Birth: , Mumbai India
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffry, better known as Jagdeep, is an Indian film actor known for his comic roles. He played Soorma Bhopali in `Sholay` (1975), Gabbar in `Purana Mandir` (1984) , Chief Zabardast in `Tehkhana` (1986) , a hotel receptionist in `Veerana` (1988) and later directed a movie `Soorma Bhopali`, with this character as the protagonist. He is also known for his appearances in many horror movies, especially projects of the Ramsay Brothers, including hits like `Veerana `, `Tehkhana` and `Purana Mandir`.
Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist in films like B. R. Chopra's `Afsana`, `Ab Dilli Door Nahin`, K A Abbas's `Munna` and AVM's `Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke`. Then came Bimal Roy's `Do Bigha Zameen` with which he started playing comic roles.
Jagdeep is the father of Naved Jaffery & Jaaved Jaffrey, both exceptional dancers and Bollywood actors and are currently best known for being joint hosts on the popular Reality TV show, `Boogie Woogie`.