Today is the birthday of famous Bollywood actor Jeetendra who with his white shoes and dance movements earned much name and fame. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab on 7th April 1942 to a Punjabi family. His family was in a business of imitation jewellery and while supplying jewellery to V. Shantaram was cast as Sandhya’s double in the 1959 movie ‘Navrang’.
Mostly paired with Sridevi and Jaya Prada, Jeetendra gave many hits to Bollywood industry including Sanjog , Aulad, Mawaali, Himmatwala, Jaani Dushman and Tohfa. Besides this, he also worked in Parichay, Kinara and Khushboo. He came into the limelight in 1967 with Farz, which became a golden jubilee success.
He is married to Shobha Kapoor, whom he met when she was only 14. His son Tusshar Kapoor is a Bollywood actor and daughter Ekta Kappor runs Balaji Telefilms that has produced a number of popular Indian TV soaps.
This day, on his 74th birthday, let us wish him a great prosperous life ahead, ‘Bar bar din ye aye, bar bar dil ye gaye……….Happy Birthday to you……..’