Jeetendra (conceived Ravi Kapoor on 7 April 1942) is an Indian performing artist, TV and film maker as administrator of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment. Well known for his moving, he was granted a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He had accomplished in excess of 80 changes of different South Indian movies particularly of Telugu Superstar Krishna with whom he has close affiliation.

Early life

Jeetendra was conceived Ravi Kapoor in Amritsar, Punjab, to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor, whose business managed impersonation gems. He went to St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum,with his companion Rajesh Khanna and after that learned at Siddharth College. While providing gems to V. Shantaram, he was given a role as Sandhya’s character’s twofold in the 1959 motion picture Navrang.


Jeetendra’s dynamic acting vocation crossed the 1960s to the 1990s. Jeetendra got his first significant break of his existence with V. Shantaram’s Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964). In any case, it was the film Farz (1967) that filled in as his venturing stone to progress. The tee shirt and white shoes he grabbed from a retail location for the Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq number in Farz, turned into his trademark. Farz was trailed by movies, for example, Caravan and Humjoli, in which Jeetendra had more move numbers. His energetic moving in the movies won him the designation; “Hopping Jack of Bollywood”.

He has done about 200 movies as the principle lead, an accomplishment coordinated by only a modest bunch of his associates since the initiation of Hindi film. Jeetendra was every now and again matched with Sridevi or Jaya Prada for changes of Telugu films by Rama Rao Tatineni, K. Bapayya and K. Raghavendra Rao; these included Sanjog, Aulad, Majaal, Justice Chaudhry, Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), Jaani Dushman (1979) and Tohfa (1984). He likewise did numerous revamps in Hindi of Krishna’s Telugu films and had close relationship with him. Other than these south Indian revamps, there was a curbed side of Jeetendra at whatever point he’d worked with the author/lyricist Gulzar in movies, for example, Parichay, Kinara and Khushboo that had a few flawlessly penned melodies, for example, “O Majhi Re”, “Musafir Hoon Yaaron” and “Naam Gum Jaayega”, created by Rahul Dev Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar.

Alongside his continuous pairings with Sridevi and Jaya Prada amid the ’80s, Jeetendra’s well known co-stars were Reena Roy, Neetu Singh, Hema Malini, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Moushumi Chatterjee and Rekha.

Individual life

Jeetendra (ideal) with little girl Ekta (focus) and child Tusshar (left) in 2016

Jeetendra had met his significant other, Shobha, when she was just 14. She finished school, attended a university, and was utilized as an Air Hostess with British Airways. At the point when Jeetendra was battling between 1960-66 to build up himself as a performing artist, he was involved with Shobha and she was his better half till 1972. It was not until the arrival of Bidaai on 18 October 1974, that Jeetendra and Shobha chose to get hitched, which they did in a basic function at Janki Kutir with just a couple of relatives and companions display (Gulzar, Rajesh Khanna and Sanjeev Kumar among the prominent big names). In her approved history, Hema Malini guaranteed that they nearly got hitched, however she retreated.

Jeetendra and Shobha have two youngsters from their marriage. Their girl, Ekta Kapoor, runs Balaji Telefilms and their child Tusshar Kapoor is additionally a performer. Jeetendra showed up in one of his girl’s delivered films Kucch To Hai, a spine chiller motion picture discharged in 2002, where he showed up nearby his child Tusshar.

Honors, respects and acknowledgments

1998 – Guest of Honor Award at the eighteenth Ujala Cinema Express Awards

2000 – Lifetime Achievement Award in film identities

2002 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Movie Awards in New York.

2003 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

2004 – “Legend of Indian Cinema” Award at Atlantic City (United States).

2005 – Screen Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 – Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award

2008 – Sansui Television Lifetime Achievement Award

2012 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement

2012 – Lions Gold Awards: Most Evergreen Romantic Hero

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