Jackie Shroff was born Jai Krishan Kakubhai Shroff on 1st February, 1957, in Mumbai
Jackie Shroff's father Kakulal Harilal Shroff, was a Gujarati Hindu and his mother, Amrita Kakulal ("Rita") Shroff (pictured right) was a Uyghur from Kazakhstan
Jackie Shroff's father met his mother when both were teenagers, they fell in love and got married. Together the extended family lived in a 30 ft by 30 ft room in a chawl in the Teen Batti area of Malabar Hill, Mumbai
Jackie Shroff's father came from a Gujarati family of merchants and traders, however they lost their money in the stock market and his father had to leave home at the age of 17
Jackie Shroff modelled in a few advertisements including Savage perfumes as a youngster. His screen name Jackie was bestowed upon him by a friend and filmmaker Subhash Ghai stuck to this monicker while launching him as a lead actor in the 1983 film 'Hero'
Jackie Shroff wed his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Dutt on 5th June 1987. Interestingly the day also marked Ayesha's birthday
Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha was a model who later turned producer and co-owns a media company with her husband named Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited
Jackie Shroff and Ayesha have a son, Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff and a daughter Krishna Shroff. This is a throwback picture of Jackie and his wife with their kids
Jackie Shroff with former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and his then wife Sangeeta Bijlani
Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri first starred together in 'Hero' and went on to work in six more films, most notable of which were 'Sachche Ka Bol Bala', 'Dahleez', 'Paisa Yeh Paisa' among others
Before achieving stardom with 'Hero' Jackie Shroff debut in 1982 with Devanand's film 'Swami Dada'. Pictured: Jackie with Meenakshi Sheshadri
Jackie Shroff's 1986 film 'Karma' which also starred frequent co-star Anil Kapoor was the highest grossing movies of the year
Jackie Shroff with Sharad Kapoor, Sushmita Sen and Mahesh Bhatt
Jackie Shroff with his childhood friend Anis Sabri
Jackie Shroff with Nagarjuna at an event
Jackie Shroff with the late Bal Thackeray and his frequent co-star Nana Patekar
Jackie Shroff with dabbawallas
Jackie Shroff with Amrita Singh and Juhi Chawla in a still from 'Aainaa'
Jackie Shroff with Manisha Koirala in a still from 'Agnisakshi'
This image proves Jackie Shroff is one of Bollywood's most debonair actors
From Jackie Shroff's childhood photos to his wedding pictures and stills from his many films, here are some candid moments of Bollywood's original 'Hero' on his 61st birthday. Take a look!
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