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Jayabharathi is a Actor Indian born on 28 june 1954 at Erode (Inde)


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Birth name Lakshmi Bharathi
Nationality Inde
Birth 28 june 1954 (69 years) at Erode (Inde)
Awards Filmfare Awards South

Jayabharathi is a popular Malayalam film actress who started her career in late 1968. She is a two-time winner of the Kerala State Film Award for best actress.

Jayabharathi's first leading role was given by director P. Venu in C.I.D. Nazir opposite Prem Nazir in 1971. And later she became one of the most successful Malayalam film actresses and performed with such notable leading men as Madhu, Vincent, Jayan, M. G. Soman, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. She won the Kerala State Film Awards for her performances in various films in 1972 and Madhavikutty in 1973. One of her famous films was Rathinirvedam, directed by Bharathan, in which she played the role of a woman who fell in love with a boy younger than her. RATHInirvedam is regarded as a landmark in Indian film history . It is one of the most sensuous movies of all time, and is said to have redefined the art of movie making in South India. The extremely erotic scenes performed by JayabhaRATHI sent heat waves across Kerala. Even when some of the intelligentsia predicted the beginning of a new era of parallel cinema, a major section of Malayalis were on the warpath saying that mainstream Malayalam cinema had degenerated to porn. But in spite of the criticism,Rathinirvedam became one of the biggest box office hits in Kerala's history. It inspires similar productions all over South India, even decades after its release. She also directed few films in Malayalam.

After being trained since the age of five under Kalamandalam Natarajan, Rajaram (a student of Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai) and Vazhuvoor Samraj Pillai, Jayabharathi entered films as a teenager. Life revolved around film studios, dance rehearsals and stage performances. The actress is busy these days with her dance school, Aswathi Arts Academy, which she runs from home. She is also starting another one in Coimbatore. In 2003, Jayabharathi performed in nine temples in and around Kerala.


She is born as Lakshmi Bharathi, to Malayai parents Shivasankaran Nair and Sarada. Since her father was a railway employee they lived at railway quarters at Erode. She had her primary education from St.Rita Girls, Railway Colony School, Erode, Tamil Nadu. She was married to producer Hari Pothan in 1973 and divorced in 1974. She got married then to actor Sathaar in 1979 with whom she has a son Krish J. Sathaar born in 1984. Sathaar later divorced Jayabharathi in 1987.

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Adoor Bhasi
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Prem Nazir
Prem Nazir
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K. P. Ummer
K. P. Ummer
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jayabharathi (323 films)

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Onnaman (2002)

Genres Drama, Action
Actors Mohanlal, Ramya Krishnan, N F Varghese (N F വർഗ്ഗീസ്‌), Biju Menon, Pranav Mohanlal, Vijayakumar
Rating30% 1.547471.547471.547471.547471.54747
Onnaman movie is all about Ravishanker (Mohanlal) who is a street-urchin comes under the patronage of Salim Bhai( N F vargees ), a self-styled messiah of the masses and a don too. When Ravishankar grows up, he becomes an adviser to Salim Bhai. With the help of his gang of young friends, Ravishankar soon emerges as a leader of the poor and the oppressed. Naturally, the 'bad' guys led by Gulab Chand Sha, resent him and do everything possible to eliminate Ravishankar.
Nuvvu Vastavani, 2h38
Genres Romance
Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna, Simran, Ali, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao
Rating3% 0.17222350.17222350.17222350.17222350.1722235
The movie starts with Chinni (Nagarjuna) revealing, on a train journey from Pune to Hyderabad, that he just got out of jail after seven years. His past is revealed in a flashback. He had been a singer, waiting for the big break. Indu (Simran Bagga) hears his voice though she doesn't see him and becomes his fan. When Chinni realizes this, he tries to reveal who he is but circumstances place him and Indu in situations where she ends up thinking that he is a rowdy. Chinni ultimately becomes responsible for her losing her eyesight too.
Muthu (1998)
, 2h45
Directed by K.S.Ravikumar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu, Raghuvaran, Radha Ravi, Jayabharathi
Roles Sivakamiyammal
Rating74% 3.7449753.7449753.7449753.7449753.744975
A kind-hearted Zamindar (Rajinikanth) lived with his sister-in-law and cousin Rajasekhar (Raghuvaran), helping people incessantly. His sister-in-law has a son, to whom the Zamindar bequeaths a major portion of his property. At this juncture, a new baby is born to the Zamindar. His wife dies soon after. Brother Rajasekhar cheats the Zamindar as he fears that his son's property might be taken back and given to the Zamindar's own son. When the cheating comes to light, the Zamindar hands over all his property and his baby to his sister-in-law and brother and goes to the Himalayas, making his sister-in-law promise him that the baby should be brought up as a servant, not as a Zamindar. This baby is named Muthu (also Rajinikanth).
Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale, 2h10
Genres Crime
Actors Arun Pandian, Mansoor Ali Khan, Jayabharathi, M. N. Nambiar, S. Manivannan, Vivek
Roles Chandra

The film begins with the murder of a reputed heart surgeon Dr. Charles (Vijay Krishnaraj). The next day, Sivalingam (Manivannan) is killed by a mysterious person. His wife Chandra (Jayabharathi) is a corrupt and influential politician who supplies weapons to the terrorists. The mysterious person warns Chandra that he will continue to kill. Antony (C. Arunpandian), an honest police officer, is charged to protect Chandra.
Vishnu (1994)

Directed by P. Sreekumar
Genres Drama
Actors Mammootty, Saikumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Shobana, Janardhanan, Narendra Prasad
Roles Advocate Padmaja Menon
Rating56% 2.8226052.8226052.8226052.8226052.822605
Marupakkam (1990)
, 1h20
Directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan
Genres Drama
Actors Sivakumar, Jayabharathi, Radha
Roles Janaki
Rating68% 3.4092353.4092353.4092353.4092353.409235
The film is inspired by a novel "Uchi Veyyil" written by Indra Parthasarathy.
Michael Madana Kama Rajan, 2h42
Directed by Srinivasa Rao Singeetham
Genres Comedy
Actors Kamal Haasan, Kushboo Sundar, Urvashi, Nassar, Rupini, Lakshmi Narayan
Roles Sushila
Rating84% 4.2430154.2430154.2430154.2430154.243015
A rich industrialist, Venugopal(R.N. Krishna) marries a woman, Sushila(Jayabharathi) and they have quadruplets. His brother, Nandagopal(R.N. Jayagopal) tries to have her and the newborns killed by hired goons. However, the leader of the goons, (Santhana Bharathi), having no desire to kill the babies, adopts one (Michael), drops one in an orphanage (Raju), one in a temple (Kameshwaran) who is picked by Palakkad Mani Iyer (Delhi Ganesh), and one (Madhanagopal a.k.a Madhan) in a car that belongs to the babies' biological father.