Tiger Shroff: What Is His Real Name And How He Got Called 'Tiger'?

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Tiger Shroff is a famous action hero but do you know what is his real name and the funny story behind how he got his name, Tiger? Click here to know more!

Written By Asmita Shukla | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Tiger Shroff is a well-known Bollywood actor, dancer and martial artist. He is the son of famous Bollywood star Jackie Shroff and producer Ayesha Dutt. Tiger also has a sister named Krishna Shroff, who is also a producer. He made his Bollywood debut in Sabbir Khan’s romantic action drama Heropanti. He starred opposite Kriti Sanon in the movie.

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What is Tiger Shroff's real name?

Tiger Shroff is not the real name of the actor as many would imagine. His real name is Jai Hemant Shroff. In an interview, when Jackie Shroff was asked about the name of his son, he opened up saying that, while Tiger was small, he had a habit of biting everyone and that is the reason he named him Tiger. The veteran actor also shared that he never advices his son on his acting or movie choices; he lets him choose for himself. Jackie also mentioned that after watching his son’s movies, he does give him feedback regarding his actions and scenes.

Tiger Shroff's family, career and upcoming project:

Tiger Shroff’s Bollywood debut Heropanti was appreciated a lot by critics and audiences. He later appeared in Baaghi (2016) opposite Shraddha Kapoor. The movie turned out to be a blockbuster with a box office collection of around 100 crores worldwide. In the same year, Tiger also appeared in Remo D’Souza’s A Flying Jatt opposite Jacqueline Fernandez.

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The Baaghi actor made a comeback in 2018 with Baaghi 2, a sequel of Baaghi. The movie was a hit with a box office collection of around 200 crores worldwide. The actor shared screen space with his alleged girlfriend Disha Patani in the movie. Tiger also starred in Punit Malhotra’s Student of the Year 2 (2019), a sequel of Student of the Year that had released in 2012. He was seen opposite two new Bollywood faces, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria. Lately, he was seen in War (2019) alongside his childhood idol, Hrithik Roshan.

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According to media reports, Tiger is a fitness enthusiast and works out for really long hours. He is also a trained Martial Artist. The actor has received lots of love from critics and audiences alike for his extraordinary dancing skills and stunts in his movies. He is said to hold a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo. On the professional front, Tiger is busy shooting for his upcoming action-packed drama Baaghi 3.


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