Jeetendra

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Jeetendra in February 2020
Born
Ravi Kapoor

07 April 1942 (1942-04-07) (age 79)
Nationality British Indian (1942–1947)
Indian (1947–present)
Occupation Actor
Film & television producer
Organization Balaji Telefilms
Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Balaji Entertainment
Spouse(s)
(m. 1974)
Children Ekta Kapoor (daughter)
Tusshar Kapoor (son)

Jeetendra (born Ravi Kapoor; 07 April 1942) is an Indian actor and producer, known for his work in Hindi films. Famous for his dancing, he was awarded a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He is known for his appearance in the remakes of Telugu films during the 1980s, in which he was frequently cast opposite Sridevi and Jaya Prada. [1] One of the greatest and most successful film stars in the Bollywood film industry, he serves as the chairman of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment.

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Early life

Jeetendra was born in a Punjabi Khatri family as Ravi Kapoor in Amritsar, Punjab, to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor, whose business dealt with imitation jewellery, supplied to film industry. He attended St. Sebastian's Goan High School in Girgaum, Mumbai [2] with his friend Rajesh Khanna and then studied at Siddharth College in Mumbai. While supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya's character's double in the 1959 movie Navrang . [3]

Career

Jeetendra's active acting career spanned the 1960s to the 1990s. Jeetendra got his first major breaks with V. Shantaram's Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964) and Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti (1967). However, it was the film Farz (1967) that served as his stepping stone to success. The tee shirt and white shoes he picked up from a retail store for the Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq number in Farz , became his trademark. Farz was followed by films such as Caravan and Humjoli , in which Jeetendra had more dance numbers. His vigorous dancing in the films won him the epithet; "Jumping Jack of Bollywood". [4] [5]

He has acted in nearly 200 films as the main lead, a feat matched by just a handful of his peers since the inception of Hindi cinema. Jeetendra was frequently paired with Jaya Prada or Sridevi for remakes of Telugu films by T. Rama Rao, K. Bapayya, K. Raghavendra Rao and Dasari Narayana Rao; these included Sanjog , Aulad , Majaal , Justice Chaudhury , Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983) and Tohfa (1984). He also acted in many remakes in Hindi of Krishna's Telugu movies and had very close association with him. Besides these south Indian remakes, there was a subdued side of Jeetendra whenever he'd worked with the writer/lyricist Gulzar in films such as Parichay , Kinara and Khushboo that had several beautifully penned songs such as "O Majhi Re", "Musafir Hoon Yaaron" and "Naam Gum Jaayega", composed by Rahul Dev Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar.

Besides his frequent pairings with Jaya Prada and Sridevi during the '80s, Jeetendra's popular co-stars were Mumtaz, Hema Malini, Moushumi Chatterjee, Reena Roy, Neetu Singh, Sulakshana Pandit, Rekha and Bindiya Goswami.

Personal life

Jeetendra (right) with daughter Ekta (center) and son Tusshar (left) in 2016 Jeetendra with his son Tusshar and daughter Ekta.jpg
Jeetendra (right) with daughter Ekta (center) and son Tusshar (left) in 2016

Jeetendra had met his wife, Shobha, when she was only 14. She completed school, went to college, and was employed as an Air Hostess with British Airways. When Jeetendra was struggling between 1960–66 to establish himself as an actor, he was in a relationship with Shobha and she was his girlfriend until 1972. It was not until the release of Bidaai on 18 October 1974, that Jeetendra and Shobha decided to get married, which they did in a simple ceremony at Janki Kutir with only a few family members and friends present (Gulzar, Rajesh Khanna and Sanjeev Kumar amongst the noted celebrities). [6] In her authorized biography, Hema Malini claimed that they almost got married, but she backed out. [7]

Jeetendra and Shobha have two children from their marriage. Their daughter, Ekta Kapoor, runs Balaji Telefilms and their son Tusshar Kapoor is also an actor. [8] Jeetendra made a brief appearance in one of his daughter's produced films Kucch To Hai , a thriller movie released in 2002, where he appeared alongside his son Tusshar.

Awards, honours and recognitions

Filmography

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<i>Maqsad</i> 1984 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya

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<i>Jaani Dost</i> Indian film

Jaani Dost is a 1983 Indian Hindi-language action film, produced by C. Ashwini Dutt, M. Arjuna Raju under Roja Art Productions banner and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Parveen Babi, Sridevi, with music composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film was simultaneously made along with the Telugu-language movie Adavi Simhalu, starring Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Sridevi, Jaya Prada in the pivotal roles. Both the movies were made simultaneously by the same producer and director, some of the scenes and actors are identical in both the versions.

<i>Himmatwala</i> (1983 film) 1983 Indian film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

Himmatwala(transl.Brave Man) is a 1983 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film, produced by G.A. Sheshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Sridevi and music composed by Bappi Lahri.

<i>Majaal</i> 1987 Indian film directed by K. Bapaiah

Majaal is a 1987 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced by Srikanth Nahata under the Vijayalakshmi Pictures banner and directed by K. Bapaiah. The film stars Jeetendra, Sridevi, Jaya Prada and has music composed by Bappi Lahiri. It is a remake of the Telugu film Sravana Sandhya (1986).

<i>Tohfa</i> 1984 Indian film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

Tohfa (transl. Gift) is a 1984 Indian Hindi-language masala film produced by D. Ramanaidu under the Suresh Productions banner and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Jaya Prada and Sridevi. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Devata (1982). The film upon its release was a massive box office success, grossing ₹9 crore , becoming the highest-grossing Indian film of 1984.

<i>Sanjog</i> (1985 film) 1985 Indian film directed by K. Vishwanath

Sanjog is a 1985 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced by P. Mallikharjuna Rao under the Bharati International banner, directed by K. Vishwanath. It stars Jeetendra, Jaya Prada and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film is remake of the Telugu movie Jeevana Jyothi (1975), starring Sobhan Babu, Vanisri in the pivotal roles

<i>Sarfarosh</i> (1985 film) 1985 Indian film directed by Dasari Narayana Rao

Sarfarosh (transl. Fervour) is a 1985 Indian Hindi-language action drama film, produced by Prasan Kapoor and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Sridevi, Leena Chandavarkar and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. The film is a remake of Telugu-language film Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980).

<i>Hoshiyar</i> 1985 Indian film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

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<i>Devatha</i> (1982 film) 1982 film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

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<i>Takkar</i> (1980 film) 1980 Indian film directed by K. Bapaiah

Takkar (transl. Collision) is a 1980 Hindi-language action film, produced by G. A. Seshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Bapaiah. It stars Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Zeenat Aman, Jaya Prada and music composed by R. D. Burman. The film is a remake of the Telugu movie Devudu Chesina Manushulu (1973), starring N.T. Rama Rao, Krishna, S. V. Ranga Rao, Jayalalithaa, Vijaya Nirmala in the pivotal roles.

<i>Justice Chaudhury</i> 1983 Indian film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao

Justice Chaudhury is a 1983 Hindi film, produced by G.A. Seshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. The film stars Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Moushumi Chatterjee and music of the film was composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film is a remake of Telugu blockbuster movie Justice Chowdary (1982), which also stars Sridevi in the same role. The film too was a box office success.

<i>Singhasan</i> 1986 Indian film directed by Krishna

Singhasan is a 1986 Indian Hindi-language action film, produced and directed by Krishna under his Padmalaya Studios banner. It stars Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Mandakini in lead roles and music composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film is a remake of the Telugu movie Simhasanam (1986); both the movies are made simultaneously by the same banner and director and some of the scenes and artists are the same in both versions.

The 50th Filmfare Awards South ceremony honouring the winners and nominees of the best of South Indian cinema in films released 2002, is an event that was held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, 24 May 2003. The awards were distributed at Hyderabad.

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