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Tiger Shroff

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Tiger Shroff
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Shroff at an event for Student of the Year 2 in 2019
BornJai Hemant Shroff
(1990-03-02) 2 March 1990 (age 31)
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipIndian
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2014–present
👴 👵 Parent(s)Jackie Shroff (father)
Ayesha Shroff (mother)

Jai Hemant "Tiger" Shroff (born 2 March 1990) is an Indian actor known for his roles in Hindi-language action films.[1] The son of actor Jackie Shroff and producer Ayesha Dutt, he made his film debut in the 2014 action film Heropanti.[2][3][4]

Shroff went on to star in the commercially successful action films Baaghi (2016), Baaghi 2 (2018) and War (2019).[5][6][7] He is one of the highest paid actors in India,[8] and he has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list of 2018.[9]

Early life[edit]

Shroff was born on 2 March 1990 to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff (née Dutt). He changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies.[10][11][12][13] He is the elder of two siblings; his sister Krishna Shroff is three years younger.[14][15][16]

From his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Turkish ancestry[17][18][19] and from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent.[20][21][22][23] Shroff is a devout Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva attributing his physique to Lord Shiva, and holding a fast every Monday as well as every Mahashivaratri festival.[24][25][26] He did his schooling at American School of Bombay.[27]

Shroff helped Aamir Khan to build his physique for Dhoom 3.[28] In 2014, he was awarded an honorary fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo.[29]

Since a young age, Shroff's major hobby is dancing, and he admires the dance forms breakdancing, popping, and locking. He notes Michael Jackson as his inspiration and says he would like a dance face-off with Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan and Chris Brown.[30]


Debut and early roles (2014–17)[edit]

Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez, his co-star in A Flying Jatt (2016)

In June 2012, Shroff was signed by producer Sajid Nadiadwala to make his film debut with Sabbir Khan's action romantic comedy Heropanti, which was produced under Nadiadwala's banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.[31][32] In preparation for the role, he underwent flexibility training under Ziley Mawai.[10] Released in 2014, Heropanti garnered unfavourable reactions from critics but emerged as a commercial success with earnings of 726 million (US$10 million) worldwide.[33][34] For his performance, Shroff received mainly mixed to positive reviews, with critics primarily praising dancing skills and ability to perform onerous stunts.[35][36] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama appreciated his performance, saying "Tiger registers an impact in several sequences" and that he "scores brownie points in action and stunts". Adarsh also added that "for a first-timer, he exudes supreme confidence",[37] whereas Subhash K. Jha praised him for his versatility, saying "he emotes, he dances and yes, he can fight".[38] However, Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times disagreed, calling his "dialogues forced" and said "his expressions do nothing in a given situation". In spite of terming his performance "a little unconvincing", Kaushal called his action sequences "admirable" and said he's a "great dancer".[39] Furthermore, Anupama Chopra, though noting that he has star-like qualities and "very solid screen presence", called his dialogue delivery "off".[40] Shroff's portrayal fetched him the Screen Award for Best Male Debut and the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male in addition to a Best Male Debut nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards.

In 2016, Shroff reteamed with Nadiadwala and Sabbir Khan in the action thriller Baaghi, about a pair of rebellious lovers set against the backdrop of a martial arts school. The film, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor and Sudheer Babu, proved to be a critical and commercial success with worldwide grossings of 1.26 billion (US$18 million).[41] Bollywood Hungama praised his action sequences, saying: "The action Tiger performed without use of double body is delight to see."[42] Later that year, Shroff played a martial arts ordinary teacher who gains superpowers, in Remo D'Souza's superhero film A Flying Jatt, opposite Jacqueline Fernandez.[43] Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, the film received positive reviews but underperformed at the box office grossing 520 million (US$7.2 million) against a budget of 450 million (US$6.3 million).[44] The following year, Shroff appeared opposite Nidhhi Agerwal in Sabbir Khan's dance film Munna Michael (2017).[45] The film and his performance received negative attention and the film was a commercial disappointment grossing 310 million (US$4.3 million) in India.[46]

Baaghi 2 and beyond (2018–present)[edit]

In 2018, Shroff starred in the action thriller Baaghi 2, a sequel to Baaghi though it narrated a different story and had two other new changes—Ahmed Khan as the director (replacing Sabbir Khan) and Disha Patani as the female lead (replacing Shraddha Kapoor).[47][48] Produced once again by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the film featured Shroff as an army officer. His performance and action sequences garnered him praise, and the film emerged as one of the top-grossing Bollywood films of the year with a lifetime gross of 2.53 billion (US$35 million) at the box office.

Shroff then appeared in Punit Malhotra's teen drama Student of the Year 2 (2019). Produced by Karan Johar under the banner Dharma Productions, it was a sequel to Johar's Student of the Year (2012) and saw Shroff portray a college student who competes in an annual school championship.[49] Rajeev Masand of News18 called his performance "the film’s singular strength".[50] Meanwhile, Ronak Kotecha from The Times of India agree by saying "Tiger Shroff pretty much carries the film on his well-toned shoulders".[51] The film underperformed at the box office.[52]

Shroff next starred in Siddharth Anand's action thriller War alongside Hrithik Roshan, which ranks as his highest-grossing release.[53][54] He will next star in the third instalment of the Baaghi franchise titled Baaghi 3, where he will reunite with Shraddha Kapoor. Shroff has also confirmed that he will appear in the Hindi remakes of the five films of the Hollywood film franchise Rambo, with the first film, which will be the remake of the series' first film First Blood, directed by Siddharth Anand, scheduled to release in 2020.[55]

Other work[edit]

In 2017, Shroff was brought in as Brand Ambassador and co-owner of Bengaluru Tigers, which is owned by 8K Miles Media Group. The Bengaluru Tigers won 3rd place in his inaugural season of Super Fight League, the first mixed martial arts (MMA) League in India.[56]



Films that have not yet been released

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Director Notes
2014 Heropanti Bablu Sabbir Khan
2016 Baaghi Ranveer "Ronnie" Pratap Singh Sabbir Khan
A Flying Jatt Aman Dhillon Remo D'Souza
2017 Munna Michael Manav "Munna" Roy Sabbir Khan
2018 Baaghi 2 Ranveer "Ronnie" Pratap Singh Ahmed Khan
2019 Student of the Year 2 Rohan Sachdev Punit Malhotra
War Khalid Rahmani Siddharth Anand
2020 Baaghi 3dagger TBA Ahmed Khan Filming [57]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Singer Composer Director Reference
2015 "Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main" Atif Aslam Amaal Mallik Ahmed Khan [58]
2015 "Chal Wahan Jaate Hain" Arijit Singh Amaal Mallik Ahmed Khan [59]
2016 "Befikra" Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma Meet Bros Sam Bombay [60]
2018 "Get Ready To Move" Armaan Malik Amaal Mallik Adil Shaikh [61]
2019 "Are You Coming" Benny Dayal Sachin-Jigar Remo D'Souza [62]
2019 "Har Ghoont Mein Swag" Badshah Badshah Ahmed Khan [63]


Year Award Category Film Result References
2014 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Male Heropanti[64] Won [65]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor – Male Won [66][67]
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Won [68][69]
2015 IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Male Won [70]
Life Ok Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Male Won [71]


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