Saturday, April 7, 2012


Jayasudha is a very popular actress of South India who has acted mostly in Telugu films and appeared in
Kannada,Tamil,Malayalam as well.She has also acted in some Hindi films also.
Jayasudha was born in Chennai on 17 Dec 1958 in a Telugu speaking family who were settled there.She studied in Chennai and so even if she could speak Telugu fluently she was not able to read and write in Telugu.
The famous South Indian film star 'Vijaya Nirmala'  is her aunt.Vijaya Nirmala  was the heroine of 'Bhargavee Nilayam' which was the first Malayalam  horror film.
Jayasudha debuted in a Telugu film at the age of 12 'Pandanti Kapuram'.
Later Director K.Balachander gave her a noted role in his prestigious film 'Arangetram' in which Kamal Hassan
was given a major role for the first time in his career.The film was a big success in which actress Prameela  acted very nicely.Afterwards Jayasudha was given noted roles in other Balachander films such as 'Sollathan
ninaikkiren' 'Nan Avanillai' 'Apoorva Ragangal' etc.In that period she changed her real name 'Sujatha' to
'Jayasudha' since there was another Sujatha in South Indian films.
Jayasudha debuted as heroine in a Telugu film 'Laksmana Rekha'(75) but rose to stardom by acting the lead role in a Telugu film 'Jyothi'. That film was  the remake of Hindi film 'Mili' and Jayasudha handled the role that was played by Jayabhaduri in Hindi.She received accolades from Critics and viewers and acted in several
other remakes films from Hindi to Telugu.
In the career altogether she has acted in more than 225 films and most of them were in Telugu.
Noted film maker Dasari Narayana Rao made several films with Jayasudha in lead roles.In the year 1982 when
she was at the peak of her fame he made a film 'Jayasudha' named after her in which she was the heroine also.
Jayasudha married film producer Nitin Kapoor  in 1985 who is cousin of actor Jitendra.They have two sons 'Nihar'
and 'Shreyan'.

Jayasudha was the heroine of Malayalam film 'Rasaleela' in 1975 at the age of 17.It was directed by N.Sankaran Nair and Kamal Hassan was the hero.It was the remake of Tamil film 'Unarchigal'.Jayasudha's
glamour was nicely shown in that film by Sankaran Nair and the film was a roaring success.Since  she became
busy in Telugu Jayasudha only appeared occasionally in Malayalam films.She has acted in some films including   2001 Malayalam film 'Ishtam'.
Rasaleela film is still remembered for the wonderful songs contained in that film.'Oh Ayilyam padathe ....

..............kiliyekilikiliye neelanjana painkiliye ee karukavyal kathiru koyyan nee koodi va'....   and the song
'Manackale thathe marakkuda thathe  ye innalle mangalathira rathri aadanam pol padanam pol....' are
still very young.
The film 'Rasaleela' is being remade in Malayalam at present.
Jayasudha has produced several films also.She entered politics and has won from Secunderabad as a congress M.L.A.
Selected Filmography
As a producer
Mera Pati sirf mera hai

Vinta kodallu
Hands Up
As an actress
Pandanti Kapuram
Bharata vilas
Thangathile Vairam
Apoorva Ragangal
Ame katha
Ninaithale Inikkum
Andamaina Anubhavam
Idi Katha kaadu
Prema Tarangalu
Griha Pravesam
Anuraga Devatha
Madhura Swapnam
Kali Kaalam
Kanchana Sita
Jeevitha Khaidi
Money Money
Daddy Daddy
Alai Payudhe
Vijaya Dasami

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