Name, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffery. I will take care of you, Mr. Rai. Date of birth,
29th march, 1939 in Datiya, India. We know him as Jagdeep. No near. No far. He has always made us laugh. And now let's focus on his life. Today I am in mood. During the partition of
India Jagdeep came to Mumbai. He was very young. Around 6-7 years. His mother looked after him. Because his father has already died. No, brother. No. His mother used to
cook in an orphanage.. ..and teach her small
boy and send him to school. Brother, you are well educated. Where did you learn so many lessons? Chinchpokli Dadar
Lower Parel University. One day Jagdeep realized that
other children are also working. They are not studying. And my mother is in so much pain. Why shouldn't I work
like the other children too? He said to his mother that even
I want to work like other children. What is there in education?
How does it help? Mother insisted a lot
but Jagdeep wouldn't listen. That old rogue isn't here, is he?
– Who? Nikki's father. You are calling my father a rogue. Goodness. And like other children
he also started running errands. Started making kites.
Selling soaps. And one day his luck changed. Partner, regarding this,
our blue colored house is great. Actually a man searching
for children came to the road.. ..where Jagdeep used to work. Children who can work in a film. You charge eight paisa
and cannot even massage a bit. You fool,
are you pecking grains or massaging? And what was the work.
He has to just sit quietly. That man asked Jagdeep,
if he wants to work in films. Little Jagdeep asked, what is it? Because he has never seen movies. He was busy fighting poverty. How could he watch films? Chief, this is the problem. That man said that you
have to act in the studio. Jagdeep asked how
much money I will get. He said three rupees. Wow, partner! He was astounded to hear three rupees. He agreed immediately. The man said I will
take you tomorrow. Not now. Sir. And the next day Jagdeep
reached the studio. His mother has taken him there. And the scene was that
a children's play is going on.. ..and other children
are sitting and watching it. Jagdeep was one of
the viewing children. And then a dialogue was said. That dialogue was uttered in Urdu. And no kid was able
to say that Urdu dialogue. And Jagdeep's mother tongue is Urdu. He asked the kid nearby that what
will happen if I tell the dialogue? That kid said that
you will get more money. You will get six rupees. I am there. What do you think? And that six rupees
motivated Jagdeep so much.. ..that he got up and said
that I will deliver the dialogue. Everyone said okay. Speak. I went out. I sold ice cream.
I sold old newspapers. On top of that I also
stood in front of the theatre.. ..and sold musical instruments. He said the dialogue and
he was made to wear a beard. And from there he started
as a child artist. The film was BR Chopra's 'Afsana'. And Yash Chopra was
the assistant director. After that he started to
work in films as a child artist. And one day for Phani
Mazumdar's film.. ..'Dhobi Doctor' he was being cast. He was playing the role
of young Kishore Kumar. And his co-child
artist was Asha Parekh. Look. Don't crack jokes with Chanchal.
That girl belongs to our village. Leave it. A girl is a girl. She can belong to
your village or mine. Film 'Dhobi Doctor'
was Phani Mazumdar's film. And great filmmaker Bimal
Roy saw the rushes of this film. As soon as he saw he
said that I want this boy. And Jagdeep got a role
in film 'Do Bigha Zameen'. And he was paid three hundred rupees. What?
– Yes. After that Jagdeep also
worked as a hero in films. Oh yes! Of course! Though he didn't wish to but
who can forget his film 'Bhabhi'. In this film Nanda was his heroine. "My kite is flying." He is the only child artist who have
worked continuously for 35 years. He didn't take any breaks. From childhood to youth,
from youth to old age. Jagdeep prevailed. I earn. He spends. I earn. He spends.
– What's the matter? In film 'Andaz Apna Apna'
he played the role.. ..of Salman Khan's father
and he played it well. Father you can call me useless, waste. But I will become
somebody and show you. When he was working as a
child artist his earnings increased. First he made a small
hut near JJ Hospital in Mumbai. And after that he bought
a room in Mahim. A room. And when he was working
with film company AVM.. ..he constructed a bungalow
in Chennai then Madras. And after that he also
made a bungalow in Bombay. Give the city house
to brother Rajan and Ramesh. This anecdote is also
famous that Jagdeep.. ..didn't want to play the
character of Soorma Bhopali. Film 'Sholay' was completed. And the character Soorma
Bhopali was shot at the end. After he refused
a lot he was convinced. And that also because of Salim-Javed. Because they wanted Soorma
Bhopali in 'Sholay' for sure. And that character became immortal. Yes, master. No, manager. Attention. No wrong connection.
All clarification. All felicitation.
All frustration. All constipation. All jackpot.
All counters. On my table. Jagdeep also made
movie 'Soorma Bhapali'. But no one was ready to buy it. But his fellow actors
worked with him.. ..and that film became
a light humorous movie. But he didn't play any
market tricks to sell his film. I don't like this job. He also did good work in horror films. And continued to make people laugh. Congratulations.
– Thank you. Congratulations, boss
– Thank you. When we focus on his
personal life we find that.. ..he had children from
his first wife Naseem Begam. They were Hussein,
Shakira, Shafi and Suraiya. And he had two more sons. Name Naved Jaffery and Javed Jaffrey. Both of them are
also popular TV hosts. And Javed Jaffrey
is also a famous artist. Very good. Very good. From black and white
cinema to colored cinema. From playing Dilip
Kumar's younger version.. ..to playing Salman Khan's father. No, father. Father.
– Yes. I can see my path in front of me. The police station and
the cemetery is in front of you. Jagdeep made everyone laugh.
He entertained everyone. In Indian cinema his name
will always be taken proudly. To know the unique
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