B. Jayashree

B. Jayashree (born 9 June 1950) is a veteran Indian theatre actress, director and singer, who has also acted in films and television and worked as dubbing artist in films. She is the creative director of Spandana Theatre, an amateur theatre company based in Bangalore, established in 1976.[1][2]

B. Jayashree
B Jayashree during a shoot of Ishtakamya.jpg
Jayashree filming with Ishtakamya, 2015
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (nominated)
In office
22 March 2010 – 21 March 2016
Personal details
Born (1950-06-09) 9 June 1950 (age 72)
Bangalore, India
RelativesGubbi Veeranna (grandfather)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • theatre activist
  • dubbing artist
  • singer

She was nominated to the Upper house of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha in 2010. She was awarded the Padma Shri, fourth-highest civilian honour by Government of India in 2013.[3]

Her grandfather was noted theatre director, Gubbi Veeranna, who founded the Gubbi Veeranna Nataka Company.[4]

Early life and backgroundEdit

She was born in Bangalore to G.V. Malathamma who was the daughter of Gubbi Veeranna, and later graduated from the National School of Drama, Delhi in 1973,[5] where she trained under noted theatre director and teacher Ebrahim Alkazi.[6][7]

CareerEdit

Over the years, she has worked with notable theatre personalities, including B. V. Karanth. She has acted in Kannada films, like Nagamandala (1997), Deveeri (1999) and Care of Footpath (2006).[4][8] She has also briefly remained the director of Mysore-based theatre institute, Rangayana.[9]

She was a voice-over artist for Madhavi, Gayathri, Jaya Prada, Ambika , Sumalatha and many other actresses in Rajkumar movies. As a playback singer she has performed in Kannada cinema, including the hit number "Car Car" for Kannada film, Nanna Preethiya Hudugi.[4]

In 1996, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for acting, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama, and the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists,[10] and later she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2010.[11] She has also received an honorary D. Litt degree from the Karnataka State Open University in 2009.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

She married K. Ananda Raju and the couple has 2 adopted daughters along with her biological daughter Sushma Veer.[5]

FilmographyEdit

As actressEdit

As dubbing artistEdit

Film Dubbed for
Babruvahana Kanchana
Sose Tanda Soubhagya Vijaya Lalitha
Sanaadi Appanna Jaya Prada
Parasangada Gendethimma Reeta Anchan
Huliya Haalina Mevu Jaya Prada
Ravichandra Sumalatha
Vasanta Geetha Gayathri
Guru Shishyaru Jayamalini
Havina Hede Sulakshana
Baadada Hoo Padmapriya
Chalisuva Modagalu Ambika
Kaviratna Kalidasa Jaya Prada
Eradu Nakshatragalu Ambika
Chakravyuha Ambika
Mooru Janma Ambika
Ade Kannu Gayathri
Jwaalamukhi Gayathri
Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma Madhavi
Anuraga Aralithu Madhavi
Samyuktha Roopadevi
Shruthi Seridaaga Madhavi
Shabdavedhi Jaya Prada
Aarada Gaya Gayathri (actress)

As playback singerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Folk theatre festival by Spandana". The Hindu. 19 August 2005. Archived from the original on 25 May 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Four-day theatre festival in honour of Jayashree". Deccan Herald. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Announced" (Press release). Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "B Jayashree gets the Padmashree". The Times of India. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Detailed Profile - Smt. B. Jayashree - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)". Government: National Portal of India. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Profile: "I Was Recognised For My Genius"". The Outlook. 18 December 1996.
  7. ^ Rajan, Anjana (10 November 2010). "Festive scene". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  8. ^ B. Jayashree at IMDb
  9. ^ "'Aha!' to entertain children in Mysore". The Hindu. 31 August 2009. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  10. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak AkademiOfficial website. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Nominated Members Since 1952". Rajya Sabha. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Ask government to build world-class theatres: Jayashree". The Hindu. 7 March 2009. Archived from the original on 12 March 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.

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