Jitendra Joshi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Jitendra Joshi

Real NameJitendra Joshi
Nickname(s)Jitu Dada, Jitya
Profession(s)Marathi Theater Artist, Actor, Host, Writer
Famous RolePlaying 'Constable Katekar' in the Netflix 'Sacred Games'
Jitendra Joshi in Scared Games as Constable Katekar
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 185 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Actor): Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye (2003)
Jitendra Joshi's Debut Film
TV (Actor): Hasa Chakatafu
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 January 1978
Age (as in 2018) 40 Years
BirthplacePune, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownPune, India
College/University• Vidya Prasarak Mandal's Polytechnic, Thane
• D.Y. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College, Pune
Educational Qualification(s)• Diploma In Polytechnic from Vidya Prasarak Mandal's Polytechnic, Thane
• Masters of Engineering Management
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWriting Poems, Reading, Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Photography
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateSeptember 1, 2009
Wife/SpouseMitali Joshi
Jitendra Joshi With His Wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Reva Joshi
Jitendra Joshi With His Daughter
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Shakuntala Joshi
Jitendra Joshi With His Mother
Favourite Things
Favourite Director(s)Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Favourite Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Subodh Bhave, Lokesh Vijay Gupte
Favourite Food(s)Shami Kebab, Chicken Biryani
Favourite Destination(s)New York, London
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Jitendra Joshi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jitendra Joshi

  • Does Jitendra Joshi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jitendra Joshi drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Jitendra was born into an economically backward family. His journey started as a newspaper distributor, and he went on to work as an electrician (in his teenage), writer; eventually, becoming an actor.
  • He is a recognized Marathi theatre artist and has done plays like ‘Hum To Tere Aashiq Hain’, ‘Prem Naam Hai Mera… Prem Chopra’, ‘Don Special’, ‘Chhel Chhabilo Gujarati’, etc.

    Jitendra Joshi Performing a Play in a Theatre

    Jitendra Joshi Performing a Play in a Theatre

  • Once Jitendra was performing a play when the Marathi actor, Mohan Wagh, noticed him, he was so impressed by his acting that he offered Shinde to work with him in his play, Three Cheers. That’s how Jitendra landed in Mumbai.
  • He is known for essaying different characters including that of a hero, villain, and comedian in many films.
  • He has penned down the famous song “Kombdi Palali,” which was composed by Ajay Atul. It might take few by surprise that the famous item song, ‘Chikani Chameli’ was inspired by the tune of this song.

  • His role as Krishna in the Marathi serial, Hasa Chakatafu got him established as an actor in the industry.
  • He has worked in many critically and commercially acclaimed movies like ‘Tukaram’ (2012) and was seen in the pivotal role in the film opposite to Radhika Apte.
    Jitendra Joshi With Radhika Apte in the film, Tukaram

    Jitendra Joshi With Radhika Apte in the film, Tukaram


  • He hosted a Marathi-based talent reality show, ‘Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe’ in 2011.
  • His command over the comedy genre is widely liked by the audiences; especially in his film, ‘Guldasta (2011).’
  • In 2013, he was seen playing the role of a villain as ‘Sai,’ in the film ‘Duniyadari.’

  • In 2016, he played the protagonist in the film ‘Ventilator,’ produced by Priyanka Chopra. He recieved tremendous appreciation for his role in the film.

  • He was seen playing the role of ‘Constable Katekar’ in the Netflix “Sacred Games,” starring Saif Ali KhanNawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte in the pivotal roles.

  • His character of constable Katekar in the Netflix, ‘Sacred Games’, was widely loved by the viewers across the nation and when his character died in the show, director Vikramaditya Motwane was so sad about his character’s departure that he said that he would bring back ‘Katekar’ in the 2nd season of Sacred Games.

    A Fan's Tweet About Katekar's and Sartaj's Relationship

    A Fan’s Tweet About Katekar’s and Sartaj’s Relationship

  • After the immense popularity of his character in the show, Sacred Games, the social media was flooded with memes on Sartaj and Katekar’s relationship.

    Meme On Sacred Games

    Meme On Sacred Games

  • His other notable movies are The Attacks of 26/11 (20), Singham Returns (2014)Poster Boys (2017), etc.
  • Check out the conversation between Rajeev Masand and the cast of Sacred Games.