Veteran actor Jeetendra, who turned 72 on April 7, celebrated the special day with a small private dinner with his family including daughter Ekta Kapoor and his sister.
Jeetendra was seen in shorts and T shirt for his own birthday party. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Soap opera queen and producer Ekta Kapoor arrives for the dinner. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Jeetendra's sister made a rare appeance at her brother's birthday dinner. She was seen with her director son Abhishek Kapoor and his fiance Pragya. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Veteran actor Jeetendra was born as Ravi Kapoor in Amritsar on April 17, 1942 to Amarnath and Krishna Kapoor, a Punjabi business family. As he turns 72 today we take a look at his journey so far and share some of his rare family pics. Take a look! (Express archive photo)
Known as the Jumping Jack of Bollywood, Jeetendra was awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Jeetendra seen here with Tusshar. (Express archive photo)
Jeetendra attended St. Sebastian’s Goan High School in Girgaum, with his friend and actor Rajesh Khanna and later on went to K.C. College.
Jeetendra poses with his wife Shobhaa. (Express archive photo)
The dancing hero married his childhood sweetheart, Shobha Kapoor and the couple have two children Ekta and Tusshar. His daughter Ekta Kapoor is the head of Balaji Telefilms and is a very successful producer. His son Tusshar is an actor. (Express archive photo)
Jeetendra's active acting career was from 1960s to the 1990s.
Jeetendra with wife Shobhaa and daughter Ekta. (Express archive photo)
Jeetendra also made a brief appearance in one of his daughter's produced films Kucch To Hai (2002), where he appeared alongside his son Tusshar Kapoor. (Express archive photo)
Jeetendra was frequently paired with Sridevi or Jaya Prada for remakes of south Indian films like Sanjog, Aulad, Majaal, Justice Chaudhry (1982), Mawaali (1983), Himmatwala (1983), Jaani Dushman (1979) and Tohfa (1984). (Express archive photo)
Jeetendra has also appeared in the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi , which were his daughter’s production. (Express archive photo)
We wish Jeetu Ji, as he is fondly known in the film industry, a very happy bithday.
Seen in the picture are Jeetendra, Shaobha, Ekta and Tusshar Kapoor. (Express archive photo)