Jayshree Gadkar

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Jayshree Gadkar
Jayshree Gadkar.jpg
Born (1942-02-21)21 February 1942
Died 29 August 2008(2008-08-29) (aged 66)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Bal Dhuri

Jayshree Gadkar (21 February 1942 – 29 August 2008)[1] was a noted Marathi and Hindi Cinema[2] movie actress[3][4] and a star of Marathi cinema in from the 1950s up to the 1980s.

Personal life[edit]

Jayashree was born in a Konkani-speaking family at Kanasgiri (Sadashivgad) near Karwar in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India.[5] She got married to Bal Dhuri, a theatre actor best known for his portrayal of Dasharatha in Ramanand Sagars TV serial, Ramayana (where Jayashree herself played his wife, Kaushalya). She also published an autobiography, Ashi Mi Jayshri.[6]

Career[edit]

She began her career as a child dance artist. She entered films as a tamasha dancer in movies. Her first role was that of a group dancer in V. Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje in 1955 which featured Sandhya as the leading lady. Later, well known Marathi film Director Dinkar D patil gave her a break in a small role with dance in his Marathi film "Disat Tasa Nasat" opposite Raja Gosavi. This was followed by Sangtye Aika, an tamasha-based movie which was the first in which she played a leading role. This helped her gain fame and recognition and she started doing heroine roles. She eventually became one of the most successful and prolific heriones in the history of the Marathi film industry.

Jayshree acted in about 250 films over a period of four decades. Her filmography was varied and included a rich repertoire of tamasha stories as also mythologicals in addition to socials and love stories. Her films include:

  • 2000 Saubhagyadan[7]
  • 1997 Lav Kush
  • 1992 Maalmasala
  • 1991 Bombay to Mauritius
  • 1990 Amiri Garibi
  • 1989 Kanoon Apna Apna
  • 1989 Eeshwar
  • 1988 Mar Mitenge
  • 1987 Bhatak Bhavani[7]
  • 1987 Nazrana
  • 1987 Khooni Darinda
  • 1987 Purnasatya
  • 1987 Sher Shivaji
  • 1986 Ramayan (TV series)
  • 1986 Bijli
  • 1986 Krishna-Krishna
  • 1986 Patton Ki Bazi
  • 1986 Veer Bhimsen
  • 1985 Masterji
  • 1984 Naya Kadam
  • 1984/II Maya Bazaar
  • 1984 Shravan Kumar
  • 1984 Sindoor Ka Daan
  • 1984 Sulagte Armaan
  • 1983 Sampoorna Mahabharat
  • 1983 Sati Naag Kanya
  • 1982 Aavhan
  • 1981 Jiyo To Aise Jiyo
  • 1981 Soon Mazi Laxmi
  • 1981 Sansani: The Sensation
  • 1980 Kadaklakshmi
  • 1979 Har Har Gange[8]
  • 1978 Adventures of Aladdin
  • 1977 Gayatri Mahima
  • 1977 Mahima Shree Ram Ki
  • 1976 Bajrangbali
  • 1975 Ek Gaon Ki Kahani
  • 1974 Balak Dhruv
  • 1974 Bhagat Dhanna Jatt
  • 1974 Dawat
  • 1974 Har Har Mahadev
  • 1974 Kisan Aur Bhagwan
  • 1973 Aai Ude Ga Ambabai[7]
  • 1973 Mahasati Savitri
  • 1972 Hari Darshan
  • 1972 Naag Panchami
  • 1971 Kasa Kai Patil Bara Hai Ka
  • 1971 Shree Krishnarjun Yuddh[8]
  • 1971 Shri Krishna Leela
  • 1971 Tulsi Vivah
  • 1971 Lakhat Ashi Dekhani[7]
  • 1970 Bhagwan Parshuram[8]
  • 1970 Dagabaaz
  • 1968 Balram Shri Krishna
  • 1968 Har Har Gange
  • 1968 Ek Gaav Bara Bhangadi
  • 1967 Baharon Ke Sapne
  • 1967 Lav-Kush
  • 1967 Suranga Mhantyat Mala[9]
  • 1966 Patlachi Soon
  • 1965 Aai Kuna Mhanu Mee
  • 1965 Gopal - Krishna
  • 1965 Saadhi Mansa (1965)[10]
  • 1965 Aai Kuna Mhanu Mee[7]
  • 1965 Malhari Martand[7]
  • 1964 Mahasati Anusuya
  • 1963 Mere Arman Mere Sapne
  • 1963 Mohityanchi Manjula
  • 1963 padada[7]
  • 1963 Subhadra Haran[7]
  • 1962 Private Secretary
  • 1962 Sukh Aale Mazhya Daari
  • 1962 Baap Majha Brahmachari[7]
  • 1961 Manini[11]
  • 1961 Saranga
  • 1961 Sasural
  • 1960 Avaghachi Sansar
  • 1960 Bindya
  • 1960 Pancharati[7]
  • 1960 Police Detective[8]
  • 1959 Madari
  • 1959 Sangte Aika[3]
  • 1955 savitri[12]
  • 1954 Subah Ka Tara
  • Thamb Laxmi Kunku Lawate[9]
  • jiwhala[13]
  • soon ladaki ya gharchi[14]
  • Aaliya Bhogasi
  • Ghat Padli Thaka Thaka
  • Avghachi Sansar
  • Gharkul
  • Chandoba Chandoba Bhaaglas Ka
  • sangoo kashi me[9]

In later years, Jayashree turned film director. Her directorial efforts include Saasar Maher and Ashi Asavi Saasu. She also acted in Ramanand Sagar's TV Series Ramayana as Kaushalya (mother of Rama) along with her husband Bal Dhuri, who was Dasharath (father of Rama). Her home adores with the photo of both in Ramayana costume. Her Autobiography Ashi Me Jayshree published in 1986.[15]

Awards[edit]

Gadkar has received awards for her part in the films Manini, Vaijantha, Sawaal Majha Aika!, and Saadhi Mansa.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Actress Jayshree Gadkar passes away". The Hindu. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  2. ^ Indian Films. 1978. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-1-136-77291-7. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Isak Mujawar (1969). Maharashtra: birthplace of Indian film industry. Chief Information Officer, Maharashtra Information Centre. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  5. ^ B. N. Sri Sathyan (1985). Karnataka State Gazetteer: Uttara Kannada. Director of Print., Stationery and Publications at the Government Press. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Indian Literature. Sähitya Akademi. 1987. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Jayashree Gadkar". Marathi Cinema Database. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d Jerry Pinto (2006). Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb. Penguin Books India. pp. 240–. ISBN 978-0-14-303124-6. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Peter Cowie (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. pp. 281–. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Shampa Banerjee (1993). Bhārata Kā 24vāṃ Antarrāshṭrīya Philma Samāroha '93, Naī Dillī, Janavarī 10-20, 1993. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (1994). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-0-85170-455-5. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  12. ^ India today international. Living Media India Limited. October 1999. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Film World. T.M. Ramachandran. 1969. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Collections. Update Video Publication. 1991. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  15. ^ Gadkar Jayshree (1986). Ashi Me Jayshree. Rohan, Pune. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 

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