Veteran Bollywood comic Jagdeep isn’t any extra. He handed away right here on Thursday owing to age-related well being issues on the age of 81.
Born on March 29, 1939 as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri in Amritsar, Jagdeep acted in over 400 movies. He’s greatest identified for his function 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 equivalent to “Bhabhi” (1957) and “Barkha” (1959).
Jagdeep’s golden patch would start with GP Sippy’s 1968 movie “Brahmachari”, starring Shammi Kapoor. His comedian function within the movie was broadly appreciated. By the seventies, eighties and the nineties, he grew to become a well-recognized face in Hindi movies, essaying the goofy funnyman in movie after movie.
His last-released movie is “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. The Ali Abbas Chaudhary-directed comedy additionally featured Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Prem Chopra.