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Jayalalithaa Age, Biography, Family, Facts, Death Cause & More

Bio Real NameJayalalithaa Jayaram NicknameJaya and Amma ProfessionPolitician (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK))

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jayalalithaa

  1. Does Jayalalithaa smoke?: No

  2. Does Jayalalithaa drink alcohol?: No

  3. Jayalalithaa’s original name was “Komalavalli”, which was later changed to “Jayalaithaa.”

  4. Her father died when she was just 2 years old, and her brother died in the 90s.

  5. She  learned Bharatnatyam at the age of 3.

  6. She was a bright student and even joined Stella Maris College in Chennai to study law but her mother wanted her to join the film industry, so she did so.

  7. Her 1st film was released as an ‘adult only’. Because at that time she was only 15, she wasn’t able to watch her first movie in the theatre.

  8. Before politics, she was a popular South Indian film actress and did a total of 140 films in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages. 

  1. She did her film Epistle (English) at the age of 13.

  2. She was a trained dancer in different forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Mohiniyattam and Manipuri.

  3. In 1973, she won 3 Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for films like Pattikada Pattanama, ‘Suryakanthi and Sri Krishna Satya.

  4. In 1968, she did a Hindi film Izzat opposite Dharmendra. 

  1. She became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a record 6 times in between 1991 to 2016.

  2. She is the 2nd women Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, after V. N. Janaki.

  3. She loves reading and has a huge collection of books.

  4. She takes 1 Rupee (INR) salary as a Chief Minister.

  5. Her name is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the biggest wedding reception. In 1995, she spent around 3 crore (INR) in her foster son Sudhagaran’ wedding, which was attended by more than 150000 guests in a 50-acre area Chennai.

  6. In her younger days, she was a huge fan of Indian cricketers like Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Nari Contractor.

  7. Her grandfather was a doctor in the Mysore Kingdom.

  8. After a struggle of 74 days with infection and acute dehydration, Jayalalithaa died on 5 December 2016 at 11:30 PM in Apollo Hospitals, Greame’s Road, Chennai, due to a heart attack.

  9. On 20 December 2017, a video of hospitalized Jayalalithaa was surfaced in the media. Former MLA P. Vetrivel, a supporter of V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran, released to the media a video clipping showing former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a hospital bed.

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