Her role as a supportive mother in “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” engraved a special place for Farida Jalal. She is one of the popular faces on screen for delivering some of the spectacular performances. This versatile actress turned a year older, and we are more than happy about it.
On her birthday, Let’s have a look at her journey on silver screen!
Farida Jalal is a wonderful actress-comedian of the Indian Film industry. After being crowned as the winner of a talent hunt at a Filmfare Awards ceremony, Jalal stepped-in into Bollywood with her debut in Tarachand Barjatya’s Taqdeer(1967).
Farida has acted as a child actor in the film Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960’s).
She earned her way through a series of roles that described her as the excluded “side-actor” but with her high-spirited artistic capabilities she managed to carve a niche.
From that point of time she went to do an array of films Dharmatma (1975), Naya Daur (1978), Yaarana (1981), Laadla(1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dil To Pagal Hai(1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kya Kehna (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Garv: Pride and Honour (2004), and Student of the Year (2012).
In 1995, Farida Jalal played the lead character in film “Mammo”. The film acquired the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Jalal won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.
But, with the next generation of Shahrukh and Salman, Amir Khan, Akshay Kumar, etc. we had the singular image of chirpy, supportive and friendly image of motherhood in Farida Jalal.
She has gained enormous popularity for playing pivotal roles on small screen.
In 90’s Farida depicted her comic side by playing the role of ‘Suhasini Diwan’ in the classic comedy show Dekh Bhai Dekh.
Farida Jalal played the role of a “naughty nani” in the TV show Shararat in 2004.
Farida Jalal also made an appearance on Comedy Nights With Kapil with her Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge team to celebrate DDLJ’s 1000 weeks.
Recently, she shared a screen with veteran actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda in a short film.