Jaya Bachchan

Bollywood yesteryear actress Jaya Bachchan turns 67 on Thursday, 9 April 2015. Born as Jaya Bhaduri in Jabalpur to a Hindu Bengali family. Her mother is Indira Bhaduri and her father Taroon Kumar Bhaduri was a writer, journalist and stage artist. She studied in St. Joseph’s Convent School. She was awarded the Best All-India N.C.C. Cadet Award during the Republic Day celebrations in 1966.


Jaya, wife of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, mother of Swetha Nanda and actor Abhishek Bachchan has acted in many films since 1963. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. She is recognised as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time,

Jaya met her husband Amitabh on the sts of Bansi Birju, the two tied the knot a few days prior to the relese of Zanjeer the film that launched Amitabh as the Angry Young Man of Bollywood. Jaya Bachchan has also acted with her better half in many hit films, including “Zanjeer” (1973), “Abhimaan” (1973), “Chupke Chupke” (1975), “Mili” (1975) and “Sholay” (1975), “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2001), among others. She was awarded Padma Shri in 1992 and is a Rajya Sabha MP representing Samajwadi Party since 2004.

We wish the talented actress a Happy Birthday.

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