Role Film actor
Spouse Begam Jaffry
|Name Syed Jaffery|
Years active 1951–present
|Full Name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery|
Born 29 March 1939 (age 81) (1939-03-29) Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India
Children Javed Jaffrey, Hussein Jaffry, Shakira Shafi, Suraiya Jaffry, Muskaan Jaffery
Grandchildren Abbas Jaffrey, Mizaan Jaffrey, Alaviaa Jaffrey
Movies Soorma Bhopali, Bhabhi, Aar‑Paar, Jigarwala, Phool Aur Kaante
Similar People Javed Jaffrey, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Naved Jaffery, Kader Khan
Died 8 July 2020 (aged 81) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Jagdeep is the screen name of (Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri; born 29 March 1939) was an Indian film actor who has appeared in more than 400 films. He was especially known for his comic roles. He played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975), Machchar in Purana Mandir (1984), Salman Khan's dad in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and directed a movie Soorma Bhopali with this character as the protagonist.
Sitaron ka safar jagdeep
Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in B. R. Chopra's Afsana, then became a child artist in Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K A Abbas's Munna and AVM's Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke. Then came Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin with which he started playing comic roles. Some hit songs are picturised on him like Paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi from Punarmilan, In pyar ki rahon mein from the same film, Chal ud ja re Panchhi and Chali Chali re Patang from superhit movie Bhabhi where he is paired opposite Nanda, Aa Gaye Yaaro Jeene Ke from Phir wohi Raat.
He is also known for his appearances in many horror Movies, especially in projects of Ramsay Brothers. He appeared in famous hits like Purana Mandir.
Along with Naved Jafri and Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi, Jagdeep has one more daughter (Muskaan Jafri) from his second wife Nazima. Naved and Javed were hosts of the popular show Boogie Woogie.
Jagdeep passed away at 8:30 PM on July 8 2020 in Mumbai.