Actor Jagdeep Dies At 81; “He Brought So Much Joy To The Audience,” Tweet Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor: Jagdeep was greatest recognized for comedian roles (courtesy Twitter)

Actor Jagdeep Dies At 81; “He Brought So Much Joy To The Audience,” Tweet Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor


  • Actor Jagdeep died in Mumbai on Wednesday
  • He was greatest recognized for taking part in Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’
  • ‘Purana Mandir’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ had been a few of his greatest recognized movies

New Delhi:

Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep, greatest recognized for his roles in movies corresponding to Sholay, Purana Mandir and Andaz Apna Apna, died at his Mumbai residence on Wednesday. He was 81. “He handed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not holding nicely attributable to age associated points,” filmmaker Mehmood Ali, an in depth household good friend, instructed news company PTI. Jagdeep is survived by his spouse, daughters and sons, amongst them actors Jaaved Jaaferi and TV persona Naved Jafri. Born as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, the legendary actor was popularly generally known as Jagdeep, his stage title. Amongst cinephiles, Jagdeep was greatest recognized as Soorma Bhopali from Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s 1975 movie Sholay, as Machchar from 1984 movie Purana Mandir and as Bankelal Bhopali (Salman Khan’s father) in Salman and Aamir Khan’s 1994 movie Andaz Apna Apna. In 1988, Jagdeep additionally directed the movie Soorma Bhopali primarily based on his character from Sholay.

Actors Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor had been certainly one of first celebs to mourn the legendary actor on Wednesday evening. “Jagdeep Saab was one of many biggest actors of India… I used to be his enormous fan and was fortunate sufficient to have labored with him in Ek Baar Kaho and plenty of extra movies… he was all the time extraordinarily supportive and inspiring… sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to my good friend Jaaved and household,” tweeted Anil Kapoor. Ajay Devgn remembered actor Jagdeep in a tweet, writing: “Heard the unhappy news of Jagdeep Saab’s demise. At all times loved watching him on display screen. He introduced a lot pleasure to the viewers. My deepest condolences to Jaaved and all family members. Prayers for Jagdeep Saab’s soul.”

Jagdeep stepped into appearing as a baby artiste in 1951 film Afsana and likewise labored as a baby actor in movies corresponding to Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, Aar Paar, Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Do Bigha Zamin and Munna. He rose to prominence as a number one actor with movies corresponding to Bindiya, Bhabhi and Barkha. Jagdeep’s efficiency within the 1968 film Brahmachari established him as a comic book. Jagdeep additionally starred in a number of horror movies, a few of which embody hit movies like 1984 film Purana Mandir and 1985’s 3D Saamri.

Jagdeep was final seen in 2012 film Gali Gali Chor Hai, through which he performed the function of a police constable. Within the latter a part of his profession, Jagdeep featured in motion pictures corresponding to Life Accomplice, Bombay To Goa and Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye. Jagdeep’s filmography from the nineties and eighties consists of movies corresponding to China Gate, Hasina Aur Nagina, Phool Aur Kaante, Insaan Bana Shaitan, Andaz Apna Apna, Shahenshah, Qurbani and Phir Wohi Raat , amongst others.

(With PTI inputs)



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