Known and respected widely for her natural style of acting, identified by her character in the film Guddi, Jaya Bachchan has been an important part of Indian cinema and is a voice to reckon with in today’s political scene in India.
The daughter of a journalist is known for her natural style of acting in both mainstream and ‘middle-of-the-road’ cinema, she took a break and made a come back to cinema with Hazaar Chaurashir Maa that was based on Mahashveta Devi’s novel. She was extremely endearing when she introduced the film Paa to the audience.
She has won six competitive Filmfare Awards: three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress, which makes her the overall most-awarded performer in the female acting categories, along with Nutan. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 1992, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.