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Jaya Bachchan (born Jaya Bhaduri; 9 April 1948) (Bengali: জয়া ভাদুড়ী বচ্চন, Hindi: जया बच्चन), is an Indian actress. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Jaya is married to Amitabh Bachchan, a legend in Hindi cinema. Her son Abhishek Bachchan is an actor.
After appearing as a child actor in Satyajit Ray`s Mahanagar (1963), she made her first screen role as an adult in Guddi (1971) directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and gave some of her famous performances in films such as Jawani Diwani (1972), Koshish, Anamika, Piya Ka Ghar and Bawarchi. She appeared alongside her husband Amitabh Bachchan in films such as Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975) and Sholay (1975). She restricted her film work in the coming years and after Silsila in 1981, took a sabbatical for films, only to return with Govind Nihlani`s Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998).
During her career, she won three Filmfare Best Actress Awards, three Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards, and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
St. Joseph`s Convent School
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Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (born Jaya Bhaduri on 9 April 1948) is an Indian politician and former film actress. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Bachchan is the wife of Amitabh Bachchan, and is the mother of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Bachchan is recognised as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time, particularly known for reinforcing a naturalistic style of acting in both mainstream and 'middle-of-the-road' cinema.
1963, 1971–1981, 1998–present
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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