One of the most versatile performers in India today, Jaaved Jaaferi is known for donning various hats with flamboyance: actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, MC, ad filmmaker among others. The son of India?s most popular and legendary Actor/comedian, Jagdeep, Jaaved carries on the tradition of humor with ?lan.
Debuting in Meri Jung in 1985, he made a huge impact in a negative role. His performance in the song "Bol Baby Bol Rock & Roll" incorporated a path-breaking style showcasing his dancing excellence. He garnered a huge fan-following inspiring the new generation of dancers. He has acted in over 35 films Indian and international till date winning awards like SCREEN and IIFA.
The launch of Channel V and its irreverent sense of humor gave Jaaved a platform to demonstrate his unique brand of comedy on television in the 1990s. Incorporating puns, impersonations, characters, accents, and introducing the now-ubiquitous Hinglish, he anchored the two cult shows Videocon Flashback and Timex Timepass. Jaaved co-founded and judged India?s first dance reality show Boogie Woogie which has broken records and is the longest running dance show, covering 15 years. His other shows on TV include TELE HOUSIE, JBC (Jaaved Broadcasting Corporation), CHITRAHAAR, TRUCK DHINADHIN and CHAK DHOOM DHOOM
His performance in the song "Mumbhai," from the film, Bombay Boys, which was conceived, written, choreographed by him, gained a cult status among the young dancers and was number 1 on the charts for 6 weeks.
He dubbed Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Don Carnage in Hindi for Disney; scripted the Hindi version of Disney?s Jungle Book 2 and Pixar?s The Incredibles along with voicing for the antagonist. His character as Charlie Anna in the first full-fledged commercial animated film Roadside Romeo (a collaborative effort of YashRaj films and Disney) was highly appreciated. His commentary on the famous Japanese TV show Takeshi?s Castle on Pogo TV has also garnered a huge fan following with kids and adults.
Has repeatedly hosted top award shows like Filmfare, SCREEN and IIFA. Furthermore, he has performed in over 200 live shows in India and abroad, and shared the stage with Michael Jackson, Sting, Spice Girls and Queen and the top Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, A. R. Rahman, Sharukh Khan, Aamir Khan, AkshayKumar, Shankar Ehsan Loy etc.
Has been associated with advertising since 1980 as a model, choreographer, copywriter, producer and director. The Maggi Sauce commercials, which he writes and co-directs, have won most of the advertising awards over the past 25 years (one of the world?s longest brand associations).
He constantly changes his styles and appearance and bedazzles live, film, and TV audiences with his brand of uproarious humor while maintaining a non-controversial and squeaky-clean image.