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Farida Jalal

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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Mar 14, 1949 In New Delhi, Delhi, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Jahan Ara 1964-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Pashmeena 2022
Known For
Poster of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Poster of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Poster of Dil To Pagal Hai
Poster of Pushpaka Vimana
Movie Pashmeena Naani 2022
Series Dekh Bhai Dekh Unknown 2022
Series Parchhayee: Ghost Stories By Ruskin Bond Ricky's Dadi 2019-01-15
Movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu Lalita's Grandmother 2018-09-21
Movie Sargoshiyan 2017-05-26
Movie I'm Not a Terrorist Zabira 2017-10-20
Series Love Shots Unknown 2016-03-08
Series The Kapil Sharma Show Herself 2016-04-23
Movie Bezubaan Ishq Unknown 2015-07-03
Movie A Gran Plan Satvinder Kaur Bedi 2014-04-25
Movie Kaash Tum Hote Unknown 2014-12-12
Series Comedy Nights with Kapil Herself 2013-06-22
Movie Raqt: A Psycho Thriller Maria 2013-09-27
Movie Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Unknown 2012-08-03
Movie Student of the Year Abhimanyu's Grandmother 2012-10-19
Movie Love Breakups Zindagi Beeji 2011-10-07
Movie Aashayein Madhu 2010-08-27
Series Nadia Khan Show Herself 2006-11-13
Movie Aryan: Unbreakable Mrs. Braganza 2006-12-15
Movie Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story Kajal's grandmother 2005-08-19
Movie Garv: Pride and Honour Mrs.Dixit 2004-07-09
Movie Taarzan: The Wonder Car Mrs. Chaudhary 2004-08-06
Movie Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Asha 'Jiji' 2003-01-10
Movie Pinjar Mrs. Shyamlal 2003-10-22
Movie The Legend of Bhagat Singh Vidyavati K. Singh 2002-06-07
Series Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Herself 2002-03-22
Movie Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein Vishnupratap's wife 2002-06-28
Movie Deewangee Mrs. Goyal (Raj's mother) 2002-10-25
Movie Farz 2001-01-12
Movie Zubeidaa Mammo 2001-01-19
Movie Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Asha Malhotra 2001-03-09
Movie Lajja Mrs. Saroj 2001-09-19
Movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Sayeeda 2001-12-14
Movie Hey Ram Kasturba Gandhi 2000-02-18
Movie Pukar Gayetri Rajvansh 2000-02-04
Movie Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Mrs. Oberoi 2000-03-20
Movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Lily Anthony Rodriques 2000-01-14
Movie Kya Kehna Rohini Bakshi 2000-05-18
Movie Gaja Gamini Noorbibi 2000-12-01
Movie Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Pooja's mother 2000-08-18
Movie Bichhoo Unknown 2000-07-07
Movie Dil Kya Kare Unknown 1999-01-01
Movie Hindustan Ki Kasam Mother of Ajay / Raju / Tauheed 1999-07-23
Movie Sar Ankhon Par Unknown 1999-10-15
Movie Khoobsurat Sudha Chaudhary 1999-11-26
Movie Kabhi Na Kabhi 1998-04-17
Movie Saat Rang Ke Sapne Yashoda 1998-02-20
Movie Salaakhen Gayetri S. Agnihotri 1998-04-24
Movie Soldier Unknown 1998-12-10
Movie Duplicate Unknown 1998-05-08
Movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Mrs. Khanna 1998-10-16
Movie Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Komal's Mother 1998-05-22
Movie Lahoo Ke Do Rang Unknown 1997-03-21
Movie Ziddi Jaya's mother 1997-04-11
Movie Judaai Kaajal's Mother 1997-02-01
Movie Aflatoon Raja's Mother 1997-12-19
Series Ghar Jamai Unknown 1997-08-06
Movie Dil To Pagal Hai Ajay's mother 1997-10-30
Movie Mohabbat Unknown 1997-09-19
Movie Rajkumar Panna (Dai maa) 1996-03-22
Movie Angaara Unknown 1996-03-08
Movie Loafer Janki Kumar 1996-06-09
Movie Diljale Shyam's mother 1996-09-21
Movie Dushman Duniya Ka Manager of women's shelter 1996-09-20
Movie Raja Hindustani Chachi 1996-11-15
Movie Veergati Parvati 1995-09-29
Movie Jawab Rajeshwar's maidservant 1995-01-25
Movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh 1995-10-20
Movie Mammo Mammo 1994-01-01
Movie Elaan Revati Chaudhry 1994-01-21
Movie Dulaara Mrs. Florence Joyner 1994-01-28
Movie Krantiveer Mrs. Tilak 1994-07-22
Movie Laadla Gayetri Verma 1994-03-17
Movie Bekhudi Aunty 1992-07-31
Movie Dil Aashna Hai Razia 1992-12-25
Movie Kal Ki Awaz Akbari 1992-08-21
Movie Pushpaka Vimana Magician's wife 1987-11-17
Movie Bandh Honth Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie Mangal Pandey Deepa R. Pandey 1983-01-13
Movie Jurmana Laila 1979-05-01
Movie Ganga Ki Saugand Champa 1978-02-07
Movie Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein Unknown 1977-11-04
Movie Alaap Sulakshana Gupta 1977-03-12
Movie The Chess Players Nafisa 1977-10-02
Movie Koi Jeeta Koi Haara Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie Bundal Baaz Malti 1976-01-01
Movie Dharmatma Mona 1975-04-30
Movie Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty Unknown 1975-01-01
Movie Khushboo Manno 1975-05-08
Movie Kaala Sona Bela 1975-07-29
Movie Aakraman 1975-05-14
Movie Uljhan Unknown 1975-07-22
Movie Naya Din Nai Raat 1974-05-07
Movie Majboor Renu Khanna 1974-12-06
Movie Achanak Nurse Radha 1973-01-01
Movie Bobby Alka 'Nikki' Sharma 1973-09-23
Movie Raja Rani Unknown 1973-01-15
Movie Loafer Roopa 1973-03-12
Movie Zindagi Zindagi Shyama 1972-01-01
Movie Paras 1971-07-11
Movie Devi Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Mahal Nurse 1969-01-01
Movie Aradhana Renu 1969-09-27
Movie Baharon Ki Manzil Unknown 1968-01-01
Movie Jahan Ara Unknown 1964-01-01