- Birthday18 May, 1949
- Fun Trivia:Despite a fairly successful career, Farida never got a break as a lead actress. Aradhana and Jeevan Rekha are probably the only films where she played the heroine.
Popular for her roles in films like Paras, Henna, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Mammo, Farida Jalal began her career with 1967 film Taqdeer after winning the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare in 1965. She was chosen as a finalist alongside Rajesh Khanna, with whom she later did 1969 film Aradhana, a blockbuster. In a career spanning almost five decades, Farida has done over 200 films. Winner of four Filmfare Awards, the veteran actress also gained popularity with TV sitcoms like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Shararat and Ammaji Ki Galli. In February 2017, she became a victim of death hoax. Her publicist then put the rumors to rest.