Thursday, February 20, 2014

JAYSHREE GADKAR

Jayshree Gadkar was yesteryear superstar of Marathi films who appeared in several Hindi films also.
She was born in a Konkani speaking family in Northern Karnataka, near Karwar on 21 February 1942.
She began her film career as a child dancer in the V.Shantaram film 'Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje' in 1955 in which Sandhya portrayed the main female lead role.
Later she appeared opposite Raja Gosavi in the film 'Disat Tasa Nasat'and then she  got lead role of comedy theme film 'Sangtye Aika'.Eventually she  got established in the film field as a popular lead actress and  was  accomplished  as a talented actress who possessed excellent dancing skill combined with beautiful features.She handled any type of roles like social,love stories,mythological, historical etc.
Jayshree had the ability to handle mythological characters in a charismatic manner and  so appeared in many Hindi mythological films in lead roles.
'Balram Shrikrishna' was a mythological film which was directed by Chandrakant in 1968.Dara Singh,Savitri,Jayshree Gadkar,Pritviraj,Shahu Modak etc acted in it.
In the film 'Balak Dhruv'  Abhi Bhattacharya and Jayshree Gadkar acted in main roles.
In the film 'Savitri' Jayshree Gadkar,Upendra Trivedi,Meena T,Ratna Mala etc acted.
In the film 'Tulsi Vivah' Dara Singh and Jayshree were in lead roles.
'Aliya Bhagsi,Ghat Padli Thaka Thaka,Avgachi Sansar,Mohityanchi Manjula,Manini etc are some of her successful and famous Marathi films.
She acted in more than 250 Marathi films in lead roles  in her career.
She won National award for her Marathi  films  'Manini,Vaijantha,Sawal Mazha Aika,Saadhi Mansa'.
Her husband renowned stage actor 'Bal Dhuri' portrayed the role of 'King Dasaradha' in the  T.V. serial 'Ramayana' which was produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar in the 80's.Dasaradha's wife 'Kousalya' who was the mother of 'Shree Rama' was played by Jayshree Gadkar which received much accolades and fame.







She directed two films 'Saasar Mahar' and 'Ashi Asavi Saasu'.
She published her autobiography in 1986 titled 'Ashi Mi Jayshree'.
She died on 29 Aug 2008 at the age of 66.
Selected Filmography
Pancharati
Naya Sansar
Savitri
Subhadra Haran
Mere Arman Mere Sapne
Mahasati Anusuya
Gopal Krishna
Lav Kush
Baharon Ka Sapne
Ek Ghar Barah Bhagadi
Har Har Gange
Balram Shrikrishna
Srikrishnarjun Yudh
Naag Panchami
Hari Darshan
Mahasati Savitri
Kisan aur Bhagwan
Har Har Mahadev
Dawat
Balak Dhruv
Ek Gaon Ki Kahani
Bajarang Bali
Gayatri Mahima
Adventure of Aladdin
Jiyo To Aisa Jiyo
Sati Naag Kanya
Sampoorna Mahabharat
Sindoor Ka Daan
Shravan Kumar
Maya Bazaar
Naya Kadam
Ramayana T.V.Series
Sher Shivaji
Eashwar
Kanoon Apna Apna
Saubhagyadan




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