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Jeetendra (born April 7, 1942) is a popular Indian actor.

Early life
Jeetendra was born Ravi Kapoor in Amritsar, Punjab in 1942 to a Punjabi family. Ravi Kapoor was born in a business family that dealt with imitation jewellery. While supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya's double in the 1959 movie "Navrang."

Career

He started in Bollywood in the late 1950s when filmmaker V. Shantaram gave him a chance as actress Sandhya's double in Navrang (1959), but got his first big break when Shantaram cast him as hero in Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964). Since then, he has appeared in almost 200 films.

Jitendra came into the spotlight in 1967 with Ravikant Nagaich's Farz, which went on to become a golden jubilee success. The tee shirt and white shoes he picked up from a retail store for the "Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq" number in Farz (sung by Mohammed Rafi) became his trademark. His vigorous dancing in films like Farz, Mere Huzoor, and Banphool won him the epithet of the Jumping Jack.

In the 1980s, Jitendra was frequently paired up with Sridevi or Jayapradha for remakes of South Indian potboilers courtesy of Rama Rao Tatineni, K. Bapayya and K. Raghavendra Rao; some of these films were produced by Padmalaya Productions. Featuring elaborate sequences with colorful clay pots, dozens of extras, electronic music by Bappi Lahiri, and lyrics by Indeewar , movies like Justice Chaudhry (1982), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), Jaani Dost, and Tohfa (1984) were huge hits despite low critical acclaim.

He recently made an appearance in a popular TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as an old man. He was a judge of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, an Indian dance competition on Sony Entertainment Television.


Personal life

Born in Punjab, Jeetendra spent his childhood in Girgaum, Mumbai. He used to live in Ramachandra Building in a middle class locality. He still cherishes his memories there and visits the place during Ganapati festival every year. In her authorized biography, Hema Malini claimed that they almost got married, but she backed out. He then married his childhood sweetheart Shobha Kapoor, and has a son who is also an actor, Tusshar Kapoor and a daughter, Ekta Kapoor, who runs Balaji Telefilms. They make popular TV serials in Hindi, Tamil, and other languages. They have also produced five Bollywood films, two of which have Tusshar in the leading role. Jeetendra made a brief appearance in one of his daughter's produced films Kucch To Hai (2002) where he appeared alongside his son Tusshar.


Awards, honours and recognitions

Jeetendra never won an award, except for Lifetime Achievement Awards because of the tough competition in Bollywood during his era.

1998 - Guest of Honour Award at the 18th Ujala Cinema Express Awards
2000 - Lifetime Achievement Award in film personalities
2002 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Movie Awards in New York.
2004 - "Legend of Indian Cinema" Award at Atlantic City (United States).
2007 - Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award
2008 - Sansui Television Lifetime Achievement Award

Selected filmography

Jeetendra filmography

Navrang (1959)
Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964) ... Vijay
Farz (1967) ... Gopal
Suhaag raat (1968 film)
Jigri Dost (1969) ... Gopi/Advocate Anand(double role)
Mere hazoor [1969].... Akhtar
Jeene Ki Raah (1969)
Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke (1969)
Humjoli (1970) ... Rajesh
Khilona (1970) ... Mohan Singh
Caravan (1971) ... Mohan
Parichay (1972) ... Ravi
Bidaai (1974) ... Sudhakar
Khushboo (1975) ... Brindaban
Nagin (1976) ... Nag
Dharam Veer (1977) ... Veer
Priyatama (1977) ... Ravi
Badalte Rishtey (1978) ... Sagar
Swarg Narak (1978) ... Mohan
Jaani Dushman (1979) ... Amar
The Burning Train (1980) ... Thief
Justice Chaudhry (1982) ... Justice RK Chaudhary
Nishaan (1983)
Mawaali (1983) ... Ramesh/Gangu(double role)
Himmatwala (1983) ... Ravi
Tohfa (1984) ... Ramu
Dosti Dushmani (1986) ... Uncredited
Tamacha (1988) ... Rajiv
Zahreelay (1990) ... Retired Army Officer
Dil Aashna Hai (1992) ... Prince Arjun
Maa (1992)
Udhaar Ki Zindagi (1994)...Sitaram
Zamana Deewana (1995) ... Madanlal Malhotra
Dushman Duniya Ka (1996) ... Mahesh
Mother (1999) ...
Kucch To Hai (2003) .... Karan's father
Om Shanti Om (2007)....Special Appearance

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