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Javed Jaffrey
Javed Jaffrey
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Jaffrey in 2012
Born Syed Ahmad Javed Jaffrey
(1963-12-04) 4 December 1963 (age 54)
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residence Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, politician
Years active 1985-present
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Political party Aam Aadmi Party
Zeba Bakhtiar (1989-1990)
Habiba Jaffrey
Children Alaviaa Jaffrey
Mizaan Jaffrey
Abbas Jaffrey
Parent(s) Jagdeep

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

Professional work

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.

The launch of Channel V and its irreverent sense of humor gave Javed a platform to demonstrate his unique brand of comedy on television in the 1990s. Incorporating puns, impersonations, characters, accents, and introducing the now-ubiquitous Hinglish, he anchored the two cult shows Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass. Javed co-founded and judged India's first dance reality show Boogie Woogie which has broken records and is the longest running dance show, covering 15 years. His other shows on TV include TELE HOUSIE, JBC (Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation), CHITRAHAAR, TRUCK DHINADHIN and CHAK DHOOM DHOOM.[]

The song "Mumbhai," from the film, Bombay Boys, was conceived, written, choreographed by Javed was number 1 on the charts for 6 weeks.[]

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)[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.[]

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.[]

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.[]

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

Film background

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.[]

He anchored the show Videocon Flashback with distinctive brilliance. His deadpan expressions and bilingual puns gave him a formidable fan following.[19]

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.[2][20] He recently started hosting a game show called Mai Ka Laal on Disney Channel India which airs on Sundays at 5pm.

Political career

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.[21]


Film Year Role Notes
Meri Jung (1985) Vikram Thakral aka Vicky
7 Saal Baad (1987) Ravi
Junoon (TV series) TV series ()
Woh Phir Aayegi' (1988)
Lashkar (1989)
Jawani Zindabad (1990) Ravi Verma
Shiv Ram (1991)
100 Days (1991) Sunil
Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992)
Tahalka (1992) Captain Javed
Karm Yodha (1992)
Zakhmi Rooh (1993) Shekhar
Teesra Kaun (1994) Pankaj Nigam/Sanjay Chopra
Kash-m-kash (1995)
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995) Prince of Don
Rock Dancer (1995)
Fire (1996) Jatin
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! (1998) Salim
Earth (1998)
Bombay Boys (1998) Cameo in item song "Mumbhai"
Hanuman (1998) Ashok
Gang (2000) Gary Rozario
Aman Ke Farishtey (2003) Amar
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) as himself
Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003) Aditya Pandit
Boom (2003) Boom Shankar aka Boom Boom
Hum Hain Lajawab Animated Film (2004) Sankiman (voice)
Loose Talk Pakistani Talk Show (2004) Hyderabadi (guest)
Kaboom (TV Series) (2005-2006) Himself
Salaam Namaste (2005) Jaggu {Special Appearance} IIFA Best Comedian Award

Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role

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
3 Idiots (2009) the real 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) cameo appearance
Hello Darling (2010) Hardik
Loot (2011) Akbar
Seasons Greetings (2009)
Fantastic (2011)
Society (2011)
Chai Garam (2011)
Double Dhamaal (2011) Manav Shrivastav
Inshallah, Football (2011) - Producer National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues
Sandhya delayed
Besharam 2013 Bheem Singh Chandel
War Chhod Na Yaar 2013 Pakistani Army officer
Mr Joe B. Carvalho 2014 Carlos
Bang Bang! 2014 Hamid Gul
Picket 43 (Malayalam) (2015) Mushraff Khan
Total Dhamaal To Be Released in 2018 Manav Shrivastav

Dubbing Roles

Animated Films

Film Title Original Voice(s) Character(s) Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Big Hero 6 Billy Bush Newscaster Hindi English 2014 2017

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "The day the laughter stopped". Rediff. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Javed Jaffrey: Dance shows are more focused on the reality part". IBNLive. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Javed Jaffrey to turn director". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 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. ^ "Karaoke World Championship 2012 India announces winners | Editorial-News". Radioandmusic.com. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "India debuts in 'Karaoke World Championship\'". Indiablooms.com. 1 January 2004. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "All the noise about karaoke in Delhi". Times Of India. 2012-09-21. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/The-pretty-faces-who-enthralled-the-audience/articleshow/1428798.cms
  10. ^ http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/karan-juhi-to-host-zee-cine-awards-ceremony
  11. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/eleventh-iifa-awards-kickstarts-today/story-yaMVm5dBgFKbzib2aZy5pI.html
  12. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/film-stars-celebrities-arrive-for-11th-iifa-awards-in-colombo-news-hollywood-kgdm4jdgefesi.html
  13. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/maggi-hot-sweet-ad-blast-from-the-past/251746/[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/telescope-here-there-everywhere/
  15. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/programmes/once-more-with-jaaved-jaaferi/params/tvprogramme/programmeid-30000000550191289/channelid-10000000026390000/starttime-201606252200
  16. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/India-International-Animation-and-Cartoon-Film-Festival-Ropes-in-Jaaved-Jaaferi-as-Brand-Ambassador/2015/07/29/article2946923.ece
  17. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/IIACFF-ropes-in-Jaaved-Jaaferi-as-brand-ambassador/articleshow/48266246.cms
  18. ^ "'The Forest' shows what we are inside: Javed Jaffrey". IBNLive. Retrieved 2013. 
  19. ^ "Johny come lately". India Today. Retrieved 2013. 
  20. ^ "TV offers opportunities to every talent: Javed Jaffrey". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  21. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/ConstituencywiseS2435.htm?ac=35

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