Jaya Battacharya is an Indian television actress. She is known for playing antagonistic roles in TV serials. She has also done small roles in movies. Best known for playing Payal in soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, she also played the roles of Jigyasa Bali in Kasamh Se, Sakku Bai in Jhansi Ki Rani, and Sudha Buaa in Gangaa. She again gained popularity with her role of Vasundhara Pandey in drama series Thapki Pyar Ki (2015–2017). She appeared on Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka (2018–2019).
Battacharya at the 2010 Zee Rishtey Awards
|Known for||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Thapki Pyar Ki|
She played minor roles in Bollywood films Devdas and Lajja. She also appeared on television with shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, playing Payal, and Banoo Main Teri Dulhan. Bhattacharya was given a cameo appearance in the 2000's Hindi film Fiza, starring Karisma Kapoor. She has also worked in the film Jigyaasa where she played a filmmaker who wants to make a documentary on a controversial actress. This character was similar to the Alice Patten's role in the Indian movie Rang De Basanti. She has also acted in Kasamh Se as Jigyasa in 2007, replacing the regular actor in the same role.
Bhattacharya was seen in the avatar of Sakku Bai in historical series Jhansi Ki Rani on Zee TV. She joined the romantic soap opera Thapki Pyar Ki in the prominent supporting character of Vasundhara Pandey; the show aired between 2015–2017. In 2018, she entered the hit show Badho Bahu as a social worker Sushma Bua.
- Saraab - on DD National
- Pal Chhin (1999) - Anjali
- Amber Dhara - Kamini Mehra
- Banoo Main Teri Dulhann - Gayatri Bhua
- Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki - Kunti
- Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai - Damini Bose
- Karam Apnaa Apnaa - Shyla
- Kasamh Se as Jigyasa Bali
- Kesar - Reema
- Koshish - Ek Aashaa - Suniti
- Jai Hanuman - Goddess Laxmi
- Hatim as Zalima
- Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi - Payal Parikh/Payal Pratap Mehra (Mihir's ex-fiancee/Vishal & Urvashi's mother)
- Raaz Ki Ek Baat
- Jai Maa Durga (TV Series) - Devi Kalika, Devi Chamunda, Devi Chandika
- Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan - Pooja
- Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki - Savitri
- Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series) - Sakku Bai
- Aise Karo Na Vidaa
- Ramleela – Ajay Devgn Ke Saath - Mandodhari
- Ek Thhi Naayka - Chavi Mehtha
- Upanishad Ganga - Ratnavali, Jabala
- Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev - Diti
- Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
- Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap - Mahamanga (2014)
- Gangaa - Sudha (2015–2017)
- Thapki Pyar Ki - Vasundhara 'Vasu' Balvinder Pandey (Dhruv and Kiran's mother/Bihaan's adoptive mother/Balvinder's wife) (2015–2017)
- Saab Ji (DD National, 2016)
- Badho Bahu as Sushma Bua
- Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka as Radhika Malhotra (Kunal's mother) (2018–2019)
- Delhi Crime
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