Born on December 4, 1963, Jaaved Jaaferi is the son of popular comedian Jagdeep (the actor who played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay). Jaaved is known as an actor, voice actor, dancer, host and comedian. He made his Bollywood debut in Meri Jung in 1985 in a negative role. His performance in the song 'Bol Baby Bol Rock and Roll' showcased his dancing skills, thus, garnering a huge fan following. It would not be wrong to say that Jaaved Jaaferi inspired a whole new generation of dancers in the '90s. (Photos courtesy: Jaaved Jaaferi's Twitter and Instagram accounts)
Jaaved Jaaferi anchored several shows on Channel V in the 90s and even dubbed for characters like Mickey Mouse and Goofy in Hindi for Disney. The actor has acted in over 350 films in his three-decade-long career.
In picture: Jaaved Jaaferi with his father Jagdeep and a friend in a picture from his younger days.
Jaaved Jaaferi won his first award in 2006. He bagged the IIFA Award for the best comic role category in Salaam Namaste, which starred Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. His commentary for the famous Japanese TV show Takeshi's Castle garnered a huge fan following with kids and adults.
In picture: Jaaved Jaaferi re-tweeted this picture shared by Naaved Jaafery from the sets of the classic dance show Boogie Woogie.
Jaaved Jaaferi along with Naved Jaffery and actor Ravi Behl came up with the dance competition show Boogie Woogie. Boogie Woogie was among the first shows to start special dance championships catering to different age groups in India.
In picture: This photo is from Jaaved Jaaferi's college days. Jaaved Jaaferi shared this picture originally posted by Naaved Jaafery. The snapshot was captioned, "Those were the days @_MeterDown @jaavedjaaferi #nostalgia #RDnationalcollege (sic)".
Besides showbiz, Jaaved Jaaferi has also dabbled in politics. 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. In picture: Jaaved Jaaferi with Arvind Kejriwal.
Jaaved Jaaferi proclaims himself to be a man of conventional beliefs. And the things that he says he can easily not run behind are technology and brands.
Talking about how technology is ruling everyone's life, Jaaved Jaaferi told mid-day, in an old interview, "I am a conservative person. These technology companies keep coming up with higher versions of the same product and the difference in their features is hardly anything. I have learnt that it is best to stick with what you need and like. And all I need are a music player, a DVD player and the Internet to browse. If all these features are present in the gadgets I already have, I will not spend more money to upgrade them."
We take a look at some candid pictures of Jaaved Jaaferi here!
When Jaaved Jaaferi met his idol and pop legend Michael Jackson in a dream-come-true moment. Click on next to see how Jaaved Jaaferi looks now and his latest pictures with celebrities.
Jaaved Jaaferi took everyone by surprise when he shared this shirtless picture on Twitter and showed off his fab abs! The actor is surely setting fitness goals! Jaaved Jaaferi captioned this photo, "Bored at 3 am in LA in my bedroom wondering what 4 months of intense performances and a strict diet do #MonsoonWedding (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at the Bachchans' Diwali party. He captioned the photo, "At AB's Divali bash..Great atmosphere, Great company, Great food.. And great fun photo bombers :-) (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi with Jaya Bachchan at one of the Bachchans' Diwali parties in Mumbai. Jaaved wrote alongside the picture, "With the so dignified, charming and hospitable Jayaji..one of my favourite people from the industry."
Jaaved Jaaferi captioned the picture, "With my favourite, Rekha, at the Stardust awards."
Jaaved Jaaferi and the quirky Ranveer Singh light up this picture!
Jaaved Jaaferi and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja on the sets of Boogie Woogie.
Jaaved Jaaferi and Shilpa Shetty on the sets of Boogie Woogie.
When Jaaved Jaaferi met Shruti Haasan at an awards show.
Jaaved Jaaferi with his co-star Lisa Ray on the sets of Ishq Forever. He captioned the snap, "The lovely Lisa Ray et moi shooting for #IshqForever in Hermanus South Africa.. Life's a Beach! (Sic)"
Ravi Behl, Naaved Jaffery, Madhuri Dixit, Jaaved Jaaferi and Juhi Chawla on the sets of Boogie Woogie. Jaaved captioned this picture, "Great fun and nostalgia with Madhuri and Juhi in #BoogieWoogieOnSony. Remembered 100 Days with Madhuri :-) (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi with Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan at the wrap-up party of Mr Joe B Carvalho.
Jaaved Jaaferi with Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim.
Jaaved Jaaferi with Lauren Gottlieb and Jackky Bhagnani during the promotion of Welcome 2 Karachi.
Jaaved Jaaferi with the child stars of 'Dhanak' - Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria. He captioned the image, "#HetalGada and #KrrishChhabria, the lead actors of #Dhanak. The best Indian child actors I have seen in a long time (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi with Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Boogie Woogie.
When the two dancing legends meet! Jaaved Jaaferi and Prabhudheva captured in the same frame. Jaaved wrote alongside the image, "Two hoofers at an airport terminal. My favourite @PDdancing"
When Jaaved Jaaferi met AR Rahman. He captioned the picture, "Wonderful time last night. A world class concert with world class talent and friends later for company. JAI HO! (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi clicked with Mira Nair in the US. Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, the musical, was played at Berkeley Repertory Theatre last year.
Jaaved Jaaferi captioned this picture, "With four of the most talented and beautiful actresses of the '50s and '60s. From left: Azra, Nimmi, Kumkum and Ameeta. WOW ! (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi and Danny Denzongpa. Jaaved captioned the photo, "The amazingly dashing Danny Dengzongpa n me on the sets of BANG BANG (sic)"
Jaaved Jaaferi clicked with David Dhawan and Naseeruddin Shah.
Jaaved Jaaferi with Naaved Jaafery, Shaan, Bappi Lahiri and Lalit Pandit at an event.
Jaaved Jaaferi strikes a pose with Michael Sheen. "With the prolific and humble Martin Sheen at Dubai International Film Festival," he captioned the image.
Jaaved Jaaferi shared this picture on Instagram and wrote, "At the screening of the restored classic Garam Hawa with the genius writer-director MS Sathyu".
Jaaved Jaaferi has donned various hats - actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, Emcee and ad filmmaker, among others, in his career.
Jaaved Jaaferi will next be seen in Total Dhamaal. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn and Esha Gupta as new additions to the lead cast alongside Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey reprise their roles from the previous films.
On the work front, Jaaved Jaaferi will be seen reviving his role as Manav in the latest instalment of Dhamaal franchise. He is still playing Adi's little brother who 'automatically comes ahead in difficult situations,' making the other characters get away with the debacles.
Here's wishing all the very best to the actor!
As Jaaved Jaaferi aka Manav gears up for Total Dhamaal, here's a look at photos from his younger days in the industry and his unbelievable physical transformation to become one of the fittest celebrities now.
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