Reel life Jeetu Bhaiya is actually Real-life Jeetu Bhaiya, the Kota Factory star taught Physics in his real life, there is an interesting story behind Kota Factory success, and now web series watchers love season 2 too, season 3 announcement also happened in March 2023.
Kota Factory emerged as one of the most-watched web series on Netflix. It not only showed us the trials and tribulations of the IIT aspirants, but it also threw light on how hard the teachers of Kota worked to keep their students motivated and this could be clearly portrayed by Jitendra Kumar aka Jeetu Bhaiya.
We could see him deliver speeches and words of wisdom throughout and thus, he became people’s favorite in no time. He came out as strong, determined, and passionate that everyone could resonate with. Most importantly, he is realistic in the series, also set to back with the Kota Factory 3rd season on Netflix.
‘Jeetu Bhaiya’ inspired by Jitendra Kumar’s own life
Do you know that our very own Jeetu Bhaiya from the Kota factory gave tuitions in real life?
He was actually a Physics teacher first and then started a career in acting later. Although he continued to teach while he worked for TVF, still he had to choose between the two different industries.
“I knew I can earn well by teaching Physics. The real struggle was to know when to switch my profession and earn enough money to sustain,” he had said in an interview.
The life of Jitendra Kumar started with an ambition to become an Aeronautical Engineer but fate had other plans. The IIT Kharagpur graduate was heartbroken when he had to settle with civil Engineering as he couldn’t get higher scores for Aeronautical Engineering.
“I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. But I didn’t get a good rank, so I got civil engineering. That’s where I lost interest in my studies. If you’re not excited for the field of engineering that you have, you can’t be a good engineer,” the actor told PTI.
As soon as his web series ‘Pitchers’ went live, he never looked back! Ironically, acting was never his first choice. But he soon realized that it was way more dangerous to construct a bridge that could fall anytime as his heart never wanted him to be a civil Engineer. This is how he turned into an actor and the rest is history.
Jitendra Kumar’s Acting Journey
Jitendra Kumar also gained fame when he starred opposite Ayushmaan Khurana in Shubh Mangal Savdhaan. He received appreciation for his stellar performance in the same where he could lens the social stigma that surrounds people who are gay. He played the role of Aman Tripathi, who finds love in Kartik Singh(Ayushmaan Khurana).
Jitendra Kumar’s acting journey was started in 2014, played small roles in tv series ‘Permanent Roommates’, film ‘Shuruaat Ka Interval’ but got unnoticed, a non-filmy background guy is now ruling small screens.
Bollywood film Jaadugar (2022) and Panchayat Season 2 (2022) proved that he is natural actor and winning hearts unstoppably.
Why Jitendra Kumar was perfect to play Jeetu Bhaiya
Jitendra Kumar transformed into a star overnight with the release of Kota Factory. He could really feel his real-life going live on the reel. He felt more confident in pursuing the character of Jeetu Bhaiya.
Having studied at Kota himself, he could use his real-life experiences here. He could recall the way his teachers were, which evolved him into his character of Jeetu Bhaiya.
He was familiar with the lingo and the technical words that were used there. Directed by Raghav Subbu, the web series season 2 was released on September 24, 2021 now season 3 has be announced.
Jitu Bhaiya FAQ
A. Jitendra Kumar is real name of Kota Factory’s Jitu Bhaiya.
A. Kota Factory 3 announced on March 2023, might release end of 2023 or early 2024.