Jaya Bachchan is one of the actresses who will always make it to top 10 actresses list of 70s. She gave many hits, be it her starter Guddi or Parichay or Zanjeer or Sholay or Koshish.
Jaya Bachchan is one of the actresses who will always make it to top 10 actresses list of 70s. She gave many hits, be it her starter Guddi or Parichay or Zanjeer or Sholay or Koshish.
Jaya Bachchan shared screen with all famous actors of 60s and 70s be it Dharmendra or Jeetendra or Amitabh or Sanjeev Kumar or Rajesh Khanna.
She made her debut with Mahangar in 1963 directed by Satyajit Ray but her full-fledged role came with Guddi in 1971. This film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee made her a superstar over night. She starred opposite Dharmendra in this film.
After this film she went on to act in many super hits like Parichay (1972), Uphaar (1971), Koshish (1972), Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Kora Kagaz (1974) and many others.
She was seen first time with Amitabh Bachchan in the film Bansi Birju, which came in year 1972. But their pair made it big with 1973 release Zanjeer.
Zanjeer was the film that established Amitabh in the film industry and it was the film, which brought two of them close to each other.
She then appeared alongside Amitabh in films like as Chupke Chupke (1975), Mili (1975) and Sholay (1975).
Jaya was a versatile actor who did every type of role from Girl next door to glamorous girl to a handicapped girl to a negative role as well.
Her film with Sanjeev Kumar, Koshish in which she played the role of a deaf eared her accolades from critics and viewers both.
Jaya also played a negative character in Anamika that came in the year 1973.
Silsila that came in the year 1981 was the last film in which she acted as a lead role.
Later Jaya changed her path as politician. She was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Samajwadi Party in February 2010 and was re-elected in 2012.
Jaya Bachchan was born as Jaya Bhaduri on 9 April 1948 to Indira and Taroon Kumar Bhaduri in Jabalpur.
Jaya married Amitabh Bachchan on 3 June 1973. They have two children Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.
She studied acting from FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) completing her graduation. Jaya is now an alumni in the same college.
In 1992, Government of India awarded Jaya with the Padma Shri.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, especially from the northeast, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Monday.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) As an actor Farhan Akhtar, who also directs and produces movies, had a fabulous year with biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and now he is looking forward to Dev Benegal's film with Kareena Kapoor and his sister Zoya's next directorial venture which he says has nothing to do with their off screen relationship.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Jaya Bachchan is set for her debut on the small screen with fiction show "Vasundhara" and her husband and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is "happy" with her decision.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Uday Chopra, who will be seen in "Dhoom 3", says his biggest regret is that he didn't work with his father Yash Chopra, one of the finest and most celebrated director in the Hindi film industry.
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has dismissed the reports that he will team up with Rekha for Yash Raj Films' (YRF) next untitled project, saying it's not true.
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when he returned to late filmmaker V. Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios, where he had shot many important sequences for his blockbuster movie "Deewaar", for an advertisement shoot.
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly 17 percent of current Rajya Sabha members have criminal cases against them, according to a report compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW).
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Indian film fraternity paid tribute to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela Friday and remembered him as "a man of will, belief and perseverance" and "torch bearer of peace and harmony".
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Veteran actor Farooque Sheikh praises changes in the film industry and the theatre world. He says this is a happy time to be in the movie business and adds that one can lead a respectable life by being a full time theatre artist.
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is overjoyed to work with actor Boman Irani in "Bhootnath Returns" after eight years.
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Rapists should be "hanged till death", according to Lok Sabha MP Jaya Prada. She also said that people in Uttar Pradesh have started to believe that corruption is better than crime as they "are scared for their lives".
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked cable operators and internet service providers not to illegally show upcoming Bollywood movie "Dhoom 3".
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The 2013 edition of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" has come to an end, and its host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says working on the reality game show has brought him face-to-face with what goes behind the world of television and general entertainment channels.
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Director Anees Bazmee is so keen to cast Amitabh Bachchan in "Welcome Back" he won't shoot for the particular sequence unless the megastar agrees. He also denies approaching Rekha for the movie.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) If there was one character from a book that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would love to bring alive on screen, it would be his father's role from his autobiography, "In the Afternoon of Time: An Autobiography"
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Actress-singer Andrea Jeremiah recently recorded a special anthem for the upcoming 11th edition of Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF), scheduled to be held Dec 12-19. The anthem will be released soon.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian cinematic icon Amitabh Bachchan Friday took to the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 podium, much to the joy of an eclectic audience of almost a thousand, and left them more star-struck as he spoke about empowering the country's women, Indian cinema, poetry and more.
It was a evening to celebrate and party in style with the festive of royal spirit of Horses, Daksh Oberoi organized a impressive soiree to celebrate the occasion. The gathering was highly appreciated by all horse lovers and fashion fraternity at Cafe Ludus, Metropolitan Mall, Saket.
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishesh Bhatt's wedding reception here Thursday evening turned out to be a star-studded occasion with celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in attendance.
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) It has been a decade since Karan Johar's hit romantic drama "Kal Ho Naa Ho" released. The filmmaker says he has "indelible" memories attached with the movie, while its lead actor Shah Rukh Khan missed the film's producer, late Yash Johar on the occasion.
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Firoz Fatma from Saharanpur has emerged the first female crorepati of the 2013 edition of popular reality TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like "Dabangg" and "Krrish" as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform.
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was recently in the capital to celebrate his grandson Agastya Nanda's 13th birthday.
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently watched bits of director Farah Khan's upcoming movie "Happy New Year". He has given it a thumbs up.
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) While shooting for "Bhoothnath 2", Amitabh Bachchan bumped into the cast of "Happy New Year" and shared fun moments with younger actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. The megastar felt as though he was reliving his former shooting days.
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika's younger daughter Akshara Haasan, who has studied music and filmmaking, is now bitten by the acting bug. But both her parents feel Akshara is more cut out for being behind the camera.
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next might feature actress Parineeti Chopra and actor par excellence Irfaan.
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who has donned the director's hat for "Jackpot" 10 years after his "Boom", believes the industry has changed and says had "Boom" released now, it would have been received well.
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) American designer Kenneth Cole, who was in India for the debut amfAR gala and for his store opening in the capital, believes the country attracts him with its mix of social culture and progressive thinking. Also, if given a chance, he would love to style Bollywood's Bachchan family.
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Jerry Pinto's "Em and The Big Hoom", Manu Joseph's "The Illicit Happiness of Other People" and Rahul Pandita's "Our Moon has Blood Clots" have been shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award 2013.
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) With three back-to-back hits Deepika Padukone has set high standards for her contemporaries, but Katrina Kaif believes that competitive environment is advantageous as it motivates people to do better.
Mumbai, Nov.19 (ANI): Bollywood glitterati, business tycoons, politicians and members of the Indian cricket team were in full attendance at a private dinner party thrown by batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, on Monday in a hotel here.
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil actor Dhanush, who scored a hit with Bollywood debut "Raanjhanaa", has joined hands with filmmaker R. Balki for a yet-untitled Hindi project, which will also feature megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an important role. He couldn't be happier.
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is in no mood to expose Randeep Hooda's character in "Highway".
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela" is inching close to Rs.100 crore at a good pace. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie has minted over Rs.52 crore in its opening weekend, and trade pundits believe it will sustain good business in the coming weeks too.
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Designer Jaya Misra pays a tribute to the modern bride with her new collection, an eclectic mix of contemporary silhouettes with traditional embroidery.
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is biting his nails because of tension as he gets back to film shooting after wrapping up TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh-starrer "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela" has left megastar Amitabh Bachchan in awe of the talent and professionalism of young actors, who he believes are the "brightest future of cinema in India".
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Bollywood's star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are proud to have lent support to the inaugural amfAR gala to raise funds for the Foundation for AIDS Research programme.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress and producer Sharon Stone who is in India for an amfAR fund-raising event says Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are very generous.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Looks like megastar Amitabh Bachchan had a tiring weekend with three mega events happening on the same day.
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Aamir Khan, who is known to involve himself deeply with innovative promotions of his films, says the "less is more" policy will apply to action-thriller "Dhoom: 3", produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF).
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan and Anupam Kher have praised and thanked master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for sharing his "genius" with the world.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Abhishek Bachchan recently launched Omega's anti-magnetic watch at Omega Co Axial Exhibition in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan is happy to know that Hrithik Roshan, who played a thief in "Dhoom 2", wants "Dhoom 3" to break box office record set by "Krrish 3".
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The 2013 edition of popular reality TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) is said to conclude Dec 1. Its host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shot for the last episode here Wednesday, says it was an experience full of fun and thrills.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Hollywood actress-producer Hilary Swank will be here Sunday to be a part of amfAR's inaugural fundraising event to be attended by celebrated names from India and abroad.
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaltihaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act immediately on the unanimous resolution passed by the state assembly urging India to totally boycott the Commonwealth meet to be held in Colombo this month.
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Director-producer Shoojit Sircar, who has roped in "Chashme Baddoor" fame actress Taapsee Pannu for his "Running Shaadi.com", marvels at her acting skills.
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar, who has teamed up with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his next venture, has roped in Juhi Chaturvedi who penned the sperm donation story for the highly acclaimed "Vicky Donor" to write the script.
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was in the 'City of Joy' to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), said it was a "pleasure" to be in the company of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, enthused by the start of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), Sunday likened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to a "sister" and said he was "surprised" by her dynamism.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Welcoming actor Amitabh Bachchan to the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the festival needed the actor and his family's presence.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Extolling the contributions of Bengali literature and cinema to the world, Amitabh Bachchan said here Sunday that cinema plays an important role in unifying and integrating in a "fast disintegrating world".
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Cinema greats Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Kamal Haasan dazzled as they came together at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here Sunday.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced medical insurance facilities for artists of the state and technicians of the Bengali entertainment industry.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Overwhelmed at being invited to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), megastar Shah Rukh Khan Sunday said he would learn Bengali from actress-politician Jaya Bachchan to be a "true Bengali".
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Gems of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Kamal Haasan came together Sunday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Describing the eastern metropolis as the "pioneer" of film festivals, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Sunday dubbed the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) as an "apex" movie gala of the country.
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit has come up with a signature step as a part of initiative "What step will you take today" for diabetic patients.
Bambolim (Goa), Nov 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was thrilled when he spotted Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro in attendance at a panel discussion at the ongoing THiNK 2013, a thought provoking fest, here. Bachchan was one of the speakers.
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) The 3D version of iconic Bollywood film "Sholay" has cost the presenters roughly Rs.25 crore.
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol made an appearance on quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" to support 'Help the child reach 5' initiative.
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Contrary to the normal belief that cult film "Sholay" belongs to its scriptwriters Javed Akhtar and Sailm Khan, the writers say it is the other way round as the film is promoting them even 38 years after its release.
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan are likely to inaugurate the 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) slated for Dec 12-19 in the Tamil Nadu capital, its organisers said Monday.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Ace designers Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani and duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla are set to dazzle the ramp with their creations celebrating gold at the country's inaugural amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) fundraising gala Nov 17.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Salim-Javed, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of 1970s and 1980s, will come together after a long time for the trailer launch of "Sholay 3D" Thursday.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Ace designers Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani and duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla will dazzle the ramp with garments celebrating gold at the country's inaugural amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Reserach) fundraising gala Nov 17.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has launched ghazal album "Destiny" and urged people to listen to the album to enjoy its soothing effect.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most active Bollywood stars on social networking platforms, has amassed a following of over seven million on microblogging site Twitter. He has thanked his fans.
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) For megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the "joy" of Diwali was celebrating the festival of lights with members of the Indian film fraternity at his residence. Stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were in attendance.
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistan based hackers seem to be targeting websites connected to ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu by hacking two sites - aiadmkallindia.org and jayatv.tv.
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a film produced by actor Sanjay Dutt's production house as a goodwill gesture. The megastar was shooting for the short sequence and even posted the pictures on his blog.
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) In a fitting tribute to legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away recently, the official theme song of the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which was launched here Friday, incorporates lyrics from one of Dey's famous Bengali renditions.
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai, who sported a grunge look and perfect figure in the hit action-thriller "Dhoom 2", praised the promo of "Dhoom 3" saying it is looking "fabulous" and that she is looking forward to the release of the film.
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai thanked her parents for her good looks and said that it's in her genes.
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Toddler Aaradhya Bachchan made her mom and actress Aishwarya Rai's 40th birthday special when she sang "Happy Birthday" to her Friday.
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Former beauty queen and actress Aishwarya Rai turned 40 Friday and said that to make her birthday meaningful she associates herself with some social cause on the occasion.
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan injured his left elbow, but says he does not have any pain.
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Aamir Khan, who has played a variety of roles in his 25-year-old career, says "Dhoom 3" is his toughest role so far.
New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): Abhishek Bachchan recently inaugurated fellow actor Dino Morea's DM Fitness Studio in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Despite hurting himself recently, actor Abhishek Bachchan is working hard to promote his forthcoming film "Dhoom 3".
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Putting an end to reports about director Nikhil Advani quitting "Mehrunissa" because of her, actress Chitrangada Singh said "there's no truth in that article".
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen with on-screen superhero Krrish, played by Hrithik Roshan, in her forthcoming film "Krrish 3". But off screen she considers megastar Amitabh Bachchan to be her superhero.
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked melody queen Lata Mangeshkar for adding a special touch while lending her voice to his wife and actress Jaya Bachchan's songs on the screen.
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan does not associate himself with lethargy and the exhaustion that comes with age. He still makes it a point to workout at the gym every day.
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan appreciates the handmade gifts presented to him by contestants on the game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 7".
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut, who plays a nautch girl in "Rajjo", says to get into the skin of her character, she met some of the courtesans of Nagpada, a place in South Mumbai.
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Known for his incredible general knowledge, Haryana boy Kautilya Pandit will be seen on the hot seat of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" as a part of the Children's Day celebrations. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was impressed with the five-year-old's knowledge.
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan was on the sets of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" recently and discussed his next film "Dhoom 3" with megastar host Amitabh Bachchan. Actress Kajol, on the other hand, will play the game for a cause.
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan wishes that his almost two-year-old daughter Aaradhya continues to appreciate her parents the way he respects his.
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) In a techno savvy age, where everything is ruled by the click of a mouse, actor Hrithik Roshan encourages the youth to write more, through his ad campaign for pen brand Flair.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor has been voted as the most wanted bachelor in the country in a survey conducted by a matrimonial site, while Deepika Padukone has been declared the most sought after bachelorette.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Vishwas Patil's "Rajjo" is based on the life of a prostitute, but the director has ensured that no inappropriate dialogues or bold scenes are included in the film.
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor was Thursday named the brand ambassador for Philips, the country's leading lighting company.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Young and aspiring filmmakers of Mumbai under the age of 25 proved their passion for cinema with a touch of creativity in a special short film competition section called "Dimensions Mumbai". Jury member and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar tagged it "inspiring".
New Delhi, October 23 (ANI): Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were spotted at the terrace of their residence Jalsa on Karva Chauth in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Ram Gopal Varma's "Satya 2", which was scheduled to release Friday, will now come out Nov 8.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Experience the thrill associated with "Dhoom" via a mobile game. Yash Raj Films (YRF) Licensing Monday announced a multi-title tie-up with 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd. to create games around the popular Bollywood franchise.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) After barbs, megastar Amitabh Bachchan received praise from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) who credited Big B for his entry into filmdom.