10 Interesting facts about Late TN Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in film industry

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10 Interesting facts about Late TN Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in film industry: If there is something that keeps our honourable Tamil Nadu Chief Minister so much immortal in the hearts of many and many people, it is not merely for the sake of her political achievements, but for her tremendous journey in the Indian film industry, which spans to nearly 20 years.

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We bring you 10 interesting facts about the legendary actress as a gesture of paying special tribute.
 
 
1.    She was born to beautiful couple Jayaraman and Sandhya exactly a year after India got independence. She was born on February 24, 1948 in Mandya, Karnataka.


2.    Her birth name is Komanavalli as named by her parents and her pet name was Ammu.


3.    When she became popular in Tamil cinema, she was fondly called as ‘Vaayadi’ (Chatter Box) by Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.

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4.    She has acted in 125 films that include Tamil – 87, Telugu – 29, Kannada – 7, Hindi – 2 and a Malayalam film titled Jesus.


5.    Before her debut in mainstream films, she was seen in a documentary film titled ‘Epistle’, directed by Shankar Giri, son of fourth president of India VV Giri.


6.    She is not alone an actress, but a very well trained and professional Carnatic singer, Piano and she has crooned nearly 11 songs in Tamil excluding 2 devotional numbers too.


7.    She made her debut as main heroine through the Kannada movie ‘Chinnadha Kombe’ (1964).

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8.    Both her first film in Telugu (1965) and last one (1980) featured Nageswara Rao in lead roles.


9.    She made her debut in Tamil cinema through the movie ‘Veniradai’, directed by Sridhar, which initially was supposed to be the one to be essayed by Bollywood actress Hema Malini.

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10. Her first movie with MGR was ‘Aayirathial Oruvan’ following which she shared the screen space with him in 28 movies and all of them crossed 100 days celebration in theatres.

 

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