Jeet (actor)

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Born Jeetendra Madnani
(1978-11-30) 30 November 1978 (age 36)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Mohona Ratlani (2011–present)

Jeet (born Jeetendra Madnani on 30 November 1978) is a Bengali film actor, producer and television presenter from Kolkata,India. Jeet began his acting career in 2002 with the film Saathi directed by Haranath Chakraborty, where he played the lead role for which he received the BFJA - Most Promising Actor Award for his performance. Followed by films Champion (2003), Naater Guru (2003), Shongee (2003), Premi (2004), Bondhon (2004), Juddho (2005), Hero (2006), Neel Akaser Chadni (2009) , Wanted (2010), Josh (2010), Dui Prithibi (2010), Fighter (2011), Shotru (2011), 100% Love (2012), Awara (2012), Deewana (2013), Boss (2013), Game (2014), Bachchan (2014), he had established himself as one of the leading heroes of Tollywood.

Early life[edit]

Jeet was born in a Sindhi family. As a child he studied at Andhra association school in Shah Nagar Road Kolkata, St. Joseph & Mary's School, New Alipore later in National High School, Hazra Road and completed his graduation from the Bhawanipur Education Society College of the University of Calcutta. However, his academic life was interrupted soon after for joining his family business.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Jeet married Mohana Ratlani, a school teacher from Lucknow on 24 February 2011.[2] He became the father of a baby girl.


A relatively small budget ad of a regional brand of men's innerwear had Jeet in the lead. The ad still remains a remembered ad for its outrageous appeal during those days. That was in the mid-1990s. The ad showed him in a not-so-prevalent-then sexy macho masculine avatar, together with a raunchy female model on a bike


Jeet started with modelling assignments and then shifted to serials like Bishabriksha in 1994–95 directed by Bishnu Palchaudhuri in which he played Taracharan, Janani by Bishnu Palchaudhuri in which he played Anil and Daughters of the Century by Tapan Sinha in which he was cast in the roles of Champiya and Kadambini. In order to pursue a career in acting, Jeet left for Mumbai.

In a vacation back in Kolkata, he started meeting directors and producers. In the meanwhile, to pursue his acting, he became associated with an organization called the Prosenium Art Centre. It was at this time that he acted in two English dramas – 'Arms and the Man' and 'Man at the Floor'. Thereafter he left for Mumbai again. He started giving regular auditions over there.


While giving regular auditions in Mumbai he came to meet a producer from South India who cast him in the Telugu film Chandu, which was released in 2001. However, the film did not manage to garner him the kind of plaudits he needed to increase his acting cache in a dramatic manner. In October 2001 when he was back to Kolkata once again he suddenly he received a call from Haranath Chakraborty to come up and meet him at NT1 Studio. The shooting of Sathi commenced from 15 January 2002 and the film released on 14 June 2002. Jeet made a big splash on Bengali screen with the film, which had Priyanka Trivedi in the female lead role. The film created box office records. The youth of Bengal went crazy with the new avatar of a Bengali hero. Jeet's simple yet powerful acting appealed across masses. Though initially he mainly played romantic characters, he soon expanded his acting skills and successfully transformed into an action hero.


In 2003, Jeet acted opposite many debutant female heroines. The first film was with Srabanti Chatterjee in the film Champion. Champion was a high critically and commercially success. Jeet's comic timing and acting was praised by the audiences and critics. His second film in the year was with debutant Koel Millick, named, Naater Guru. Based on Samaresh Basu's popular novel of the same name, the film proved to be a critical and commercial success at the box office. The film also starred Ranjit Mullick (father of Koel Mullick), Moushumi Chatterjee and Kanchan Mullick In 2005, a special Durga Puja campaign of Thums Up launched Jeet as their brand ambassador in West Bengal. The ad was enormously popular in regional channels and remains one of the most loved Bengali ads to date. However, Jeet was not a newbee to ads. In 2012 he became a successful producer with his Blockbuster hit movie named 100% Love. His second film in 2012 was Awara, which has broken all the records in the history of Bengali cinema. His next project was Boss with Subhasree Ganguly which was a remake of Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's blockbuster movie Businessman and was released in 2013. The film was directed by Baba Yadav under the banner of Reliance Entertainment and declared Super hit at box office along with highest opener film in Tollywood film industry. He acted with Abir Chatterjee and Shraddha Das in Neeraj Pandey's The Royal Bengal Tiger and Baba Yadav's Game. His next Film was Bachchan, opposite to Aindrita Ray, which released on 3 October 2014.[3] His upcoming projects is with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Nusrat Jahan under Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director Co-stars Notes
Untitled 2015 Raja Chanda Prosenjit Chatterjee and Nusrat Jahan
Bachchan 2014 Bijay Bachchan Raja Chanda Aindrita Ray and Payal Sarkar Remake of Kannada blockbuster Vishnuvardhana
Game 2014 Abhimanyu Chatterjee, captain in DIA, a wing of Indian Army Baba Yadav Subhasree Ganguly Remake of Tamil blockbuster Thuppakki
The Royal Bengal Tiger 2014 Abhi Rajesh Ganguly Abir Chatterjee, Shraddha Das and Priyanka Sarkar Extended Special Appearance
Boss 2013 Surya Bhai Baba Yadav Subhasree Ganguly Remake of Telugu blockbuster Businessman
Deewana 2013 Abhi Rabi Kinnagi Srabanti Malakar Remake of Tamil film Deepavali
Hemlock Society 2012 Srijit Mukherji Parambrata Chatterjee,Koel Mallick,Soumitra Chatterjee,Sabyasachi Chakrabarty Special Appearance
Awara 2012 Surya Rabi Kinnagi Sayantika Banerjee Remake of Telugu film Krishna
100% Love 2012 Rahul Rabi Kinnagi Koel Mullick
Hello Memsaheb 2011 Megh Chatterjee Nandita Roy,
Shibprasad Mukhopadhyay
Priyanka Trivedi
Shatru 2011 Dibakar Singha Raj Chakraborty Nusrat Jahan Remake of Tamil blockbuster Singam
Fighter 2011 Surja Rabi Kinnagi Srabanti Malakar Remake of Telugu film Lakshyam
Dui Prithibi 2010 Rahul Raj Chakraborty Deepak Adhikari , Koel Mullick and Barkha Bisht Sengupta
Josh 2010 Indra Rabi Kinnagi Srabanti Malakar
Wanted 2010 Rajkumar Banerjee (Raja)/Shibu Rabi Kinnagi Srabanti Malakar
Neel Akasher Chadni 2009 Akash Sujit Guha Jishu Sengupta and Koel Mullick
Saat Paake Bandha 2009 Rahul Sujit Mondol Koel Mullick
Hanshi Khushi Club 2009 Shankha Bandyopadhyay Barsha Priyadarshini
Jor 2008 Surya Swapan Saha Barsha Priyadarshini
Partner 2008 Ayan roy Shankar Ray Swastika Mukherjee
Bidhatar Lekha 2007 Raja Mukherjee Hrishita Bhatt and Priyanshu Chatterjee
Krishnakanter Will 2007 Govindlal Raja Sen Swastika Mukherjee and Subhashree Ganguly
Kranti (2006 film) 2006 Jeet Riingo Banerjee Swastika Mukherjee
Pitribhumi 2006 Prabhat Roy Swastika Mukherjee
Subhasree Gangopadhyay
Ghatak 2006 Swapan Saha
Hero 2006 Shuvoo Swapan Saha Koel Mullick
Priyotama 2006 Akash Roy Prabhat Roy Swastika Mukherjee
Sathihara 2005 Biresh Chattopadhyay Swastika Mukherjee
Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai 2005 Anup Sengupta Mithun Chakraborty, Chiranjeet,Jishu Sengupta and Koel Mullick Special Appearance
Manik 2005 Probhat Roy Ranjit Mullick and Koel Mullick
Shubhodrishti 2005 Prabhat Roy Koel Mullick and Parambrata Chatterjee
Yuddho 2005 Surja Rabi Kinnagi Mithun Chakraborty, Koel Mullick and Deboshree Roy
Aakrosh 2004 Prashanta Nanda Rituparna Sengupta
Bandhan 2004 Rohit Rabi Kinnagi Koel Mullick and Victor Banerjee
Mastan 2004 Raju/Raja Rabi Kinnagi Swastika Mukherjee
Premi 2004 Rahul Rabi Kinnagi Jishu Sengupta and Chandana Sharma
Shakti 2004 P. Sambhashiv Rao Raima Sen
Sangee 2003 Bijay Haranath Chakraborty Priyanka Trivedi and Silajit Majumdar
Naater Guru 2003 Rabi Maitra Haranath Chakraborty Koel Mullick, Ranjit Mullick and Moushumi Chatterjee
Champion 2003 Raja Rabi Kinnagi Srabanti Malakar
Sathi 2002 Bijay Haranath Chakraborty Priyanka Trivedi won Most Promising Actor for this film in 2003

Playback singer[edit]

Name of the film Banner
Bachchan Reliance

Special appearances[edit]

Jeet have done some special appearances in Anup Sengupta's Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai and in Srijit Mukherji's Hemlock Society.

Television appearances[edit]

Name of the show Notes Channel
Star of Bengal Host Zee Bangla
Koti Takar Baaji Host Star Jalsha
Dadagiri Unlimited To promote his film The Royal Bengal Tiger. Zee Bangla
Mirakkel To promote his film Bachchan Zee Bangla

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Film Category Result
2003 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards Sathi Most Promising Actor Won
2003 Anandalok Awards Sathi Best Actor Won
2005 Anandalok Awards Manik Anandalok Award for Best Actor Won
2008 Anandalok Awards Krishnakanter Will Best Actor Nominated
2013 Tele Cine Awards[4] Deewana Best Actor/Performance in a Leading Role Won
2013 Tele Cine Awards[4] Deewana Best Jodi with Srabanti Malakar Won
2014 Filmfare Awards East Boss Best Actor Nominated
2014 Kalakar Awards Boss The King of Tollywood Award Won


  1. ^ "Bengali Actor Jeet". 
  2. ^ "Jeet Marriage". Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Full Biography Bengali Film Actor Jeet". Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "13th Tele Cine Awards 2013". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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