Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jayasudha PROFILE

Jayasudha was a famous South Indian actress from the 1970's and 1980's, with most of her films being Telugu films.
Jayasudha was born as Sujatha to a Telugu speaking family in Madras, Tamil Nadu. Her aunt is the famous actress and director Vijaya Nirmala, who convinced Jayasudha's disapproving father, to permit his stage-struck daughter to act in films. Jayasudha made her film debut when she was twelve years old as Jamuna's daughter in the Telugu film Panduntikaapuram. Her next break came in two Tamil films directed by the celebrated director K. Balachander: Arangettram and Apoorva Raagangal. The latter became a big hit. Her fame quickly spread, where Telugu film producers were offering her good film roles. While her debut role as heroine in the Telugu film Lakshmana Rekha (1975) got her attention, it was really the title role in Jyothi (1975) (remake of the Hindi film Mili starring Jaya Bhaduri) that made her a huge star in Telugu films. She was now called a successor to the great Telugu actress Savithri and performed many strong roles and showed excellent range. Her roles varied from the cute looking teeny bopper who wore minis in Nomu (1974) to the battered wife of a sadist husband in Idi Katha Kadu, to that of a comedienne who discovers that her husband wants to murder her for her wealth in "Money Money." She performed showy roles inTelugu remakes of Hindi films, such as Yugandhar (1979) (the fighter role that Zeenat Aman originated in Don (1978 film)), Illalu (1981) (Reena Roy's dark-shaded role from Apnapan (1977)), etc. In commercial cinema, she received a huge break when she starred in Adavi Ramudu (1977). She also showed innovativeness and lack of vanity in original Telugu films like Premabhishekam (1981) where she played a supporting role as a deglamorized prostitute, while Sridevi played the female lead. Although Telugu is her mother tongue language, she never learned to read or write Telugu, because she is from Madras where English and Tamil are taught in schools. But that didn't stop her from starring in 225 Telugu films, and in one year, she had 24 film releases. She accomplished all this, despite her illiteracy in Telugu, by having people read lines to her and she would remember and deliver her lines. She became such a famous actress that she starred in a film Jayasudha (1982), named after her. Her fame also allowed producers to cast her sister Subhashini in supporting roles in some of the films that she starred in, such as Sivaranjani (1978) and Meghasandesham (1983). Subhashini's daughter Pooja is now a budding actress.

Personal life
Jayasudha fell in love with producer Nitin Kapoor, cousin to actor Jeetendra. They married in 1985 and have two sons, Nihar and Sreyanth. She also converted to Christianity after a near-death experience.

Awards
1. Nandi Award for Best Actress for Jyothi (1975)
2. Nandi Award for Best Actress for Amekatha (1977)
3. Nandi Award for Best Actress for Megasandesham (1982)
4. Kalasagar Award as Best Actress for Megasandesham (1982)

Hit films of jayasudha
1. Bommarillu (2006) .... Lakshmi
2. Style (2006) .... Raghava's mother
3. Balu (2005)
4. Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003)
5. Fools (2003/I) .... Jaya
6. Ammaye Navvithe (2001) .... Rajeshwari (guest role)
7. Ishtam (2001) .... Sridevi
8. Chinna (2001)
9. Alai Payuthey (2000)
10. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
11. Yuvakudu (2000) .... Mother
12. Sooryavansham (1999) (as Jaya Kapoor) .... Sharda, Heera's mother
13. Anthimanthaarai (1996)
14. Deyyam (1996)
15. Money Money (1995)
16. Rikshavodu (1995)
17. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
18. Shrinatha Kavi Sarvabhowma (1993)
19. Sarovaram (1993)
20. Inspector Jhansi (1993)
21. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
22. Money (1993)
23. Vontari Poratam (1989)
24. Sardar Dharmanna (1987)
25. Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
26. Magadheerudu (1986)
27. Muddula Manavaraalu (1986)
28. Tandra Paparayudu (1986) .... Mallamma
29. Edadugula Bandham (1985)
30. Mangalya Balam (1985)
31. Bobbili Brahmanna (1984)
32. Iddaru Dongalu (1984)
33. Zakhmi Sher (1984) .... Anandi
34. Lanke Bindelu (1983)
35. Meghasandesam (1983) .... Ravindrababu's Wife
36. Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
37. Naa Desam (1982)
38. Aadavallu Meeku Joharulu (1981)
39. Agni Poolu (1981)
40. Illalu (1981)
41. Premaabhishekam (1981) .... Jayanthi
42. Prema Tarangalu (1980)
43. Gopala Rao Gari Ammayi (1980) .... Sujatha
44. Sreevari Muchatlu (1980)
45. Idi Kathakaadu (1979)
46. Intinti Ramayanam (1979)
47. Kalyani (1979) .... Kalyani
48. Ninaithale Inikkum (1979) .... Guest
49. Shivamettina Satyam (1979)
50. Shri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam (1979) .... Goddess Lakshmi
51. Yugandhar (1979)
52. Pranam Kareedu (1978) .... Seetha (Kankaiah's Second Wife)
53. Katakatala Rudraiah (1978)
54. Sivaranjani (1978) .... Sivaranjani
55. Sommokadidhi Sokokadidhi (1978) .... Lilly
56. Aaina (1977) .... Usha G. Shastri
57. Adavi Ramudu (1977)
58. Gadusu Ammayi (1977)
59. Premalekhalu (1977) .... Sujatha
60. Alludochhadu (1976)
61. Mangalyaniki Maromudi (1976)
62. Secretary (1976)
63. Apoorva Raagangal (1975) .... Ranjini
64. Pandanti Kapuram (1972) .... Rani Malini Devi
65. Yedureetha (1963)

Producer:
1. Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai (1990) (executive producer) (as Jayasudha Kapoor)

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Jayasudha - Tamil Actress Profile

Jayasudha was a famous South Indian actress from the 1970's and 1980's, with most of her films being Telugu films. She is an amazing actress who won several honors and accolades from the critics. In fact, Jayasudha won six Nandi Awards and became the critics' favorite actress. More so Jayasudha is touted as the next generation Savithri. Late Savithri was a legend and an iconic figure in Telugu film industry known for her breathtaking performances in movies until her death in 1981. 

Jayasudha is the daughter of Joga Bai, a yesteryear actress. Jayasudha dreamt of becoming an actress in her childhood. She was encouraged by her actress aunt Vijaya Nirmala to take up acting; and cute li'l Jayasudha began her acting career at the age of 12 by appearing in a Telugu movie "Pandanti Kapuram" in 1972. Ever since Jayasudha never looked back and became one of the finest actress in Tollywood. Later an ace Tamil filmmaker, K.Balachander offered her performance-oriented roles in "Arangettram" and "Apoorva Raagangal" in 1975. 

As a battered harassed wife of sadist husband, Rajnikanth, fifteen-year-old Jayasudha excelled in the role in "Apoorva Raagangal" and proved that she is an actress par excellence. Soon "Jyothi" (1975), a blockbuster hit Telugu movie followed which was a remake of Jaya Bhaduri starrer "Mili". Jayasudha played the role with great ease and won the film critics' accolades and appreciation. 

The sensuous-looking Jayasudha donned various roles ranging from romantic to humorous to tear-jerking characters. Jayasudha displayed innovativeness and versatility in her roles such as a deglamorized prostitute in "Premabhishekam" to a battered housewife in "Idi Katha Kadu" a remake of "Apoorva Raagangal". 

The interesting fact is that Jayasudha who was born in a Telugu-speaking family cannot speak or write a word in Telugu. It is because of the fact she had her education in Chennai where instead of Telugu, Tamil and English are taught in schools. Yet Jayasudha went on to act in over 225 Telugu films delivering her dialogues in her own voice in perfect diction with much sophistication. 

Jayasudha has a sister named Subhashini, who is also an actress in her own right. Subhashini's daughter Pooja is also an upcoming actress. Hot actress Jayasudha first married Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1982. But they soon took divorce. Jayasudha later married Nitin Kapoor, a cousin of Bollywood actor Jeetendra in 1985. The couple together has two sons Nihar and Sreyanth. Jayasudha allegedly got converted to Christianity. 

Awards: 

Nandi Award for Best Actress for Jyothi (1975) 
Nandi Award for Best Actress for Amekatha (1977) 
Nandi Award for Best Actress for idi katha kadu (1979) 
Nandi Award for Best Actress for premabishekam (1981) 
Nandi Award for Best Actress for Meghasandesam (1982) 
Kalasagar Award as Best Actress for Meghasandesam (1982) 
Nandi Award for Best Actress for dharmatmudu (1983) 
Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu) for Amma Naana O Tamil Ammayi (2004) 
Pride of Indian Cinema Award (2007) 
Andhra Pradesh Cinegoer's Association-Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) 
ANR Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) 

Name : Jayasudha 
Nick Name : Bapu Bomma 
Date Of Birth : December 17, 1958 
Birth Of Place : Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 
Languages Worked : Tamil, Telugu 
Spouse : Nitin Kapoor 
Debut Film : Apoorva Raagangal (Tamil) 

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