Jaaved Jaaferi (born 4 December 1963) is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, impressionist known for his work in several Bollywood films and Indian television shows. His father is the famous comedian Jagdeep.
Jaaved Jaaferi is known for donning various hats with flamboyance: actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, MC, ad filmmaker among others. The son of India’s most popular and legendary Actor/comedian, Jagdeep, Jaaved carries on the tradition of humor with élan.
Debuting in Meri Jung in 1985, he made a huge impact in a negative role. His performance in the song "Bol Baby Bol Rock & Roll" incorporated a path-breaking style showcasing his dancing excellence. He garnered a huge fan-following inspiring the new generation of dancers. He has acted in over 35 films, both Indian and international, till date, winning awards from SCREEN and IIFA.
The launch of Channel V and its irreverent sense of humor gave Jaaved a platform to demonstrate his unique brand of comedy on television in the 1990s. Incorporating puns, impersonations, characters, accents, and introducing the now-ubiquitous Hinglish, he anchored the two cult shows Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass. Jaaved co-founded and judged India’s first dance reality show Boogie Woogie which has broken records and is the longest running dance show, covering 15 years. His other shows on TV include TELE HOUSIE, JBC (Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation), CHITRAHAAR, TRUCK DHINADHIN and CHAK DHOOM DHOOM.