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Jayabharathi (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 18, 2019

Short Biography

Jayabharathi was born in 1950 in Erode in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. She is an Indian Film Actress & Television Actress who is well known for her work in Malayalam cinema as well as Tamil, Telugu & Hindi films.

Other Name: Lakshmi Bharathi
Other Professions: Television Actress
Appearance: Malayalam Tamil Telugu Bollywood

Jayabharathi Complete Bio & Career

Jayabharathi was the leading actress of Malayalam film industry during the decade of the 1970s. She started her career at a young age of 16 with the film titled Penmakkal. This was the beginning of what was about to come in the coming years. For the first few years in her career, she find it extremely difficult to establish herself. She rose to prominence after she won back to back Kerala State Award in 1972 and 1973.

She became one of the most successful Malayalam film actresses and performed with such notable leading men as Madhu, Vincent, Jayan, M. G. Soman, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. Jayabharathi-MG Soman was a famous on-screen pair of the 1970s and early 1980s. One of her famous films was Rathinirvedam, directed by Bharathan, in which she played a woman who fell in love with a boy younger than her. Rathinirvedam is regarded as a landmark in Indian film history. It is one of the most sensuous movies of all time, and is said to have redefined the art of movie making in South India. In addition to acting, she also tried her hand at direction as well. She was last seen in Malayalam film Onnaman in the year 2002. In a career of 35 years, she worked in over 300 Malayalam films and 24 films in Tamil.
She was also seen in Boollywood films such as Pratishodh and Nagin Aur Lootere. The actress is busy these days with her dance school Aswathi Arts Academy, which she runs from home. She is also starting another one in Coimbatore. 

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Jayabharathi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Shivasankaran Pilla, and Sarada. She was married to actor Sathar from 1979 till his death in 2019. The couple together had a son named Krish J. Sathaar.

Life's Important Dates Of Jayabharathi

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Erode
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kochi, Kerala, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Dancing
Marital Status Widow
Debut Malayalam - Penmakkal (1966)
Tamil - Chinnanchiru Ulagam (1966)
Bollywood - Pratishodh (1980)
Telugu - Lakshmi (2006)
Best Movies Madhavikutty (1973), Jesus (1973), Marupakkam (1991), Nagin Aur Lootere (1992), and Sooryaputhran (1998) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Kamal Haasan
Favorite Place Coimbatore

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jayabharathi

  • Post her marriage, she started playing character roles.
  • She runs a dance school named Aswathi Arts Academy.
  • She performed in nine temples in and around Kerala in the year 2003.