Jayaprada

jaya.jpg Date of Birth 3 April 1962

Birth Name Lalita Rani

Height 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)

Biography :

Jayaprada was born as Lalita Rani in a middle class household to Krishna and Neelavani in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 1962. She was a small town girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. Her mother enrolled her in dance and music classes when she was seven years old, in addition to going to a regular school. Even though, her father and uncle were film financiers, her initial break into films didn’t come through them. She was discovered dancing on stage at a school function when she was just fourteen years old. Character actor Prabhakar Reddy gave her the name of Jayaprada and introduced her in a three minute song in the Telugu film, “Bhoomi Kosam” (1976). That immediately led her to a longer role in Naaku Swatantram’s “Vachindhi” (1976). The floodgates opened. Major film directors, such as Bapu, K. Vishwanath and K.Balachandra, approached her with quality projects. She immediately became a huge star in Telugu films playing the title role in the big-budget “Seeta Kalyanam” (1976) and “Antuleeni Katha” (1976). But it was her dancing skills and nuanced acting style as a mute girl that made K. Vishwanath’s “Siri Siri Muvva” (1976) into a timeless classic. It would also be her passport into Hindi films as K. Vishwanath remade it into “Sargam” (1979) and made her a overnight star in Bollywood as well. She earned her first Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for the film, and it would become one of her favorite films. She stalled on doing more Hindi films for two years as she wasn’t fluent in the language. But she became fluent in Hindi, as well as Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali, and had hit films in all these languages.

Filmography :

Actress:

1. Maharadhi (2007)
2. Deha (2007) (as Jaya Prada)
3. Tathastu (2006)
4. Khakee (2004) (as Jaya Prada)
5. Ghar Grihasti (2004) (as Jaya Pradha)
6. Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002)
7. Devadoothan (2000)
8. Shabdavedi (2000)
9. Kohram (1999)
10. Nyaydaata (1999)
11. Zulm-O-Sitam (1998)
12. Jeevan Yudh (1997)
13. Lav Kush (1997)
14. Warning (1997)
15. Veer (1995)
16. Maidan-E-Jung (1995) (as Jaya Prada)
17. Paappi Devataa (1995)
18. Insaniyat (1994)
19. Chauraha (1994) (as Jaya Prada)
20. Vivekananda (1994) (as Jayaprada)
21. Khal-Naaikaa (1993)
22. Dhartiputra (1993)
23. Insaniyat Ke Devta (1993)
24. Kundan (1993)
25. Tyagi (1992)
26. Maa (1992) (as Jaya Prada)
27. Indrajeet (1991) (as Jaya Prada)
28. Farishtay (1991)
29. Sapnon Ka Mandir (1991)
30. Thanedaar (1990) (as Jaya Prada)
31. Nyay Anyay (1990) (as Jayaprada)
32. Aaj Ka Arjun (1990)
33. Zakhmi Zameen (1990)
34. Shehzaade (1989) (uncredited)
35. Jaadugar (1989)
36. Elaan-E-Jung (1989)
37. Souten Ki Beti (1989) (as Jaya Pradha)
38. Paraya Ghar (1989)
39. Gharana (1989)
40. Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989) (as Jayaprada)
41. Kaanoon Ki Awaaz (1989) (as Jaya Prada)
42. Main Tera Dushman (1989)
43. Majboor (1989)
44. Maut Ki Ladai (1989)
45. Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988)
46. Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988)
47. Mardon Wali Baat (1988)
48. Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988) (as Jaya Pradha)
49. Samsaram (1988)
50. Sindoor (1987)
51. Majaal (1987)
52. Aulad (1987)
53. Vishwanatha Nayakudu (1987)
54. Aisa Pyaar Kahan (1986)
55. Pyaar Ke Do Pal (1986)
56. Muddat (1986)
57. Aakhree Raasta (1986) (as Jaya Prada)
58. Veta (1986)
59. Swarag Se Sunder (1986)
60. Simhasanam (1986)
61. Singhasan (1986)
62. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
63. Sanjog (1985)
64. Sur Sangam (1985) (as Jayaprada)
65. Zabardast (1985) (as Jaya Pradha)
66. Pataal Bhairavi (1985)
67. Haqeeqat (1985)
68. Hoshiyar (1985)
69. Mera Saathi (1985)
70. Naya Kadam (1984)
71. Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984) (as Jaya Pradha)
72. Tohfa (1984)
73. Awaaz (1984)
74. Dharam Aur Kanoon (1984)
75. Haisiyat (1984)
76. Maqsad (1984)
77. Mera Faisla (1984)
78. Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai (1984)
79. Sharaabi (1984)
80. Mawaali (1983)
81. Qayamat (1983)
82. Puli Bebbuli (1983)
83. Adavi Simhalu (1983)
84. Amarajeevi (1983)
85. Kavirathna Kalidas (1983)
86. Main Awara Hoon (1983) (as Jaya Pradha)
87. Meghasandesam (1983)
88. Mundadugu (1983)
89. Sagara Sangamam (1983)
90. Kaamchor (1982)
91. Baawri (1982)
92. Devatha (1982)
93. Dil-E-Nadaan (1982)
94. Ekalavya (1982)
95. Krishnarajunulu (1982)
96. Swayamvaram (1982)
97. 47 Natkal (1981)
98. Agni Poolu (1981)
99. Ooriki Monagadu (1981)
100. Chandipriya (1980)
101. Circus Ramudu (1980)
102. Sreevari Muchatlu (1980)
103. Superman (1980)
104. Takkar (1980)
105. Sargam (1979) (as Jaya Prada)
106. Dongalaku Saval (1979)
107. Ninaithale Inikkum (1979)
108. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
109. Shri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam (1979)
110. Siri Siri Muvva (1978)
111. Adavi Ramudu (1977)
112. Andame Anandam (1977)
113. Chanakya Chandragupta (1977)
114. Kurukshetramu (1977)
115. Meethi Meethi Baatein (1977)
116. Seeta Rama Vanavasam (1977)
117. Shri Ram Vanvas (1977)
118. Anthuleni Katha (1976)
119. Mangalyaniki Maromudi (1976)
120. Manmatha Leelai (1976)
121. Seeta Kalyanam (1976)
122. Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club (1976)
123. Sita Swayamvar (1976)
124. Yamagola (1975)
125. Bhoomikosam (1974)
126. Apna Desh (1972)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1985 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Sharaabi (1984)

1980 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Sargam (1979)

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