Jitendra Kumar

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Jitendra Kumar
Jitendra in 2020
Born (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 33)
Alma materIIT Kharagpur
Years active2008-present
Known for

Jitendra Kumar is an Indian actor. He is best known for his role of Jitu in TVF Pitchers, Jeetu Bhaiya in the series Kota Factory, and for his roles in Amazon Prime's comedy series Panchayat and in the film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. He has received several awards including two Filmfare OTT Awards. [1]

Early life and career[edit]

While studying Civil Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, Jitendra Kumar started liking acting. Kumar has done many stage plays as the Governor of the Hindi Technology Dramatics Society at the IIT where he met Biswapati Sarkar, Executive Creative Director and Writer at The Viral Fever[2] who eventually invited him to join TVF in 2012.[3]

Kumar starred in Munna Jazbaati: The Q-tiya Intern in 2013 which instantly went viral and crossed 3 million views. Since then, he has portrayed several characters in TVF videos which includes Tech Conversations With Dad, A Day With, TVF Bachelors, Kota Factory and many others.[4][5][6]

Apart from TVF videos on YouTube, Kumar has played a few significant roles in comedy sketches, movies and web series. He is predominantly famous for his character Jitendra Maheshwari, a frustrated corporate employee from TVF Pitchers, Gittu, a confused bridegroom from Permanent Roommates and Jeetu Bhaiya from Kota Factory. He made his film debut with Shuruat Ka Interval in 2014.[7]

He recently starred as the lead in the web-series Panchayat on Amazon Prime. He plays, Abhishek Tripathi, a young urban secretary of a Panchayat office in the rural town of Phulera, Uttar Pradesh. The series produced by TVF, has been widely praised by viewers and critics alike.

In 2020, he was seen as Aman Tripathi in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan opposite Ayushmann Khurrana[8][9] and then he played Billu in Chaman Bahaar.[10][11]



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Ref.
2014 Shuruaat Ka Interval Laxman
2019 Gone Kesh Srijoy Roy [12]
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Aman Tripathi [13][14]
Chaman Bahaar Prem Kumar "Billu" Yadav [15]
2022 Jaadugar Meenu Narang [16][17]
2023 Dry Day Gannu [18]
2024 Lantrani [19]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Permanent Roommates Prateek [20]
2015 TVF Pitchers Jitendra "Jeetu" Maheshwari [21]
2017 TVF Bachelors Jeetu Season 2 [22]
Bisht, Please! Girish Goyal
F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Jeetu
2018 Mr. & Mrs. Viren Season 1
2019 ImMature Drama Teacher [23]
TVF Tripling Himself Season 2
Humorously Yours RJ Mastikhor Mishra [24]
Cheesecake Neel [25]
2019–present Kota Factory Jeetu Bhaiya [26]
2020–present Panchayat Abhishek Tripathi [27]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor (Comedy Series) Panchayat Won [28]
2022 22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor - OTT Nominated [29]
Kota Factory Nominated [29]
2022 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor in a Series (Male): Drama Nominated [30]
Best Actor in a Series (Male), Critics: Comedy Panchayat Won [31]
2023 Bollywood Hungama Style Icons Most Stylish Emerging Icon Nominated [32]


  1. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2020: Complete List Of Winners". NDTV.com. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "TVF Star Jitendra Kumar Asked Himself "Kyun Pail Girau Main?" & That's How He Chose Acting". Koimoi. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  3. ^ "IIT Is Not The End Of The World: Jitendra Kumar". BW Education. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ Ram, Sharmila Ganesan (16 February 2014). "Age of parody". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Meet Jitendra Kumar, the actor who faced off with Kejriwal, dressed as Kejriwal". Hindustan Times. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Panchayat Web Series movie review Trailer Release Date Cast Episodes – Amazon Prime". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "12 Things To Know About Jitendra Kumar : The Prince of TVF (The Viral Fever) | Tomatoheart". Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Jitendra Kumar about Ayushmann and homosexuality". Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Jitendra Kumar about his show Cheesecake and more". Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Meet Jitendra Kumar, the actor who faced off with Kejriwal, dressed as him". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  11. ^ "'Loved seeing myself on the big screen': How TVF's 'Jeetu' went from IIT to web series to films". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Gone Kesh Movie Review". NDTV.com. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan pushed to March 13 next year; film to clash with Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl". Times Now News. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan makers looking for the right man to cast as Ayushmann Khurrana's love interest". Hindustan Times. 7 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Chaman Bahaar movie review: Jitendra Kumar plays Kabir Singh on a budget, in an equally bad film, out on Netflix". Hindustan Times. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Watch Love Goals | Netflix Official Site". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  17. ^ "`Panchayat` star Jitendra Kumar`s `Jaadugar` to release on July 15". www.mid-day.com. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  18. ^ "'Dry Day' trailer: Jitendra Kumar, Shriya Pilgaonkar in comedy about alcoholism". Scroll.in. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  19. ^ "Actor Jitendra Kumar to feature in the anthology film Lantrani". Cinema Express. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  20. ^ "It is self-destructive to become confident about acting: Jitendra Kumar". The Indian Express. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  21. ^ "TVF Pitchers actor Jitendra Kumar excited to make Bollywood debut". The Indian Express. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  22. ^ "Jitendra Kumar movies and web series on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, TVF Play". GQ India. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  23. ^ "'ImMature' details revealed - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  24. ^ "Uncover the drama behind the comedy with Humorously Yours". Times of India. 10 June 2019.
  25. ^ Cheesecake Review, retrieved 29 November 2019
  26. ^ Kota Factory Review, retrieved 29 November 2018
  27. ^ Panchayat Review, retrieved 3 April 2020
  28. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2020: Big Night For Paatal Lok And The Family Man. Complete List Of Winners". NDTV.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  29. ^ a b "The 22nd ITA Awards". Indian Television Academy. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  30. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2022 - Nominations". filmfare.com. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  31. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2022 - Winners". filmfare.com. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  32. ^ "Check out the complete list of winners of the Bollywood Hungama Style Icon Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 April 2023.

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