Nickname:Jumping Jack, Jeetu
Full Name:Ravi Kapoor
Age (as of 2019):77 years old
Date of Birth:7 April 1942
Birthplace:Amritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight:72 kg (158 lbs)
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Hobbies:Dancing, Listening to Music
Favorite Food:Fish, Dosa
Favorite Color:Not Available
Jeetendra is a legendary Indian actor. He was born in Amritsar, India on 7th April, 1942. Jeetendra belongs to a Punjabi family. He was born in a business family that specifically dealt with artificial jewellery. Whilst delivering jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was featured as Sandhya’s double in the movie titled “Navrang.”
In the late 1950s, Jeetendra initiated in Bollywood after film producer V. Shantaram provided him an opportunity as actress Sandhya’s duet in the movie titled Navrang though got his first major breakthrough once Shantaram casted him in a leading role in the movie Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne. After that, he has casted in more than 200 movies.
In the year1967, Jeetendra came into limelight with Ravikant Nagaich’s movie titled Farz, which emerged as a golden jubilee achievement. The white shoes and tee shirt he selected from a super store for “Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq” single in movie Farz became his emblem. His energetic dance in movies such as Banphool and Farz, won him the appellation of Jumping Jack.
In1980s, Jeetendra was recurrently coupled up with Jayapradha or Sridevi for reproduction of Southern Indian potboilers civility of K. Bapayya, Rama Rao Tatineni and K. Raghavendra Rao; a few of these movies were directed by Padmalaya Productions. Containing extravagant sequences with flamboyant clay vessels, dozens of embellishments, lyrics by Indeewar and music by Bappi Lahiri, movies such as Mawaali, Justice Chaudhry, Jaani Dost, Himmatwala and Tohfa were megahits in spite of low critical acclaimation.
Jeetendra lately made his appearance in a renowned television serial titled Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He was also starred as a judge of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, an Indian dancing reality show aired on Sony TV.
Jeetendra spent his infantile period in Girgaum, Mumbai. He resided in Ramachandra situated in middle class vicinity. He still relishes his memories there and frequently visits this place all through Ganapati festival each year. In her official biography, Hema Malini confessed that they just about got married, though she backed out. He afterwards married to his childhood friend Shobha Kapoor, and the couple was blessed with a son named who is also a renowned Bollywood actor as well as a daughter named Ekta Kapoor, who owns Balaji Telefilms. They produce renowned television serials in Tamil, Hindi and other regional languages. They have also created five Bollywood movies, two of which have Tusshar Kapoor in a lead role.
Facts You Never Knew About Jeetendra!
- Is Jeetendra addicted to smoking? : Not Known
- Is Jeetendra alcoholic?: Not Known
- He has been eminent for his dance in Bollywood film Industry.
- Jeetendra and veteran actor Rajesh Khanna were classmates. Fascinatingly, they finished their graduation degree from the same K.C. College, Churchgate College.
- In early 70s, Jeetendra and Hema Malini fell in love.
- Renowned actor Sanjeev Kumar fell in love with actress Hema Malini. He used Jeetendra as a duct to entice Hema. Though Hema refused and fell in love with Jeetendra.
- Jeetendra also has a son named Tusshar Kapoor who is a famous actor as well as a daughter named Ekta Kapoor who deals with Balaji Telefilms.
School: St. Sebastian's Goan High School in Girgaum, Mumbai
College: Siddharth College, Mumbai
K.C. College, Churchgate, Mumbai
Profession: Actor, Producer
Debut TV Series/Movie:
- Film: Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964)
Salary: Not Available
Net Worth: $200 million
Family & Relatives
Father: Amarnath Kapoor
Mother: Krishna Kapoor
Brother(s): Prasan Kapoor
Marital Status: Married
Son(s): Tusshar Kapoor (Actor)
Daughter(s): Ekta Kapoor (Film Producer)