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Jitendra Kumar’s Journey From IIT to Bollywood

Jitendra Kumar fondly known as Jeetu Bhaiya because of his character in Kota Factory has come a long way from where he started, and this is his story from IIT to Bollywood. Read further to know more.

31st January 2020 | 10:30 AM (IST)
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After alluring the audiences with his acting skills in the web series on YouTube, actor Jitendra Kumar is entering into Bollywood with a bang. Jeetu will be next seen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in the upcoming movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. He will be portraying a gay character in the film.

Jitendra Kumar who earned his first recognition by playing Munna Jazbaati on TVF’s Q-tiya Intern hasn’t looked back since, keeping aside minor setbacks it has been a fruitful ride for the young actor. TVF became Jitendra’s stage and the audience sensed a connection in all the characters he essayed. The role which had an impact are- Jitendra Maheshwari in TVF Pitchers, Gittu in Permanent Roommates, and the one that stands out of them all is Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory.

So, here are certain facts you didn’t know about your favorite Web Series superstar Jitendra Kumar-

1.       IIT Student

Jitendra Kumar who portrayed the role of Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory, himself was an IIT student. He even attended a coaching institute in Kota for the preparations of IIT. He later got admission in IIT Kharagpur and pursued a degree in Civil Engineering.

 
 
 
 
 
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An Arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.. #backwardtimes #asusual #throwback #pictures

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2.       Love for Acting

As a 5-year old kid Jitendra entertained his family by mimicking Amitabh Bachchan and Nana Patekar but being a studious kid he kept this as a side hobby. After getting admission in IIT Kharagpur, the Governer of the Hindi Technology Dramatics Society noticed his love for acting and urged him to join the dramatics club.

 
 
 
 
 
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कुछ रंग पुराने .. #kejri #salunkhe #sunny #siddu #srk #Imam #Chaplin

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3.       Entry into TVF

During his theatre days, Jitendra happened to bump into Biswapati Sarkar who also was a student in IIT Kharagpur. The fact about Biswapati Sarkar is that he had a connection with TVF and its founder Arunabh Kumar. Sarkar then invited Jitendra to join them in 2012. That’s how Jitendra Kumar entered into the YouTube community.

 
 
 
 
 
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"tu late hai..par akela nahi hai.." My Four shows were shelved back to back and I was crying in a corner of TVF campus and then Master of Digital world called me saying " haan bhaai .. toh suno kota ki kahani hai ek student hai aur ek young sa teacher hai.." I was so blank at that time cryingly and reluctantly said yes lets do it.. and I got another chance to sit in front of the mirror and one more chance to do my make up for A new charachter "Jeetu Bhaiyya" .. I had zero self confidence and supposed to play a Charachter who has only one thing that is self confidence.. it happened because of 100% self confident team of @pablo_chocobar @abhishek_yadav22 @jerinpdp @bhakkk_saala @khannasaurus @shreyansh.pandey @abhijeetparmar7 & @eightypackabs Show wouldnt be possible without you guys @unacademy Thank you guys for the love and support and taking this series to IMDB Rank#1 of 2019 #flashback #moments

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4.       The Call of Bollywood

Jitendra Kumar already had an eye for Bollywood but he was too scared to take the leap, and so he decided to stick around with YouTube series till he feels like ready for the big screen. He marked his debut in Bollywood opposite Shweta Tripathi in 2019 movie Gone Kesh. He portrayed Srijoy in the film. Jitendra happened to stumble upon the auditions for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and he nailed the gay character of Aman in the first few trials itself.

This is just the beginning of a long journey for Jitendra Kumar in Bollywood and a lot of characters are yet to be lived. We wish good luck to Jitendra Kumar for future ventures.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan releases on 21st February 2020.

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31st January 2020 | 10:30 AM (IST)
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