The veteran actress and politician, Jaya Bachchan celebrated her 72nd birthday on April 9 this year. Since she is not on any social media platform, her husband and superstar of the Millennium Amitabh Bachchan thanked fans and well-wishers on her behalf.

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He posted a beautiful photo with her on Twitter, and wrote, “To them that have wished Jaya on her birthday today, my gratitude and love…thank you for remembering her… it will be impossible to respond to each of you individually, hence this…love…dhanyawad aur aabhaar…she has been given your wishes and she sends her thanks.

Jaya Bachchan Biography

Jaya Bachchan (Bhaduri) was born on 9 April 1948 to the famous author and poet, Taroon Kumar BhaduriShe is the Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party since 2004. She was one of the finest actresses of her time who made her debut in her teenage with Satyajit Ray’s film ‘Mahanagar’ in 1963. Her first film as an adult was Guddi, which was released in 1971. The film was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, with whom she worked in several films. She first appeared with her future husband Amitabh Bachchan in the film Bansi Birju (1972), and then Ek Nazar in the same year. Unfortunately, Amitabh was going through a tough time as an actor during that time. When many lead actresses refused to work with him in the film Zanjeer in 1973 then Jaya stepped into the film. The film turned out to be a big hit and gave a new height to Amitabh Bachchan’s film career. After that, there was no looking back for the actor and the actress appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan in films such as Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975), Mili(1975) and Sholay (1975).

Jaya Bachchan Top Hits

Apart from hit films like Zanjeer, Sholay, Chupke Chupke, other top hits that Jaya Bachchan starred in are Uphaar (1971), Koshish (1972) and Kora Kagaz (1974), Jawani Diwani (1972), Bawarchi (1972), Parichay (1972), Bansi Birju (1972), Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Annadata (1972), Samadhi (1972), Shor (1972), Gaai Aur Gauri ( 1973), Anamika (1973), Phagun (1973), Aahat (1974), Dil Diwana (1974), Naya Din Nayi Raat (1974), Doosri Sita (1974), and many more.

Besides, she appeared in the film Silsila (1981) after which she took an indefinite sabbatical from Bollywood films. She returned to acting after a long time with the film ‘Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa’ in 1998. Since then, she acted in several critically and commercially successful movies such as Fiza (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…(2001) and Kal Ho Na Ho (2003).

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Jaya Bachchan Awards

Jaya Bachchan has won many awards and accolades during her film career. She has won several Filmfare Awards, which include Best Actress awards for the films Abhimaan, Kora Kaagaz and Nauker. She also won Best Supporting Actress Awards for the films Fiza, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She also won IIFA Best Supporting Actress Awards for the mentioned films, and Filmfare Special Award for the film Uphaar and Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa.

Jaya Bachchan also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Besides, she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, by the Government of India, in 1992.

Moreover, the actress won Best Parliamentarian Award, Omega Award for Excellence: Lifetime Achievement. Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sansui Awards, and the same honour at the “Tongues on Fire” film festival, which was held in London. She was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF). That’s not all; the actress was also honoured with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar (Vishesh Puraskar) Award for her dedicated services to Indian theatre and cinema. And, she is also a recipient of the Yash Bharti Award, UP state’s highest award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Jaya Bachchan Personal Life

Jaya married actor Amitabh Bachchan on 3 June 1973. The couple was soon blessed with two children—Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Shweta is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, grandson of the Kapoor family. The couple lives in Delhi and has two children, Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.

Abhishek Bachchan is an actor and married to actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai. They have a beautiful daughter whom they have named Aaradhya.

Jaya Bachchan restricted her work in movies post her marriage and the birth of their children.

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