Jayamalini

Jayamalini (or Jaya Malini) is an Indian film actress who is famous for her vamp roles and item numbers.

Jayamalini
Born
Alamelu Manga

(1958-12-22) 22 December 1958
OccupationActress
Years active1975–1994
Spouse(s)Parthiban
(m. 1994)
Children2 daughters, 1 son

She acted in more than 500 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies.

Early life

Jayamalini was born in Chennai on 22 December 1958 into a Tamil family. She was the youngest of eight siblings.

Career

She was introduced to Tollywood in 1974 by Vittalacharya in the movie he produced, Aadadani Adrustam. She acted in several Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. She learned dancing from Heeralal master. She acted in Hindi movies, too. She had a dance number in Shalimar (1978), starring Rex Harrison, Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman, which were in both English and Hindi versions. She also had a raunchy dance number, which was provocatively titled "Maamalu Maamalu papalu papalu", in the movie Maha Shaktimaan. Her sister Jyothi Lakshmi was also a cabaret dancer in films.

Personal life

She married Parthiban, a police inspector on 19 July 1994 and settled in Chennai with her two daughters and son.[2] She has decided that she will not let her daughters enter films. In 2005, the former actress and dancer was busy looking for a writer to help pen her biography.[3]

Selected filmography

Tamil

Telugu

Kannada

Malayalam

Hindi

References

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