Childhood Image Of Amma Jayalalitha

Early Age


She was born in Mysore as Komalavalli in a Tamil Iyengar family on Feb 24 1948. After losing her father at the age of two, her family fell into poverty. She was educated at the Bishop Cotton Girls High School in Bangalore, but later she moved to Madras State (now Tamil Nadu) along with her mother Sandhya, who ventured as an actress into Tamil Cinema She was then schooled at Sacred Heart Matriculation School (popularly known as Church Park) of Presentation Convent in Chennai She excelled in academics and has claimed that she was offered a scholarship for higher studies from Government Of India but with the guidance from her mother, young Jayalalitha moved into film industry and then she started acting most of her well known hits when she was 15.

Puratchi Thalavi J.Jayalalitha has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.
She was trained in classical dance (Bharata Natyam) and Carnatic Music from the young age of 4.
She is said to be proficient in other dance-forms such as Mohini Attam, Kathak and Manipuri as well.
Jayalalitha has given hundreds of performances in Bharatha Natyam and has even sung many songs herself in her films
(songs are a staple of Indian films).


A still from "Venniradai"
She acted in the English language movie "Epistle" released in 1961 produced by Shankar Giri, son of former president of India Dr. V.V. Giri Chinnada Gombe, her first film (in Kannada) was a major hit. Her first Telugu film Manushulu Mamathalu made her famous. In 1972, she was honoured by the Tamil Nadu government with the award Kalaimamani.

Movie List

FilmCo-Star
Vennira AadaiSrikanth
Aayirathil OruvanM.G. Ramachandran
KavalkaranM.G. Ramachandran, Prem Nazir
Adimai penM.G. Ramachandran, Prem Nazir
OlivilakkuM.G. Ramachandran, Prem Nazir
Kanni thaiM.G. Ramachandran, Prem Nazir
MugarasiM. G. Ramachandran
ThanipiraviM.G. Ramachandran
AnnamittakaiM.G. Ramachandran
Neerum NeruppumM.G. Ramachandran
Engal ThangamM.G. Ramachandran
ThalaivanM.G. Ramachandran
MattukkaravelanM.G. Ramachandran
Kadhal VaganamM.G. Ramachandran
KanavanM.G. Ramachandran
Kudiyiruntha koilM.G. Ramachandran
Ther ThiruvizhaM.G. Ramachandran
Ragasiya Police 115M.G. Ramachandran
ChandrothayamM.G. Ramachandran
Pudhiya BoomiM.G. Ramachandran
ArasakattalaiM.G. Ramachandran, B. Sarojadevi
Raman Thediya SeethaiM.G. Ramachandran
Kannan en KaadalanM.G. Ramachandran
ChandrodayamM.G. Ramachandran
Thedi vandha maapillaiM.G. Ramachandran
En AnnanM.G. Ramachandran
Kumari kottamM.G. Ramachandran
Pattikattu ponniahM.G. Ramachandran
Nam NaaduM.G. Ramachandran
Pattikada PattanamaSivaji Ganesan
Galatta KalyanamSivaji Ganesan
Sumathi en SundariSivaji Ganesan
Engirundho vandhalSivaji Ganesan
NeethiSivaji Ganesan
Savale samaliSivaji Ganesan
RajaSivaji Ganesan
Deiva MaganSivaji Ganesan
Motor SundarampillaiSivaji Ganesan
Pattum BharathamumSivaji Ganesan
Kandan KarunaiSivaji Ganesan, Sivakumar
Enga MaamaSivaji Ganesan
ThaaiSivaji Ganesan
GurudakshanaiSivaji Ganesan, Padmini
Annai VelankanniGemini Ganesan
Sri Krishna LeelaSivakumar, Sri Vidya
Sakthi LeelaiGemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Iru DeivangalGemini Ganesan
AthiparasakthiGemini Ganesan
SuryakanthiMuthuraman
ThirumangalyamMuthuraman
VairamJaishankar
Yar neeJaishankar
NeeJaishankar
BommalattamJaishankar
Kumari pennRavichandran
Bhagdad PerazhagiRavichandran
Nadhiyai thedi vandha kadalSarathbabu

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