Jaya Bachchan who was born as Jaya Bhaduri on 9th April 1948 in a Bengali family is one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time.
The actress is best known for her ability of naturalistic style of acting in both 'mainstream' and 'artistic' movies.
She stepped into her movie career as a teenager in Satyajit Ray's 'Mahanagar'. Her first performance as an adult was in Guddi, a film helmed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
'Zanzeer', 'Abhimaan', 'Chupke Chupke', 'Mili' and 'Sholay' are the name of those much-loved movies in which she appeared alongside her husband Amitabh Bachchan and drooled people over their acting magic.
Silver screens still miss the presence of this legendary duo as she restricted her film work following her marriage with Amitabh Bachchan and birth of her children Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan.
The 68 years old actress achieved a lot within a very short span of time. During her small career life, she bagged eight Filmfare Awards including three Best Actress Awards and three for the supporting actress.
She was also honored by the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and Padma Shri in 1992.
Here are some glimpses of those magical moments created by the legendary actress: