Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1949-03-14

Place of Birth New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Also Known As

  • फरीदा ज़लाल

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Dekh Bhai Dekh (1 episode)
Pashmina as Parveena
2019 Parchayee: Ghost Stories By Ruskin Bond (4 episodes) as Ricky's Dadi
2018 Batti Gul Meter Chalu as Lalita's grandmother
2017 Sargoshiyan
2015 Bezubaan Ishq
2014 Kaash Tum Hote
2014 A Gran Plan as Satvinder Kaur Bedi
2013 Raqt: A Psycho Thriller as Maria
2012 Student of the Year as Abhimanyu's Grandmother
2011 Love Breakups Zindagi as Beeji
2010 Aashayein as Madhu
2006 Aryan: Unbreakable as Mrs. Braganza
2005 Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story as Kajal's grandmother
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour as Mrs.Dixit
2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai as Asha 'Jiji'
2002 Deewangee as Mrs. Goyal (Raj's mother)
2002 Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein as Vishnupratap's wife
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh as Vidyavati K. Singh
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham as Sayeeda
2001 Lajja as Mrs. Saroj
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke as Asha Malhotra
2001 Zubeidaa as Mammo
2001 Farz
2000 Gaja Gamini as Noorbibi
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa as Pooja's mother
2000 Bichhoo
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge as Mrs. Oberoi
2000 Hey Ram as Kasturba Gandhi
2000 Pukar as Gayetri Rajvansh
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai as Lily Anthony Rodriques
1999 Khoobsurat as Sudha Chaudhary
1999 Sar Ankhon Par
1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam as Mother of Ajay / Raju / Tauheed
1999 Dil Kya Kare
1998 Soldier
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as Mrs. Khanna
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai as Komal's Mother
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi
1997 Aflatoon as Raja's Mother
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai as Ajay's mother
1997 Saat Rang Ke Sapne as Yashoda
1997 Ziddi as Jaya's mother
1997 Lahoo Ke Do Rang
1997 Judaai as Kaajal's Mother
1996 Raja Hindustani as Chachi
1996 Dushman Duniya Ka as Manager of women's shelter
1996 Loafer as Janki Kumar
1996 Rajkumar as Panna (Dai maa)
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Lajwanti 'Lajjo' Singh
1995 Veergati as Parvati
1995 Jawab as Rajeshwar's maidservant
1994 Krantiveer as Mrs. Tilak
1994 Laadla as Gayetri Verma
1994 Dulaara as Mrs. Florence Joyner
1994 Elaan as Revati Chaudhry
1994 Mammo as Mammo
1992 Dil Aashna Hai as Razia
1992 Kal Ki Awaz as Akbari
1992 Bekhudi as Aunty
1987 Pushpaka Vimana as Magician's wife
1979 Jurmana as Laila
1978 Ganga Ki Saugand as Champa
1977 The Chess Players as Nafisa
1977 Alaap as Sulakshana Gupta
1976 Bundal Baaz as Malti
1975 Kaala Sona as Bela
1975 Uljhan
1975 Aakraman
1975 Khushboo as Manno
1975 Dharmatma as Mona
1975 Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
1974 Majboor as Renu Khanna
1973 Bobby as Alka 'Nikki' Sharma
1973 Achanak as Nurse Radha
1971 Paras
1969 Aradhana as Renu
1969 Mahal as Nurse
1968 Baharon Ki Manzil

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