Fatafat Jayalaxmi

Jayalakshmi, whose popular screen name was Fatafat Jayalakshmi (also Phataphat Jayalaxmi) (1958–1980), was an Indian actress active mainly in Tamil and Telugu films. In Malayalam movies she was known as Supriya. She acted about 66 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada within a decade of her career.

'Fatafat' Jayalaxmi
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Born
Jayalakshmi Reddy

1958
Died1980 (aged 22)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

CareerEdit

She made her debut in 1972 in Telugu movie Iddaru Ammayilu which has Akkineni Nageswara Rao in lead role. Same year she appeared in A. Vincent's Malayalam movie Theerthayathra with screen name Supriya, followed by Ithu Manushyano? in 1973. In 1974 she made her Tamil debut in K Balachander’s film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai credited as Jayalakshmi. She became a household name with her popular dialogue ‘Fatafat’ (meaning quickly) which became her prefix.[1] Her notable films include Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Anthuleni Katha, Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai and Mullum Malarum. She had co-starred with top actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Krishna, NTR and Chiranjeevi.

During a recent interview in 2018 with Rajinikanth , when asked to pick his favorite actress he choose Fatafat Jayalakshmi and told the audience that she was a good actress though they paired in very few movies together.[2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to the nephew of M. G. Ramachandran. She committed suicide by hanging[4] in 1980 when she was at the peak of her career due to hypertension and mourning over death of her father.[5]

Partial filmographyEdit

TeluguEdit

  1. Iddaru Ammayilu (1972) - Debut film in Telugu
  2. Swargam Narakam (1975)
  3. Jyothi (1976) - Sashirekha
  4. Anthuleni Katha (1976)
  5. Bhale Alludu (1977)
  6. Eenati Bandham Yenatido (1977)
  7. Chilipi Krishnudu (1978) - Aasa
  8. Yuga Purushudu (1978) - Rosy
  9. Korikale Gurralaite (1979)
  10. Muttaiduva (1979)
  11. Jathara (1980)
  12. Ram Robert Rahim (1980)
  13. Potharillu (1980)
  14. Nyayam Kavali (1981) - Jayalaxmi (Suresh's wife)
  15. Tirugu Leni Manishi (1981) - Padma

TamilEdit

  1. Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974) - Debut film in Tamil as Chandra
  2. Ezhaikkum Kaalam Varum (1975)
  3. Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu (1975)
  4. Yarukku Maappillai Yaro (1975)
  5. Pattikkaattu Raja (1975)
  6. Mogam Muppadhu Varusham (1976)
  7. Payanam (1976) as Jaya
  8. Annakili (1976) as Sumathi
  9. Naam Pirandha Mann (1977)
  10. Nandha En Nila (1977)
  11. Pennai Solli Kutramillai (1977)
  12. Perumaikkuriyaval (1977) as Bhama
  13. Punniyam Seithaval (1977)
  14. Sorgam Naragam (1977) as Jayalakshmi
  15. Avar Enakke Sontham (1977)
  16. Kavikuyil (1977)
  17. Athaivida Ragasiyam (1978)
  18. Iraivan Kodutha Varam (1978)
  19. Sakka Podu Podu Raja (1978)
  20. Kamatchiyin Karunai (1978)
  21. Varuvan Vadivelan (1978) as Vijay's wife
  22. Mullum Malarum (1978) as Manga
  23. Kumkumam Kadhai Solgiradhu (1978)
  24. Thyagam (1978)
  25. Uravugal Endrum Vaazhga (1979)
  26. Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai (1979)
  27. Kizhakkum Merkum Sandhikkindrana (1979)
  28. Kaali (1980)
  29. Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal (1980)
  30. Thiruppangal (1981)
  31. Yamirukka Bayamen (1983) - Released posthumously

Malayalam : Credited as SupriyaEdit

  1. Theerthayathra (1972) as Parvathy - Debut film in Malayalam
  2. Ithu Manushyano? (1973)
  3. Darsanam (1973)
  4. Sreedevi (1977)
  5. Prathyaksha Daivam (1978)

KannadaEdit

  1. Ondu Hennu Aaru Kannu (1980)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "It's a heavy price to pay". The Hindu. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Neither Sridevi nor Hema Malini, this actress is Rajinikanth's favorite.(Hindi Translated)". India Today. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Rajinikanth reveals his favourite co-star ..." Zee News. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Why South Indian heroines are embracing death". Mid-day.com. 20 April 2002. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  5. ^ "M.G.C.Sukumar Biography". antrukandamugam.wordpress.com. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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