Tiger Shroff – “My becoming an actor wasn’t planned.” – Birthday Special

Jai Hemant Tiger Shroff, popularly known as Tiger Shroff was born on 2nd March 1990 to ace actor Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff. He changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies.

From his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Turkish ancestry and from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent. Shroff is a devout Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva attributing his physique to Lord Shiva, and holding a fast every Monday as well as every Mahashivaratri festival. He did his schooling at the American School of Bombay.

Tiger made his Bollywood debut from the action-romantic film ‘Heropanti’ in 2014 which was produced under Nadiadwala’s banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Heropanti garnered unfavorable reactions from critics but emerged as a commercial success with earnings of ₹72 crores (US$10 million) worldwide.

In 2016, Shroff reteamed with Nadiadwala and Sabbir Khan in the action thriller Baaghi, about a pair of rebellious lovers set against the backdrop of a martial arts school. The film, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor and Sudheer Babu, proved to be a critical and commercial success with worldwide grossing of ₹130 crores (US$18 million) worldwide.

In 2018, Shroff starred in the action-thriller Baaghi 2, a sequel to Baaghi though it narrated a different story and had two other new changes, Ahmed Khan as the director (replacing Sabbir Khan) and Disha Patani as the female lead (replacing Shraddha Kapoor). The film emerged as one of the top-grossing Bollywood films of the year with a lifetime gross of ₹250+ crores (US$35 million) at the box office.

Shroff then appeared in Punit Malhotra’s teen drama Student of the Year 2 (2019). Produced by Karan Johar under the banner Dharma Productions, it was a sequel to Johar’s Student of the Year (2012). SOTY2 underperformed at the box office.

Shroff next starred in Siddharth Anand’s action thriller War alongside Hrithik Roshan, which ranks as his highest-grossing release. He will next star in the third installment of the Baaghi franchise titled Baaghi 3, where he will reunite with Shraddha Kapoor. Shroff has also confirmed that he will appear in the Hindi remakes of the five films of the Hollywood film franchise Rambo.

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