Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Jaya Prada is a highly talented film actress hailing from Andhra Pradesh who
became very famous all over India and abroad  by acting in Hindi,Telugu,Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam,Bengali and Marathi films.She is active in the tinsel world from 1976 on wards.
Her real name is Lalitha Rani and was born on 3 Apr 1962 at Rajamundri in Andhra Pradesh.Her father Krishna Rao  was a Telugu film financier and so her entrance to
film world was quite easy for her.She was trained in classical dances and music  from the childhood itself and at the age of 14 she was able to debut in Telugu cinema.She performed a dance at the anniversary function of  her school and an impressed film producer who was present among the audience
gave her a dance sequence role in his film.That dance scene  was noted by other  eminent film directors and producers which all liked that girl and she became a busy actress.Her film 'Anthuleni Katha' revealed her acting talents and another film
'Siri Siri Muvva' of director K.Viswanath made her a star.She portrayed a mute
girl having excellent dancing skill in that movie.With face expressions and gestures she conveyed  her feelings of that character with par excellence  and it was an amazing
experience for herself as well as the audience.
The film and song sequences of 1977 NTR fim 'Adavi Ramadu' was liked by the audience as the film was a huge success at the box Office.During 77,78 and 79 she appeared in several films of NTR,ANR.Krishna,Shobhan Babu etc.
In 1979 Jayaprada became famous in Tamil Nadu and Kerala with the release

of K.Balachander directed Tamil film 'Ninaithale Inikkum'.17 year old Jaya Prada was a marvelous beauty in that film and Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth acted in equally important roles in it  which was shot in Singapore.During those days and for another  ten more years she was superbly 
attractive and her smile was very much liked by the film goers.Eminent film producer Sathyajit Ray described her as one of the most beautiful women in the world.
In 79 itself she entered in to Bollywood with the film 'Sargam' which was directed by K.Viswanath and it was the remake of his Telugu film 'Siri Siri Muvva'.The film was a super duper hit.By her next  Hindi film 'Kaam Chor'
which was also directed by K.Viswanath, Jaya Prada became a part of Bollywood film industry too.
Her 1983 Telugu film 'Sagara Sangamam' which was directed by K.Viswanath
was a highly acclaimed super duper hit.Kamal Hassan acted as a classical dancer in that film.This movie was dubbed to Tamil as 'Salangai Oli' and dubbed to Malayalam in the same name as 'Sagara Sangamam'.
Jaya Prada acted in several films of Jeetendra and Amitabh Bachchan.
'Mawaali' was a film of 1983 in which Jeetendra,Jayaprada and Sridevi acted.
In half a dozen Hindi films Sridevi and Jaya Prada acted together.
The 1984 super hit film 'Haisiyat' was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao in which Jaya Prada acted along with Jeetendra.
In 1985 super duper hit film 'Hoshiyar' was released in which Jeetendra,Jaya Prada and Meenakshi Sheshadri appeared together.
'In the film 'Aakhree Rasta' of 1986 Amitabh Bachchan portrayed dual role and the film written and directed by K.Bhagyaraj was the remake of Bhagyaraj's
Tamil film 'oru Kaidhiyin Diary'.
In the 1989 film 'Gharana' Rishi Kapoor and Govinda were in pivot roles.
'Souten ki Beti' was Jeetendra,Rekha,Jaya Prada film  of 89.In 1991 in the film 'Farishtay' Rajanikanth ,Dharmendra,Vinod Khanna,Jayaprada,Sridevi and Swapna acted.
Her Telugu film 'Devta', Hindi films  'Tohfa' and 'Paatal Bharavi' etc earned 
critical acclaim and appreciation of the audience.
Her film 'Devadoothan' in Malayalam of 2000 along with Mohan Lal was a nice film in which her character 'Angelina Ignatious' drew so much sympathy from the viewers.
In 2011 she acted along with Mohan Lal in the Malayalam film 'Pranayam'
which was directed by 'Blessy'.Anupam Kher also acted in this film.The film
earned wide admiration and critical acclaim.It bagged several awards and
Jaya Prada also got Best Actress award from several organisations for this film.
Jaya Prada married film producer Srikant Nahata in 1986.

She is actively involved in social issues and politics.In 1996 she was nominated to Rajya Sabha,Parliament Upper House.She became elected member of Parliament(Lok Sabha) in 2004 and 2009.
She got best actress award(Telugu) for film  Sagara Sangamam from Filmfare in 1993.
She got Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007
She received Nandi Special Award in 1976 for film 'Anthuleni Katha'.
Selected Filmography
Seetha Kalyanam
Anthuleni Katha
Sanku Theertham
Rama Banam
Ninaithale Inikkum
Circus Ramudu
Bandodu Gundamma
Kaviratna Kalidas
47 Natkal
Naya Kadam
Dhartm Aur Kanoon
Swarg se Sunder
Viswanatha Nayakudu
Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi
Ganga Tere Desh Mein
Souten ki Beti
Aaj Ka Arjun
Lav Kush
Sher Khan

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