Jeet (actor)

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Native name জিৎ
Born Jeetendra Madnani
(1978-11-30) 30 November 1978 (age 36)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Height 5 ft 10 in
Spouse(s) Mohona Ratlani (2011–present)

Jeet (Bengali: জিৎ) (born Jeetendra Madnani on 30 November 1978) is a Bengali film actor, producer and television presenter from Kolkata, India.[1] 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 in Saathi (2002). 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).

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


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. In this process 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 with that film Jeet made a big splash on Bengali screen. 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 2005, a special Durja 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. A relatively small budget ad of a regional brand of men's innerwear had jeet in the lead. 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. The ad still remains a remembered ad for its outrageous appeal during those days. 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 in turn is a remake of Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's blockbuster movie Businessman and was released in 2013. The film is 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. Now he will pack with Abir chatterjee and Shardda das in Neeraj Pandey's The Royal Bengal Tiger and Baba Yadav's Game.His next Film is Bachchan, releases on 3rd Oct, 2014.[3] His upcoming projects are Boss 2 with Subhasree Ganguly and Shotru 2 with Nusrat Jahan both are under Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment and Jalsha Movies Production.

Personal life[edit]

Jeet married Mohana Ratlani, a school teacher from Lucknow on 24 January 2011.[4]




Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director Notes
Sathi 2002 Bijoy Rabi Kinagi Character remake of Kutty, portrayed by Vijay in Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Nagarjuna in Nuvvu Vastavani, V. Ravichandran in Oh Nanna Nalle, Anubhav Mohanty in I Love You
Champion 2003 Rohit Rabi Kinagi Character remake of Sanju, portrayed by Aamir Khan in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Pawan Kalyan in Thammudu, Vijay in Badri, Shivarajkumar in Yuvaraja
Nater Guru 2003 Robi Haranath Chakraborty
Aamar Maayer Shawpoth 2003 Raj Dulal Bhoumik
Sangee 2003 Bijoy Haranath Chakraborty
Aakrosh 2004 Raj Prashanta Nanda
Premi 2004 Rahul Rabi Kinagi Character remake of Madhav, portrayed by Uday Kiran in Nee Sneham
Mastan 2004 Raju Rabi Kinagi Character remake of Baadshah/Babu Lohar, portrayed by Akshay Kumar in Jaanwar
Bandhan 2004 Rohit Rabi Kinagi Character remake of Raghu, portrayed by Ajith Kumar in Unnai Thedi
Shokti 2004 Jeet Saba Simba Rao

Special appearances[edit]

Jeet has had special appearances in some Bengali films. He did special appearance as himself in multi-starrer film Chore Chore Mastoto Bhai, and in Srijit Mukherji's direction film Hemlock Society and in Notobar Not out


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