Ravi Kapoor on 7 April 1942) is an award winning [1 ] Indian actor, television, films producer and chairman of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment. Famous for his dancing, he was awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014.
Early life [ edit ]
Jeetendra Kapoor was born in
Amritsar, Punjab to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor whose business dealt with imitation jewellery. He attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, with his friend Rajesh Khanna and later on went to Siddharth College. While supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya's double in the 1959 movie " Navrang".
Jeetendra's active acting career spanned the 1960s to the 1990s. Jeetendra was frequently paired with
Sridevi or Jaya Prada for remakes of South Indian films by Rama Rao Tatineni, K. Bapayya and K. Raghavendra Rao; these included , Sanjog , Aulad , Majaal Justice Chaudhry (1982), (1983), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1979) and Jaani Dushman (1984). He also did many Tohfa Telugu remakes in Hindi of Krishna's movies and had very close association with him. Besides these south Indian remakes, there was a subdued side of Jeetendra whenever he'd worked with the writer/lyricist Gulzar in films like Parichay, Kinara and Khushboo that had several beautifully penned songs like O Majhi Re, Musafir Hoon Yaaron and ' Naam Gum Jaayega', composed by Rahul Dev Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar.
Besides his frequent pairings with
Sridevi and Jaya Prada during the 80's, Jeetendra's popular co-stars were Reena Roy, Neetu Singh, Hema Malini, Sulakshna Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Moushumi Chatterjee, and Rekha. He appeared in the TV serial in the role of an old man. He was one of the judges of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi , an Indian dance competition on Sony Entertainment Television. He was also a judge with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Indian Dance Series) Hema Malini of a competition called . Dancing Queen
Personal life [ edit ]
In her authorized biography,
Hema Malini claimed that they almost got married, but she backed out. He married his childhood sweetheart, [2 ] Shobha Kapoor, and has a daughter, Ekta Kapoor, who runs Balaji Telefilms and a son who is also an actor, Tusshar Kapoor. Jeetendra made a brief appearance in one of his daughter's produced films [3 ] (2002) where he appeared alongside his son Kucch To Hai Tusshar Kapoor.
Awards, honours and recognitions [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
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