Javed Jaffrey Biography, Facts & Life Story

Javed Jaffrey Indian Actor, Voice Actor, Dancer, Comedian, Impressionist, Politician

Quick Facts

Nickname:Javed

Full Name:Javed Jaffrey

Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Dancer, Comedian, Impressionist, Politician

Nationality:Indian

Age:56 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:4 December 1963

Birthplace:Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 ft 11 inches (1.80 m)

Weight:74 kg (163 lbs)

Chest:41 Inches

Waist:34 Inches

Bodytype:Build

Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black (Dyed Brown)

Eye Color:Brown


Javed Jaffrey is a renowned Indian movie actor who has starred in numerous Hindi movies as well as in television serials. Aside from his connotation with India’s significant and substantial film industry, he got approval for his act in Maggi tomato ketchup commercial aired in the year 1990. He is a famous entertainer, recognized for his character in Bombay Boys, featuring in its superhit song “I am Mumbhai”.

Javed Jaffrey was born on Mumbai, Indian on 4th December 1963. He is the son of Syed Jawaher Jaffrey. He also has an elder brother named Naved Jaffrey who is the director and creator of Boogie Woogie television series. Javed thrived into Bollywood film industry once he mimicked the character of ‘taporis’, the native name given to Bombay hoodlums; he completed his schooling at St. Theresa’s and lived in Bandra. Javed Jaffrey has portrayed numerous roles in Hindi serials and movies. He gained immense fame for his Maggi tomato ketchup TV commercial. Javed’s dubbed commentary has been utilized in Japan wherein he is recognized to many. Javed Jaffrey has three children, two sons named Abbas and Mizaan and a daughter named Alaviaa.

In the year 1985, the movie Meri Jung gave him an opportunity to portray the role of a villain and illustrate his dancing skills on screen. 1990s Television highlighted his magical powers and comical abilities, spreading his fame further. The inauguration of cable TV, specifically Channel V and its impertinent sense of humor gave him a category to show his own exclusive brand of amusement.

Javed Jaffrey hosted the show titled “Videocon Flashback” with idiosyncratic brilliance. His bilingual puns and deadpan expressions gave him an arduous fan following. As a short-lived example, he inferred “What is Yaadon Ki Baraat in Hindi as “a demo of mummeries”.

His construal is infact a game of words on how positively people across India enunciate the word ‘memory’ – a flippant reminder that the movie featured two unforgettable actresses, Neetu Singh and Zeenat Aman who were both recognized for their large breast size and henceforth ‘procession of mummeries’.

Another considerable contribution by Javed Jaffrey is his performance as a presenter to top-of-charts song program titled Timex Timepass, wherein he shifted amongst the comic strips of numeorus characters. Javed Jaffrey, typically recognized for his comic characters, earned his first IIFA award for the best comedy role in the movie Salaam Namaste. He also anchored the dancing reality show Boogie Woogie aired on Sony TV along with his elder brother, Naved Jafri and pal Ravi Behl.

Facts You Never Knew About Javed Jaffrey!

    • Is Javed Jaffrey addicted to smoking: Not Known
    • Is Javed Jaffrey alcoholic: Not Known
    • He is the son of old-timer comedian Jagdeep Ali Jaffrey.
    • Javed made an enormous impact on his debut, with the movie titled Meri Jung, his depiction of a negative role was massively commended.
    • As a host, his television reality shows titled Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass broadcasted on Channel V became instantaneous hits in early nineties.
    • Javed Jaffrey is not only an anchor but also the co-creator of India’s first dancing reality show titled Boogie Woogie.
    • His ex-wife named Zeba Bakhtiar was a Pakistani actress, was momentarily married to renowned singer Adnan Sami in the year 1993.

Javed Jaffrey Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

School: St. Theresa's High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra

College: R. D. National College, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Javed Jaffrey Career

Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Dancer, Comedian, Impressionist, Politician

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film Debut: Meri Jung (1985)
TV Debut: Videocon Flashback (1994, aired on Channel V)

Net Worth: 1M (Approx.)

Family & Relatives

Father: Jagdeep Jaffrey

Mother: Begam Jaffrey

Brother(s): Naved Jaffery

Sister(s): Suraiya Jaffrey (Half-sister), Shakira Shafi (Half-sister), Muskaan Jaffrey

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend:

  • Zeba Bakhtiar, Pakistani Actress (Ex-wife, Married 1989-1990)
  • Habiba Jaffrey

Children: Three

Son(s): Mizaan Jaffrey (Elder), Abbas Jaffrey

Daughter(s): Alaviaa Jaffrey

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Hobbies: Watching Football

Favorite Food: Shami Kebab, Chicken Biryani, Malaysian and Lebanese Cuisine

Favorite Destination: New York, London

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