Farida Jalal

Farida Jalal

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    • March 14th, 1949
Farida Jalal (born 14 March 1949) is an Indian actress. In a film career spanning almost fifty years, Jalal acted in over 200 films in the Hindi, the Telugu, and the Tamil film industries. Best known for her character driven roles in independent cinema and supporting work in mainstream Bollywood productions, Jalal has received such accolades as four Filmfare Awards and two Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards. Jalal started her career with Taqdeer (1967). She went on to play leading and supporting roles in numerous motion pictures through the 1970s and early 80s. She is widely remembered for her roles in Paras (1971), Henna (1991) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), all of which garnered the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became a household name after portraying motherly roles and strong female characters in the 1990s and the early 2000s. She has also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for her role in Mammo (1994). She won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Harlem International Film Festival for her role in A Gran Plan (2012). She has successfully transitioned to numerous shows on Indian television alongside her work in films. Some of her notable works are the sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Shararat and Ammaji Ki Galli. She was seen in the soap opera Satrangi Sasural on channel Zee TV portraying the role of Gomti Vatsal a.k.a. Dadi Maa.

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Acting (52 Credits)

2021Lines as as Fatima Bibi
2018Batti Gul Meter Chalu as Lalita's Grandmother
2012Student of the Year as Abhimanyu's Grandmother
2011Love Breakups Zindagi as Beeji
2010Aashayein as Madhu
2005A Sublime Love Story: Barsaat as Kajal's grandmother
2004Taarzan: The Wonder Car as Mrs. Chaudhary
2004Pride and Honour as Mrs.Dixit
2003Pinjar as Mrs. Shyamlal
2002Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein as Vishnupratap's wife
2002Deewangee as Mrs. Goyal (Raj's mother)
2002The Legend of Bhagat Singh as Vidyavati K. Singh
2001Chori Chori Chupke Chupke as Asha Malhotra
2001Zubeidaa as Mammo
2001Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Sayeeda
2001Lajja as Mrs. Saroj
2000Kya Kehna as Rohini Bakshi
2000Hey Ram as Kasturba Gandhi
2000Gaja Gamini as Noorbibi
2000Call as Gayetri Rajvansh
2000Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa as Pooja's mother
2000Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as Lily Anthony Rodriques
2000Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge as Mrs. Oberoi
1999Khoobsurat as Sudha Chaudhary
1999Dil Kya Kare
1999Hindustan Ki Kasam as Mother of Ajay / Raju / Tauheed
1998Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Mrs. Khanna
1998When One Falls in Love as Komal's Mother
1997Dil To Pagal Hai as Ajay's mother
1997Ziddi as Jaya's mother
1997Judaai as Kaajal's Mother
1997Aflatoon as Raja's Mother
1997Lahoo Ke Do Rang
1996Loafer as Janki Kumar
1996Dushman Duniya Ka as Manager of women's shelter
1996Diljale as Shyam's mother
1996Raja Hindustani as Chachi
1995Veergati as Parvati
1995Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
1994Elaan as Revati Chaudhry
1994Laadla as Gayetri Verma
1994Krantiveer as Mrs. Tilak
1993Dekh Bhai Dekh
1992Dil Aashna Hai (...The Heart Knows) as Razia
1987Pushpaka Vimana as Magician's wife
1977The Chess Players as Nafisa
1974Compulsed as Renu Khanna
1973Bobby as Alka 'Nikki' SharmaWatch Free
1969Aradhana as Renu


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