SOTY2 Star Tiger Shroff: "The hunger to better myself increases with every passing day"

Mina Muzumdar |Apr 17, 2019

Tiger Shroff and his uneasy journey to the film industry.

Tiger Shroff first stepped into Bollywood with film Heropanti in 2014, which later become a blockbuster at the box office. The actor then has cemented his standing in the industry by featuring in numerous Bollywood projects with successful venture namely A Flying Jatt, Baaghi, Student of the Year,

Although continuously having successful movies which ruling the marquee and making his name known as an actor who pushed the envelope, Tiger Shroff in an interview in 2014 shared that his success didn't come easily.

Tiger Shroff

“The past two years have been educational and enlightening for me. I have learned so much. My life has changed a lot. But it hasn’t been an easy journey. The hunger to better myself increases with every passing day,” he said.

Before Student of The Year 2 hit the cinema, here are some interesting facts about Tiger Shroff that proves his success comes from immense hard work.

His real name is not Tiger

People normally address the actor Tiger but his real name is Jai Hemant Shroff. Actually, his father Jackie gave him his name which is widely known among Bollywood now. The reason behind his ‘cute’ name revealed by his father was he would bite like a tiger when he was a kid.

He is mixed of Turkish-Bengali-Gujrati-Belgian

Tiger Shroff’s undeniable attractive look can be explained by his origin. His mother is a mixed Belgian and Bengali while his father is a mixed Gujrati and Turkish, so Tiger Shroff descends from four races.

Acting wasn’t his first choice

Heropanti’s actor didn’t want to be an actor but an athlete at first. For a long time, he has been trained in martial arts which explains his masculine body. Furthermore, he reached the fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Even though he chose to be an actor at the end and it’s indeed the wisest decision he ever made.

He rejected his first debut offer in 2009

While many people desire to step into Bollywood, Tiger Shroff, on the other hand, rejected his first offer in 2009. The actor then made his debut in Bollywood in surprise-blockbuster ‘Heropanti’ alongside Kriti Sanon.

Tiger Shroff is a vegetarian

Could anyone believe that this 6 packs man is a vegetarian? Tiger Shroff once shared that he built his body by a healthy diet which ONLY includes ‘vegetables’ and some ‘eggs’ on occasion. The superstar also admitted that he never drinks or smoke.

Tiger Shroff was a personal trainer to Aamir Khan

To have an attractive 6 packs body in ‘Dhoom 3’, Aamir Khan asked Tiger Shroff trained for him and the result beyond our expectation.


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