Jeet (actor)

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Native name জিৎ
Born Jeetendra Madnani
(1978-11-30) 30 November 1978 (age 35)
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]


double-dagger Upcoming release
Year Movie Director Co-stars Production Language Remake
2015 Dil Bole Awara Raja Chanda Prosenjit Chatterjee, Bidya Sinha Mim Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Balupu
2015 Shotru 2 Raja Chanda Nusrat Jahan Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Singam II
2015 Boss 2 Baba Yadav Subhasree Ganguly Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali
2014 Bachchan Raja Chanda Aindrita Ray, Payel Sarkar Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Vishnuvardhana[5]
2014 Game Baba Yadav Subhasree Ganguly Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Thuppakki
2014 The Royal Bengal Tiger Rajesh Ganguly Abir Chatterjee, Priyanka Sarkar, Shraddha Das Friday Filmworks, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Bengali
2013 Boss Baba Yadav Subhasree Ganguly Reliance Entertainment, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Businessman
2013 Deewana Rabi Kinagi Srabanti Chatterjee Reliance Entertainment Bengali Deepavali
2012 Awara Rabi Kinagi Sayantika Banerjee Shree Venkatesh Films Bengali Krishna
2012 Hemlock Society Srijit Mukherji Special Appearance Shree Venkatesh Films Bengali
2012 100% Love Rabi Kinagi Koel Mallick Shree Venkatesh Films, Grassroot Entertainment Bengali Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule
2011 Hello Memsaheb Shibo Mukherji Priyanka Trivedi Eskay Movies Bengali
2011 Shotru Raj Chakraborty Nusrat Jahan Eskay Movies Bengali Singam
2011 Fighter Rabi Kinagi Srabanti Chatterjee Eskay Movies Bengali Lakshyam
2010 Dui Prithibi Raj Chakraborty Koel Mallick, Dev Shree Venkatesh Films Bengali Gamyam
2010 Josh Rabi Kinagi Srabanti Chatterjee Shree Venkatesh Films Bengali Bhadra
2010 Natobor Not Out Amit Sengupta Special Appearance Amit Sengupta Bengali
2010 Wanted Rabi Kinagi Srabanti Chatterjee Eskay Movies Bengali Athadu
2009 Neel Aakasher Chaadni Sujit Guha Koel Mallick, Jisshu Sengupta Prince EntertainmentP4, Produce By Pijus Saha Bengali story written by Pijus Saha
2009 Shaat Paake Baandha Sujit Mondal Koel Mallick Surinder Films, Shree Venkatesh Films Bengali Pavitra Bandham
2009 Haashi Khushi Club Sankho Banerjee Barsha Priyadarshini The Voyage Bengali
2008 Partner Shankar Ray Swastika Mukherjee New Horizon Films Bengali
2008 Pyar Jab Kehu Se Hoi Jala Omar Khan Rashami Desai Shree Venkatesh Films Bhojpuri
2008 Jor Swapan Saha Barsha Priyadarshini T. Sarkar Productions Bengali Okkadu
2007 Krishnokaanter Will Raja Sen Swastika Mukherjee, Monali Thakur Neelkanth Nirman Pvt. Ltd. Bengali
2007 Pitribhoomi Prabhat Roy Swastika Mukherjee, Subhasree Ganguly Rose Valleys Motion Pictures Bengali

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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