Jackie Shroff

Born Jaikishen Kakubhai Shroff, the actor first appeared on the silver screen in 1973. He had to wait for 9 years before he was cast in the lead, and it was his role in Subhash Ghai's Hero that brought him national fame.

Jackie was regularly paired with Anil Kapoor in the 1980s and the two made a successful on-screen male duo. Sources say he was a snake charmer before he entered Bollywood and still continues to indulge in his passion.

Jackie is married to model-turned-producer, Ayesha, and has two children, Jai and Krishna.

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