It was a heart-breaking news for the entire nation when doctors from Apollo Hospital announced the demise of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa. Thousands of her followers gathered at the hospital to have a last look of their beloved leader. A five timer CM who was synonym of goddess in TN started her journey as an artist, have a sneak-peek of her career.
Born 24 February 1948
Jayalalithaa was born on 24 Feb’ 1948 to Jayaram and Vedavalli in a Brahmin family. She was an eminent student and was honored by government scholarship for higher education.
Career as an Actress
She was a child artist in Kannada film Sri Shaila Mahathme. Her first breakthrough was in another Kannada movie Chinnada Gombe which was officially her debut movie. Her other movie includes Gowri Kalyanam, Brahmachari, Adarsa Kutumbam, Pattikada Pattanama (Jayalalithaa won Filmfare award for Best Actress).
Political Career: Goddess in the making
MGR introduced Jayalalithaa in the politics. In 1982 she joined AIADMK, in 1984 Jayalalithaa was nominated and elected as the member of Rajya Sabha. In 1989 she was elected as the first woman as the leader of opposition. On 25th March during a heavy violence DMK leaders molested Jayalalithaa, of which she vowed to never enter the Assembly until as a Chief Minister.
In 1991 Jayalalithaa was crowned as the CM of Tamil Nadu for the first time. She was the first female and the youngest CM of Tamil Nadu. She was elected as CM in 2001, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Unfortunately Jayalalithaa passed away on 5th December due ti cardiac arrest. Later she was interred near the grave of her mentor MGR.