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Jaya Bachchan is a Actor, Story and Producer Indian born on 9 april 1948 at Kolkata (Inde)

Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan
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Birth name Jaya Bhaduri
Nationality Inde
Birth 9 april 1948 (71 years) at Kolkata (Inde)
Awards Padma Shri, Filmfare Awards

Jaya Bachchan (born Jaya Bhaduri; 1948) is an Indian actress and politician. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Jaya Bachchan is the wife of Amitabh Bachchan, and the mother of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Bachchan is recognised as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time, particularly known for reinforcing a naturalistic style of acting in both mainstream and "middle-of-the-road" cinema.

Making her film debut as a teenager in Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar (1963), Bachchan's first screen role as an adult was in Guddi (1971), directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, with whom she would collaborate in several films. She was noted for her performances in films, including Uphaar (1971), Koshish (1972), Kora Kagaz (1974), among others. She appeared alongside her husband Amitabh Bachchan in films such as 'Bansi Birju ( 1972 ) .'Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975), Mili (1975) and Sholay (1975).

Following her marriage and the birth of her children, Bachchan restricted her film work for some years, and after her appearance in the 1981 film Silsila, she took an indefinite sabbatical from films. She returned to acting with Govind Nihlani's Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa in 1998. Since then, she has appeared in such films as Fiza (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), which garnered her several awards and nominations.

During her career, she has won nine Filmfare Awards including three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress, which makes her the overall most-awarded performer in the female acting categories, along with Nutan. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 1992, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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^ Somaaya, Bhaawana (22 December 2000). "His humility appears misplaced". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-09-19. "Probably the only actress to make a virtue out of simplicity, Jaya was the first whiff of realistic acting in an era when showbiz was bursting with mannequins"

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Filmography of Jaya Bachchan (50 films)

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Aap Ke Liye Hum
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon, Ayesha Takia, Ranvir Shorey

Aap Ke Liye Hum is about an adopted mother, played by Jaya Bachchan, abandoned by her wretched son, played by Ranvir Shorey.
Celluloid Man, 2h30
Directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Krzysztof Zanussi, Lester James Peries, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Gulzar, Naseeruddin Shah
Rating76% 3.812243.812243.812243.812243.81224
P. K. Nair’s fascination with cinema began as a child and he watched his first few films lying on the white sand floor of a cinema in Trivandrum. He was a collector even then - collecting ticket stubs, lobby cards, even weighing machine tickets sporting pictures of the stars of the day. He grew up to be a great collector of films.
Aahat – Ek Ajib Kahani
Actors Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Jaya Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Ramesh Deo, Dr. Shriram Lagoo

The film is about a rich, confident, but blind young woman (Jaya Bachchan) married to a photographer (Vinod Mehra). After a necklace is stolen they encounter the villain, played by Amrish Puri. The main focus of the film is on the disability of Bachchan's character, that her blindness does not prevent her from achieving.
Paa (2009)
, 2h13
Directed by R. Balakrishnan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati Nag, Jaya Bachchan
Roles Narrator
Rating71% 3.597993.597993.597993.597993.59799
Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent and witty 12-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic disorder called progeria. Mentally he is twelve and very normal, but physically he looks five times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan), who is a gynaecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is a young, cold-blooded politician. He is out to prove to the world that "politics" is not a bad word. He is a man with a mission. Auro is Amol's son; however, Vidya conceals this from him. Amol meets Auro when he visits the boy's school as a chief guest. He comes on the occasion of a competition on the "visionary of India". Amol decides Auro as the winner, impressed by the white globe he made. But being with such a big politician Auro was found by the media. The next day the media tries to enter his school. Auro, annoyed at this, sends him an e-mail. Amol reads it and takes a restraining order from High Court stating that nobody can disturb him without permission. Auro, relieved, tells him of his desire to visit the president's house. But due Amol's political issues he fails to make it on the decided day. Auro, however, loses confidence in him but later agrees to go to Delhi with him although he now knows that Amol is his father. Though Amol does not know that Auro is his son, he takes him to Delhi to see the president's house. Auro, who knows the truth, tries to get his mother and father back together, but Vidya resists, still hurt by the fact that Amol wanted her to have an abortion when they first found out she was pregnant. Amol realises his mistake though, and proposes to Vidya, as he is still in love with her. He stays by Auro's side when he finds out that Auro is his son. Auro's health begins to deteriorate as he reaches his 13th birthday, his physical defects catching up. However, he is finally able to reunite his mother and father once again as Vidya gives in to her feelings for Amol and her motherly love for Auro. Auro, succumbing to his disease, says his last words "Maa" and "Paa" before dying with a satisfied smile.
Drona (2008)

Directed by Goldie
Origin Inde
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Superhero films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Jaya Bachchan, Ali Haji, Karan Mehra
Roles Queen Jayanti
Rating21% 1.0644651.0644651.0644651.0644651.064465
In a distant town, there was once a young man named Aditya. Brought up by a foster family, Aditya was unaware of his real identity and the destiny that awaited him. Ever since he was a child, a recurring nightmare haunted him. And when he woke up in fright, there was no one he could hold on to except for a magical BlueCross petal that came wafting in the wind, never failing to make him smile through his tears.
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, 2h17
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Rani Mukherjee, Jaya Bachchan, Tinnu Anand, Murali Sharma, Konkona Sen Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan
Roles Shabitri Sahay
Rating54% 2.701282.701282.701282.701282.70128
Vibhavari, affectionately called Badki (Rani Mukerji), and Shubhavari, affectionately called Chutki (Konkona Sen Sharma) are the daughters of Shivshankar Sahay (Anupam Kher) and Sabitri (Jaya Bachchan). They live together on the banks of the Ganges in Banaras. Life is full of happiness and joy for the two, though the family is relatively poor. Badki especially is protective of her family and is determined to ensure Chutki completes her education.
Kal Ho Naa Ho, 3h4
Directed by Nikhil Advani
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sushma Seth, Dara Singh
Roles Jennifer Kapur
Rating79% 3.999013.999013.999013.999013.99901
Naina Catherine Kapur (Preity Zinta) is a bespectacled 23-year-old Punjabi MBA student who is quite pessimistic and cynical towards her life and relationships. The movie opens up to Naina visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. She relates how whenever she misses her father, she comes to the park. Upon returning home, we see Jenny (Jaya Bachchan), Naina's widowed mother who is on the phone discussing a loan extension for their centrally situated restaurant which isn't doing so well. Upon Naina's father's passing, all the house's responsibilities have fallen on her. Naina begins looking through the mail to find another private and confidential letter addressed to her mother, among many others she periodically receives. She also finds a letter from a Punjabi matrimonial service, Kunwari Kudi (meaning: Single Girl) that her grandmother and her aunts have enlisted in hopes of marrying off Naina to a Sikh sardar man. Naina's grandmother Lajjo (Sushma Seth), and Naina's aunts Kammo (Shoma Anand) and Vimmo (Kamini Khanna) are religious aspiring musicians who often perform for their neighbor, Chadda (Dara Singh) and to the horror and inconvenience of many of their other neighbors. There are also Naina's younger siblings in the home, including Shiv (Athit Naik), Naina's disabled biological brother and Gia (Jhanak Shukla), Naina's adoptive sister. There is much tension in the Kapur household as Lajjo is resentful towards Gia and Jenny as she believes Jenny's decision to adopt Gia is what led to her husband's suicide and the failing financial condition of their family, thus causing her to be affectionate with Naina and Shiv, while being cold to Gia. She thinks that Gia is the main problem in the house. She believes that the problems in the house started after Gia is adopted. There is also much religious tension in the house as Jenny practices Christianity while Lajjo practices Sikhism.
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
Genres Thriller, Musical, Romance
Actors Aftab Shivdasani, Esha Deol, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaspal Bhatti, Jaya Bachchan, Anupam Kher
Roles Mansi Devi (as Jaya Bachchan)
Rating38% 1.912021.912021.912021.912021.91202
Designer Aman Puri (Aftab Shivdasani) is the only son of the Puri family. His dad (Anupam Kher) wants him to marry, but Aman insists that he will not marry unless he meets the girl of his dreams. While trying to design his final project, he sees Esha Singh (Esha Deol), a fellow student at his college. Aman does his best to strike up a friendship with Esha, but she adamantly refuses him. His father, unable to see Aman hurt, decides to speak with Esha's mother, Mansi Devi (Jaya Bachchan). Mansi Devi assures Aman's father that she has no objections about Aman's intentions toward Esha. She then speaks to Esha, telling her there is nothing wrong with returning Aman's friendship.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., 3h30
Directed by Karan Johar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor
Roles Nandini Y. Raichand
Rating74% 3.7499253.7499253.7499253.7499253.749925
Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) is a rich businessman, living in India with his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan) and two sons Rahul and Rohan. Rahul is the elder son and was adopted by Yash and Nandini at birth; this is known to everyone in the Raichand household, except Rohan. When grown up, Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) comes across the vivacious Punjabi-speaking Anjali Sharma (Kajol), and they eventually fall in love; but their love is forbidden, because Anjali is from a working-class background. Yash and Nandini soon send Rohan to a Boarding School, which all the males in their family have attended. Yash announces his desire for Rahul to marry Naina (Rani Mukherji); but Naina learns that Rahul is in love with Anjali, and encourages him to pursue her. When Yash comes to know of this, he is enraged, and Rahul promises not to marry Anjali. En route to tell her of his promise, he discovers that her father (Alok Nath) has died, and decides to marry her despite his father's hostility. Yash learns of the marriage and disowns Rahul; whereupon Nandini and Rahul share a tearful goodbye. Nandini sends Sayeeda (Farida Jalal), Rahul and Rohan's nanny, to watch over him. Rahul visits Rohan in the Boarding School and begs of Rohan never to ask where he went or why he left, and asks that he take care of Nandini.
Fiza (2000)
, 2h50
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about terrorism, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Neha, Asha Sachdev, Isha Koppikar
Roles la mère, Nishatbi
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
The film is about Fiza (Karisma Kapoor), whose brother, Aman (Hrithik Roshan), disappears during the 1993 Bombay riots. Fiza and her mother Nishatbi (Jaya Bachchan) desperately hold on to the hope that one day he will return. However, six years after his disappearance, Fiza, fed up with living with uncertainty, resolves to go in search of her brother. Driven by her mother Nishatbi's fervent hope and her own determination, Fiza decides to use whatever means she can—the law, media, even politicians—to find her brother, which brings her into contact with various characters and situations.
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa, 2h32
Directed by Govind Nihalani
Themes Political films
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Nandita Das, Joy Sengupta, Seema Biswas, Milind Gunaji
Roles Sujata Chatterjee
Rating71% 3.577613.577613.577613.577613.57761
Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and youngest son, Brati, live an affluent existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early 1970s. Sujata is a quiet, devout Hindu, religious, and compassionate woman, and Brati has finished his school and is now attending college. His parents are proud of him, and keep track of his progress. Then their world is shattered during the early hours, when they are informed by the police that Brati has been killed. Dibyanath and Sujata go to identify Brati's body, mourn, lament inconsolably. They know now that their lives will never be the same again - for by the police they will be called the mother and father of corpse No. 1084. Sujata struggles to understand Brati's passing, meets his friends one by one, comes to know that Brati had a girlfriend, Nandini Mitra, and that's when she finds out that Brati was part of a rebel group often referred to as "Naxalbari", a militant leftist group. As she delves deeper and deeper into Brati's former life, she begins to understand her son's struggle, and decides to continue to further this. What Sujata does not know is her and Dibyanath's lives are in danger, and they well turn up dead and end up as numbered corpses in a police morgue.
Jaani Dost
Jaani Dost (1983)

Directed by Yash Chopra, K. Raghavendra Rao
Actors Dharmendra, Parveen Babi, Rekha, Jeetendra, Sridevi, Amjad Khan
Rating61% 3.0629853.0629853.0629853.0629853.062985
Raj Nagar estates owner Raja Dharma Raj Singh is a millionaire. He and his wife Radha have a son and Radha is pregnant with a daughter. One day, Devan Kuber Singh, alias Cobra (Kader Khan), a smuggler and gangster, kills Dharma Raj and frames it as an accident. He then tries to kill Dharma Raj's son, Veeru (Jeetendra), but Veeru escapes. In his hiding place, Veeru meets a boy, Raju (Dharmendra), and they become good friends. Raju decides to spend time with Veeru, sacrificing his studies in the process.
Yeh Vaada Raha
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Shammi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Rakhee Gulzar, Rakesh Bedi
Roles Sunita (voice)
Rating70% 3.5258653.5258653.5258653.5258653.525865
Vikram Rai Bahadur is the only son of Mrs. Sharda, and sole heir to a vast business and estate. While vacationing with his artiste friend, Raja in Kashmir he meets a beautiful girl named Sunita and falls head over heels in love with her. Sunita was a great singer and had also got a contract to sing on Radio, she tells Vikram and also asked him to sing with her but he continuously denied her. Soon he proposes marriage to her, and she accepts. They go to the temple where they had first laid eyes on each other and seek God blessings as well as vow to never part till death, even tying the symbol of their love, a necklace vicky had won for Sunita in a fair, around a wishing pole.
Silsila (1981)
, 3h2
Directed by Yash Chopra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Sanjeev Kumar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Roles Shobha Malhotra
Rating73% 3.695693.695693.695693.695693.69569
Orphaned at very young age, brothers Shekhar Malhotra (Shashi Kapoor) and Amit Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) lead independent lives. Shekhar is a Squadron Leader with the Indian Air Force, and Amit is an emerging writer. Shekhar has fallen in love with the lovely Shobha (Jaya Bachchan), while Amit seeks to woo the attractive Chandni (Rekha). Amit finds professional success as a playwright in Delhi, enjoying a successful launch into the circles of Delhi's intellectual elite. Amit's passion and dedication to his craft wins Chandni's affections for Amit, and they share a brief, blissful period of courtship.