“My insecurity drives me to constantly seek approval and appreciation”, says Tiger Shroff, who debuted the film industry in 2014. Famous for films like Baaghi, Munna Michael, and Student of the Year 2, Tiger has managed to gain a fan following of over 3 million on Twitter, 14.4 million followers on Instagram and over 8 million likes on his official Facebook page. Here are five lesser known fun facts about him that will help you know the actor better.
1) His Real Name is not ‘Tiger’:
The actor is famous by the name Tiger, but his real name is ‘Jai Hemant Shroff’. He was born on March 2, 1990. There is a funny story behind how he got his popular name. When he was a kid, he used to bite people like a tiger. His dad, veteran actor Jackie Shroff, lovingly named him the same, and the name has stuck with the actor ever since.
2) Trained Martial Artist:
Before anything else, the actor considers himself to be a martial artist. His training began when he was only four years old. As a result, he possesses excellent skills in martial arts, gymnastics and dance. Furthermore, he went through rigorous martial arts and gymnastics training for 3 years before his debut film ‘Heropanti’. The training included back layout, front pike, 360 degree-backwards twist, wall flips and leaps.
3) He Helped Aamir Khan:
Thanks to his training, the actor is an expert in body building. That’s the reason Aamir Khan chose Tiger to help him with his physique for the 2013 film ‘Dhoom 3’. Aamir Khan was so impressed that he even wanted to produce Tiger’s debut. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out. And later Tiger was launched by Sajid Nadiadwala.
4) Best friends with Shraddha Kapoor:
The two actors, who were seen romancing in the 2016 film ‘Baaghi’, are best friends since their childhood. They even went to the same school and were classmates.
5) The Secret to His Muscular Body:
Tiger is a vegetarian, but he has admitted to eating eggs occasionally. The actor has also revealed that he never drinks or smokes. Well that’s how he maintains his muscular body.
These fun facts show how multitalented the actor is. Some might like him, some might not, but it is a fact that the actor has earned a reputation in Bollywood.