Jaya Ojha is an Indian film, stage, and television actress and singer known for her work in Indian soap operas. She is known for her role as Mandodari in the 2000s epic TV series Ramayan. She played a supporting role in the long-running soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya on channel Star Plus.[1] She played the role of Malti in Badho Bahu.[2]

Jaya Ojha
Jaya Ojha

Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Udbhav Ojha

She can currently be seen in Sony SAB's Tera Yaar Hoon Main[3]


Jaya went to school in Jaipur and during her studies, she developed an interest in music and acting. She completed her Masters in Hindustani vocal music. While completing her studies in the early 1990s, she worked in a number of TV shows, including The Sword of Tipu Sultan and The Great Maratha, as well as performing in theatre. After getting married, she moved to Mumbai and took a break from her professional career in order to focus on her family. She made a comeback in 2005 and joined a theatre group called Yatri and continued to work on more stage projects. She then progressed to television, and was signed for shows like Lucky and Kumkum. Her first breakthrough roles were playing Mandodari in the epic drama Ramayan, and a major role in the sitcom Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain. In 2013, she joined the long-running soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, where she held the supporting role of Madhu. Her recent work was in &TV's popular sitcom Badho Bahu.



Year Series Role Notes
1989 Indradhanush
1990–91 The Sword of Tipu Sultan Historical drama based on Tipu Sultan
1993 The Great Maratha Historical drama based on Mahadaji Shinde
2005 Sai Baba Unknown 7 episodes
Based on the life of Shirdi Sai Baba
2006–09 Lucky
2006 Kumkum Chaya Sangya Cameo
2008 C.I.D. Episodic role
2008–09 Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Rukhsana First lead role
2008–09 Ramayan Mandodari Parallel lead role
2008–09 Main Kab Saas Banoongi
2010–11 Yeh Ishq Haaye Seema Chaturvedi
2011–13, 2014, 2016 Sasural Simar Ka Meena Dwivedi
2011–13 Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava? Uma Sharma
2012 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Mrs. Sharma Guest appearance
2014 Piya Basanti Re Geeta Patel Cameo
2013–16 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Madhu Kapadia Supporting role
2016–18 Badho Bahu Malti Singh Ahlawat
2020–present Tera Yaar Hoon Main Sushma Bansal



  1. ^ "Jaya Ojha as Gopi's mother in Saathiya". 10 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Jaya Ojha joins 'Badho Bahu' cast - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ SAB TV launches the promo of its new show Tera Yaar Hoon Main

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