Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri (born 29 March 1939), better known as Jagdeep, is an Indian film actor and comedian who has appeared in more than 400 films. He is 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 the movie Soorma Bhopali, with his character as the protagonist.
Jagdeep in 2010
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri
29 March 1939
|Spouse(s)||Sughra Begum, Nazima|
|Children||Jaaved Jaaferi, Naved Jafri, Muskaan Jafri|
|Parent(s)||Syed Yawar Husain Jafri, Kaneez Hyder|
Jagdeep started his film career as a child artist extra in B. R. Chopra's Afsana, then went on to do films as a child artist in films like Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K. A. Abbas's Munna, Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin and AVM's Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke. After Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, he received various accolades and high praise for his roles. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has gifted his personal staff to Jagdeep for his stellar performance in Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke.
He was launched as a leading man by AVM in the films Bhabhi, Barkha and Bindaya, and went on to do a few more films as a leading man. He established himself as a comedian since the movie Brahmachari. 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 the superhit movie Bhabhi, where he is paired opposite Nanda, and "Aa Gaye Yaaro Jeene Ke Din" from Phir Wohi Raat.
He is also known for his appearances in many horror movies, especially in projects of the Ramsay Brothers. He appeared in famous hits like Purana Mandir and Saamri.
Along with Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi and Television Producer/Director Naved Jafri, Jagdeep has one more daughter (Muskaan Jafri) from his second wife Nazima. Naved and Javed were hosts of the original and trend-setting dance show Boogie Woogie.
|2012||Gali Gali Chor Hai||Police constable|
|2009||Life Partner||Fardeen's Client|
|2007||Bombay To Goa||Latif Khekada|
|2000||Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Drunkard at the bar (Prem's future as described by his friend Jackie Shroff)|
|1998||China Gate||Subedar Ramaiyah|
|1994||Andaz Apna Apna||Bankelal Bhopali|
|1992||Insaan Bana Shaitan|
|1991||Phool aur Kaante||Sir|
|1991||Khooni Panja||Murlimonohar Nautangki|
|1984||Purana Mandir||Macchar Singh (Dacoit)|
|1980||Phir Wohi Raat||Krupachand Reswani|
|1980||Ek Baar Kaho||Hanuman Singh|
|1978||Swarg Narak||Vinod's friend|
|1977||Agent Vinod||Chandu alias James Bond, agent Vinod's comical side-kick|
|1975||Sholay||Soorma bhopali a comical wood trader|
|1972||Gora Aur Kala||Munna Singh / Chunni Singh|
|1970||Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Kanhaiya|
|1956||Kismet Ka Khel|
|1953||Laila Majnu||Child / young Kaif (Majnu)mischievous school boy|
|1951||Afsana||Child in theatre play|