, Mumbai, India
Javed Jaffery is an Indian actor, dancer, singer and comedian, known for his work in several Bollywood films and a huge celebrity as well on Indian television. He was instrumental in introducing the 'break dance' form of dance in India.
He is the son of comedian, Syed Jawaher Ali Jaffrey (stage name: Jagdeep) and the elder brother of Naved Jaffrey - the creater & director of the hugely popular Reality TV Dance Show, 'Boogie Woogie' on Sony Television. He has been producing and hosting the highly popular dance show, Boogie Woogie since 1996 on Sony Entertainment Television.
Javed is a noted impressionist, best known in Hindi cinema for his comic caricature of 'Taporis' orlocal hoodlums of Bombay. He is particularly renowned for his portrayal of a local hoodlum in the film, 'Bombay Boys', starring in and singing its hit song, 'I am Mumbhai'. In addition to playing a wide variety of roles in Hindi cinema and Indian television, Jaaved is well known for his comic Maggi tomato ketchup advertisements and dubbed commentary of the popular Japanese game show, Takeshi's Castle on Pogo TV.
The film, 'Meri Jung', released in the year 1985, gave him his first opportunity to enact the role of a villain and showcase his dancing powers on screen. Television in the 1990s highlighted his comical abilities and magical powers, extending his popularity further. The launch of cable TV, particularly Channel [V] and it's irreverent sense of humour gave him a niche to depict his own unique brand of comedy. He also anchored the show, "Videocon Flashback" with distinctive brilliance. His deadpan expressions and bilingual puns gave him a formidable fan following. Another notable contribution by Javed Jaffrey is his performance as an anchor to the top-of-the-charts song programme, 'Timex Timepass', in which he enacted various characters.
Javed went to school in Mumbai at St. Theresa's and resides in the suburb of Bandra, Mumbai. He has three children, a daughter named Alaviaa and two sons, Mizaan and Abbas.