| Jalaja Nair|
1979 - 1989
| 16 August 1961 (age 54) (1961-08-16) Malaysia|
Vasudevan Pilla , Saraswathiyamma
Jalaja is an actress in Malayalam film who was active during the 1970s and 1980s. She had won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 1981 for the movie Venal directed by Lenin Rajendran. She is one of the few actors to have acted in the films of most great film-makers of Malayalam cinema, both for art-house and commercial films.
She is born on 13 December 1961 to a Professor Thakazhiyil Vasudevan Pilla and Saraswathiyamma in Malaysia. She studied there till her fourth grade and then migrated to India, due to Civil war in Malaysia. She had her primary education from Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Madras, Ambalappuzha English Medium School and her Pre-degree from St. Joseph College, Alappuzha. She did her Bachelors and Masters in English Literature from Women's college Thiruvananthapuram. She is married to Prakash Nair since 3 September 1993 & has settled in Bahrain after her marriage.They have a daughter Devi. She was the jury member for kerala state film awards 2014.
Kerala State Film Awards:1981 Best Actress - Venal1981 Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Venal
Indraneelam (Surya TV)
- Maarupatta Konangal (1982)
- Thiruttu Rajakkal (1984)