Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Birthday to Jaya Bachchan

The 59th Birthday of Jaya Bachchan, the legendary actress of Bollywood will be on 10th of April, 2007. This heart throb actress of 70s has acted in some of the great Bollywood movies. Jaya was born in a Benglai family as Jaya Bhaduri. From her early life she showed her acting potential. At the age of 15 she did a role in the Bengali language movie Mahanagar directed by Satyajit Ray, the only Oscar winning Indian director.

Jaya Bhaduri got her Bollywood debut in the movie Guddi in 1971. From then on she just boosted up her acting career. Later, she got married to Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and she turned to Jaya Bachchan. After marriage, she quit acting and became the complete housewife of Bachchan family. M&G reported:

Her oeuvre is not as huge as her husband but she's left an everlasting impression on the minds of Indian movie buffs with her performances in films like 'Guddi', 'Mili', 'Abhimaan', 'Koshish', 'Anamika' 'Piya Ka Ghar' and 'Silsila'.

Jaya, a Bengali, was born to Indira and Taroon Kumar Bhaduri -writer, journalist and stage artiste. After completing her schooling from St. Joseph's Convent School, Bhopal, Jaya got an opportunity to play a small role in Satyajit Ray's Bengali film 'Mahanagar' at the young age of 15.

She later joined the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. After completing her course there, she made her Bollywood debut in 1971 with 'Guddi', where she played a schoolgirl obsessed with film star Dharmendra. And after that there was no looking back for this talented actress.

However, she wasn't too keen on pursuing her acting career after marrying Amitabh. She found a homemaker's job more fulfilling and quit acting while at her prime.

Now, Jaya Bachchan is busy with the marriage of her actor son Abhishek Bachchan with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai. Jaya Bachchan is also a member of the Indian parliament. All the best to Jaya Bachchan.