Biography|July 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Jeetendra Biography

Jeetendra born Ravi Kapoor is an Indian actor and television producer. He was known as Jumping Jack among his fans because of his dancing skills. He was one of the most talkative and fastest dancing actor in the Bollywood. He was awarded Lifetime achievement award at the 2012 Zee Cine Awards, for working over 50 years in Bollywood.

Jeetendra Kapoor was born on 7 April 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor whose business dealt with imitation jewellery. He attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, with his friend Rajesh Khanna and later on went to K.C. College. While supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya’s double in the 1959 movie “Navrang”.

In th 1980s, Jitendra was frequently paired with Sridevi or Jayapradha for remakes of South Indian films by Rama Rao Tatineni, K. Bapayya and K. Raghavendra Rao; these included Justice Chaudhry (1982), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), Jaani Dushman, and Tohfa (1984).

He appeared in the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in the role of an old man. He was one of the judges of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, an Indian dance competition on Sony Entertainment Television. He was also a judge with Hema Malini of a competition called Dancing Queen.

In her authorized biography, Hema Malini claimed that they almost got married, but she backed out. He married his childhood sweetheart, Shobha Kapoor, and has a daughter, Ekta Kapoor, who runs Balaji Telefilms and a son who is also an actor, Tusshar Kapoor.

Jeetendra made a brief appearance in one of his daughter’s produced films Kucch To Hai (2002) where he appeared alongside his son Tusshar.