Jitendra Kumar has been successful in winning the hearts of millions with his astonishing acting skills. The engineer-turned-actor never disappoints his fanbase when it comes to acting. He essayed numerous roles such as Jeetu, Munna Jazbaati, Gittu, and Kejriwal (a parody of Indian politician and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) on the renowned Indian YouTube comedy channel, The Viral Fever.
The actor has also acted in the popular web series Kota Factory for which he was lauded by the audience. He shared the screen with Ayushmann Khurrana in Shabh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Later he was seen in Amazon Prime’s Panchayat, for which he won the Filmfare OTT award for “Best Actor Comedy Series (Male)”.
Some lesser-known facts about Jitendra Kumar aka Jeetu Bhaiya:
Jitendra Kumar was born on 1stSeptember 1990, in Khairtal, Rajasthan.
He is a civil engineer graduated from IIT Kharagpur
Jeetu Bhaiya’s father is also a civil engineer by profession and his mother is a homemaker
Apart from mom and dad, Jitendra Kumar has two sisters Ritu Kumar and Chitra Kumar.
He shared a photo on Instagram with Ayushmann Khurrana during his college days
The photo went viral and now he has even worked alongside him in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and that’s what success is all about.
Jitendra Kumar’s acting journey
He was asked to deliver Al Pacino’s lines from The Scent of A Women (1992) in college. He performed the act even though he had a little problem with English. However, his performance impressed his seniors a lot. Jitendra Kumar’s college seniors offered him to be a part of the Hindi drama society and his life took a major turn. When his seniors referred him to the Hindi drama society, he met Biswapati Sarkar, who took him to TVF (The Viral Fever) and there was no looking back.
Jitendra is highly image-conscious and fashion-conscious since his college days
Biswapati Sarkar, the creative director of The Viral Fever revealed once revealed in an interview that he is still the same. They named him the “Kunwar Sa” (Prince) of The Viral Fever.
His first debut in web series was the character of Prateek in Permanent Roommates
It is quite evident that web series had always been his thing. It started with his 2014 debut in the character of Prateek in Permanent Roommates. This was followed by Jeetu in TVF Pitchers in 2015. He was seen in multiple web series after TVF Pitchers. In 2019, Jitendra acted in 5 web series back-to-back.
A video Featuring Jeetu was released in 2013 titled Munna Jazbaati: The Q-tiya intern, which went viral instantly and reached 3 million views. There have since been several TVF videos with him playing various characters. The web series he featured in called TVF Pitchers saw him playing Jitendra Maheshwari, a frustrated employee. He also played Gittu, a confused groom in Permanent Roommates.
Jitendra Kumar’s web series gained him popularity and a sizeable fanbase
The most loved character played by Jitendra Kum s Jeetu Bhaiya, a legendary physics teacher in the city of Kota in the web series Kota Factory. On Amazon Prime, he was hailed for the web series Panchayat. Both critics and viewers have lauded the series produced by TVF. There is no looking back for him as he is booming in OTT platforms with Panchayat, Kota Factory, Jaadugar, etc.
Jitendra Kumar Awards and Accolades
The immense hard work and dedication in front of the camera did not go in vain as he was awarded the Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor (Comedy) in 2020 and IWMBuzz Digital Awards Season 3 Godrej Professional Most Popular Actress In A Web Series (Drama) in 2021, both for Panchayat.
Jitendra Kumar’s net worth is around Rs. 7 crores as of 2022