The popular Indian actress and politician, Jaya Prada celebrated her 58th birthday this year on April 3. Jaya Prada has appeared in many hit films in various languages like Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi. She left the film career and entered politics in 1994 by joining the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). She was a Member of Parliament (MP) from Rampur from 2004 to 2014.
Jaya Prada Biography
Jaya Prada was born as Lalita Rani on April 3, 1962, in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh to Krishna Rao, a Telugu film financier and Neelaveni, a home-maker. Jayaprada attended a Telugu Middle school in Rajahmundry. In her early age, she got professional training in dance and music classes. She joined Rajlakshmi Women College in Rajahmundry for doing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce but dropped out in the first year.
Jaya Prada Top Hits
Some of the top hits that Jaya Prada starred in are K. Viswanath’s drama film Sargam in 1979, K. Vishwanath’s drama movie Kaamchor in 1982 alongside Rakesh Roshan, Tanuja, Sujit Kumar, Suresh Oberoi, Shreeram Lagoo and Bhagwan Dada, K. Bapaiah’s action comedy film Mawaali in 1983 alongside Jeetendra and Sridevi, Prakash Mehra’s comedy drama film Sharaabi in 1984 opposite Amitabh Bachchan, K. Bapaiah’s action film Maqsad in 1984 alongside Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra and Sridevi, K. Raghavendra Rao’s masala film Tohfa in 1984 alongside Jeetendra and Sridevi, K. Vishwanath’s drama film Sanjog in 1985 opposite Jeetendra in lead role, K. Bapaiah’s 1986 drama film Swarag Se Sunder alongside Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty and Padmini Kolhapure, K. Bhagyaraj’s crime drama film Aakhree Raasta in 1986 alongside Amitabh Bachchan in dual role, Sridevi and Anupam Kher, Vijay Sadanah’s melodrama film Aulad in 1987 starring alongside Jeetendra and Sridevi in lead roles, K. Ravi Shankar’s drama film Sindoor in 1987 alongside Shashi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor, Govinda and Neelam Kothari, Anil Sharma’s action film Elaan-E-Jung in 1989 opposite Dharmendra, K.C. Bokadia’s crime drama film Aaj Ka Arjun in 1990 in which she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, Raj N. Sippy’s action film Thanedaar in 1990 alongside Jeetendra, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles, Ajay Kashyap’s horror drama film Maa in 1991 opposite Jeetendra and Rajkumar Santoshi’s neo-noir action thriller film Khakee in 2004 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, and Tushar Kapoor.
Her hit films in Telugu were Bapu’s epic, mythological, drama film Sita Kalyanam in 1976, K. Balachander’s 1976 film Anthuleni Katha alongside Rajinikanth, Sripriya and Phataphat Jayalaxmi, Tatineni Rama Rao’s fantasy comedy film, Yamagola in 1977 opposite N. T. Rama Rao, K. Raghavendra Rao’s action film Adavi Ramudu in 1977 alongside N. T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha, K. Viswanath’s drama film Siri Siri Muvva in 1978 opposite Chandra Mohan, K. Viswanath’s dance film Sagara Sangamam in 1983 alongside Kamal Haasan, Sarath Babu, S. P. Sailaja and Chakri Toleti, Krishna’s 1986 film Simhasanam alongside Krishna, Radha and Mandakini and Relangi Narasimha Rao’s drama film Samsaram in 1988 alongside Sobhan Babu, Sharada, Rajendra Prasad and Rajani.
Her hit films in Kannada are Vijay’s 1977 film Sanaadi Appanna opposite Rajkumar, Renuka Sharma’s historical drama film Kaviratna Kalidasa in 1983 alongside Rajkumar, Balakrishna and Srinivasa Murthy and Naganna’s epic historical biographical war film Sangolli Rayanna in 2012 alongside Darshan, Shashi Kumar and Nikita Thukral.
Her notable appearances in Malayalam are Sibi Malayil’s mystery horror film Devadoothan in 2000 alongside Mohanlal, Vijayalakshmi, Vineeth Kumar, and Murali and Blessy’s romantic drama film Pranayam in 2011 alongside Mohanlal and Anupam Kher.
Jaya Prada Achievements and Awards
Jaya Prada won the Nandi Award for Best Actress in 1977 for the film Anthuleni Katha. She won Filmfare Awards South’s Special Award in 1977 for films Siri Siri Muvva and Anthuleni Katha, Best Actress – Telugu in 1984 for the film Saagara Sangamam. In 2007, she received Filmfare Awards South’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of several other awards including Kalashree award, Kala Saraswati Award, Kinnera Savitri Award, Rajiv Gandhi Award, Nargis Dutt Gold Medal, Shakuntala Kala Rathnam Award, Uttam Kumar Award, ANR Achievement Award in 2008, TSR TV9 Film Awards’ Venus of Indian Cinema Award in 2011, Nana Film Award for Best Actress for the film Pranayam and Ujala Asianet Film Awards’ – Special Jury Award in 2012 for film Pranayam.
Jaya Prada Political Career
Jaya Prada joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994 by the invitation of party’s founder N. T. Rama Rao. After NTR disappeared from the party leadership due to some serious illness, Jaya Prada joined the Chandrababu Naidu faction of the party. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha representing Andhra Pradesh in 1996. She also held the position of the President of Telugu Mahila, the women’s wing of the Telugu Desam Party.
She later left TDP to join Samajwadi Party and contested in 2004 General election from Rampur parliamentary Constituency in UP and was elected with a margin of more than 85000 votes. On February 2, 2010, she was expelled from the Samajwadi party allegedly indulging in anti-party activities and damaging the party’s secular image. In 2011, she joined Rashtriya Lok Manch but left the party in 2014. On March 10, 2014, she along with Amar Singh joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal and contested in the 2014 general elections from the Bijnor seat, however she lost the election. On March 26, 2019, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of National General Secretary Bhupender Yadav.
Jaya Prada Personal Life
Jaya Prada married film producer Shrikant Nahata who was already married and had three kids with his ex-wife. Jaya Prada has an impressive range of luxury cars in her garage, which includes a Mercedes Benz, an Outlander and a Ford Endeavour. She owns the Jaya Prada theatre in Chennai. Her favourite actors are Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan and her favourite singers are Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
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