Habiba Jaffrey was born on December 27, 1965, in Mumbai, India. She is a South Asian Shia Muslim and her mother tongue is Urdu. She is the second wife of famous Indian actor and dancer Javed Jaffrey, whom she married in 1991. They have three children together: Meezaan Jafri, Abbas Jaaferi (aka Turaab Jaaferi), and Alaviaa Jaaferi. In addition to being a housewife, Habiba is the director of the Indian Documentary Foundation and oversees the organization’s decisions and reporting.
Her Husband, Jaaved Jaaferi
Syed Jaaved Ahmed Jaaferi, popularly known as Javed Jaffrey, is an Indian actor, dancer and comedian born on 4 December 1963. He is the son of legendary comedian Jagdeep and is best known for his work in Hindi films and television shows. Javed has been active in the entertainment industry since 1980, having worked as a model, choreographer, copywriter, producer and director. He has won many awards including the IIFA Award for Best Comic Role in Salaam Namaste and has become a household name due to his popular roles in films like Meri Jung and his presence on critically acclaimed shows like Videocon Flashback, Timex Timepass and Big Googly. Additionally, Javed has been the brand ambassador of the first India International Animation and Cartoon Film festival and was the judge for Karaoke World Championships India. Javed has even forayed into the political arena, having contested the 2014 Indian general election from the Lucknow constituency as a candidate of Aam Aadmi Party.
Her Son, Meezaan Jafri
Meezaan Jafri is an Indian actor who has been making waves in the Hindi film industry since his debut in 2019. Born on 9 March 1995 to actor Jaaved Jaaferi and his wife Habiba Jaafery. He studied business at the Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania but then decided to study film direction and editing at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Jafri has since gone on to star in films such as Malaal and Hungama 2, as well as work as an assistant director on films such as Bajirao Mastani and Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Her Father-in-law, Jagdeep
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey, better known by his stage name Jagdeep, was an Indian actor and comedian. He had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, appearing in more than 400 films and establishing himself as one of the most beloved entertainers of all time. He started his film career as a child artist extra in B.R. Chopra’s Afsana, and went on to feature in many classic films such as Ab Dilli Door Nahin, K.A. Abbas’s Munna, Guru Dutt’s Aar Paar, and Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin. He was featured as the leading man by AVM in the films Bhabhi, Barkha, and Bindiya, and established himself as a comedian with the movie Brahmachari. Numerous popular songs were picturised on him, such as “Paas Baitho Tabiyat Bahal Jayegi” from Punarmilan, “In Pyar Ki Rahon Mein” from the same film, and “Aa Gaye Yaaro Jeene Ke Din” from Phir Wohi Raat. He is also remembered for his appearances in several horror movies, especially in projects of the Ramsay Brothers like Purana Mandir and 3D Saamri. He passed away at his home in Mumbai on 8 July 2020 due to age-related health issues.