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 Jeetendra (JamActor of India)

 

 

Jeetendra (Indian Film Actor)


JEETENDRA JUMPING JACK


Jeetendra aka Jeetender was born on April 7, 1942.

Born Ravi Kapoor in Mumbai, India, he started in Bollywood in the late 1950s when filmmaker V. Shantaram gave him a chance as 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.

Jeetendra 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 became his trademark. His vigorous dancing in films like Farz, Humjoli (1970), and Caravan (1971) won him the epithet of the Jumping Jack. His films consistently achieved commercial success, even though the critics panned a lot of them.
 

His background, after all, had been familiar. Coming from a poverty-stricken family, Jeetendra would either be roaming the streets with his friends or going to the film studios to supply the imitation jewellery his family dealt in. After V Shantaram gave him a chance to be (heroine) Sandhya's double in 'Navrang' and 'Sehra', he was entranced by the world of films. In the early 70s when Rajesh Khanna reigned, Jeetendra's position was temporarily submerged. But with 'Bidaai' co-starring Leena Chandavarkar, he hit back. Then in order to win both the masses and the classes, Jeetendra started doing bespectacled histrionics, in Gulzar's 'Parichay', 'Khushboo' and 'Kinara'. At the same time, he also extended his base to woo the family audience in films like 'Asha', 'Maang Bharo Sajna' and 'Ek Hi Bhool'.


In the 1980s, Jeetendra was frequently paired up with Sridevi or Jayapradha for remakes of South Indian potboilers courtesy of 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 that were full of double entendres, movies like Justice Chaudhry (1982), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), and Tohfa (1984) were huge hits despite low critical acclaim.

Jeetendra is married to Shobha Kapoor, and has a son Tusshar Kapoor, who is also an actor, and a daughter, Ekta Kapoor, a film producer 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 films Kucch To Hai in 2002. That same year he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was nicknamed the 'Jumping Jack' of Hindi cinema.

FILMOGRAPHY :

Kucch To Hai
Mother
Krishna Arjun
Mahaanta
Chupp
Dharma Karma
Judge Mujrim
Lav Kush
Dushman Duniya Ka
Hum Sab Chor Hain
Kalyug Ke Avtaar
Janam Kundli
Zamaana Deewana
Ghar Ki Izzat
Chauraha
Udhaar Ki Zindagi
Santaan
Khal-Naaikaa
Rang
Bhookamp
Aaj Kie Aurat
Aadmi Khilona Hai
Aansoo Bane Angaray
Geetanjali
Prateeksha
Tahqiqaat
Dil Aashna Hai
Insaaf Ki Devi
Maa
Ranbhoomi
Shiv Ram
Sapnon Ka Mandir
Thanedaar
Nyay Anyay
Amiri Garibi
Souten Ki Beti
Aaj Ke Shahenshah
Hatimtai
Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai
Shesh Naag
Zahreelay
Aag Se Khelenge
Aasmaan Se Ooncha
Kasam Vardi Ki
Majboor
Nafrat Ki Aandhi
Tamacha
Mulzim
Sone Pe Suhaaga
Himmat Aur Mehanat
Jaan Hatheli Pe
Sindoor
New Delhi
Madadgar
Apne Apne
Aulad
Insaaf Ki Pukar
Khudgarz
Majaal
Aisa Pyaar Kahan
Locket
Swarag Se Sunder
Aag Aur Shola
Bond 303
Dharam Adhikari
Dosti Dushmani
Ghar Sansar
Jaal
Sadaa Suhagan
Sinhasan
Suhagan
Balidaan
Sarfarosh
Nishan
Haqeeqat
Hoshiyar
Mera Saathi
Pataal Bhairavi
Sanjog
Akalmand
The Gold Medal
Haisiyat
Kaamyaab
Maqsad
Qaidi
Tohfa
Yeh Desh
Zakhmi Sher
Prem Tapasya
Himmatwala
Arpan
Jaani Dost
Mawaali
Dharam Kanta
Apna Bana Lo
Raaste Pyar Ke
Anokha Bandan
Badle Ki Aag
Chorni
Deedar-E-Yaar
Farz Aur Kanoon
Insaan
Jiyo Aur Jeene Do
Justice Chaudhury
Mehndi Rang Layegi
Samraat
Khoon Ka Rishta
Meri Aawaz Suno
Ek Hi Bhool
Khoon Aur Paani
Jyoti
Mosambi Narangi
Pyaasa Sawan
Raksha
Shakka
Sharada
Waqt Ki Deewar
Neeyat
Jal Mahal
Aasha
Aap Ke Deewane
The Burning Train
Judaai
Jyoti Bane Jwala
Maang Bharo Sajana
Nishana
Takkar
Hum Tere Aashiq Hai
Aatish
Jaani Dushman
Khandaan
Lok Parlok
Love in Canada
Badalte Rishte
Dil Aur Deewar
Karmayogi
Nalayak
Swarg Narak
Tumhari Kasam
Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
Apnapan
Dharam Veer
Dildaar
Ek Hi Raasta
Jai Vijay
Kasam Khoon Ki
Kinara
Priyatama
Zamanat
Udhar Ka Sindur
Nagin
Santan
Aakhri Dao
Khushboo
Rani Aur Lalpari
Umar Qaid
Bidaai
Dulhan
Gehri Chaal
Anokhi Ada
Jaise Ko Taisa
Roop Tera Mastana
Parichay
Bhai Ho To Aisa
Ek Bechara
Ek Hasina Do Diwane
Garam Masala
Sazaa
Shaadi Ke Baad
Yaar Mera
Banphool
Bikhare Moti
Caravan
Chaahat
Ek Naari Ek Brahmchari
Kathputli
Himmat
Humjoli
Jawab
Khilona
Maa Aur Mamta
Mere Humsafar
Naya Raasta
Anmol Moti
Badi Didi
Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke
Do Bhai
Jeene Ki Raah
Jigri Dost
Vishwas
Waris
Aulad
Mere Huzoor
Parivaar
Suhag Raat
Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti
Farz
Gunahon Ka Devta
Geet Gaaya Pattharonne

 

 

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