Jayshree Talpade is an Indian actress and dancer who predominantly works in Hindi film productions and a few television productions.

Jayshree T.
Jayshree T. in 2013
Jayshree Talpade
Years active1966–2018
Jayprakash Karnataki
(m. 1989)
RelativesShreyas Talpade (nephew)

Career edit

Talpade began her career with Goonj Uthi Shehnai. She gained popularity when she started performing item dances in films, being an exponent of Kathak. However she had already gained a foothold in the industry, as a child artiste in Sangeet Samrat Tansen, Zameen Ke Taare (1960) and Pyar Ki Pyaas (1961). She was in the studios with Ravi Shankar when the Beatles were visiting.[1]

She adopted the name of "Jayshree T" based on her original surname of Talpade though her last name was in time Karnataki as she later married. She took the name to differentiate herself from other actresses like Rajshree.[2]

According to her, it was Gopi Kishan who spotted her dancing in a film. Initially, she wanted to become a doctor, but film director Amit Bose cast her in a dance sequence for Abhilasha in 1968, after she was recommended by choreographer Harmendar. After that, she danced in more than 500 movies in the 1970s and 1980s. She has done vampish-comedy and sympathetic roles. Jayshree has acted in various Indian languages including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marwadi, Rajastani, English, Sindhi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Haryani, Garyali, Nepali, Punjabi, Marathi and Gujarati.

She has performed on stage with Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Asha Bhosle. She has received two Maharashtra State Government awards for Marathi film as a leading lady, three Gujarat state government awards, Hyderabad Award, six lions club awards from Delhi and Mumbai. She received the Life Time Achievement Award for Bhojpuri films and Gujarati films.

Citing an incident which took place in a remote place of Gwalior, while shooting for a song, in an interview in 2012, Jayshree is quoted to have said: "We were shooting at a remote spot in Gwalior, for Kasam Bhavani Ki (1981), in which Yogeeta Bali played the female lead. At the shooting site, I noticed a lot of police personnel. Some of the officers came up to me and said it was better I didn't shoot and returned to Bombay. "But why?" I exclaimed. "Madame", they replied, "we have received information that the dacoits in this region, are planning to kidnap you. They appear to be quite crazy about you". I was shocked! Such pretty girls like Yogeeta and Nazneen around, and I was their target!" The song was then shot at Film City. "Meri Lal Gulabi Choli" (Kasam Bhawani Ki), was the song.

Personal life edit

Jayshree got married in 1989 to film director Jayprakash Karnataki, son of actor and director Master Vinayak and brother of actress Nanda. She gave birth to a son, Swastik J. Karnataki in 1991. Her sister Meena T. is also an actress and dancer. Her nephew is the actor Shreyas Talpade

Filmography edit

Year Film Character/Role Language
2010 Annarakkannanum Thannalayathu Malayalam
2004 Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin Gangu Hindi
2003 Chalte Chalte Mrs Manubhai Hindi
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain Mamta's Friend Hindi
1992 Swaroopam Malayalam
1988 Dagabaz Balma Bhojpuri
1986 Garakh Nath Baba Tohe Khichari Charaibo Bhojpuri
1986 Chameli Ki Shaadi Gulabo (Naththilal's wife) Hindi
1985 Ghar Dwaar Sheela (Bahadur's Wife) Hindi
1983 Hamar Bhauji Bhojpuri
1982 Suraag Guest Appearance Hindi
1982 Aaplech Daat Aaplech Oth Kaashibai Marathi
1982 Angachamayam Malayalam
1981 Abhinayam Alka Mehta Malayalam
Kasam Bhawani Ki Hindi
1980 Pilla Zamindar Telugu
1980 Morcha Hindi
1980 Sau Din Saas Ke Kesarbai Hindi
1980 Khanjar Rasvanti Hindi
1979 Dada Dancer Hindi
1978 Naukri Mary Hindi
1978 Besharam Rosie Hindi
1977 Jay Vejay Bela Hindi
1977 Aafat Rajni Hindi
1975 Anokha Suzy Hindi
1974 Bidaai Bhaskar's girlfriend Hindi
1974 Aap Ki Kasam Sunita's friend Hindi
1973 Jugnu
1973 Kahani Kismat Ki
1973 Ranakdevi Gujarati
1972 Nirthasala Malini Malayalam
1971 Annadha Shilpangal Malayalam
1971 Sharmeelee Song "Reshmi Ujala Hai" picturised on her Hindi
1971 Dost Aur Dushman Hindi 1971 khoj Deepa
1970 Sawan Bhadon Song "Ankhen Meri Maikhana" picturised on her Hindi
1968 Dharma Kanya Song "Sakhi Ga Murali Mohan Mohi Mana" picturised on her Marathi
1966 Phool Aur Patthar at Jewellery shop (uncredited) Hindi

Television edit

Year Show Role
2011–2012 Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Devyani Raizada
2013 Do Dil Ek Jaan Shaanta daadi
2015 Sasural Simar Ka Badi Daayan
2017 Savitri Devi College & Hospital Sudha's mother-in-law
2018 Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai Phulla Bua

References edit

  1. ^ Bharatan, Raju (1 September 2010). A Journey Down Melody Lane. Hay House, Inc. ISBN 978-93-81398-05-0.
  2. ^ Cine Blitz. Blitz Publications. 1999. p. 90.

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