Jeetendra Date of Birth
Bollywood jumping jack Jeetendra was born on 7 April 1942. He is 76 years old.
He was born 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 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.
He got his first major break of his life with V. Shantaram’s Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964). 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 he had more dance numbers. His vigorous dancing in the films won him the epithet; “Jumping Jack of Bollywood”.
He has done nearly 200 films as the main lead, a feat matched by just a handful of his peers since the inception of Hindi cinema.
Producers will pair Jeetendra with Sridevi or Jaya Prada for remakes 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 had met his wife, Shobha, when she was only 14. She completed school, went to college, and British Airways employed her as an Air Hostess.
When he 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)
He and Shobha have two children from their marriage. Their son Tusshar Kapoor is also an actor.
He 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.
His daughter, Ekta Kapoor, runs Balaji Telefilms. He 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.