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Born Alamelu Manga
(1958-12-22) 22 December 1958 (age 59)
Chennai,[1] Tamil Nadu
Occupation Actress
Years active 1975–1990s
Spouse(s) Parthiban
(m. 1994)
Children 2 daughters, 1 son

Jayamalini (or Jaya Malini) is an Indian film actress who is famous for her vamp roles and item numbers.

She acted in more than 500 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies.

Early life[edit]

Jayamalini was born in Chennai on 22 December 1958 into a Tamil family. She was the youngest of 8 siblings.


She was introduced to Tollywood in 1974 by Vittalacharya in the movie he produced, Aadadani Adrustam. She acted in several Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. She learned dancing from Heeralal master. She acted in Hindi movies too. She had a dance number in Shalimar (1978), starring Rex Harrison, Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman, which were in both English and Hindi versions. She also had a raunchy dance number, which was provocatively titled "Maamalu Maamalu Baavalu Baavulu", in the movie Maha Shaktimaan. Her sister Jyothi Lakshmi was also a cabaret dancer in films.

Personal life[edit]

She got married to Parthiban, a police inspector on 19 July 1994 and settled in Chennai with her two daughters and son.[2] She has decided that she will not let her daughters enter films. In 2005, the former actress and dancer was busy looking for a writer to help pen her biography.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


Not in order of year