The acting, fighting, singing, dancing Hindi film hero is the sum of many parts. He is rightly called the Jumping Jack of Bollywood. The one and only Jeetendra.
Jeetendra has done nearly 200 films as a hero, a feat matched by just a handful of his peers since the inception of Hindi cinema.Jeetendra’s active acting career spanned the 1960s to the 1990s.
Jeetendra was frequently paired with Sridevi or Jaya Prada for remakes of south Indian films. These included ‘Sanjog’, ‘Aulad’, ‘Majaal’, ‘JusticeChaudhry’ (1982), ‘Mawaali’ (1983), ‘Himmatwala’ (1983), ‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979) and ‘Tohfa’ (1984).
Besides these south Indian remakes, there was a subdued side of Jeetendra whenever he worked with the writer/lyricist Gulzar in films like ‘Parichay’,’Kinara’ and ‘Khushboo’ that had several beautifully penned songs like ‘O Majhi Re’, ‘Musafir Hoon Yaaron’ and ‘Naam Gum Jaayega’, composed by Rahul Dev Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar.