Jaya Bachchan is one of the most iconic women in Indian cinema. An actor par excellence, the legendary lady continues to rule Bollywood with elegance and charm. On the occasion of her birthday, we celebrate this powerhouse of talent with her most powerful roles!
A star struck school girl, Jaya Bhadhuri nee Bachchan won hearts of the audience as Guddi. Her wit, her charm and her obsession for superstar Dharmendra continues to be relatable even today.
Mili, a patient of an incurable disease teaches a drunkard the true meaning of life. This powerful role showed an inspirational side to womanhood which was kept out of the media world for a long time. For the first time in decades the audience was able to witness a woman fight the most realistic and heinous villain known to mankind – death!
A character far beyond its time, Uma is a representation of the modern woman in every aspect. A talented woman struggling to find herself in the world while balancing her identity of a married woman. Her struggle continues to resonate in the world as we know it.
Kal Ho Na Ho
A single mother with the responsibility of three children and a mother-in-law who detests her, Jenny was a character all women should look up to. The binding glue of her family, she forgives her cheating husband, raises her children and his too whiel teaching them to be strong and independent individuals. And most of all she’s one mother who believes in providing the best of both world whether it be race, religion or culture.
Ki and Ka
Despite being a cameo, I believe this to be Jaya Bachchan’s most powerful role until date. A surprise package in the film, Jaya Bachchan gets all working men thinking who the real hero in the home is. If you haven’t already – Check out the film just for her!