Jaya Bachchan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Jaya Bachchan Indian Actress, Politician

Quick Facts

Known ForPopular for her Bollywood films in 1970s

Nickname:Jaya

Full Name:Jaya Bachchan

Profession:Actress, Politician

Nationality:Indian

Age (as of 2019):71 years old

Date of Birth:9 April 1948

Birthplace:Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5' 2" (1.57 m)

Weight:60 KG (110 lbs)

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Cooking

Favorite Actor:Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra

Favorite Actress:Nargis

Favorite Destination:London and Switzerland

Favorite Color:Blue and White


Jaya Bachchan is an eminent Indian movie actress as well as a politician. She was born in Jabalpur, India on 9th April, 1948. Her father named Taroon Kumar Bhaduri was a writer, stage artist and journalist whereas her mother Indira Bhaduri was a homemaker. Jaya Bachchan completed her schooling from St. Joseph’s Convent Sr. Sec. School, Bhopal and was the prominent student of her school. She was bestowed with Best All-India N.C.C. Cadet Award all through 1966’s Republic Day celebrations.

Her career in acting initiated with a Bengali movie Mahanagar once she was only 15 years old. She emerged as an actress in her own right in Bollywood right after the release of movie Guddi. Jaya Bachchan moved ahead to appear in a number of Hindi language movies, comprising off blockbusters like Uphaar, Jawani Diwani, Abhimaan, Anamika, Bawarchi, Sholay, Zanjeer and Chupke Chupke, only to name a few. Her career in acting spanned from 1963-1981. Jaya Bachchan also wrote the script of Shahenshah.

She married to legendry actor Amitabh Bachchan, and subsequently gave birth to Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan is the son of Hindu-Sikh parents, explicitly Teji and Harivansh Rai Srivastav codenamed Bachchan. Jaya leave acting after the year 1981. Since then, her married life started to face substantial upheavals particularly with much-exposed affair of her Amitabh with famous Bollywood actress, Rekha. At that time, their lives were interrupted when Amitabh was injured by a blow from Puneet Issar while shoot the film ‘Coolie’, which just about took his life.

The Bachchan family experienced another setback in the year 2005 when her asthmatic husband was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after complaining severe pain in his abdomen. Jaya’s husband did recover from this.

Presently, she, her husband and her son Abhishek along with his wife, Aishwarya Rai continued to rule over Bollywood with their on-screen presence. Jaya Bachchan has also received numerous awards recognizing her aptitude in Bollywood.

Facts You Never Knew About Jaya Bachchan!

    • Jaya Bachchan was honored with Padma Shri, 4th highest civilian award of India.
    • She is the only actress in Bollywood who is FTII Gold Medalist from Pune.
    • Former beauty queen and Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai is her daughter-in-law.
    • Jaya Bachchan was pregnant while shooting the movie Sholay.
    • Jaya is the sister-in-law of famous actor Rajeev Verma who is married to her sister Rita Badhuri.
    • Jaya Bachchan is the C.E.O of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council from 2004.
    • she dubbed for renowned actress Nandini Ghoshal for the movie CHAR ADHYAY.
    • Always mistaken as Rita Badhuri’s sister just because Jaya Bachchan has a sister named “Rita”.
    • Mira Nair desired to sign her for Mississippi Masala though Jaya did not wish to do the role of a mother. The actress Sharmila Tagore was afterwards signed.
    • She amenably spoke to slap famous actor Shahrukh Khan once Shahrukh remarked on Ash-Salman affair.
    • Jaya Bachchan exposed in a TV Interview that she knew regarding the affair of Amitabh with Actress Rekha.

Jaya Bachchan Education

Qualification: alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India

School: St. Joseph's Convent School, Bhopal

College: Loreto College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta
Film and Television Institute of India

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Jaya Bachchan Career

Profession: Actress, Politician

Known For: Popular for her Bollywood films in 1970s

Debut TV Series/Movie: Guddi (1971)

Salary: 50,000 (INR)

Net Worth: $72 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Taroon Kumar Bhaduri (writer, stage artist & journalist)

Mother: Indira Bhaduri

Brother(s): N/A

Sister(s): Rita Verma

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Amitabh Bachchan

Son(s): Abhishek Bachchan

Daughter(s): Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Jaya Bachchan – Biography



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