prachi baidwrote on Jul 16 2009 3:35PM
Jaya Prada was born on April 3, 1962. She is a very well known Indian film actress and politician.
Jaya was merely 14 yr old when she was offered a 3 minutes dancing role for a south movie, Na never she expectd that opportunity opened her doors into her huge successful career.Offers kept pouring in and she became a super hit actress in south and as well as bollywood.
Hindi film Sargam introduced Jayapradha to Bollywood in 1979. The film became a huge hit and she became an overnight star .She even continued doing movies back in south and also tried her luck in bengai movies and managed to eanr fame from all the round.
Jaya made a successful team, not just with Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra, but also with her immediate screen rival Sridevi, with whom she has acted in about a dozen films. Their hit Telugu film Devata in the year 1982, where they played sisters who made big sacrifices for each other, was remade into the hit Hindi film Tohfaa in 1984. These films endeared Jayapradha to the traditional conservative section of filmgoers. It was an image that would serve her well when she started a new career as a politician.
In 2002, she stepped into the Marathi film industry by being a guest in the movie Aadhaar. She has nearly acted in seven languages and has completed 300 films during a 30-year film career.She also owns the Jaya Prada Theater in Chennai.
In 1986, she married producer Srikanth Nahata.