Considered as one of the most legendary actresses of Hindi cinema, Jaya Bachchan is celebrating her 72nd birthday today i.e. on April 9. Born in 1948, wife of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has thrilled the Indian audience in her films during 70’s and early 80’s.
The Padma Shri (1992) winner played he main lead for the first time in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi (1971).
She has six Filmfare Awards (three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress), apart from the Lifetime Achievement award she was given in 2007.
She essayed all kinds of roles but is mostly remembered for the chirpy, bubbly and girl-next-door kind of characters she played.
Some of her most memorable films are Guddi, Koshish, Abhimaan and Nauker.
Long before they became classics, films like Abhimaan and Mili were the chief staple of audience’s daily entertainment dose. Jaya’s impressionable, unsophisticated act in Guddi was rooted in innocence. Jaya’s silent and gloomy mood in Silsila had its own voice.