Farida Jalal

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Farida Jalal
Farida Jalal.jpg
Born(1949-03-14) 14 March 1949 (age 65)
New Delhi, India
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)Tabrez Barmavar
ChildrenYaseen Jalal
 
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Farida Jalal
Farida Jalal.jpg
Born(1949-03-14) 14 March 1949 (age 65)
New Delhi, India
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)Tabrez Barmavar
ChildrenYaseen Jalal

Farida Tabrez Barmavar née Jalal (born 14 March 1949) is an Indian actress.

Career[edit]

Farida Jalal, a native of New Delhi, started her career in the 1960s, when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare. She along with Rajesh Khanna were chosen as finalists and were presented on stage as win­ners at the Filmfare Awards function. She got her first film offer for Taqdeer from Tarachand Barjatya who happened to be in the audience[1] .

She usually played the sister or rejected fiancée of the male lead but almost never the female lead. One of her most critically acclaimed roles is in Bobby where she played the part of the mentally challenged would-be fiancée of Rishi Kapoor's Raj. During the 1980s, her roles progressed from sister and girlfriend to aunt, mother, or nani. She is also remembered for her part in Aradhana, in which she plays Rajesh Khanna's girlfriend, and sings the song "Bagon me bahar hai, kaliyon pe nikhar hai".

She acted for over 40 years, only taking a break during 1983 and 1990, when she settled in Bangalore.

During the 1990s, Jalal had a part in many major hits in India, among them Raja Hindustani, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, for which she won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1995. Farida Jalal played the lead in film Mammo. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Jalal won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance .She acted in many television serials, such as in the hit sitcom, Dekh Bahi Dekh.

She was grandly acclaimed for her role in the 1994 film Mammo, for which she received the Filmfare Best Performance Award. Earlier she was also nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress Award' for Amitabh Bachchan-Parveen Babi-Pran starrer 'Majboor' where she played Amitabh's handicapped sister.

Farida Jalal though could not get a major break as heroine against any big star except Rajesh Khanna in Aaradhana, but she played the lead role in Jeevan Rekha in which her husband Tabrez was the hero. Pran and Ajit were also in the film. A song of the film 'Yaar mere, meri baahon me aaja' by Mohammed Rafi from this film had become popular, and is still popular.

Jalal stars in Shararat (Thoda Jadu, Thodi Nazaakat), in which she plays a leading role. The comedy is currently air on the Disney Channel.

In 2005, she co-hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards alongside Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre, in Mumbai. In 2008, she made a special appearance in the Punjabi film Yaariyan. Recently, she appeared in the soap opera Balika Vadhu.

Personal life[edit]

Jalal was married to actor Tabrez Barmavar, who hails from Bhatkal and died in September 2003; they have a son named Yaseen. She met her husband on the sets of Jeevan Rekha and fell in love in the course of the film and got married in November 1978. As she wasn’t getting too many film offers after marriage, they moved to Bangalore where her hus­band had a soap factory business.[2]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1963Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar KeGeeta
1967TaqdeerGeeta (Youngest daughter of Gopal)
1969Mahal
AradhanaRenuheroine lead
1968Baharon ki Manzil
1970PuraskarReshma
Naya RaastaRadha Pratap Singh
GopiNandini
DeviShobha
1971ParasBela SinghFilmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Khoj
Amar PremMrs. Nandkishore Sharma
Pyar Ki KahaniLata
1972Zindagi ZindagiShyama
Rivaaj
Buniyaad
1973Heera
BobbyAlka Sharma 'Nikki'
AchanakNurse Radha
Raja RaniAnitauncredited
LoaferRoopa (Gopinath's daughter)
1974Naya Din Nai Raat
Jeevan Rekhaheroine lead
MajboorRenu Khanna
UljhanKamla
SankalpGeeta Sehgal
1975KhushbooKusum's friend
Kala SonaBela
Do JasoosHema Khushalchand
Dhoti Lota Aur ChowpattyRajni
DharmatmaMona
AakramanAsha
1976ShaqueMrs. Subramaniam
Sabse Bada RupaiyaBindiya/Shobha
Koi Jeeta Koi Haara
BandalbaazMalti
1977Kasam Khoon KiGanga
AlaapSulakshana Gupta
Abhi To Jee LeinThe Nun
Aakhri Goli
Shatranj Ke KhiladiNafisa (Mir's wife)
Palkon Ki Chhaon MeinChhutki
1978Naya Daur
Ganga Ki SaugandChampaguest appearance
1979JurmanaLaila
DhongeeGeeta Khanna
1980Patthar Se Takkar
Chambal Ki Kasam
AbdullahYashodauncredited
1981Jwala DakuSita (Jwala's sister-in-law)
YaaranaMary (Governess)uncredited
1983Salam e Mohabbat
1988PushpakMagician's wife
1991HennaBibi GulFilmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
1992PaayalShanti Devi
BekhudiAunty
Kal Ki AwazAkbari
Dil Aashna HaiRazia
1993GardishLakshmi (Shiva's mother)
1994MammoMehmooda Begum Anwar Ali "Mammo"Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
Bengal Film Journalists Association Best Actress Award
LaadlaGayetri Verma
KrantiveerMrs. Tilak (Pratap's Mother)
ElaanRevati Chaudhry
DulaaraFlorence
1995Andolan
Jawab
Veergati
Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeLajwanti, "Lajjo"Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
1996Shastra
RajkumarPanna (Dai maa)
LoaferJanki Kumar
Dushman Duniya KaManager of women's shelter
Raja HindustaniChachi (Raja's aunt)
AngaaraSaraswati
AjayAjay's Mother
1997Saat Rang Ke SapneYashoda
MrityudaataMother Ghayal
MohabbatGeeta Kapoor
JudaaiKajal's mom
Zor
Lahoo Ke Do RangHalima
ZiddiJaya's mother
Dil To Pagal HaiAjay's mom
AflatoonRaja's mother
1998SalaakhenMother
DuplicateMrs. Chaudhary "Bebe"
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota HaiKomal's mother
SoldierShanti Sinha
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiMrs. Khanna (Rahul's mom)
1999Dil Kya Kare
Hindustan Ki KasamMother of Ajay and Tauheed
KhoobsuratSudha Chaudhary (Dadiji)
2000Kaho Naa... Pyaar HaiLily (Rohit's landlady)
Hey RamKasturba GandhiSimultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi
Dulhan Hum Le JayengeMrs. Oberoi
PukarGayetri Rajvansh
KhauffMrs. Jaidev Singh
Kya KehnaRohini Baxi (Priya's mo)
BichhooJeeva's mom
Tera Jadoo Chal GayaaPooja's mother
Gaja GaminiNoorbibi
2001FarzRukmani Singh
ZubeidaaMammo
Chori Chori Chupke ChupkeAsha Malhotra
LajjaMother of Bride
Moksha: SalvationSalim's mother
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...Sayeeda/Daijan/DJ
2002Pyaar Diwana Hota HaiMrs. Chaudhary
The Legend of Bhagat SinghVidyavati
Badhaai Ho BadhaaiMrs. Chaddha
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum KaheinVishnupratap's wife
DeewangeeMrs. Goyal
2003PinjarMrs. Shyamlal
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha HaiJiji
Kaise Kahoon Ke... Pyaar Hai
Main Prem Ki Diwani HoonMrs. Kapoor
Jaal: The TrapSudha Kaul
Fun 2shh: Dudes In the 10th CenturyMrs. DiSouza/Hiraka
2004Garv: Pride and HonourMrs. Shakuntala Dixit
Taarzan: The Wonder CarMrs. Chaudhary (Deven's mom)
2005Pyaar Mein TwistMs. Arya
Barsaat
2006Big Brother
Aryan
2010Aashayein
2011Love Breakups Zindagi
2012Chaar Din Ki ChandniPammi Kaur
Student of the YearAbhimanyu's grandmother

Television[edit]

Junoon (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farida Jalal – Interview (2000), "Cineplot.com"
  2. ^ Farida Jalal – Interview (2000), "Cineplot.com"

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