Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan

Movie Actress

Jaya Bachchan is an Indian actress and politician. She is a member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party, serving four terms since 2004.

Full Name
Apr 9, 1948
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (née Bhaduri) was born on April 9, 1948 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Her father Taroon Kumar Bhaduri was a renowned writer and her mother Indira Bhaduri was a housewife. Jaya studied at St. Joseph's Convent in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, and later attended the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.

Jaya made her film debut with Satyen Bose’s Guddi (1971), playing the lead role of a schoolgirl who has an admiration for film actor Dharmendra. She received wide critical acclaim for her performance in the film and won the Bengal Film Journalists' Association – Most Outstanding Work of the Year Award as well as the Filmfare Best Actress Award for it. She went on to receive further success with films like Anamika (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Koshish (1972) and Sholay (1975).

In 1979, Jaya married Amitabh Bachchan and took a break from acting to focus on her family life. However, she made a comeback to acting after her children had grown up and starred in several successful films such as Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998), Fiza (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...(2001) Parineeta (2005) and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey Of A Woman (2007). 

Jaya has also been involved in politics since 2004 when she joined Samajwadi Party. In 2012 she became a Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha representing Samajwadi Party. She has been active in social causes related to women's rights, education, poverty alleviation and health care in India.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1948</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jaya Bachchan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 9, 1948, Jaya Bachchan was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts as an Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes her debut as an actress with the film Guddi.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Amitabh Bachchan</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan get married on June 3.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Filmfare Best Actress Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Kora Kagaz.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Returns to Acting After a Break</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Returns to acting after a long break with the movie Sharaabi.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elected to Parliament</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets elected to Rajya Sabha from Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Padma Shri Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Indian cinema.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jaya Bachchan is an iconic actress in India. She has starred in many classic films, such as Sholay and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Her performances have been widely praised and her work has forever changed the landscape of Indian cinema.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Talented Politician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jaya Bachchan is a talented politician. She was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004 and has been a Member of Parliament since then. She is known for her powerful speeches and her commitment to social causes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Loving Mother</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jaya Bachchan is a loving mother to her three children, Bollywood superstars Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and Navya Naveli Nanda. She has always been supportive of her children’s aspirations and has provided them with unconditional love and support throughout their lives.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Indian Actress to be Nominated for a Filmfare Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaya Bachchan is the first Indian actress to be nominated for a Filmfare best actress award, when she was nominated for her role in Guddi in 1971.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Married to Amitabh Bachchan</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaya Bachchan is married to legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who she has acted with in several films including Abhimaan and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of Indian Parliament</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaya Bachchan is currently a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, representing the Samajwadi Party.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Winner of the Padma Shri Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jaya Bachchan is a winner of the prestigious Padma Shri Award, India's fourth highest civilian honor for her contribution to Indian cinema.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Survived a Plane Crash</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1982, Jaya Bachchan survived a plane crash while shooting for her film Silsila. She was the only passenger on board who survived the accident.</p></div>


Arrow icon

Arrow icon

Arrow icon