Jeetendra (Actor) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Family & More

Jeetendra is an Indian actor and producer, known for his work in Hindi films. Famous for his dancing, he was awarded a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

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Real Name: Ravi Kapoor
Height: 5′ 9″
Age: 79 Years
Jeetendra Biography
Jeetendra Biography
Jeetendra Biography
Real Name Ravi Kapoor
Nickname Jumping Jack, Jeetu
Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters- 175 cm
meters- 1.75 m
Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 7 April 1942
Age (as in 2021) 79 Years
Birth Place Amritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aries
Nationality Indian
Hometown Amritsar, Punjab
School St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, Mumbai
College Siddharth College, Mumbai
K.C. College, Churchgate, Mumbai
Educational Qualifications Graduation
Debut Debut– Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964)
Family Father– Amarnath Kapoor
Mother– Krishna Kapoor

Jeetendra with Parents

Brother– Prasan Kapoor
Sister– None

Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Dancing, Listening to Music
Controversy On 7 February 2018, his cousin filed a complaint against him, alleging that he molested her way back in 1971 in a Shimla hotel when she was 18 years old.
Favorite Things
Favorite Food Fish, Dosa
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Hema Malini (Actress)
Wife/Spouse Shobha Kapoor (TV and Film Producer)
Jeetendra_kapoor with Shobha Kapoor
Jeetendra Biography
Jeetendra Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jeetendra Biography

  • Does Jeetendra smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jeetendra drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Jeetendra has been famous for his dancing in the Film Industry.
  • Jeetendra and late veteran actor Rajesh Khanna were schoolmates. Interestingly, they completed their graduation from the same college as well, – K.C. College, Churchgate.
Jeetendra_kapoor with Rajesh Khanna
Jeetendra kapoor with Rajesh Khanna


  • Jeetendra’s parents ran an imitation jewelry business. Once he supplied jewelry to director V. Shantaram. Having been impressed by it and the gorgeous look of Jeetendra, the director offered him to play actress Sandhya’s body double in the 1959 project, Navrang.
Jeetendra in Navrang
Jeetendra in Navrang
  • V. Shantaram again cast him as the leading man in his 1964 venture, Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne. It was Shantaram who gave him the screen name Jeetendra.
  • His movie Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne was a flop at the box office. Thus Jeetendra had still no success. Jeetendra appeared in the 1967 spy thriller Farz, which proved to be the big commercial success for Jeetendra.
  • Jeetendra had very energetic and enthusiastic dance moves in the song Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq in the movie Farz, which earned him the nickname Jumping Jack.
  • In the 1984 drama Maqsad, Jeetendra, and Rajesh Khanna came together. Jaya Prada and Sridevi were the leading actresses in the film but they both were not on the speaking terms. To bring them together, Khanna and Jeetendra locked them up in a room, hoping they to bury the hatchet and turn friends. After opening rooms, both the ladies were found sitting at the opposite corners of the room.
Jeetendra in Maqsad
Jeetendra in Maqsad
  • In the early 70s, Jeetendra and Hema fell in love. Hema claimed in her autobiography that they almost got married, but she backed out.
  • Actor Sanjeev Kumar fell in love with Hema Malini. He used Jeetendra as a conduit to woo Hema. But Hema refused. Hema fell in love with Jeetendra.
  • Jeetendra has a son and a daughter. Son Tusshar Kapoor is also an actor, daughter Ekta Kapoor runs Balaji Telefilms.


  • Jeetendra was the judge of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 2, an Indian dance competition on aired Sony Entertainment Television.
  • In 2014, Jeetendra was bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Jeetendra_kapoor with Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Jeetendra Kapoor with Dadasaheb Phalke Award


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