Date of Birth: 9th April 1948
Occupation: Bollywood Actress & Politician
Jaya Bachchan’s Biography:
Jaya Bachchan’s original name is Jaya Bhaduri. She is a famous Bollywood actress who has appeared in several Hindi movies. She is the wife of legendary actor Sri Amitabh Bachchan. Jaya Bachchan is a mother in law of international famed actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her son, Abhishek Bachchan is also a known Bollywood actor.
She was born in Jabalpur in a Bengali family. Her mother is Indira Baduri and father Taroon Kumar Bhaduri. Her father’s roots are in the theatre, drama. It led Jaya to pursue her career too in this sector. Jaya Bachchan also won the all India N.C.C cadet award during the republic day celebration in 1966.
Jaya Bachchan’s Career and Achievements:
- Jaya Bachchan is an alumna of the prestigious Film and television institute of India. She made her debut in Bengali film, a short movie called Suman. She later on acted in Dhanayee Maye (1971).
- She later moved onto bagging the first chance in Satyajit Ray’s movie Mahanagar at the age of 15.
- Her first Bollywood movie was Guddi (1971).
- She went on to give big hits to the Bollywood industry. Some of them are Upahar(1971), Parichay(1972), Bawarchi(1972), Koshish(1972).
- After a gap of almost 18 years of her marriage, she appeared in the movie, Hazaar Chaurasi ka maa (1998).
- Even after the break from the career, she has a strong dimension, choice of role for the movies. Some of the best performance in early 2000’s are Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), Kal Ho Na Ho (2003).
- She has been playing an active role in politics. She is elected as a member of Rajya Sabha from 2006 till now. She is elected from the Samajwadi party.
- She is the only Bollywood actress to have won a gold medal at FTII, Pune.
Jaya Bachchan’s Awards and Recognition:
- 1992- Padma Shri award
- 1972- Filmfare special award for Upahar.
- 1975- Filmfare best actress award for Kora Kagaz.
- 2007- Filmfare lifetime achievement award
- 2001- IIFA best supporting role for Fiza
- 2017- Best parliamentarian award