Jaaved Jaaferi, is the son of Syed Jawaher Ali Jaffrey (aka film actor Jagdeep; he is the elder brother of Naved Jaffrey, creator, and director of Boogie-woogie (tv series). Jaaved made his mark in Hindi cinemas when he caricatured the role of ‘taporis’, the local name given to the hoodlums of Bombay; he was schooled at St. Theresa’s and resided in Bandra.
He has played various roles in Hindi movies and serials. He gained additional attention for his Maggi tomato ketchup advertisements. His dubbed commentary has been used in Japan where he is known to many. The film Meri Jung, released in the year 1985, gave him his first opportunity to enact the role of a villain and showcase his dancing powers on screen. Television in the 1990s highlighted his comical abilities and magical powers, extending his popularity further. The launch of cable TV, particularly Channel [V], and its irreverent sense of humor gave him a niche to depict his own 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. As a brief example, he interpreted “What is Yaadon Ki Baraat in Hindi as “a procession of mammaries”. His interpretation is actually a play of words on how certain people in India pronounce the word ‘memory’ – a tongue-in-cheek reminder that the film starred two memorable actresses, Zeenat Aman and Neetu Singh who were both famous for their big breast size and hence ‘procession of mammaries’.
Another notable contribution by Jaaved Jaaferi is his performance as an anchor to the top-of-the-charts song program, Timex Timepass, in which he shifted between the caricatures of various characters. Jaaved Jaaferi, known for his comic roles, won his first IIFA award for best comic role in Salaam Namaste in 2006. He is nearly 60 but still is highly active and was recently seen in films like Bala, Maska, and Coolie No. 1. He will be next seen in films like Sooryavanshi, Bhoot Police, and Jaadugar. He also tried his hand at politics and contested during the 2014 general election from Lucknow on an AAP ticket. Out of 8 candidates that contested, he came 5th and that was his first and last stint in politics.
Jaaved Jaaferi family
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery (a.k.a. Jagdeep) and Begam Jaffery. He has two younger brothers named Naved Jaffery and Hussien Jaffery and two sisters named Muskaan Jaffery, and Suraiya Jaffery. He was linked with Shikha Swaroop before his marriage to Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar in 1988. The marriage didn’t last long as the couple divorced in 1990. He then married Habiba Jaffery in 1991 with whom he has two sons named Mizaan Jaffery and Abbas Jaffery and a daughter named Alaviaa Jaffery.
Jaaved Jaffery Net Worth
Jaaved Jaffery’s net worth is around 30 crores. He charges 20-25 lakhs per film. He is fond of wheels and owns 3 luxurious cars in BMW X5, White Cayenne, and Lamborghini.
Some unknown facts about him
- He produced the documentary film Inshallah, Football which received the National Film Award for “Best Film on Social Issues”.
- For his commentary in Takeshi’s Castle, he got famous in Japan as well.
- His full name is Syed Javed Ahmed Jaffery.