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Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan is a Bollywood actress. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India. Jaya is married to actor Amitabh Bachchan. Jaya was born to Taroon Coomar Bhaduri, writer, journalist and stage artist, and Indira Bhaduri. She studied in St. Joseph's Convent School, Bhopal. She started her career with a small role in Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar at the age of 15. After initial success in her native West Bengal, she moved to Mumbai and starred in many Hindi films.

Her son Abhishek was born while Jaya and Amitabh were working on the film Sholay. Following this she retired from films for a few years and focused on raising her children. However, she returned in 1981 with Silsila and once more, after a gap of eight years, in Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa.

Currently, Bachchan rarely acts in movies, although she occasionally performs in stage-shows. Of late, Bachchan became active in politics, notably with the Samajwadi party and is a Member of Parliament, representing Rajya Sabha.

Personal life

On June 3, 1973, she married Amitabh Bachchan. She has two children with him: Shweta Nanda Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, who is also an actor. She has lived her entire married life in the public eye, yet she has always kept her distance from the media (especially when it comes to her personal life).


She has received various Filmfare Awards for her roles in Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Fiza, Nauker and Abhimaan. She also received a special Life Time Achievement award in 1998 for her contributions to Indian cinema.

She is a recipient of the Padma Shri.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Jaya Bachchan Facts

Birth NameJaya Bhaduri
BirthdayApril 9, 1948 (75)
BirthplaceJabalpur, India

Selected Filmography

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Shahrukh Khan Set of 3 DVD Collection
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