- 0.1 Farida Jalal Biography
- 0.2 Farida Jalal Age | Farida Jalal Date Of Birth
- 0.3 Farida Jalal Height
- 0.4 Farida Jalal Religion
- 0.5 Farida Jalal Family
- 0.6 Farida Jalal Young
- 0.7 Farida Jalal Husband
- 0.8 Farida Jalal Son
- 0.9 Farida Jalal Daughter Name
- 0.10 Farida Jalal Movies And Tv Shows
- 0.11 Farida Jalal Family Photo
- 0.12 Actress Farida Jalal
- 0.13 Farida Jalal Awards
- 0.14 Farida Jalal Net Worth
- 0.15 Farida Jalal Facebook
- 0.16 Farida Jalal Twitter
- 0.17 Farida Jalal Instagram
- 1 Farida Jalal Interview
Farida Jalal Biography
Farida Jalal is an Indian actress who has been in the film industry for more than 50 years performing in more than 200 films in the Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil film industries.
She is 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.
Her career kicked off with Taqdeer in 1967 and later went on to play leading and supporting roles in numerous motion pictures through the 1970s and early 1980s.
She is widely famous for her role is the movies Paras (1971), HEnna (1991) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). In all of her movies, she garnered the FilmFare Award for the Best Supporting Actress.
After performing and portraying a motherly role and strong female character in the 1990s and early 2000s, she became a household name.
She has also won the FilFare 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).
Her success has effectively transitioned to numerous Indian shows on the 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 Age | Farida Jalal Date Of Birth
She was born on 14 March 1949 in New Delhi, India. As of 70 years old as of 2019.
Farida Jalal Height
She stands at a height of 1.55 meters.
Farida Jalal Religion
She is a self-spoken Islam by her religion.
Farida Jalal Family
Information about her parents is not known as she hardly speaks about them. This information will soon be updated. She has a brother called Khalid Mohammed.
Farida Jalal Young
She started her career in the 1960s when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare in 1965. She, along with Rajesh Khanna was chosen as a finalist and both 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. In an interview in 2014, she said, when asked her about initial part of her career: “I started my acting career when I was just out of my school St Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, in a film called Taqdeer.
I took part in a talent contest and even won. Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) and I were the finalists. How was I to know that I’d soon be doing a film Aradhana with him?”.
Farida Jalal Husband
she was initially married to actor Tabrez Barmavar, who hails from Bhaktal, Karnataka and died in September 2003 and had a son called 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 films offers after marriage, they moved to Bangalore where her husband had a soap factory business. Her son Yaseen is not interested in acting.
Farida Jalal Son
She has a son called Yaseen Jalal.
Farida Jalal Daughter Name
She once performed as the youngest daughter of Gospal with the character name Geeta. She performed the character in the movie Taqdeer.
Farida Jalal Movies And Tv Shows
Baharon ki Manzil
Pyar Ki Kahani
Naya Din Nai Raat
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
Sabse Bada Rupaiya
Koi Jeeta Koi Haara
Kasam Khoon Ki
Abhi To Jee Lein
Shatranj Ke Khiladi
Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
Ganga Ki Saugand
Patthar Se Takkar
Chambal Ki Kasam
Salam e Mohabbat
Kal Ki Awaz
Dil Aashna Hai
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dushman Duniya Ka
Saat Rang Ke Sapne
Lahoo Ke Do Rang
Dil To Pagal Hai
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Dil Kya Kare
Hindustan Ki Kasam
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Badhaai Ho Badhaai
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Jaal: The Trap
Fun 2shh: Dudes In the 10th Century
Garv: Pride and Honour
Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Pyaar Mein Twist
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Krantiveer – The Revolution
Love Breakups Zindagi
Chala Mussaddi… Office Office
Chaar Din Ki Chandni
Student of the Year
A Gran Plan
Tina Ki Chaabi
I’m Not A Terrorist
Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Student of the Year 2
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi
Dekh Bhai Dekh
The Great Maratha
Star Yaar Kalakaar
Sushma Mehra (Nani)
Hero – Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai
Ammaji Ki Galli
Jeannie Aur Juju
Comedy Nights with Kapil
Gomti Devi Vatsal
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Actress Farida Jalal
She started her career in the 1960s when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare in 1965. She, along with Rajesh Khanna was chosen as a finalist and both 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. In an interview in 2014, she said, when asked her about initial part of her career: “I started my acting career when I was just out of my school St Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, in a film called Taqdeer. I took part in a talent contest and even won. Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) and I were the finalists. How was I to know that I’d soon be doing a film Aradhana with him?”.
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. During the 1980s, her roles progressed from sister and girlfriend to aunt, mother, or grandmother. 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”.
When asked as to how she started getting typecast as a hero’s sister, she quoted in an interview: “It all started with Gopi where I was offered the greatest Mr Dilip Kumar’s sister’s role. Forget about refusing, I jumped at the offer. Even if I had the chance to just go and observe him on the set I’d have done it. I love the man. I remember during those days each and every actor was copying Dilip Saab whether it was Dharmendra, Jeetendra or Manoj Kumar. I was much in-demand as Dilip Saab’s sister. Every hero wanted the same. Every actor wanted me to play his sister. Sometimes the sister was the film’s heroine. The official heroine would just sing her songs, whereas I had all the dramatic scenes. I got my recognition and awards. In a film called Paras, I was Sanjeev Kumar’s sister. But I had a lot more to do than Raakhee-di who played the heroine. I got my first award for it. Then I got my second award for Majboor, a film written by Salimbhai and Javedbhai where Bachchan Saab played my brother. It was so heartening. Why would I want to be a heroine when I was getting the stronger parts as the sister?”
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 the 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 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 multiple times for ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’, one for the 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 starred in Shararat (Thoda Jadu, Thodi Nazaakat), in which she played a leading role. The comedy is currently airing 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.
In 2017, she was the victim of a death hoax. On 19 February, rumors did the rounds that she had died. Annoyed, the lady asked her publicist to put the rumors to rest.
Farida Jalal Awards
- 1972: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Paras (1971)
- 1972: Bengal Film Journalists Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hindi) for Paras (1971)
- 1992: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Henna (1991)
- 1995: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Mammo (1994)
- 1996: Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards – Best Actress (Hindi), Mammo (1994)
- 1996: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
- 2012: Harlem International Film Festival—Best Actress for A Gran Plan(2012)
Farida Jalal Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $58 million. which is equivalent to 430 crores.
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Farida Jalal Interview
Hesitant to do regional films: Farida Jalal (IANS Interview)
Veteran actress Farida Jalal calls herself a “filmwali to the core”. She loves to act, but is not comfortable with the idea of mouthing dialogues in an unfamiliar language in a regional film.
In her almost 50-year-long career, she has never acted in a regional film.
Asked about it, Farida told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai: “Be it Bhojpuri, Punjabi or Gujarati films, so many offers have come to me. When the actor is not okay with the language, he or she will not say the lines properly — no matter how much he or she learns them by heart. It doesn’t come from the heart because they don’t know what they are saying.
“That kind of hesitation… you will see in my eyes. I am a transparent kind of a person. Whatever I have done…dialogues or shots, I have done with immense confidence. I said no because I don’t know the language and now I am too old to learn a new language.”
But retirement is not on her mind.
“Why should I even think that? Physically you have to be fit… I know that; but when I am on set, I am full of energy,” said the 68-year-old.
She is thrilled about her short film “Mehram”, which had its digital premiere on ZEE5 on Eid. The film is an emotional drama that revolves around an old Muslim woman who is keen on going on Hajj but faces many obstacles.
“I loved what they narrated. It is saying something so I thought that I might as well do this,” she said.
“I am a Muslim and I believe in what my Quran says. In our film, we have shown this woman who is hell-bent on going on Hajj but there is nobody to go with her. She has even collected money for it,” she said.
The film raises questions about religion and gender.
Personally, she will “never ever go against what my religion has taught me” irrespective of the number of characters she plays on-screen.
“You can’t distort the rules that are laid down. There are reasons behind these rules,” she said.
“Mehram” released on a digital platform and she is happy about it. “It reaches a bigger audience.”
But she believes in the “magic of celluloid”.
“It takes you to another world. I don’t think there is any kind of a replacement for celluloid,” said the actress, known for films like “Bobby”, “Aradhana”, “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” and “Student of the Year”.
Farida has often played a mother on the big screen. Has the definition of a mother changed with time in Bollywood?
“It’s gone. Where are the roles? They (current roles) are caricatures of roles that we have done. What would be exciting for me to do such roles all over again? They don’t go into the background of heroes and heroines. It is very rare,” she said.
She has one film, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, ready to release next month.
“I like the man who is making it — Shree Narayan Singh. He is very humble. I had seen ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and I loved it. He said something so important in a woman’s life and it was a love story. So well done.
“It (her role in ‘Batti Gul…’) is not a meaty or lengthy role at all. It was fun working with Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Such nice people. I play her (Shraddha’s) dadi. I loved doing the film,” said Farida.
Farida is also a popular face on television. She has starred in shows like “Shararat”, “Balika Vadhu” and “Satrangi Sasural”.
“There are so many good offers. But doing a daily soap is not easy. I am first of all a ‘filmwali’. So, I need to give some space to do a film. If I get a film, I will jump on that. If I do a daily soap, it won’t be possible (to do films) because you have to give 20 to 25 days of a month.
“I don’t want to commit myself totally to television. I won’t do that. Films will always be my priority. I am ‘filmwali’ to the core,” she signed off.
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