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Jackie Shroff has created a niche for himself in the Bollywood industry, owing to his bhidu style personality. He is fondly called Jaggu dada and despite the demure he presents, he is one hopelessly romantic person, who values his family above all. This is what had made Ayesha Shroff fall in love with him when she was 13 years old only.
While Ayesha Shroff belonged to an affluent family, Jackie Shroff was a local boy, however, when they had met, magic had happened, removing the barriers of class and status. Ayesha was hanging from her school bus when Jackie had seen her for the first time. Later, he had casually introduced himself and had told her that he plays with his friends nearby, and the rest is history. On June 5, 1987, Jackie and Ayesha had tied the knot.
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Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty made their appearance on the dance reality show, Dance Deewane 3 and when the host, Raghav Juyal asked them if they are scared of their wives, both the stars raised the placard of ‘yes.’ Elaborating on the reason of why he is scared of his wife, Ayesha Shroff, Jackie revealed an unknown side of his wife as he shared the incident where she saved his and his friend’s life.
According to a report in Zoom, Jackie Shroff shared that he has been scared of his wife, Ayesha Shroff since always as he had once seen her fight with the goons to save him and his friend. He said, “Khaali naam dada hai bhidu. Main humesha darta aaya hoon, aaj se nahi pehle se. Maine Nepeansea Road pe, fight karte hua dekha meri wife ko, dost ke liye. Mera dost aur main kuch aisi cheez ho gayi wahaan pe, toh bohot bada gang aa gaya tha humko dhone ke liye. Toh maine apni wife ko pehli baar dekha dhote hue. Tab se darta hoon.”
On February 1, 2021, Jackie Shroff had turned 64 and his wife, Ayesha Shroff had shared a picture of him in his bhidu style on her IG handle. Along with the picture, Ayesha had penned a heartfelt note in the caption, which could be read as "Happppppiest birthday to the BEST father in the World! And the man with the BIGGEST heart in the World!! @apnabhidu @tigerjackieshroff @kishushroff."
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In a conversation with Simi Garewal, Jackie Shroff had talked about his wife, Ayesha Shroff’s love for him that she was even ready to live together with his US-based ex-girlfriend. Jackie had recalled, “I knew she was in love with me that much when she wrote a letter to an ex-girlfriend of mine, who was in the US at the time. She went away to the US, and she said she would come back and meanwhile I met her and fell in love with her. So, I told her that I am in love with this girl who is in the US. And she is gonna come. Then Ayesha asked if she can write a letter to her and she wrote a letter to her and said once you come back, we will live like sisters and get married to Jackie together."
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Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff have been married for 34 years now and are blessed with two kids, Krishna Shroff and Tiger Shroff.