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Throwback Thursday: When Jackie Shroff revealed how he became ‘Jaggu dada’

Updated on: 01 February,2024 09:40 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Jackie Shroff Birthday 2024: When the actor shared the heartwarming story behind him getting the name of Jaggu Dada

Throwback Thursday: When Jackie Shroff revealed how he became ‘Jaggu dada’

Jackie Shroff (Pic/Instagram)

Actor Jackie Shroff started working in the Hindi film industry in the early 80s. After all these years, he is still one of the most relevant actors and can give the new lot of actors a run for their money. Apart from his performance, he is also known for his unique style and larger-than-life personality. However, not many people know that he was once a shy, introverted boy who struggled to fit in.

The renowned Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, also known as Jaggu Dada, is a well-known figure in the industry, admired for his distinctive style and talent.  Although his son, Tiger Shroff is making a name for himself in Bollywood, Jackie Shroff's influence and legacy continues to thrive. Jackie Shroff possesses a one-of-a-kind and unparalleled personality.

On Jackie Shroff's birthday today, we look back at the story behind him getting the name 'Jaggu Dada'.  There's a brief yet poignant tale behind it that you might find interesting.

In his younger days, Jackie Shroff was widely recognized as Jaggu Dada, but he believed that his elder brother was the true dada of their chawl. His brother was a caretaker for the slum community, always there to assist those in need. Tragically, his brother drowned in the sea while attempting to save someone's life, as he didn't know how to swim. Jackie threw a cable line to him, which he briefly held onto before it slipped away, and he drowned. Witnessing his brother's selflessness and dedication to helping others, the 'Ram Lakhan' actor was inspired to follow in his footsteps and became 'Jaggu Dada' himself. He decided to take care of the slum community just like his brother had done. Jackie Shroff had shared this touching story in an interview with Simi Garewal.

Today, Jackie Shroff is a legend in Indian cinema, known not just for his acting talent but for his unique personality and his larger-than-life persona. He has inspired generations of actors and continues to be an icon for millions of fans around the world. And as we all know that Jackie Shroff is not just a good actor, but also a good human being.

On the work front, Jackie was recently seen in the film 'Mast Mein Rehne Ka' opposite Neena Gupta. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

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