Tiger Shroff (born as Jai Hemant Shroff on 2 March 1990) is an Indian film actor and martial artist.He made his acting debut in Sajid Nadiadwala’s romantic action film Heropanti, which earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination. He then starred in the action drama Baaghi (2016), which earned over billion (US$15 million) worldwide.Shroff was born as (Jai Hemant Shroff) on 2 March 1990 to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and Ayesha (née Dutt). He is the elder of two siblings, his sister Krishna Shroff is three years younger than him. Shroff is a heritage of a mixed ethnic group. From his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Turkish ancestry and from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent.He did his schooling at American School of Bombay and later enrolled at Amity University. Shroff helped Aamir Khan build his physique for Dhoom 3. He also holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo.In September 2009, Shroff was said to have declined the lead role in the remake of TV show Fauji. In January 2010, it was reported that Subash Ghai would be launching Shroff in the remake of his father’s 1983 film Hero,though Shroff eventually rejected the offer. In May 2011, it was reported that Aamir Khan was also keen on signing Shroff, however, the news was eventually termed as false.In June 2012, Shroff was finally signed on by Sajid Nadiadwala to make his debut in Heropanti.
Heropanti released on 23 May 2014 and proved to be a box office success, despite mixed reviews from critics.For his debut performance, Shroff garnered mainly mixed to positive reviews, with critics predominately praising his dancing skills and ability to perform stunts. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama appreciated his performance, saying “Tiger registers an impact in several sequences” and that he “scores brownie points in action and stunts”. Adarsh also added that “for a first-timer, he exudes supreme confidence”,whereas Subhash K. Jha praised him for his versatility, saying “he emotes, he dances and yes, he can fight”. However, Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times disagreed, calling his “dialogues forced” and said “his expressions do nothing in a given situation”. In spite of terming his performance “a little unconvincing”, Kaushal called his action sequences “admirable” and said he’s a “great dancer”. Furthermore, Anupama Chopra, though identified his star-like qualities and “very solid screen presence”, called his dialogue delivery “off”. His latest movie Baaghi, yet again with Sajid Nadiadwala has been a box office hit with a collection of more than 100cr.His next movie is a superhero film, Balaji’s A Flying Jatt directed by Remo D’Souza.
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