Actress, Supporting Cast
Nandi Award for Best Actress for Jyothi (1975);Nandi Award for Best Actress for Amekatha (1977);Nandi Award for Best Actress for Idi Katha Kaadu (1979);Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu) for Amma Naana O Tamil Ammayi (2004);
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Real/Other Names:: Sujatha
Date of Birth:: December 17, 1958(Age-52)
Place of Birth:: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Family and Relations

Spouse: Nitin Kapoor (cousin to actor Jeetendra)
Sons: Nihar & Sreyanth

Mini Biography


Jayasudha was born as Sujatha to a Telugu speaking family in Madras, Her aunt is the famous actress and director Vijaya Nirmala. Jayasudha made her film debut when she was twelve years old as Jamuna's daughter in the Telugu film Panduntikaapuram. Her next break came in two Tamil films directed by the celebrated director K. Balachander: Arangettram and Apoorva Raagangal.The latter became a big hit. Her fame quickly spread, where Telugu filmproducers were offering her good film roles. While her debut role asheroine in the Telugu film Lakshmana Rekha (1975) got her attention, it was really the title role in Jyothi (1975) (remake of the Hindi film Mili starring Jaya Bhaduri) that made her a huge star in Telugu films. She was now called a successor to the great Telugu actress Savithri and performed many strong roles and showed excellent range.
Her roles varied from the cute looking teeny bopper who wore minis in Nomu (1974) to the battered wife of a sadist husband in Idi Katha Kaadu,to that of a comedienne who discovers that her husband wants to murderher for her wealth in "Money." She performed showy roles in Teluguremakes of Hindi films, such as Yugandhar (1979) (the fighter role that Zeenat Aman originated in Don (1978 film), Illalu (1981) (Reena Roy's dark-shaded role from Apnapan (1977), etc. In commercial cinema, she received a huge break when she starred in Adavi Ramudu (1977), which broke box office records. She also showed innovativeness and lack of vanity in original Telugu films like Premabhishekam (1981) where she played a supporting role as a deglamorized prostitute, while Sridevi played the female lead.
She acted in 225 Telugu films, and in one year, she had 24 filmreleases. She accomplished all this, despite her illiteracy in Telugu,by having people read lines to her and she would remember and deliverher lines.
She became such a famous actress that she starred in a film Jayasudha (1982), named after her. Her fame also allowed producers to cast her sister Subhashini in supporting roles in some of the films that she starred in, such as Sivaranjani (1978) and Meghasandesam (1983). Subhashini's daughter Pooja is now a budding actress.

Personal life:
Jayasudha married Dr.Rajendra Prasad (of Vijayawada), who is arelated to Former AP CM Mr.Nadendla Bhaskar Rao. The marriage ended ina divorce after couple of years.
Jayasudha again fell in love with producer Nitin Kapoor, cousin to actor Jeetendra.They married in 1985 and have two children, Sons Nihar (born in 1986)and Sreyanth (born in 1990).
While she has friends in the industry,such as Radhika and Revati, her closest friend is Jayaprada, with whom she had acted with in huge hits Adavi Ramudu (1977) and Meghasandesam (1982).ayasudha is a practicing Christian.
She is now an MLA for Congress from the Secunderabad constituency. She has also launched her official website to further her political career

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Jayaprada Son Siddharth PVT Party
Jayaprada Son Siddharth PVT Party