Jackie Shroff made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi-language action film ‘Swami Dada,' directed by Dev Anand. The following year, he starred as ‘Jackie Dada / Jai Kishan’ in the romantic action film ‘Hero.’ The film was praised by critics and was \ a blockbuster hit at the box office. He went on to appear in successful hits such as 'Andar Baahar' (1984), 'Jaanoo' (1985), and 'Yudh' (1985). In 1986, he appeared in the Subhash Ghai-directed action film ‘Karma.’ The film received praise from critics and was the highest-grossing Indian film of 1986.
In 1989, Shroff reunited with Subhash Ghai in the Hindi-language masala film ‘Ram Lakhan.’ The film opened to rave reviews from critics with many calling it Ghai’s finest work. ‘Ram Lakhan’ was also a massive commercial success and became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1989. He next appeared in films like 'Tridev' (1989), 'Izzat' (1991), '100 Days' (1991), 'Dil Hi To Hai' (1993), 'King Uncle' (1993), 'Khalnayak' (1993), and 'Aaina' (1993).
Shroff starred as ‘Raj Kamal’ in the 1995 Ram Gopal Varma-directed Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy ‘Rangeela’ for which he bagged the ‘Filmfare Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’ The film was a critical and commercial success and is believed to be the inspiration behind the 2004 American romantic comedy film ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’
In 2000, Jackie appeared in the action thriller ‘Mission Kashmir,’ which was directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film received universal acclaim upon release and went on to become a massive box office hit. In 2002, he portrayed ‘Chunnilal’ in the Hindi-language epic romantic drama film ‘Devdas’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Thereafter, he starred in films like ‘Ek Aur Ek Gyarah’ (2003), ‘Aan: Men at Work’ (2004), ‘Kyon Ki’ (2005), ‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard’ (2006), ‘Mukhbiir’ (2008), and ‘Malik Ek’ (2009).
He made his Tamil debut in the 2010 neo-noir action thriller ‘Aaranya Kaandam’ directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja. He played the role of ‘Singaperumal/Ayya’ for which he won the ‘Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award’ for ‘Best Villain.’ Some of his other Tamil films include ‘Kochadaiyaan’ (2014), ‘Mupparimanam’ (2017), and ‘Saaho’ (2019).
Jackie Shroff was last seen in the 2021 Hindi-language action film ‘Sooryavanshi’ directed by Rohit Shetty. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics but managed to come out as a massive box office hit. Shroff will be next seen in ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava.’
Set during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, this film tells the story of a band of 120 soldiers in the Longewala region, who must defend their post, after the Pakistani army tries to cross the border into India. They carry on their work, till the next morning, till they receive assistance from the Indian Air Force.
Devdas is an epic romantic drama film, which tells the story of a law graduate who returns to his hometown in India from London, in order to marry his childhood sweetheart Paro. However, his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the girl. Therefore, Devdas takes up alcohol to alleviate the pain, which leads his life to spiral downward.
Rangeela is a musical romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Mili, who wishes to become an actress. Her life takes a turn when she gains the attention of a movie star named Raj Kamal, who gives her a role for his upcoming movie ‘Rangeela’. Meanwihle Raj, as well as her best friend Munna, both develop feelings for her.
Hari Mohan is a saintly person who is referred to as Swami Dada by his followers. He organizes prayers and discourses, and attracts devotees in large numbers, who comes to hear his sermons. However, the reality is different as Hari Mohan is actually a professional thief, whose actual objective is to steal the jewelry from the temple.
Sam and Tommy are siblings but poles apart. Sam serves his country as a Marine and Tommy is just out of prison after serving his term. Sam's copter is shot down while on tour in Afghanistan and he is presumed dead. Tommy takes care of Sam's family in his absence and just when Grace, Sam's wife and Tommy get close, Sam returns home and the foundation of the entire family is threatened.
Champak is the owner of a threatre group who travels to London in order to organize a show along with Bunty and Babla, two of his troupe members. However, their lives turn upside down when a murder occurs and Bunty and Babla are framed for it. Things turn even worse after an actress commits suicide, and it seems that it might be linked to the murder.
Shera is a notorious criminal who enlists Raja, an small-time crook and expert safe-cracker, to help him with a bank heist. Although the robbery goes as planned, things take a turn when Shera shoots Raja, as he wants all the loot for himself. Shera himself gets double-crossed by his other partner, Gulshan, who flees with all the loot.
Bharat is a drama action film which tells the story of a young boy named Bharat, who makes a promise to his father that he will never let his family tear apart. The film tries to show how he tries to keep the promise, after India gains independence, and the India-Pakistan partition takes place.
Along with his partner, an undercover agent goes after a thief who has stolen 20 billion Rupees. They soon realize that the case is connected to the death of a crime lord, as well as an emerging gang war. They also come to know about a ‘black box’, that the criminals are relentlessly pursuing.
A circus entertainer Sahir, decides to become a thief, and rob a corrupt bank in Chicago, in order to avenge his father’s death. However, he finds himself in trouble, when two Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.
In order to pull off a heist in Dubai, to avenge his father, Charlie assembles a small team to take part in the World Dance Championship. He also enlists the help of a bar dancer.
Firangi is a small-time thug who is recruited by the East India Company who tells him to infiltrate a group of revolutionary bandits who has been causing trouble for them, trying to reclaim independence for their country. However, Firangi is unsure whether he should betray the bandits or help them instead.