Farida Jalal (born 14 March 1949) is an Indian actress. The Indian actress Farida Jalal celebrated her 71st birthday on 14 March this year. She had an impressive career in the Hindi, the Telugu, and the Tamil film industry for fifty years and appeared in over 200 films. She is known for her character-driven roles she did in independent cinema and supporting characters she played in mainstream Bollywood films.

Farida Jalal Biography

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Farida Jalal, who was born on 14 March 1949 in New Delhi, India. Her parents got separated when she was two years old and she was raised by her mother and grandmother. Just after completing her High School education from St. Joseph’s Convent School in Panchgani, Maharashtra, she along with Rajesh Khanna became the finalists of United Film Producers’ Talent Hunt in 1965 sponsored by Filmfare. They both were presented on stage as winners at the Filmfare Awards. By seeing her in the Filmfare Awards film producer, Tarachand Barjatya offered her acting debut in A. Salaam’s 1967 family drama film Taqdeer, starring along with Bharat Bhushan and Shalini.

Farida Jalal Top Hits

Her first hit film as a heroine was in Shakti Samanta’s 1969 romantic drama film Aradhana in which she starred opposite Rajesh Khanna. The film won the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Film’ in 1970 while she was nominated for the ‘Best Supporting Actress’. Farida’s appeared in other top hits including C.P Dixit’s 1971 film Paras in which she starred alongside Sanjeev Kumar, Raakhee, Mehmood, Shatrughan Sinha and Madan Puri, Randhir-Raj Kapoor duo’s 1991 romance drama film Henna starring Rishi Kapoor, along with Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiyar in the title role, Shyam Benegal’s 1994 film Mammo in which she appeared in the title role alongside Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke and Rajit Kapur, Aditya Chopra’s 1995 romance film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and Karan Johar’s 1998 romantic drama film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. In 2017, she was featured in the travel drama film Sargoshiyan directed and produced by Imran Khan.

Some of her other best films are Shanker Mukherjee’s 1969 film Mahal starring alongside Dev Anand and Asha Parekh, 1970 action film Puraskar starring alongside Joy Mukherjee and I. S. Johar, Tapan Sinha’s 1972 romance film Zindagi Zindagi starring alongside Sunil Dutt, Deb Mukherjee and Waheeda Rehman, Sultan Ahmed’s 1973 film Heera, starring Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh and Shatrughan Sinha in lead roles and Raj Kapoor’s 1973 musical romance film Bobby starring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, she was typecast in the motherly role in several hit films including Gardish (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Ajay (1996), Judaai (1997), Ziddi (1997), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Aflatoon (1997), Salaakhen (1998), Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999), Kya Kehna (2000), Bichhoo (2000), Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000), Farz (2001), Lajja (2001) and Moksha: Salvation (2001).

Farida Jalal Awards

Farida has received many accolades including four Filmfare Awards out of eight nominations and two Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards. In 1972, Farida received Filmfare Award and Bengal Film Journalists Association Award for ‘Best Support Actress’ for the role of ‘Bela Singh’ in C.P Dixit’s 1971 film Paras. She received Filmfare Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 1992 for the role of ‘Bibi Gul’ in Randhir Kapoor-Raj Kapoor duo’s 1991 romance drama film Henna.

The title character of ‘Mammo’ she played in the 1994 film Mammo won her the Filmfare Critics Award for ‘Best Performance’ in 1995 and Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards’ ‘Best Actress – Hindi’ in 1996. In 1996 she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the character of Lajwanti “Lajjo” Singh she played in the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. She won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Harlem International Film Festival for the role of ‘Satvinder Kaur Bedi’ she played in the 2012 film A Gran Plan. She has received Filmfare Awards nominations for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her performances in 1969 film Aradhana, 1974 film Majboor, 1976 film Shaque and 1979 film Jurmana.

In 2003, she received Indian Television Academy Award for ‘Best Actress – Comedy for the role of ‘Sushma Mehra’ she played in Star Plus TV’s 2003-2006 fantasy sitcom Shararat.

Farida Jalal Personal Life

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On November 1978, Farida married late actor Tabrez Barmavar, from Bhatkal, Karnataka who died in September 2003. They first met in 1974 on the sets of Nanabhai Bhatt’s drama film Jeevan Rekha in which they starred together in lead roles. As she didn’t get any exciting film offers after marriage, they shifted to Bangalore where Tabrez owned a detergent factory. Farida and Tabrez have a son named Yaseen Jalal, who doesn’t have any interested in acting.

Farida has appeared in many popular TV series’ aired on channels like Doordarshan, DD National, DD Metro, Star Plus, Hungama TV, Colors TV, Sony Entertainment Television, SAB TV and Zee TV. She was a host of the 2005 Filmfare Awards alongside Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre.

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