|Jeetendra Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||April 7, 1942|
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 Devta, Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti, Parivar, Dharti Kahe Pukarke, Mere Huzoor, Aulad, Jeene Ki Raah, Maa Aur Mamta, The Gold Medal, Naya Raasta, Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari, Ek Hasina Do Diwane, Shaadi Ke Baad, Bhai Ho To Aisa, Garam Masala, Jaise Ko Taisa, Aakhri Daao, Udhar Ka Sindur, Nagin, Dil Aur Deewaar, Dharam Veer, Swarag Narak, The Burning Train, Maang Bharo Sajana, Sone Pe Suhaaga, Deedar-E-Yaar, Himmatwala, Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai, Dushman Duniya Ka, Krishna Arjun, Om 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.
Jeetendra, Jumpin’ Jack, Jumping Jack of Bollywood
Amritsar, Punjab, British India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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.
- Father – Amarnath Kapoor (Had a business that dealt with imitation jewelry)
- Mother – Krishna Kapoor
- Others – Abhishek Kapoor (Nephew) (Film Producer, Director, Writer)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $200 Million.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jeetendra has dated –
- 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).
- 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
Jeetendra is of Punjabi Khatri descent.
Unique break dance style
- He was cast as Satyaprakash in the 1967 Hindi-language drama film Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti.
- 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.
- 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.
- In 2002, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Movie Awards in New York, United States.
- Jeetendra played the role of Jitesh Kothari in the Hindi-language soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2003.
- 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.
- Jeetendra has been friends with Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Sujith Kumar, Asrani, Kader Khan, and Bappi Lahiri.
- In 2020, he was cast in the recurring role of Jeetu Bhai in the web drama series Baarish.
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