Jeetendra: Bollywood's Jumping Jack has been leading man in nearly 200 films

Apr 07, 2018, 10:00 IST
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    Born on April 7, 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab. Jeetendra's real name is Ravi Kapoor

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    Jeetendra's parents Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor were into imitation jewellery business

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    Jeetendra and future superstar Rajesh Khanna attended the same school -- St. Sebastian's Goan High School in Girgaum and later went to the same college as well -- K.C. College, Churchgate

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    Rajesh Khanna is believed to have encouraged and tutored Jeetendra during his early days in the industry

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    Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra share a joke with bride and groom Rakhee and Gulzar during their wedding in April 1973

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    Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor as little kids with dad Jeetendra and mom Shobha Kapoor

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    There is a very interesting tale about Jeetendra's first on-screen appearance. He was supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, who ended up casting him as actress Sandhya's double in the 1959 film Navrang. Pictured: Jeetendra with daughter Ekta Kapoor

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    Jeetendra's proper Bollywood debut was also in a V. Shantaram film - the 1964 movie Geet Gaya Patharon Ne

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    In the 1980s, Jeetendra starred with either Sridevi and Jaya Prada in remakes of popular South films

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    Jeetendra's popular films of the 80s include Justice Chaudry (1982), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), Jaani Dushman and Tohfa (1984). Pictured: Jumping Jack in a still from Santaan (1992)

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    Even though he was popular as the dancing star, Jeetendra did a number of restrained roles in Gulzar's films - namely Parichay (1972), Khushboo (1975) and Kinaara (1977)

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    Jeetendra's 1990 fantasy film, Hatim Tai remains popular among his ardent fans even today

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    Jeetendra also acted in daughter Ekta Kapoor's most popular show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in which he played the role of an elderly man

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    In recent years, Jeetendra has been a judge in a couple of dancing reality shows

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    Jeetendra is married his childhood sweetheart Shobha Kapoor, who is now the MD of Balaji Telefilms

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    Jeetendra had a brief role in the 2002 film Kucch To Hai which starred his son Tusshar Kapoor and was produced by daughter Ekta Kapoor

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    In her biography, Hema Malini revealed that Jeetendra had proposed marriage to her

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    Jeetendra with daughter Ekta Kapoor

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    Jeetendra with son Tusshar Kapoor

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    Jeetendra with Rekha on the sets of the film Mother 98

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    Jeetendra and Sohail Khan with other celebs

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    Did you know? Jeetendra 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

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As the 'jumping jack' of Bollywood, Jeetendra, celebrates his 76th birthday, we bring you a collection of some rare pictures of the veteran actor

 

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