Veteran film actor Jitendra turns 80 today. On the special occasion of his birthday, his daughter and well-known film and serial producer Ekta Kapoor has congratulated him on his birthday in a special way. Ekta Kapoor took to her official Instagram to wish Jitendra on his birthday by sharing a video of many beautiful moments.
Through this post of Ekta, fans and celebrities are congratulating Jitendra on his birthday. Veteran actor Jitendra, who ruled the silver screen for almost four decades, was born on April 7, 1942 in Amritsar (Punjab) to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor, but Jitendra’s education took place in Mumbai. Jitendra’s real name was Ravi Kapoor, but after appearing in films, he changed his name to Jitendra. At the age of 17, he got his first acting opportunity in the year 1959. Although he was in a small role in this film. In 1959, he again got a chance to act in V Shantaram’s film ‘Geet Gay Patharon’ and this time he appeared in the lead role in the film. Jitendra managed to make his mark with this film, but he got success with the film ‘Farz’ in the year 1967. The song ‘Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq’ from this film became a super hit. After this, Jitendra’s dance was also well liked in films like ‘Caravan’ and ‘Humjoli’. Due to his dance, he was given the name ‘Jumping Jack’ in Bollywood. Jitendra gave a total of 121 hits in his film career in the 60s, which is a record.
Apart from Hindi, Jitendra has also worked in many Telugu and Bhojpuri films. His major films include Sanjog, Aulad, Mawali, Himmatwala, Parichay, Khudgarj, Haqeeqat, Dharam-Veer, The Burning Train, Hatim Tai, Kuch To Hai etc. Are included. Jitendra got married in the year 1974 after a long relationship with Air Hottest Shobha Kapoor. Shobha Kapoor is the producer. Jeetendra and Shobha have two children, producer-director Ekta Kapoor and film actor-producer Tusshar Kapoor. Jitendra has been away from films for a long time, but appears in many reality shows as a guest. Jitendra is currently the chairman of Balaji Telefilms. The number of Jitendra’s fans is still in lakhs. Jitendra was honored with the Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2003 and the Screen Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2006 for his commendable contributions to the film world.