15] He has also appeared in the Pakistani programme Loose Talk, portraying various characters from India.

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 for 25 years.[16]

Jaffrey hosted Big Googly on BIG 92.7FM created with Paritosh Painter. He also hosted Once More, where he talks about Bollywood films from the 1970s to the 1990s in his comic style, on Epic channel since 2015.[17][18]

Jaffrey has been awarded the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.[19] He was also the brand ambassador of the first India International Animation and Cartoon Film festival 2015.[20][21]

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][22] The launch of cable TV, particularly Channel [V] and its irreverent sense of humour, gave him a niche to depict his brand of comedy.[citation needed] He was called "TVdom's first real superstar".[23] He anchored the show Videocon Flashback.[24] Jaffrey also anchored the song programme, Timex Timepass, in which he shifted between the caricatures of characters.[citation needed][25]

He won his first IIFA Award for best comic role in Salaam Namaste in 2005. He hosts the dance competition show Boogie Woogie on Sony Entertainment Television Asia with his brother Naved Jaffery and friend Ravi Behl.[2][26] He recently started hosting a game show called Mai Ka Laal on Disney Channel India which airs on Sundays at 5pm.[27]

Political career[edit]

Jaffrey contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Lucknow as a candidate of Aam Aadmi Party but lost to BJP's Rajnath Singh. He had finished fifth in the constituency securing 41,429 votes.[28]


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Meri Jung Vikram Thakral aka Vicky Also singer for song "Bol Baby Bol Rock-N-Roll"
1987 7 Saal Baad Ravi
1988 Woh Phir Aayegi Mukesh
1989 Lashkar Johnny
1990 Jawani Zindabad Ravi Verma
1991 Shiv Ram
1991 100 Days Sunil
1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang Vijay
1992 Tahalka Captain Javed
1992 Karm Yodha Sudhir
1993 Zakhmi Rooh Shekhar
1994 Teesra Kaun Sanjay Chopra / Pankaj Nigam
1995 Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India Prince of Don
1995 Rock Dancer JJ
1996 Fire Jatin
1998 Bombay Boys Cameo Also Singer and Lyricist for song "Mumbhai"
1998 Hanuman Ashok
2000 Gang Gary Rozario
2003 Aman Ke Farishtey Amar
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Himself special appearance
2003 Jajantaram Mamantaram Aditya Pandit
2003 Boom Boom Shankar aka Boom Boom
2005 Salaam Namaste Jaggu
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum Harry
2007 Dhamaal Manav Shrivastav
2007 Victoria No. 203 Bobby 'BB' Bombatta
2008 Shaurya Major Akash Kapoor
2008 Singh Is Kinng Mika Singh
2008 Roadside Romeo Charlie Anna Voice Role
2009 3 Idiots Real Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad Cameo appearance
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! Salim
2009 8 x 10 Tasveer Habibullah Happi Pasha
2009 Kambakkht Ishq Keswani
2009 Paying Guests Parag Melwani
2009 The Forest Ebishek
2009 Daddy Cool Carlos
2009 City of Life Suresh Khan
2010 Lafangey Parindey Himself cameo appearance
2010 Hello Darling Hardik
2011 Loot Akbar
2011 Double Dhamaal Manav Shrivastav
2011 Inshallah, Football Producer (Documentary film)
2012 Inshallah, Kashmir Producer (Documentary film)
2012 Agent Vinod singer for song "Pyaar ki Pungi"
2013 Besharam Bheem Singh Chandel
2013 War Chhod Na Yaar Captain Qureshi
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho Carlos
2014 Bang Bang! Hamid Gul
2015 Picket 43 Mushraff Khan Malayalam Debut
2016 Ishq Forever Amitabh
2018 Lupt Harsh Tandon
2019 Total Dhamaal Manav Shrivastav
2019 Happy Sardar Inderpal Singh Malayalam Film
2019 Jabariya Jodi Hukum Dev Singh
2019 De De Pyaar De Samir Khanna
2019 Bala Bachchan Dubey
2020 Maska Rustom Irani Netflix film[29]
2020 Coolie No. 1 Jai Kishen/ Jackson Amazon Prime Video film
2021 Bhoot Police Chhedilal [30]
2021 Sooryavanshi Kabir Shroff
2022 Jaadugar Pradeep Narang Netflix film


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Mr. Shrimati[31] Sanju Television film
Zabaan Sambhalke Rocky Patel episode 12[32]
1995 Kash-m-kash Dilbagh[33]
1996-2014 Boogie Woogie Judge
2004 Road Raja Host
2005 Kaboom[34] Judge
2005-2006 Bam Bam Bam Gir Pade Hum[35] Host/presenter
2011-2012 Mai Ka Lal Host [36]
2014 Once More With Jaaved Jaaferi Host
2015 Back to Flashback Host
2019 The Final Call Siddharth Singhaniya Web series on ZEE5[37][38]
2020 Never Kiss Your Best Friend: Lockdown Special Bittu Web series on ZEE5[39]
2022 Never Kiss Your Best Friend (Season 2) Bittu Mama Web series on ZEE5[40]
2022 Escaype Live Ravi Gupta Web series on Disney+ Hotstar

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films and shows[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".
Guddu Guddu Lion Hindi

Live action series[edit]

Title Actor(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Channel/Network Notes
Takeshi's Castle Shizuo Miyauchi
Runpei Masui
Narrator Hindi Japanese 1986-1990 2005-2006 Pogo [41]
Ninja Warrior[33] Takashi Matsuo Narrator Hindi Japanese 1997 2013 Hungama TV

Awards and nominations[edit]


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  3. ^ "Javed Jaffrey to turn director". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ Jaaved Jaaferi [@jaavedjaaferi] (31 March 2014). "Contesting election from Lukhnow as AAP candidate..here's to change..Jai Hind!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Never used my father's name to enter industry: Javed Jaffrey". News 18. 23 September 2013.
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  7. ^ "Karaoke World Championship 2012 India announces winners | Editorial-News". Radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 January 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ "All the noise about karaoke in Delhi". The Times of India. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Javed Jaffey BIO". Telly Chakkar.
  12. ^ "The pretty faces who enthralled the audience - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  13. ^ reporter), (By a staff. "Karan, Juhi to host Zee Cine Awards ceremony". www.khaleejtimes.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Eleventh IIFA awards kickstarts today". hindustantimes.com. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Film stars, celebrities arrive for 11th IIFA Awards in Colombo". sify.com. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Maggi Hot & Sweet ad: Blast from the past - The Financial Express".
  17. ^ "Telescope: Here, there, everywhere". indianexpress.com. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  18. ^ "TV Serial & New Episodes On – Latest News, Photos & Videos". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  19. ^ Nangiana, Umer. "Fun with Javed Jaffrey at Range Barse". Gulf Times.
  20. ^ "India International Animation and Cartoon Film Festival Ropes in Jaaved Jaaferi as Brand Ambassador". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 March 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "'The Forest' shows what we are inside: Javed Jaffrey". IBNLive. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  23. ^ "Never too late for a comeback". Screen. January 1999. Archived from the original on 9 October 2000. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  24. ^ "Johny come lately". India Today. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  25. ^ "Doha: Bollywood celebrities to mesmerize May Queen Ball audience on Apr 25". Daiji World. 13 April 2019.
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  27. ^ Srivastava, Priya (18 July 2011). "'माई का लाल' जावेद जाफरी होस्‍ट करेंगे". Filmi Beat.
  28. ^ "Page Not Found". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 13 September 2018. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  29. ^ "Maska Movie Review: Manisha Koirala Is Endearing But The Netflix Film Lacks The Glow Of A Well-Baked Loaf Of Bread". NDTV.com.
  30. ^ "Kareena Kapoor unveils 'Bhoot Police' poster starring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam". DNA. 4 November 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  31. ^ "Javed Jaffrey plays a woman in upcoming TV show 'Mr Shrimati'". India Today. 31 March 1994.
  32. ^ "Zabaan Sambhalke - Episode #12 - Gujju Rapper at Institute - Best TV show". YouTube. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2020.[dead YouTube link]
  33. ^ a b "Javed Jaffrey: TV offers opportunities to every talent - NDTV Movies". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  34. ^ "Sridevi on TV show Kaboom". 15 December 2005. Archived from the original on 17 February 2019.
  35. ^ "Pogo's fourth production". Indiantelevision.com. 13 September 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  36. ^ "Disney Channel launches 'Mai Ka Laal'". Afaqs. 7 June 2011.
  37. ^ Singh, Mohnish (2 January 2019). "Javed Jaffrey and Neeraj Kabi to star in ZEE5 original Final Call". EasternEye. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  38. ^ IANS (27 February 2019). "The Final Call gives spin to the web (Review)". Business Standard India. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  39. ^ Ruchita (22 June 2020). "Javed Jaffery opens up about millennial relationship, his new web show & more: Exclusive". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  40. ^ "What's New On ZEE5 April 2022: Check out latest movies, web series and TV shows to watch this month". Jagran English. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  41. ^ "Pogo premiers Japanese game show 'Takeshi's Castle'". Indiantelevision.com. 24 February 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  42. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  43. ^ "2021 Nominees". Asian Television Awards. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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