Jaya Bachchan has become 70 years old. She was born on April 9, 1948, in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Jaya Bachchan has worked in a number of memorable Bollywood films. Even though today she is away from the films but there was a time when she did films with full dedication.
You can estimate the level of her dedication by knowing that during the time of Sholay film’s shoot she was pregnant.
Her daughter Shweta was born while working on Sholay. More interestingly, she was pregnant too when the Sholay got released and its premiere was screened. She was pregnant with son Abhishek Bachchan that time, almost after two years of her daughter’s birth.
At the tender age of 15, Jaya started her acting career. She played a supporting role in Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Mahanagar in 1963. By inspiring from Satyajit, she joined Film and Television Institute of India and passed out with a gold medal.
She was the one who gave the name Danny to Bollywood’s popular villain Danny Denzongpa. His real name was Tshering Phintso Denzongpa.
She first acted with her future husband Amitabh Bachchan in the film Bansi Birju (1972), and then gave a number of hits together such as Zanjeer (1973) Abhimaan (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975), Sholay (1975), Silsila (1981) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001).