Name: Jaaved Jaaferi
Birthdate: 4th of December, 1963
1) In the year 2006, Jaaved Jaaferi won the prestigious IIFA Best Comedian Award for the film ‘Salaam Namaste’.
2) In 2011 he had won the National Film Award in the Best Film on Social Issues category for ‘Inshallah Football’ where he was the producer.
3) He was even nominated for the Filmfare Best Performance in a Comic Role Award for ‘Salaam Namaste’.
Jaaved Jaaferi has been bestowed with the honour of the life membership at the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and Television.
Biography: Jaaved Jaaferi, the Indian actor, dancer and comedian was born on the 4th of December in the year 1963. He is well known for his work in various Bollywood movies and television shows. Jagdeep, his father is a famous comedian as well.
In the year 1985, Jaaved Jaaferi debuted in Subhash Ghai’s ‘Meri Jung’ starring Anil Kapoor, Nutal Behl, Amrish Puri, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Parikshat Sahni. Here he played a negative role and he received a lot of accolades and appreciation for his performance in the film. His dance in “Bol Baby Bol Rock & Roll” portrayed his dancing excellence. Throughout the 1990s he had done mostly comic roles which helped him gain a lot of popularity.
In the 1990s, the introduction of Channel V with its typical sense of humour gave Jaaved Jaaferi an opportunity to showcase his unique comedian skills on television. He anchored 2 cult shows ‘Timex Timepass’ and ‘Videocon Flashback’. He co-founded and judged ‘Boogie Woogie’, which was India’s very first dance reality show. It broke all records and it ran for almost a period of fifteen years. Some of his other shows on Indian television include ‘Chak Dhoom Dhoom’, ‘Truck Dhinadhin’, ‘Chitrahaar’, ‘Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation’ (‘JBC’) and ‘Telehouse’.
In the film ‘Bombay Boys’ directed by Kaizad Gustad, he had done a dance for the song “Mumbhai”. This song was both written and choreographed by him and this became so popular that it remained on top of the charts for a period of six weeks. As a voice artist, he had dubbed the voices of Don Karnage, Goofy and Mickey Mouse in Hindi. He had even scripted the Hindi version of ‘Pixar The Incredibles’ and ‘Jungle Book 2’. He had even played the character of Charlie Ann in ‘Roadside Romeo’, an animated Indian film directed by Jugal Hansraj. He had even been a commentator on ‘Takeshi’s Castle’, a Japanese show aired on POGO TV. He had even judged the Karaoke World Championships India (KWC) with Manasi Scott, Raju Singh, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Savio Paul D’sa,Singer Composer Leslie Lewis, Remo Fernandes and Sunita Rao. Jaaved had hosted some of the top award ceremonies such as SCREEN, IIFA and FILMFARE. Apart from this, he had done over 200 live performances in various countries all over the world. He had shared the stage with eminent personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan, A. R. Rahman, Aamir Khan, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Akshay Kumar, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, Sting, Queen and many others. Since 1980, Jaaved has done numerous television advertisements, the most popular among them being the Maggie Sause commercials which he had written and co-directed. This series of advertisements has won various awards over the last 25 years.
His filmography consists of Bang Bang, Mr. Joe N. Varvalho, War Chhod Na Yaar- A Comedy movie, Besharam, Total Dhamaal, Chai Garam, Joker, Society, Fantastic, Seasons Greetings, Loot, Hello Darling, Lafangey Parindey, City of Life, Daddy Cool, The Forest, Paying Guests, Kambakth Ishq, 8 x 10 Tasveer, 3 Idiots, Roadside Romeo, Singh Is Kinng, Shaurya, Victoria No. 203, Dhamaal, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Salaam Namaste, Kaboom, Boom, Jajantaram Mamantaram, Gang, Hanuman, Earth, Fire, Rock Dancer, Karm Yodha, Tehelka, 100 Days, Jawani Zindabad, Junoon, 7 Saal Baad, Meri Jung and several others.