Jitendra Kumar: From YouTube Stardom to Web Series Success
Jitendra Kumar, affectionately known as ‘Jeetu Bhaiya,’ has become a prominent figure in Bollywood. However, his journey to fame began on the small screen, particularly on YouTube and web series. While pursuing civil engineering at IIT Kharagpur, Jitendra felt the pull of acting, leading him to participate in numerous stage plays. It was during this time that he crossed paths with Biswapati Sarkar, the writer and executive creative director of ‘The Viral Fever’ (TVF). In 2012, Biswapati invited Jitendra to join TVF, marking a turning point in his career.
1. Panchayat Web Series – Amazon Prime Video
‘Panchayat’ is a Comedy-Drama web series created by The Viral Fever, available on Amazon Prime Video. The show boasts a star-studded cast including Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, and more. Set in a rural backdrop, the series offers a delightful blend of humor and drama.
2. Kota Factory Web Series – Netflix
‘Kota Factory’ is another success in Jitendra Kumar’s repertoire. The series revolves around the coaching culture in Kota, Rajasthan, with a focus on IIT preparation. Jitendra is joined by a talented ensemble cast in this captivating show.
3. Pitchers (TVF Pitchers) – Zee5
‘Pitchers’ showcased Jitendra Kumar’s acting prowess and was well-received by audiences. The story, featuring Naveen Kasturia, Arunbh Kumar, and others, follows the entrepreneurial journey of a group of friends. The show’s popularity led to two seasons.
4. Bachelors – YouTube
In ‘Bachelors,’ Jitendra Kumar played a significant role, earning himself the moniker ‘Jeetu.’ The show gained immense popularity among youth and concluded its run in 2017.
5. Cheesecake – MX Player
‘Cheesecake,’ which aired in 2019, cast Jitendra Kumar in the role of Neil. The series tells an engaging and emotionally rich story of two couples, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.
Jitendra Kumar’s transition from YouTube to successful web series has solidified his place in the entertainment industry. With his versatile acting skills and the ability to capture the essence of each character, Jitendra Kumar continues to be a favorite among audiences.