Biography & Filmography Of ‘Jaya Bachchan’ In Bollywood Industry

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Jaya Bachchan is an Indian film actress and a politician. She is recognised as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time. She made her film debut as a teenager with the film “Mahanagar” in 1963. Her first adult screen role was with 1971 film “Guddi”.

She was well noted for her performances in films, like Uphaar, Koshish, Kora Kagaz, among others. In 1992, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Personal Profile

Birth name : Jaya Badhuri
Name : Jaya Bachchan
Birth place : Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Current residence : Pune, Maharashtra
Date of birth : 9 April 1948
Age : 68 years
Height : 5’1″
Religion : Hindu
Spouse : Amitabh Bachchan
Occupation : Actress, Politician

Early Life:

Jaya Bachchan was born on 9 April 1948 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Jaya Bhaduri was born in a Bengali Hindu family to Indira Bhaduri and Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, writer, journalist and stage artist in Calcutta. She is married to famous bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
She has studied in St. Joseph’s Convent School, Bhopal where she was also the School Head Girl. She later studied at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, completing her graduation there as a gold medalist.

She was awarded the Best All-India N.C.C. Cadet Award, during the Republic Day celebrations in 1966. She started her acting career from an early age of 15. Her acting spanned from 1963 to 1981. She is also a good writer and has written the script of Shahenshah.


Jaya Bhaduri is married to Amitabh Bachchan on 3 June 1973 and became Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan. Amitabh belongs to sikh-hindu family and the marriage was done in a hindu tradition manner.

Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan

The couple has two children Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, who is also a bollywood actor. Shweta is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda in Delhi and has two children, Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.

Abhishek Bachchan is married to former beauty queen-turned-actress Aishwarya Rai, the couple has a baby girl Aaradhya Bachchan.

Acting Career:

Jaya Bachchan has started her career with a supporting role in Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film, Mahanagar at the age of 15, with Anil Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee.

Prior to this, she has appeared in two Bengali films a 13-minute short film, Suman and a Bengali comedy Dhanni Meye (1971), as Uttam Kumar’s sister-in-law.

She first acted with her husband Amitabh Bachchan in the film, Bansi Birju (1972), followed by B.R. Ishara’s Ek Nazar also in the same year.

This hit pair has featured in the hit film Sholay, 1975. In 2007 movie Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, she has appeared with son Abhishek Bachchan. 

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