Today, let’s talk about an actress who was very beautiful and talented. She was famous in Bollywood during the 70s and 80s. She also acted in South Indian movies before coming to Bollywood. Besides acting, she also tried politics. She got married, but her married life was not happy.
This actress is Jaya Prada. She was born Lalitha Rani Rao in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, to a Telugu-speaking family. Her father worked in the Telugu film industry, and her mother was a homemaker.
Jaya Prada began acting when she was just 13 and earned Rs 10 for her first film. After starting in Telugu movies, she moved to Bollywood and became one of the highest-paid actresses of her time.
In her career, she worked with top actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, and Jeetendra. People loved watching her with Jeetendra.
Despite her success, Jaya Prada had a troubled personal life that often made headlines. In 1986, she married producer Srikanth Nahata, who was already married and had children. Their marriage was controversial because Nahata didn’t divorce his first wife, which caused problems in their relationship and eventually led to their divorce.
Because of personal issues and struggles in the film industry, Jaya Prada left acting at the height of her career and joined politics. She was a Member of Parliament from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, from 2004 to 2014.