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. She played the role of Malti in Badho Bahu.
Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
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.
|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
|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|
- "Jaya Ojha as Gopi's mother in Saathiya". 10 July 2013.
- "Jaya Ojha joins 'Badho Bahu' cast - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- SAB TV launches the promo of its new show Tera Yaar Hoon Main