Jitendra Kumar

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Jitendra Kumar
Jitendra Kumar promoting Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan.jpg
Born (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 30)
NationalityIndian
EducationIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Works
Partner(s)Nidhi Singh (ex)

Jitendra Kumar is an Indian actor. He is better known for his work in web series and comedy sketches of The Viral Fever[1] where he portrayed characters such as Jeetu, Munna Jazbaati, Gittu[2] and Kejriwal,[3] (a parody version of Arvind Kejriwal, Indian politician & Delhi Chief Minister). He is also known for his role of Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory, Aman Tripathi in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Abhishek Tripathi in Amazon Prime's Panchayat,[4] for which he has won a Filmfare OTT award in the category of "Best Actor Comedy Series (Male)"

Acting 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 IIT KGP where he met Biswapati Sarkar who eventually invited him to join TVF in 2012.[5]

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 include 'Tech Conversations With Dad', 'A Day With' series, TVF Bachelor's series which crossed a million views, Kota Factory and many others.

Apart from TVF videos on YouTube, Kumar has played a few significant roles in comedy sketches, movies and web series.[6] He is predominantly famous for his character 'Jitendra Maheshwari', a frustrated corporate employee in the web series TVF Pitchers, 'Gittu', a confused bridegroom in Permanent Roommates web series and 'Jeetu Bhaiya' from Kota Factory. He has also been a part in the movie Shuruat Ka Interval.[7]

He recently starred as the lead in the web-series Panchayat on Amazon Prime. He plays, Abhishek Tripathi, the urban young secretary of a Panchayat office in the rural town of Phulera, Uttar Pradesh. The series revolves around his daily struggles adapting to village life and his new work as he tries to get away from all this by attempting the Common Admission Test to the Indian Institutes of Management. The series, produced by TVF, has been widely praised by viewers and critics alike.

He recently played the lead in Chaman Bahar. He plays Billu, a young small town paan-shop owner who falls in love with a pretty school girl who lives in a house opposite his shop. His shop becomes a hub of all the young boys of the locality to assemble there just to get a glimpse of the girl. [8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Films that have not been released yet Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Character Ref
2014 Shuruaat Ka Interval Laxman
2019 Gone Kesh Srijoy Roy
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Aman Tripathi [15][16]
Chaman Bahaar Prem Kumar "Billu" Yadav
dagger 2021 Jaadugar Magic Meenu [17]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Character Ref Episode
2014 Permanent Roommates Prateek 4
2015 TVF Pitchers Jitendra "Jeetu" Maheshwari [18] All
2017 TVF Bachelors Season 2 Jeetu [19] All
Bisht, Please! Girish Goyal 6
F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Jeetu 4
2018 Mr. & Mrs. Season 1 Viren 6
2019 ImMature Drama Teacher 2
TVF Tripling Himself(Jitendra Kumar) 1 & 5
Kota Factory Jeetu Bhaiya [20] All
Humorously Yours RJ Mastikhor Mishra 2
Cheesecake Neel [21] All
2020 Panchayat Abhishek Tripathi [22] All
2021 Kota Factory Season 2 Jeetu Bhaiyya [23] TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor (Comedy Series) Panchayat Won [24][25]
2021 IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3 Godrej Professional Most Popular Actor In A Web Series (Drama) Panchayat Won [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ram, Sharmila Ganesan (16 February 2014). "Age of parody". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ Permanent Roommates (TV Series 2014– ), retrieved 15 June 2018
  3. ^ "Meet Jitendra Kumar, the actor who faced off with Kejriwal, dressed as Kejriwal". Hindustan Times. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Panchayat Web Series movie review Trailer Release Date Cast Episodes – Amazon Prime". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "IIT Is Not The End Of The World: Jitendra Kumar". BW Education. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ Kumar, Jitendra. "Jitendra Kumar". IMDb. Internet Movie Database.
  7. ^ "12 Things To Know About Jitendra Kumar : The Prince of TVF (The Viral Fever) | Tomatoheart". Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  8. ^ Kumar, Jitendra. "Jeetu". IMDb. Internet Movie Database.
  9. ^ "Jitendra Kumar about Ayushmann and homosexuality". Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Jitendra Kumar says he takes YouTube comments as reality checks". Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  11. ^ "About Jitendra Kumar". Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Jitendra Kumar about his show Cheesecake and more". Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Meet Jitendra Kumar, the actor who faced off with Kejriwal, dressed as him". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  14. ^ "'Loved seeing myself on the big screen': How TVF's 'Jeetu' went from IIT to web series to films". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan makers looking for the right man to cast as Ayushmann Khurrana's love interest". Hindustan Times. 7 June 2019.
  17. ^ Vora, Kashyap. "JITENDRAS JAADUGAR FILM ANNOUNCED". Republic World. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  18. ^ TVF Pitchers (TV Series 2015), retrieved 15 June 2018
  19. ^ TVF Bachelors, Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Gopal Dutt, retrieved 15 June 2018CS1 maint: others (link)
  20. ^ Kota Factory Review, retrieved 29 November 2018
  21. ^ Cheesecake Review, retrieved 29 November 2019
  22. ^ Panchayat Review, retrieved 3 April 2020
  23. ^ Kriplani, Rhea. "DELHI CRIME 2, KOTA FACTORY 2". Republic World. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2020: Big Night For Paatal Lok And The Family Man. Complete List Of Winners". NDTV.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Winners of the Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  26. ^ "Full List of Winners – IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3". IWMBuzz. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.

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