Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is not any extra. He handed away right here on Thursday owing to age-associated well being issues at the age of 81.
Born on March 29, 1939 as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri in Amritsar, Jagdeep acted in over 400 movies. He is finest identified for his position of Soorma Bhopali in Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster “Sholay” (1975). New-generation Bollywood buffs would recall him as Salman Khan’s father in Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Andaaz Apna Apna” (1994).
Jagdeep began his profession as a baby artiste in BR Chopra’s 1951 launch, “Afsana”, starring Ashok Kumar, Veena and Pran. As a baby artiste he additionally labored within the Raj Kapoor-produced “Ab Dilli Door Nahin”, KA Abbas’s “Munna”, Guru Dutt’s “Aar Paar”, Bimal Roy’s “Do Bigha Zamin” and the AVM-produced “Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke”.
Later, he would make a mark with roles in movies resembling “Bhabhi” (1957) and “Barkha” (1959).
Jagdeep’s golden patch would start with GP Sippy’s 1968 movie “Brahmachari”, starring Shammi Kapoor. His comedian position within the movie was broadly appreciated. Through the seventies, eighties and the nineties, he turned a well-known face in Hindi movies, essaying the goofy funnyman in movie after movie.
His final-launched movie is “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. The Ali Abbas Chaudhary-directed comedy additionally featured Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Prem Chopra.