Former superstar Jitendra is celebrating his 80th birthday today and he has given many superhit films in his career. Jitendra is called the ‘Jumping Jack’ of Bollywood because of his different dancing style and his superb acting. Very few people know that Jitendra was born to a jeweler. His real name is Ravi Kapoor. After appearing in films, he changed his name. Jitendra may be a superstar today, but at one point he struggled a lot. In such a situation, on his birthday today, let’s know some special things about him. Also how was the actor’s love story with Hema Malini.
20 years of life spent on the move
Not everything was ready for Jitendra. In the early part of his life, he lived in ‘Shyam Sadam Chal’ in Mumbai. He spent almost 20 years of his life here. Jitendra was interested in films from an early age. He often ran away from home to watch movies. In 1959, Jitendra played a small role in the film ‘Navrang’. For many years Jitendra worked hard to prove himself and later achieved a great position.
The wedding took place in Chennai
Jitendra gave his heart to Hema Malini during the shooting of the film ‘Dulhan’. The family members of Hema and Jitendra fixed their marriage. Although Hema Malini liked Dharmendra. As soon as the decision to marry Jitendra was made, Hema told this to Dharmendra. At the same time, Hema Malini’s family members were also fully prepared for marriage. However, during this time Jitendra was in a relationship with his current wife Shobha Kapoor. Meanwhile, there were reports that Jitendra and Hema Malini have decided to get married and the wedding will take place in Chennai.
marriage stalled because of this
When Dharmendra came to know about Hema Malini and Jitendra’s marriage, he became very angry. Dharmendra used a trick to stop the marriage. Dharmendra reached Madras with Shobha. Shobha allegedly created a ruckus after reaching there. Because of this Jitendra and Hema could not get married. Dharmendra was drunk at that time. Seeing the deteriorating daughter’s marriage, Hema Malini’s father threw her out of the house. However, Jitendra and Hema’s marriage eventually fell apart.