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Jayachitra's family is originally from Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her father Mahendra was a veterinary doctor, who had earlier worked as a lawyer. Her mother Ammaji (also known as Jayasree) was an actress, who had made her debut in the Tamil film "Mahaveeran" (1955). They moved to Chennai for work, which was where Jayachitra was born and ... See full bio »

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 2013 Attahaasa
 2010 Rettaisuzhi
 2005 Narasimhudu
 2002 Adrustam
 2002 Kondaveeti Simhasanam
Nagamanamma Naidu
 1997 Raasi
 1995 Gharana Bullodu
Kanchukatla Ammaji
 1993 Abbaigaru
 1990 Mama Alludu
 1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
Geetha's Mom
 1988 Ranadheera
 1987 Premaloka
 1982 Bobbili Puli
 1980 Kaksha
 1980 Kulla Kulli
 1979 Lakshmi
 1979 Muthayuduva
 1979 Mayandi
 1978 Anna Dammula Saval
 1978 Chadurangam
 1978 Nindu Manishi
 1978 Cheppindi Chestaa
 1977 Aatmiyudu
 1977 Chillarakottu Chittamma
 1977 Navarathnam
 1977 Kalpana
 1976 Maa Daivam
 1976 Sathyam
 1976 Payanam
 1975 Soggadu
 1975 Pinju Manam
 1974 Paadha Poojai
 1974 Panathukkaga
 1973 Arrangetram
 1973 Jeevitham
 1973 Pookkari
 1973 Ponvandu
 1972 Kurathi Magan
 1966 Bhakta Potana
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On the first time she faced the camera: "I was never really nervous. . .I had great respect for my co-stars, but on the sets they were just characters with whom I had to interact...whether it was MGR, Sivaji or Gemini Ganesan. When I put on make-up and got ready for a shot, I forgot who was on the sets with me."


She holds an honorary doctorate from the International Parliament for Safety and Pace, USA, and she was awarded locally by Tamil Nadu Government's Kalaimamani Award. See more »

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