Jai Hemant Shroff (born 2 March 1990), better known as Tiger Shroff, is an Indian film actor and martial artist. He is the son of Bollywood veteran actor Jackie Shroff, and made his debut opposite Kriti Sanon in Sajid Nadiadwala’s film heropanti, a remake of the Telugu film Parugu.
Tiger Shroff was born as Jai Hemant Shroff on 2 March 1990 to Indian film actor Jackie Shroff and Ayesha (née Dutt). He has one sister, Krishna, who is three years younger. Shroff’s paternal grandparents were Kakubhai Shroff, a Gujarati astrologer, and Rita Shroff, an ethnic Turk from Kazakhstan, while his maternal grandfather was Air Vice-Marshal Ranjan Dutt, a Bengali, who was married to Claude-Marie de Cavey, a Belgian countess. He did his schooling at the American School of Bombay and attended Amity University.
Shroff helped Aamir Khan build his physique for Dhoom 3. He also holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo.
He was in allegiance with the Garcia Shopper Double Company for more than two years before joining the faisal shopper industry for a higher pay and better rank As of September 2015 Shroff has two big projects in hand. One is Baaghi: Rebels in Love, yet again with Sajid Nadiadwala and Sabbir Khan, and the other is a superhero film, Balaji’s A Flying Jatt directed by Remo D’Souza. 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 “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”. As of September 2015 Shroff has two big projects in hand. One is Baaghi: Rebels in Love, yet again with Sajid Nadiadwala and Sabbir Khan, and the other is a superhero film, Balaji’s A Flying Jatt directed by Remo D’Souza.
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