Jaaved Jaaferi is the son of legendary comedian Jagdeep. He is an extremely versatile performer who can act, host, dance, choreograph, sing and even dub for cartoon characters. Jaaved made his acting debut with Subhash Ghai`s film Meri Jung (1985). His performance in a commercial for ketchup in 1990 made him a hit among the masses. The launch of Channel V in the same year gave him the opportunity to showcase his wit and humor on the two cult shows Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass. Jaaved and his friend Ravi Behl created and directed India`s first dance reality show, Boogie Woogie in 1997 which went on to become the longest running dance show in India. Jaaved`s commentary for TV show Takeshi`s Castle and Ninja Warrior helped him garner a huge fan base, especially with the kids.
He then moved to the big screen and acted in hit movies such as 100 Days (1991), Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992), Tehelka (1992), Earth (1998), Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003), Salaam Namaste (2005), Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008), 3 Idiots (2009) and Joker (2012). In 2006 he received the IIFA Best Comedian Award for the movie Salaam Namaste. InshaAllah, a movie produced by Jaaved received National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Later, he worked in films like Ishq Forever (2016) and Lupt (2018), directed by Prabhuraj. His 2019 releases include Total Dhamaal
, De De Pyaar De
, Jabariya Jodi
. and Happy Sardar. His 2020 releases include Dil Bechara
, Coolie No 1