Jayasudha Biography

    Jayasudha Kapoor is an Indian film actress predominantly appears in Telugu cinema. She has also worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and few Kannada films. She has received seven state Nandi Awards of Andra Pradesh, and seven Filmfare Awards South.

    Jayasudha was born to a Telugu-speaking family on December 17, 1958, 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's mother, Joga Bai, was also an actress of yesteryears.

    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.

    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."

    She acted 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 Meghasandesam (1983). Subhashini's daughter Pooja is now an actress.

    Jayasudha married Dr. Rajendra Prasad (of Vijayawada), who is related to Former AP CM Mr. Nadendla Bhaskar Rao. The marriage ended in a divorce after a couple of years.

    Jayasudha again fell in love with producer Nitin Kapoor, cousin to actor Jeetendra. They married in 1985 and have two children, sons Nihar (born in 1986) and Sreyanth (born in 1990). While she has friends in the industry, such as Radhika and Revati, her closest friend is Jayaprada, with whom she had acted with in huge hits such as Adavi Ramudu (1977) and Meghasandesam (1982).
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