Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff, image credit : Hindustan Times

Born - March 2, 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Birth Name - Jai Hemant Shroff

Occupation - Actor, Dancer, Martial Artist

Years active - 2008-present

Nationality - Indian

Height - 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Tiger Shroff (born Jai Hemant Shroff on 2 March 1990) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. Shroff was born to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff (née Dutt). He changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies. He is the elder of two siblings; his sister Krishna Shroff is three years younger.

From his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Uyghur ancestry and from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent. 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.

Shroff helped Aamir Khan to build his physique for "Dhoom 3". He also holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo. Since a young age, Shroff's major hobby is dancing, and he admires the dance forms breakdancing, popping, and locking. He notes Michael Jackson, Hrithik Roshan and Chris Brown as his idols and inspiration.

In June 2012, Shroff was finally signed on by Sajid Nadiadwala to make his debut in "Heropanti". "Heropanti" released on 23 May 2014 and proved to be commercial success despite receiving negative reviews from critics. For his debut performance, Shroff garnered mainly mixed to positive reviews, with critics primarily praising dancing skills and ability to perform onerous stunts.

Shroff next appeared in Sabbir Khan's action drama "Baaghi" (2016) along with Shraddha Kapoor under production of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, which turned out to be a box office success grossing over ₹1 billion worldwide. Shroff's final release of 2016 was Remo D'Souza's superhero film, "A Flying Jatt", alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Remo D'Souza, the film grossed ₹420 Million in India. In 2017, Shroff starred in "Munna Michael", along with Nidhhi Agerwal. Produced by Eros International and directed by Sabbir Khan, the film met with negative reviews and collected ₹310 Million in domestic areas to emerge as his second consecutive commercial failure.

In 2018, he starred in the action sequel "Baaghi 2", opposite Disha Patani, which emerged as a commercial success. He will next star in "Student of the Year 2".

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.

Filmography

Films

Year Movie Role Director Notes
 2014   Heropanti  Bablu  Sabbir Khan  
2016  Baaghi  Ronny Singh  Sabbir Khan  
2016  A Flying Jatt  Aman Dhillon  Remo D'Souza  
2017  Munna Michael  Munna Michael  Sabbir Khan  
2018  Baaghi 2  Ranveer "Ronnie" Pratap Singh  Ahmed Khan  
2019  Student of the Year 2  TBA  Punit Malhotra  Filming

Music videos

Year Song Singer Compose
 2014   'Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main'  Atif Aslam  Amaal Mallik
2015  'Chal Wahan Jaate Hain'  Arijit Singh  Amaal Mallik
2016  'Befikra'  Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma  Meet Bros

Awards

Year Movie Award Category  Result 
 2014   Heropanti  Stardust Awards  Superstar of Tomorrow - Male Won
2014  Heropanti  BIG Star Entertainment Awards  Most Entertaining Actor - Male Won
2014  Heropanti  Star Guild Awards  Best Male Debut Won
2015  Heropanti  IIFA Awards  Star Debut of the Year - Male Won
2015  Heropanti  Life Ok Screen Awards  Most Promising Newcomer - Male Won


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