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JITENDRA KUMAR: From small screen to making it big

From PVRs to online streaming platforms, the shift in choices of the mass today has helped many talents to rise and rule the field of acting. One such name reigning the world of web-series is Jitendra Kumar.

Jitendra Kumar

How it began…

Jitendra began his acting career by starring in short videos made by TVF, which initially used to stream on YouTube. He was born on 1st September 1990 in Alwar, Rajasthan. He completed his Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, where he used to act in college plays, keeping his passion for acting alive and going. Eventually, he was asked by his college friend Biswapati Sarkar, who is also the Creative Director of TVF, to join him.

Jitendra Kumar as Kejriwal

His character portrayal of Arvind Kejriwal on TVFs Barely Speaking with Arnub series became viral and was much appreciated by the audience. It gained a broader audience when Arvind Kejriwal visited the sets of TVF Barely speaking with Arnub and did a video with Jitendra himself.

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Mumbai Journey…

His college friend and Creative Director of TVF Biswapati Sarkar Invited him for acting on his channel. He did a short video Munna Jazbaati The Q-tiya Intern Video, which became viral. This landed him with many popular video series like A day with…, TVF Pitchers, Permanent Roommates, Bachelors, and many more

From Munna Jazbaati the Qtiya Intern
From Munna Jazbaati the Qtiya Intern

2019 onwards…

His recent hit Kota Factory was humongous on the small screen, earning him the name ‘Jeetu Bhaiyya’. This chain of success paved the way for new and exciting entries for him. While his first movie ‘Shuruaat ka interval’ did not gain the desired success, his second movie ‘Gone Kesh‘ was much appreciated.

Kota Factory

Another popular web series followed it, ‘Panchayat‘, released on Amazon Prime the same year, 2019. Here we got to see him as the protagonist, Abhishek Tripathi. He got the opportuntiy to share screen space with reknowned actors like Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav. Both Audience and Critics highly praised his work in this web series which is surely to keep you rooted till the end.

Jitendra Kumar in Panchayat

His big entry into Bollywood was with the film Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, starring Ayushman Khurana on the opposite. This was a 2020 release and scored big in the box office. Revolving around the LGBT community, Ayushman and Jitendra play two men in love with each other. They wish to lead a happy successful life as a couple in society. Jitendra’s role as Aman Tripathi, a young boy from a joint family, fighting to get his relationship accepted is a total treat to the audience. His work won the heart and made him a popular Newby! His latest release of 2020 was Chaman Bahaar.

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His favorites…

Jitendra’s favorite actor is Shahrukh Khan, and you will find him mimicking the star in several of his TVF videos. In March 2019, he did a short video with Shahrukh Khan along with Nidhi Bisht, during his release Gone Kesh. There he had tweeted and expressed his love and gratitude towards the actor.

Jitendra Kumar as pan wala in Chaman Bahaar
As pan wala in Chaman Bahaar

His love for poetry is often found on his Instagram posts and tweets on Twitter. His Instagram handle is @jitendrak1 where he often shares his glimpses from his work. So if you have not yet watched the magic he creates on screen, have a loot his Instagram posts! His twitter handle goes by the name @farzigulzar where he is often seen tweeting poems and shayaris.

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