Jackie Shroff (born Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff) is an Indian actor. He has been in the Gujarati cinema and Hindi cinema (Bollywood) industries for almost 3 decades and has appeared in over 151 films in Nine languages (Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi and Oriya).
In 1983, Shroff made his acting debut in Dev Anand's movie, Swami Dada. In 1983, Subhash Ghai cast him in lead role for the movie, Hero, in which he was paired against Meenakshi Seshadri and the film went on to become a success.
Later, Shroff continued to work in Subhash Ghai movies, irrespective of any role that was offered. After hero he did several others films among which Andar Baahar and Yudh were successful. In 1987 he did Karma which became the highest grossing film of 1987. His another film released after that was Kaash for which he gained huge critical acclaims. His films like Dehleez and Sachche Ka Bol Bala were also critically acclaimed but a commercial flop.
He then gave award winning performance in 1989 hit film Parinda, for which he won his first filmfare award for best actor. After that he did films like Ram Lakhan, Hum Bhi Insaan Hain, Tridev, Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, 100 Days, Saudagar, Angaar, Aaina and Khalnayak. which were commercially success full.
He worked with Amitabh Bachchan in 1990 film Akayla, but the movie didn't do well. Shroff also gained huge critical acclaims for his performance in Gardish. After 1995 his films were not doing well. In 1997 he was seen in Agni Sakshi, which was successful. Since then, he was seen in many films either in character role or in negative role.