Jaya Bachchan birthday trivia: Did you know that she was a gold medallist from FTII?

Apr 09, 2018, 14:10 IST
  • Jaya Bachchan birthday trivia: Did you know that she was a gold medallist from FTII?

    Jaya Bachchan was born as Jaya Bhaduri in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, on April 9, 1948

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    Jaya Bachchan is a gold medallist from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

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    Jaya Bachchan made her debut in 1963 with Satyajit Ray's Bengali film Mahanagara

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    As an adult, Jaya Bachchan's first role was in the memorable Guddi (1971), directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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    Koshish (1972), in which she and Sanjeev Kumar played a deaf and mute couple with utmost conviction, is considered among Jaya's best performances ever

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    Curiously, Jaya Bachchan played Sanjeev Kumar's daughter in another film that released the same year Parichay

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    Big B and Jaya worked together for the first time in the 1972 film Bansi Birju (Amitabh had made a special appearance in Guddi)

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    Amitabh and Jaya went on to act opposite each other in a number of memorable films

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    During this time, Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan also fell in love, and got married June 3, 1973

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    Some of Big B-Jaya's famous films as a pair are Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Mili (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), Sholay (1975) and Silsila (1981)

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    Jaya's strength as a lead heroine was that she was equally adept at commercial as well as offbeat cinema, which explains her success while collaborating with directors as diverse as Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, Ramesh Sippy and Prakash Mehra

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    Jaya was pregnant with her first child Shweta during the filming of Sholay

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    Following Yash Chopra's Silsila, Jaya decided to take a prolonged break from acting to concentrate on family matters

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    Amitabh and Jaya's second child, Abhishek, was born on February 5, 1976

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    After a huge gap of 17 years, Jaya Bachchan returned to the big screen with the 1998 film Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa

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    In the early 90s, Jaya Bachchan produced the popular sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh

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    Since the turn of the millennium, she has acted in a handful of films, a couple of which have been major hits, namely Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho

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    Apart from acting, she is also a Samajwadi Party MP. In picture with the cast of Tere Mere Sapne, which was produced under the A.B.C.L. banner

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    Jaya became a grandmother for the third time when Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter, Aaradhya, was born in November 2011

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    For her contribution to cinema, Jaya was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1992. In picture: Jaya with late veteran actor Shammi and Asha Parekh

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Veteran actress and better half of superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, turns 70 today. On her birthday, we look back at her personal and professional journey through some rare and unseen images

 

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