Tripti Joshi (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Full Name
Film actress

Actress, politician


Jayasudha Kapoor

Nitin Kapoor (m. 1985)

Jayasudha JayasudhaatMaaElectionsPolling7jpg

17 December 1958 (age 65) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (

Born Hindu, now Christian

Shreayan Kapoor, Nihar Kapoor

Idi Katha Kaadu, Adavi Ramudu, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle, Bommarillu, Yevadu

Similar People

Jayasudha Kapoor (born Sujatha Nidudavolu) is an Indian film actress predominantly in Telugu cinema and a former MLA for the Congress in Secunderabad. She has also worked in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi films. She has received seven state Nandi Awards, and seven Filmfare Awards South.


Jayasudha Jayasudha Pictures Photos Wallpapers

Sis. Jayasudha(Film Actress and Secunderabad MLA)'s Testimony at UECF, New Jersey

Actress Jayasudha Exclusive Interview || Koffee With Yamuna Kishore #9 || #350


Jayasudha JayasudhaatTSRTv9Awards6JPG

Jayasudha was born as Sujatha in Madras, Tamil Nadu on 17 December 1958 to a Telugu-speaking family. Her aunt is Telugu cinema actress and director Vijaya Nirmala . Jayasudha made her film debut when she was twelve years old as Jamuna's daughter in the Telugu film Pandanti Kapuram (1972). Director K. Balachander gave her a small role in the Tamil film Arangetram where she shared space with Kamal Haasan. She acted in a number of films in Telugu and Tamil mostly under Balachander's direction—Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973), Naan Avanillai (1974) and Apoorva Raagangal and in Idi Katha Kaadu with Chiranjeevi . She also changed her name to Jayasudha, since there was already another actress named Sujatha (actress). Her fame quickly spread, where Telugu film producers were offering her good film roles.

Jayasudha Jayasudha Telugu Actress Image Gallery IndiaGlitzcom

While her debut role as heroine in the Telugu film Lakshmana Rekha (1975) got her attention, it was really the title role in Jyothi (remake of the Hindi film Mili starring Jaya Bhaduri) that made her a big star in Telugu films. She was now called a successor to the great Telugu actress Savitri and performed many strong roles and showed excellent range. She is given the title "Sahaja Nati" which means "natural/realistic actress."

Jayasudha Jayasudha result itimes Polls

Her roles varied from the cute looking teeny bopper who wore minis in Nomu (1974), to that of a tortured wife of a sadist husband in K. Balachander's film Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) to that of a comedian who discovers that her husband wants to murder her for her wealth in Money (1993). She performed showy roles in Telugu remakes of Hindi films, such as Yugandhar (1979) (the fighter role that Zeenat Aman originated in Don), Illalu (Reena Roy's dark-shaded role from Apnapan (1977)).

Jayasudha 1394719762jayasudha2jpg

In commercial cinema, she received a huge break when she starred in Adavi Ramudu (1977), which broke box office records. She also showed innovativeness and lack of vanity in original Telugu films like Premabhishekam (1981) where she played a supporting role as a deglamorised prostitute, while Sridevi played the female lead.

She has acted in 325 films, and in one year, she had 24 film releases. She accomplished all this, despite her illiteracy in Telugu, by having people read lines to her and she would remember and deliver her lines. Noted filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao repeatedly cast her in his films. In the film "Idekkadi Nyayam" (1977), he used her name in the song "Andalanni Neelone Dagunnayi. . .Jayasudha," that was picturised on her. By 1982, she became such a famous actress that Dasari titled a film that she starred in, Jayasudha (1982), named after her. Her fame also allowed producers to cast her sister Subhashini in supporting roles in some of the films that she starred in, such as Sivaranjani (1978), "Doctor Cine-actor" and Meghasandesam (1983). Subhashini's daughter Pooja is now a budding actress.

Personal life

Jayasudha is a granddaughter of eminent scholar and literary historian, Nidudavolu Venkatarao and Gidugu Krishna Murthy. She first married Vadde Ramesh in Vijayawada. Dasari Narayana Rao was instrumental for this marriage. Some how it has not worked and later she married producer Nitin Kapoor, cousin to actor Jeetendra in 1985 and have two children, sons Nihar (born in 1986) and Shreayan (born in 1990). While she has friends in the industry, such as Raadhika and Revati, her closest friend is Jayaprada, with whom she had acted in a number of films such as Adavi Ramudu and Meghasandesam. She was elected as MLA for Congress from the Secunderabad constituency in 2009 Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections but lost election and was placed 3rd in the 2014 Telangana assembly elections. Her husband Nitin Kapoor committed suicide by jumping from the top of a building on March 14 2017. It was stated that he was under depression for many years, but the exact reason for his suicide is not known. It was a unhappy coincidence that he committed suicide just 3 days before his marriage anniversary, which is on March 17. In a press statement released on her marriage anniversary, Jayasudha said that her husband was in constant search of mental peace and she hoped that finally he got what he always wanted.


Filmfare Awards South
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu)Jyothi (1976)
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) – Aame Katha (1977)
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) – Premabhishekam (1981)
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) – Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu) – Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2004)
  • Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu) – Kotha Bangaru Lokam (2008)
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South (2010)
  • Nandi Awards
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress – Idi Katha Kaadu (1979)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress – Premabhishekam (1981)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress – Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actress – Dharmaatmudu (1983)
  • Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress – Swathi Chinukulu (1989)
  • Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress – Jailor Gaari Abbayi (1994)
  • Nandi Award for Best Character Actress – Yuvakudu (2000)
  • Other Awards
  • Kalasagar Award for Best Actress – Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Pride of Indian Cinema Award (2007)
  • Andhra Pradesh Cinegoer's Association – Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
  • ANR National Award (2008)
  • Malayalam

  • Rasaleela (1975)
  • Thiruvonam (1975)
  • Romeo (1976)
  • Shivathandavam (1977)
  • Priyadarshini (1978)
  • Sarovaram (1993)
  • Ishtam (2001)
  • JEEVIKKAN PADIKKANAM (1981)|Dubbed from Telugu Sommokadidhi Sokokadidhi
  • Ithu Njangalude Lokam (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Kotha Bangaru Lokam
  • Krishna (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Parugu
  • Bhaiyya (2014)|Dubbed from Telugu Yevadu (2014)
  • Ekalavya (2014)|Dubbed from Telugu Govindudu Andarivadele
  • Hindi

  • Aaina (1977)
  • Shabhash Daddy (1979)
  • Zakhmi Sher (1984)|Remake of Bobbili Puli
  • Sooryavansham (1999) (as Jaya Kapoor)
  • Devaa The Power Man (1995)|Dubbed from Telugu Rikshavodu
  • Daku Munnibai (1997)|Dubbed from Telugu Durgadevi
  • Khel Khiladi ka (1997)|Dubbed from Telugu Super Police
  • Kanoon Ka Khiladi (1998)|Dubbed from Tamil Pandiyan
  • Yoddha No.1 (2003)|Dubbed from Telugu Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
  • Aaj Ka Gundaraaj (2005)|Dubbed from Telugu Balu ABCDEFG
  • ek aur jigar baz (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Vijaya Dasami
  • Daring Tiger Nitin (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Aatadista
  • Meri Shaan (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Kalidasu
  • Pavitra Bandhan (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Kotha Bangaru Lokam
  • Veerta The Power (2008)|Dubbed from Telugu Parugu
  • 1977 - The History Re-Written (2009)|Dubbed from Tamil 1977
  • Jaanbaaz Ki Jung (2011)|Dubbed from Telugu Wanted
  • Jabardast Aashiq (2012)|Dubbed from Telugu Sarocharu
  • Jeene Nahi Doonga (2012)|Dubbed from Telugu Daruvu
  • The Super Khiladi (2014)|Dubbed from Telugu Rabhasa
  • Return of Rebel 2 (2017)|Dubbed from Telugu Billa
  • As producer

  • Adi Dampatulu (1986)
  • Kanchana Sita (1987)
  • Kalikalam (1990)
  • Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai (1990)
  • Adrustam (1992)
  • Vinta Kodallu (1993)
  • Hands Up (1999)
  • References

    Jayasudha Wikipedia