Shroff at an event for Student of the Year 2 in 2019
Jai Hemant Shroff
2 March 1990
Jai Hemant "Tiger" Shroff (born 2 March 1990), is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi-language action films.The son of actor Jackie Shroff and producer Ayesha Dutt, he made his film debut with the 2014 action film Heropanti .
Shroff is best known for his commercially successful action films Baaghi (2016) and its sequel Baaghi 2 , and War (2019). 's Celebrity 100 list since 2018.One of the highest paid actors in India, he has featured in Forbes India
Jai Hemant Shroff was born on 2 March 1990, to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff (née Dutt). He is the elder of two siblings, and has a three-year younger sister named Krishna Shroff. Due to his experience in the martial arts, he has frequently spent time helping actors train for movies.
On his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Turkish ancestryand from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent. Shroff is a devout Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva and has attributed his physique to Lord Shiva. He holds a fast every Monday and during every Mahashivaratri festival. He studied at the American School of Bombay.
In 2014, he was awarded an honorary fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo.
In June 2012, Shroff was signed by producer Sajid Nadiadwala to make his film debut in Sabbir Khan's action romantic comedy Heropanti , produced under Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. ₹726 million (US$10 million) worldwide. His performance in the film received mixed to positive reviews, with critics praising dancing skills and ability to perform onerous stunts, but criticised his acting and dialogue delivery. 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". Subhash K. Jha praised him for his versatility, saying that "he emotes, he dances and yes, he can fight". 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". Furthermore, Anupama Chopra, though noting that he has star-like qualities and "very solid screen presence", called his dialogue delivery "off". 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 preparation for the role, he underwent flexibility training under Ziley Mawai. Released in 2014, Heropanti garnered unfavourable reactions from critics, but ultimately emerged as a minor commercial success with earnings of
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). Bollywood Hungama praised his action sequences, saying: "The action Tiger performed without use of double body is delight to see." Later that year, Shroff played a martial arts ordinary teacher who gains superpowers, in Remo D'Souza's superhero film A Flying Jatt , alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, the film received positive reviews but underperformed at the box office grossing ₹520 million (US$7.3 million) against a budget of ₹450 million (US$6.3 million). The following year, Shroff appeared opposite Nidhhi Agerwal in Sabbir Khan's dance film Munna Michael (2017). The film and his performance received negative attention and the film was a commercial disappointment grossing ₹310 million (US$4.3 million) in India.
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). ₹2.53 billion (US$35 million) at the box office.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
In 2019, Shroff appeared in Punit Malhotra's teen drama Student of the Year 2, his first mainstream romantic drama. Produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, it was the sequel to Student of the Year and saw Shroff portray a college student who competes in an annual school championship.Rajeev Masand of News18 called his performance "the film’s singular strength". Ronak Kotecha, from The Times of India, agreed by saying "Tiger Shroff pretty much carries the film on his well-toned shoulders". The film underperformed at the box office.
In October 2019, Shroff starred in Siddharth Anand's action thriller War alongside Hrithik Roshan.The film was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year and ranks as Shroff's highest-grossing release as of February 2020.
In March 2020, he starred in the third installment of the Baaghi (film series) titled Baaghi 3 , where he reunited with Shraddha Kapoor. It underperformed commercially as theatres were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In September 2020, he launched his music video "Unbelievable", debuting as singer. The video was directed by Punit Malhotra and music was produced by Big Bang Music and Dharma 2.0.
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.In 2018, Shroff was also made the Brand Ambassador of Prowl.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Heropanti||Bablesh "Bablu" Singh||Sabbir Khan|
|2016||Baaghi||Ranveer "Ronny" Pratap Singh|
|A Flying Jatt||Aman Dhillon||Remo D'Souza|
|2017||Munna Michael||Manav "Munna" Roy||Sabbir Khan|
|2018||Welcome to New York||Himself||Chakri Toleti||Special appearance|
|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 3||Ranveer "Ronnie" Chaturvedi||Ahmed Khan|
|2015||"Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main"||Atif Aslam||Amaal Mallik|
|"Chal Wahan Jaate Hain"||Arijit Singh|
|2016||"Befikra"||Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma||Sam Bombay|
|2018||"Get Ready To Move"||Armaan Malik||Amaal Mallik|
|2019||"Are You Coming"||Benny Dayal||Sachin-Jigar|
|"Har Ghoont Mein Swag"||Badshah||Badshah|
|2020||"I Am A Disco Dancer 2.0"||Benny Dayal||Salim–Sulaiman|
|"Muskurayega India"||Vishal Mishra||Kaushal Kishore|
|"Unbelievable"||Tiger Shroff||Daniel Glavin, Kevin Pabon and Avitesh Shrivastav||Debut as singer|
|2014||Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Male||Heropanti||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor – Male||Won|
|Star Guild Awards||Best Male Debut||Won|
|2015||IIFA Awards||Star Debut of the Year – Male||Won|
|Life Ok Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer – Male||Won|
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