JayaPradha

Occupation:
Actress, Supporting Cast
Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award (South) (2007);Best Actress - Sargam (1979);Best Actress - Sharaabi (1984);Best Actress - Sanjog (1985)
JayaPradha
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Real/Other Names:: Lalita Rani
Date of Birth:: April 03, 1962(Age-48)
Place of Birth:: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh,

Family and Relations

Father:Krishna (Telugu film financier)
Mother: Neelavani
Spouse:Srikanth Nahata

Mini Biography

Career:
When she was fourteen years old, she performed a dance at herschool's annual function. A film director was in the audience, and heoffered her a three-minute dance number in the Telugu film Bhoomikosam. She was hesitant, but her family encouraged her to accept it. She was paid only 10 rupeesfor her work in the film, but she also received much greateropportunities, as the rushes of those three minutes of film was shownto the major figures of the Telugufilm industry, and the floodgates opened. Major filmmakers offered herstarring roles in quality films, and she accepted them.
She became amajor star in 1976 with a trio of hits: K. Balachander's Anthuleni Katha showcased her dramatic skills; K. Viswanath's Siri Siri Muvva showed her playing a mute with excellent dancing skills; and her title role as Sita in the big-budget mythological film Seetha Kalyanam confirmed her versatility. In 1977, she starred in Adavi Ramudu, which broke box office records and which permanently cemented her star status.The song "Aaresukoboyi Paresukunnanu" picturized on her and co-star N.T. Rama Rao became a classic hit. She branched out to star in Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada films, and had hit films in all of them.
Bollywood career:
K. Viswanath remade Siri Siri Muvva (1976) into the Hindi film Sargamand introduced Jayapradha to Bollywood in 1979. The film became a hugehit and she became an overnight star there as well. She earned herfirst Filmfare nomination as Best Actress but couldn't capitalize on her success as she couldn't speak Hindi.It took three more years before director K. Vishwanath relaunched her again in Hindi films, with the hit film Kaamchor(1982) where she spoke Hindi fluently for the first time. She was now able to consistently work in Hindi films and earn two more Filmfare nominations as Best Actress for playing Amitabh Bachchan's endearing girlfriend in Prakash Mehra's Sharaabi (1984) and for her challenging double role in K. Vishwanath's Sanjog (1985 film).
Along with her Bollywood film career, she continued to star in acclaimed films in the South, such as K. Vishwanath's Telugu hit film Sagara Sangamam (1983). She earned fans, not just with the masses, but also with the great Indian director Satyajit Ray, who has said she was one of the prettiest women in the world. Although, she has acted in Bengalifilms, she has never worked for Ray. (She claimed that Ray had her inmind for a film, but his illness and subsequent death prevented theircollaboration.)
Jaya made a successful team, not just with Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra, but also with her immediate screen rival Sridevi, with whom she has acted in about a dozen films. Their hit Telugu film Devata (film) (1982) where they played sisters who made big sacrifices for each other, was remade into the hit Hindi film Tohfaa(1984).These films endeared Jayapradha to the traditional conservative sectionof filmgoers. It was an image that would serve her well when shestarted a new career as a politician.
In 2002, she stepped into the Marathi film industry by being a guest in the movie Aadhaar. Thus far, she acted in seven languages and has completed 300 filmsduring a 30-year film career. She started playing mature roles in 2004.She also owns the Jaya Prada Theater in Chennai.

Personal life:
In 1986, she married producer Srikanth Nahata,who was already married to Chandra and had 3 children. Needless to say,this marriage stirred a lot of controversy, especially since Nahata didnot divorce his current wife and had children with his first wife aftermarrying Jayaprada.Jayaprada and Srikanth have no children together, but she expresseddesire to have children. Both Jaya Prada and her husband's first wifehave cordially agreed to share a husband.

Political career:
Jayaprada was initiated into the Telugu Desam Party by her former co-star N.T.Rama Raoin 1994. She later broke away from him and joined the Chandrababu Naidufaction of the party. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha representingAndhra Pradesh in 1996.
Following differences with party Supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu, she left TDP to join Samajwadi Partyand contested from Rampur parliamentary Constituency in UP during thelast General election in 2004 and got elected. During her campaign forthe Lok Sabha elections, she was issued a notice by the Election Commission for violating the code of conduct by distributing bindis to women in Rampur's Swar locality. On May 11, 2009, Jaya Prada alleged that senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan was distributing nude pictures of her.She was re-elected with a margin of more than 30,000 votes


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