Tiger Shroff was born on 2 March 1990 as Jai Hemant Shroff to Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff in Guhagar, Maharashtra, India. He changed his name to Tiger when he debuted in movies. He is the elder of two siblings; his sister Krishna Shroff is three years younger. From his paternal side, he is of Gujarati and Uyghur ancestry and from his maternal side, he is of Bengali and Belgian descent. Shroff is a devout Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva attributing his physique to Lord Shiva, and holding a fast every Monday as well as every Mahashivaratri festival. He did his schooling at American School of Bombay. Shroff helped Aamir Khan to build his physique for Dhoom 3. He also holds a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Since a young age, Shroff's major hobby is dancing, and he admires the dance forms breakdancing, popping, and locking. He notes Michael Jackson, Hrithik Roshan and Chris Brown as his idols and inspiration.
Shroff made his acting debut with the Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti. Heropanti released on 23 May 2014 and proved to be a commercial success despite receiving negative reviews from critics. For his debut performance, Shroff garnered mainly mixed to positive reviews, with critics primarily praising dancing skills and ability to perform onerous stunts. Shroff next appeared in Sabbir Khan's action drama Baaghi (2016) along with Shraddha Kapoor underproduction of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, which turned out to be a box office success grossing over 1 billion worldwide. Shroff's final release of 2016 was Remo D'Souza's superhero film, A Flying Jatt, alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. In 2017, Shroff starred in Munna Michael, along with Nidhhi Aggarwal.
In 2018, he starred in the action sequel Baaghi 2, opposite Disha Patani, which emerged as a major commercial success. He will next star in Student of the Year 2.