The 27-year-old little-known actor has worked in films that grossed over Rs 1,800 crore in the last two years.
Shah Rukh Khan enjoyed a golden streak at the box office in his second innings. The actor delivered two all-time blockbusters consecutively in a single year, a feat no other actor has ever achieved. However, he is not the most profitable Indian actor of the last three years. In fact, that honor doesn’t even go to any big stars. A young 27-year-old actor managed to surpass them all, thanks to a technical detail. He has played supporting roles in most major blockbusters over the past two years.
Meet the actor who broke the collections of Jawan, RRR, KGF 2
Jaffer Sadiq, a 27-year-old young actor from Tamil Nadu, has had the chance to appear in some of the biggest Indian films post-pandemic. The actor’s last three films were Vikram, Jailer and Jawan, all three of which were massive blockbusters. Along with his other release Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu, his films have grossed over Rs 1900 crore combined, more than any other actor has managed. Shah Rukh Khan is alongside him, while others like Jr NTR, Ram Charan (both RRR), Yash (KGF Chapter 2) and Rajinikanth (Jailer) follow at some distance.
Who is Jaffer Sadiq?
Born in 1995, Jaffer Sadiq is a dancer and choreographer turned actor known for playing gangsters and villainous characters. The actor, who is 4 feet 8 inches tall, first came to notice for his role in the Tamil series Paava Kadhaigal in 2020. In 2022, he made his film debut with Kamal Haasan, starring Vikram, where he played a henchman of Vijay Sethupathi’s character. . The film reached a gross of Rs 414 crore. Sadiq followed it up with key roles in Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu and the web series Shaitan. In 2023, he appeared in supporting roles in Rajinikanth’s Jailer and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan.
Jaffer Sadiq’s future projects
Jaffer Sadiq’s impressive box office run is also expected to continue till the end of this year, as he also appears in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s highly anticipated Vijay-starrer Leo. In 2024, the actor will appear in Suriya’s untitled project as well as Paradise Circus.