Jayamala is a south Indian actress, who made her career in Kannada films. She made her entry in 1970s and the 1980s which are often considered to be the golden age of Kannada cinema. It was also the period that witnessed the birth of alternate cinema. Rajkumar and Vishnu Vardhan were then considered the two pillars of the Kannada film Industry.
also made his own mark in that period and Jayamala was lucky enough to act with all versatile performers like Shankar Nag, Rajkumar, Ambareesh and Vishnu Vardhan. She acted over 40 films in a career spanning over 35 years.
This actress was a multifaceted personality in the Kannada film industry. She was not only a leading lady in the eighties, but produced many award-winning artistic films too. Jayamala made indelible imprints with the Kannada cine lovers in the 70’s and 80’s. She acted in Tulu, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies too. Her first directorial attempt Thaayi Saaheba was directed by
, which fetched her National award. She also took an interest in producing a children film Thuttoori which won recognition in National Film festival. Her prominent films in Hindi are Sampoorna Teerth Yatra, a Bollywood fantasy film and Aaj Ka Ye Ghar, which was a social relevant film.
The yesteryear actress was the first woman president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. In her regime as president of the chamber, Kannada cinema celebrated 75 years. She also wrote her thesis on rehabilitation of rural woman and got a doctorate from Bangalore University. S was honored with the doctorate by the late President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. She also had anchored the reality show of ‘
Kathe Alla Jeevana
’ in Suvarana satellite channel.
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Jayamala, a Kannada movie actress, was born on 28 February 1959. Her family shifted to Chikmagalur during 1963, owing to the harbour activity. Been married for two times, Jayamala has acted in films that include
, Giri Kanye, Aaj Ka Ye Ghar, Balak, Sampoorna Teerth Yatra, Harishchandra Taramati and Spy in Rome etc. Her daughter
was also an actress. Jayamala has acted in over 51 films.
Jayamala has various feathers to her cap. She was the lead actress in Kannada films during the 80s and eventually became a producer. She had produced several award-winning movies. Though she is predominantly a Kannada actress, Jayamala had acted in Tamil, Tulu, Hindi and Telugu too. She shared her screen space with many great Kannada stars, including Ambareesh, Vishnu Vardhan, Shankar Nag and Rajkumar. Her maiden attempt as a producer, for the film Thaayi Saaheba, turned successful. This film gained a National Award and this talented actress was credited with a special jury award for her outstanding portrayal in the film. The Kannada film Thuttoori, which is a children’s film, got State Government as well as National Awards.
Jayamala was very famous during the late 80s and her portrayals were remembered at this juncture. Other than films of artistic genre, Jayamala was also involved in commercial films.
Jayamala was also actively involved in many works of the association of Kannada film producers. She was the president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and has the credit of being the first woman to take up this role. Jayamala was vigorously involved in social service. She proved her intellectual acumen by writing a thesis, supporting the rural women in Karnataka. She was eventually bestowed with a doctorate for this. As popular as she was, Jayamala was also involved in a religious controversy. All the same, Jayamala is indeed a legend of Kannada film industry.
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Aged 56, talented gorgeous actress, Jayamala Prabhakar took birth on February 28 in the year 1959. Jayamala Prabhakar appeared in Kannada films. Born and brought up in South Kannada, Jayamala proved herself in the field of acting. Jayamala Prabhakar is well-known among the masses as Jayamala for her appealing character and remarkable acting. She is a renowned actress and made her debut in the movie Giri Kanye which was the commercial blockbuster movie in the industry and gave her recognition in the field of acting. Her parents are from the non-filmy background but they always encouraged her for achieving her goal by seeing her passion and enthusiasm for acting.
She has a pale complexion, beautiful eyes, fascinating smile, which make her hypnotize everyone. Jayamala has given many remarkable smash hit movies in her acting career. Not only in Kannada movies but she appeared in Tulu, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu movies as well. In the year 2008, Jayamala was declared as the president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. She became the center of argumentation and criticism when she revealed to have touched ayyappa idol in the Sabarimala temple. There were clashes between the media and courts for her action in the temple. The enormously endowed actress Jayamala was given a doctorate for her thesis. Her thesis was based on the rehabilitation of rural women in Karnataka for which she has to visit all over Karnataka and share the problems of underprivileged and also examine all the documents based on her thesis.
On 18 January in the year 2008, Jayamala has got her doctorate from Bangalore University and for the same she was awarded by Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the former president of India. Not only as an actress but also for her direction in the movies she has received positive reviews from the masses. She was also awarded National Jury Award and Karnataka State Film Award for best actress for her brilliant acting in her movies. First, she was married to Karnataka Superstar “
” Prabhakar, but citing differences in their relationship they got separated and then she married H M Rama Chandra, who is by profession a cinematographer. They have a daughter, Soundarya Jayamala who is also a actress.