Jay Thakkar is an Indian actor, who is best known for C.I.D. (2011), Laakhon Mein Ek (2017), and UP65 (2023).
Hay Thakkar was born on Monday, 15 November 1999 (age 24; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his schooling at MCC College, Mumbai. After that, he did his graduation from Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is a postgraduate in Mass Media Marketing and Advertising.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 inches; Waist: 30 inches; Biceps: 13 inches
Parents & Siblings
He has an elder sister, Mahima Thakkar.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried.
He made his television debut with the Sony Entertainment Television show Amber Dhara in 2007.
Later on, he did shows like Uttaran (2008), Laagi Tujhse Lagan (2009), Gutur Gu (2010), C.I.D. (2011), Choti Si Zindagi (2011), Laakhon Mein Ek (2017), and many more.
He made a debut with the dance reality show Boogie Woogie in the year 2007.
He made a debut in the film industry with the film Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam (2008).
After that, he appeared in several other films including Accident on the Hill Road (2009), Madholal Keep Walking (2009), Main Krishna Hoon (2013), Dream Girl (2019), and many more.
He made his OTT debut with the web series Laakhon Mein Ek – Season 1 (2017) aired on Amazon Prime.
His other web series include Ek Dujey Keh Vaaste – Season 2 (2021) and UP65 (2023).
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Kutch Shakti National Award
- Colors Golden Petal Award
- Indian Telly Award
- IFA Award Vividhaa Award
- International Award for Best Actor
- National Award for Youngest Entertainer
- Kutch Shakti National Award for Best Actor
- Actor: Shah Rukh Khan
- Drink(s): Pehelwaan Thandai, Coffee, Tea
- Quote: Honesty Saves Everyone’s Time
- Day: Saturday
- Song: Tujhe Dekh Dekh Sona
- Jay Thakkar is a fitness freak and often visits the gym to maintain his fitness. Instagram – Jay Thakkar
- Jay is an avid dog lover and often posts pictures with dogs on his various social media accounts. Instagram – Jay Thakkar
- Jay Thakkar is often invited as Chief Guest on various events and occasions. Instagram – Jay Thakkar
- He is a trained boxer and often does boxing to maintain his fitness levels. Instagram – Jay Thakkar Additionally, he has a strong passion for Taekwondo, Karate, Calisthenics, and CrossFit.
- He is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha and is often seen posting pictures of Lord Ganesha on his Instagram account. Instagram – Jay Thakkar
- Jay got the first rank in Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai, Maharashtra college for scoring 95 percentage marks in his F.Y.B.M.M. exams. Instagram – Jay Thakkar
- He scored 91.23 per cent marks in his 12th HSC exam (2016-2017) and became the Maharashtra topper in the S.P. subject. He used to study at MCC College, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- As per the sources, Jay was just 8 years old when he entered the world of acting.
- When Jay was in school, he used to get the first position in all Mall Fest competitions, Inter-Society competitions, dance competitions, fancy dress competitions, and many more. After seeing his interest and ability to flourish well in all aspects, one of his neighbours advised his mother to enrol him in the entertainment industry and that is how Jay got the opportunity to enter the world of entertainment. The Times of India
- Jay had faced a lot of rejection and struggled to make a position in the entertainment industry. He had no contact and a strong financial background to gain the opportunity, but he and his mother were quite focused to achieve success. He used to travel two hours in buses and trains to give the auditions but used to get rejections in return. The struggle continued for 2-3 years when he suddenly got the opportunity to act in an ad film. After that, he got the chance to do ads for energy drinks with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar. He was just six years old at that time. In 2007, he made his television debut with the show “Amber Dhara” which aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The Times of India
- Apart from acting, he has a lot of interest in cinematography, art directing, dubbing, production design, editing, etc.
- In 2015, he participated in the filming of a Hollywood-Russian film Rodina.