‘Dada’ Jackie Shroff’s Humble Beginnings


jackie shroff Main coverToday, the actor is a superstar, whose son is all set to face his big Bollywood debut. But not too many people know that Dada aka Jackie Shroff, had some extremely humble beginnings indeed.

The famous Hero, our super stylish Jackie Shroff has seen some very difficult times. His father Kakabhai Haribhai Shroff was a Gujarati and his mother was Turkish. His father came from a wealthy pearl trader’s family but fell on bad times due to heavy losses in the stock market. His wife Ayesha is half Bengali and half French.

Jackie and his family shared a tiny room at Teen Batti, Malabar Hill. Later they moved to a slightly bigger house at Bandra. Till the age of thirty, Jackie lived in a small room where, unfortunately he had shared a toilet with thirty other people.

One day, producer GM Roshan‘s son gave him seven suits which Amitabh Bachchan was to wear in a film. But his house was so tiny he had no place to keep them. Today, Jackie admits he has two bathrooms only for his personal use.

Jackie dated Ayesha for eleven years and she stood by him through his struggling years. Today Jackie is the proud father of Tiger Shroff, a young hero all set to break into Bollywood with Heropanti in May.

We wish Jackie, Ayesha and Tiger all the very best.