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Jeetendra Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Jeetendra Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth April 7, 1942
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Black

Jeetendra is an Indian actor who has gained acclaim for his work in the Hindi film industry. With a career that spanned over 6 decades, he has appeared in a number of movies like Gunahon Ka DevtaBoond Jo Ban Gayee MotiParivarDharti Kahe Pukarke, Mere HuzoorAuladJeene Ki Raah, Maa Aur MamtaThe Gold MedalNaya RaastaEk Nari Ek BrahmachariEk Hasina Do DiwaneShaadi Ke BaadBhai Ho To AisaGaram Masala, Jaise Ko TaisaAakhri DaaoUdhar Ka Sindur, Nagin, Dil Aur Deewaar, Dharam Veer, Swarag NarakThe Burning TrainMaang Bharo Sajana, Sone Pe Suhaaga, Deedar-E-YaarHimmatwala, Mera Pati Sirf Mera HaiDushman Duniya KaKrishna ArjunOm Shanti Om, and Lav Kush. Additionally, he has also served as the chairperson of the Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures. Jeetendra has been a recipient of various accolades such as the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and Screen Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born Name

Ravi Kapoor

Other Names

Jeetendra, Jumpin’ Jack, Jumping Jack of Bollywood

Jeetendra during an event in 2012
Jeetendra during an event in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Amritsar, Punjab, British India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Jeetendra studied at St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, Mumbai. One of his schoolmates and friends was actor Rajesh Khanna.

Afterward, he attended Siddharth College in Mumbai.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Amarnath Kapoor (Had a business that dealt with imitation jewelry)
  • Mother – Krishna Kapoor
  • Others – Abhishek Kapoor (Nephew) (Film Producer, Director, Writer)

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $200 Million.

Build

Average

From Left to Right - Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Jeetendra
From Left to Right – Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Jeetendra (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jeetendra has dated –

  1. Rekha
  2. Shobha Kapoor – He met his future wife Shobha Kapoor when she was 14 years old and they eventually started dating. The duo got married in 1974 in a simple ceremony at Janki Kutir in the presence of a few family members and friends. She worked as an Air Hostess with British Airways before marriage. They have 2 children – daughter Ekta Kapoor (b. June 7, 1975) and son Tusshar Kapoor (b. November 20, 1976).
  3. Hema Malini – Actor and politician Hema Malini claimed in her authorized biography that she once got almost married to Jeetendra. However, she later backed out.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Jeetendra is of Punjabi Khatri descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Unique break dance style

Jeetendra as seen in 2012
Jeetendra as seen in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Jeetendra Facts

  1. He was cast as Satyaprakash in the 1967 Hindi-language drama film Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti.
  2. Opposite Sridevi, Jeetendra co-starred as Ravi in the 1983 Hindi-language action comedy film Himmatwala. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Ooruki Monagadu (1981) and became one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of the 1980s.
  3. He brought to life the character of Ram in the 1984 Hindi-language melodrama comedy film Tohfa and the film became the highest-grossing Indian film of 1984. Jeetendra’s co-stars for the project included Sridevi and Jaya Prada.
  4. In 2002, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Movie Awards in New York, United States.
  5. Jeetendra played the role of Jitesh Kothari in the Hindi-language soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2003.
  6. He made a cameo appearance in the 2007 Hindi-language film Om Shanti Om, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Kirron Kher, and Arjun Rampal.
  7. Jeetendra has been friends with Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Sujith Kumar, Asrani, Kader Khan, and Bappi Lahiri.
  8. In 2020, he was cast in the recurring role of Jeetu Bhai in the web drama series Baarish.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0

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