B Jaya Biography
B Jaya is an veteran Indian film Actress, who has worked predominantly in Kannada movie industry for more than four decades. Jayamma has acted in more than 350 films like Bhakta Prahlada, Veera Kesari, Bettada Huli, Bellimoda, Gandhada Gudi, Sampathige Savaal, Bangaarada Panjara, Shubhamangala, Kalpana 2 etc.,
Jaya has her roots in Kollegal, a town in the present-day Chamarajanagar district of India's Karnataka State. She was the fourth of seven children to Mahadevamma and Basappa. Father Basappa was a stage artist who went to appear in over 100 films. Jaya followed her father into stage and subsequently into films. Beginning in the 1950s, she went to work on stage till 1992. She made her film debut as a child actress in Bhakta Prahlada (1958).
Jaya has won awards for the films Prathigne, Bettada Huli, Nyayave Devaru and Gowdru, the last of which was from the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
B Jaya passes away on June 3, 2021 due to illness she was 75 years old.