Jeet (actor)

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Not to be confused with Jeet Gannguli
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Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India[citation needed]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Mohona Ratlani (2011–present)

Jeet (born Jeetendra Madnani) is a Bengali film actor, producer and television presenter from Kolkata,[citation needed] India.

Jeet began his acting career with the lead role in Saathi directed by Haranath Chakraborty and released in the year 2002. The film not only met with good critical response and box office success but also helped Jeet in receiving the BFJA - Most Promising Actor Award. Followed by films Champion (2003), Naater Guru (2003), Shongee (2003), Premi (2004), Bondhon (2004), Juddho (2005), Hero (2006), Neel Akasher Chadni , Wanted (2010), Josh (2010), Dui Prithibi (2010), Fighter (2011), Shotru (2011), 100% Love[1] (2012), Awara (2012), Deewana (2013), Boss (2013), Game (2014), Bachchan (2014),Besh Korechi Prem Korechi (2015), he had established himself as one of the heroes of Tollywood.

Personal life[edit]

Jeet married Mohana Ratlani, a school teacher from Lucknow on 24 February 2011.[2][3]


Main article: Jeet filmography


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.


Jeet collaborated with Haranath Chakraborty for Naater Guru, which had debutant Koel Mullick, in the female lead. He later acted with Priyanka Trivedi in the film Sangee, released on 14 June 2003. In 2004, his first film was with Raima Sen, named Shakti. His other films of the year include Premi; opposite debutant Chandana Sharma; Mastan, Aakrosh, and Bandhan.


In 2005, he played in Yuddha with Mithun Chakraborty, Koel Mullick and Deboshree Roy.[4] In 2005, Jeet collaborated with Koel Mullick in Shubhodristi and Manik, both directed by Prabhat Roy. Jeet won the Anandalok Awards for Best Actor for Manik.

Jeet again acted with Koel Mullick in two consecutive films-Ghatak and Hero. He played the role of Govindlal, in Raja Sen's directional venture, Krishnakanter Will which starred Swastika Mukherjee and Monali Thakur as female leads. His next film was with Hrishita Bhatt, titled Bidhatar Lekha, which starred Priyanshu Chatterjee as the main antagonist. The film explores two lovers and their relationship in their last life that had come to a tragic end, and the pair confronts each other again in the current incarnation. He again collaborated with Swastika Mukherjee for the film Partner in 2008. Jeet collaborated with for Jor which made on a budget Rs. 1.25 crore crossed seven weeks in theater and proved to be a hit in the box office.[5]


Jeet appeared with Koel Mullick in the films Saat Paake Bandha and Neel Akasher Chadni. He starred in Dui Prithibi, which was released on 14 October 2010. Dui Prithibi was the highest grosser of 2010, according to a study conducted by FICCI & Deloitte.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Jeet next starred with Srabanti Chatterjee in Fighter, the remake of Telugu film Lakshyam. He worked with Nusrat Jahan in Raj Chakraborty's action film Shotru, which was a remake of the Tamil film Singam. Roshni Mukherjee of The Times Of India gave the film a positive review.[12] Jeet reappeared with Priyanka Trivedi in Hello Memsaheb.[13] In 2012 he became a producer with the movie 100% Love, in which he also acted together with Koel Mullick. His second film in 2012 was Awara.[14] In 2013, he appeared in the gangster action film Boss with Subhasree Ganguly which was a remake of Mahesh Babu's Businessman. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, Jaya Biswas of The Times of India wrote that "Jeet [...] can dance, fight and emote as well."[15] Jeet won the Kalakar Awards for The King of Tollywood for the film. He was also nominated for Best Actor in the inaurgal ceremony of Filmfare Awards East.


Jeet acted in an extended special performance with Abir Chatterjee and Shraddha Das in Neeraj Pandey's debut Bengali production venture The Royal Bengal Tiger. Produced by Neeraj Pandey's Friday Filmworks and Jeet's Grassroot Entertainment and distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the film turned out to be a critical and commercial success. Jeet's performance of a suave and slightly dangerous Anjan who completely transforms the main protagonist in the film, received critical acclaim from the critics[16] He also acted in Baba Yadav's second directional venture Game in which he played the role of an officer of DIA working in the Indian Army.

In 2014, Jeet co-starred with Aindrita Ray (in her debut Bengali film) in the film Bachchan, which released on 3 October 2014, to positive response from critics as well as from audiences.[17]

Brand endorsements[edit]

A relatively small budget ad of a regional brand of men's innerwear had Jeet in the lead. He became the brand ambassador of Fashion at Big Bazaar (a unit of Future Group) on 18 September 2013.[18] In 2005, a special Durga Puja campaign of Thums Up launched Jeet as their brand ambassador in West Bengal.[19]

Playback singer[edit]

Name of the film Banner
Bachchan Reliance

Special appearances[edit]

Jeet has made 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
Dance Bangla Dance To promote his film Shotru Zee Bangla
Koti Takar Baaji[20] 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/Show 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
2006 Anandalok Awards Priyotama Best Upcoming Star(Male) Nominated
2008 Anandalok Awards Krishnakanter Will Best Actor Nominated
2010 Zee Bangla Gourab Somman Awards Wanted Best Actor Nominated
2010 Anandolok Purashkar[21] Wanted Best Actor(Male) Nominated
2012 Star Jalsha Parivaar Awards Koti Takar Baaji Best Anchor Won
2013 Tele Cine Awards[22] Deewana Best Actor/Performance in a Leading Role Won
2013 Tele Cine Awards[22] 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. ^ Shoma A. Chatterji (3 February 2012). "100% Love". The Indian Express. 
  2. ^ "Jeet Marriage". Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marriages are made in heaven: Jeet". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta : Metro". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 
  5. ^ Tolly tally. Telegraph 12 March 2008
  6. ^ "Alive & Kicking". "The Statesman". 23 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "The revival of Bangla film industry". "Economic Times". 30 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Special Report". "Golden Reel". 28 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Is There a new 'New Wave' in Bengali Cinema?". "Bengali Movies". 
  10. ^ "Film industry wants Mamata to focus right in revamp shot". The Indian Express. 19 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "A symphony of art Media & Entertainment in East India-Bengal" (PDF). "Deloitte". Dec 2011. 
  12. ^ "Shatru Movie Review". The Times of India. 7 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hello Memsaheb (2011) - Bengali Movie Review". 12 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Awara (2012)". 
  15. ^ "Boss Movie Review". The Times of India. 11 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Royal Bengal Tiger Movie Review". The Times of India. 2 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Full Biography Bengali Film Actor Jeet". Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Superstar Jeet is the new face of FBB" (PDF). Future Group. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  19. ^ Reshmi Sengupta (18 August 2006). "Enter, box-office brandwagon- Door of product promotion opens up for cash-starved Tollywood". The Telegraph. 
  20. ^ "Jeet to host high-tech game show". The Times of India. 14 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Anandalok Purashkar Nominations". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  22. ^ a b "13th Tele Cine Awards 2013". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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