On March 18th, Jaaved Jaaferi from Bollywood will be in Boston for the AIF New England gala at the Copley Marriott. Two surprises wait that night. Jaaved Jaaferi or “JJ” as he is known among friends, is a multifaceted creative and production talent, known for donning various hats with flamboyance: actor, producer, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, MC, ad filmmaker among others.
Carrying on the lineage of India’s most popular and legendary actor/comedian, Jagdeep, Jaaved burst on the Indian cinema screens in 1985. The film titled “Meri Jung” had him in a negative role which turned iconic overnight. His dance performance in the song ‘Bol Baby Bol Rock & Roll’ incorporated a path breaking style showcasing his dancing excellence. Jaaved has also been a noted singer and voice artist with a signature baritone that a generation of Indians grew up on.
He has been a part of the choreography for most of his dance performances on film and stage. Along with his regular assignments that continue, Jaaved has recently produced and acted in a Hindi feature film titled ‘BMW- Bombay’s Most Wanted’ which is in post production.
He is also a founder member and patron of IDF (Indian Documentary Foundation), committed to producing and supporting path breaking documentaries and documentary makers in India. Under his patronage IDF has organized TRIGGER PITCH during INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA (2011 & 2012)
His latest venture is a principal role in MONSOON WEDDING a musical theatre production, directed by Mira Nair and Composed by Vishal Bharadwaj, to be performed in Berkeley CA from 5th May to 7th July. Register early http://aif.org/event/negala2017/ to watch the night come alive!