Biography of our former CM J Jayalalithaa
Amma’s life and political history started with great struggles. Jayalalithaa is said to be the second daughter of Jayaraman and Sandhya couple. She was born on 24th Feburary 1948. Here star sign is Magam. Even though she was born in Mysore city, her ancestors are from Trichy Srirangam. Rengachary was the grandfather (Jayaram’s father) of Jayalalithaa.
Narasimhan Rengachary was said to be in the service of the Mysore kingdom as a surgeon and has been served to be the court physician to Maharaja Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV of Mysore. When Amma was 2 years old, her father passed away, Jayalalithaa studied in Bishop Cotton Girls` School, Bangalore later started her school studies in Chennai Church Park Convent.
Jayalalithaa was a intelligent girl. While studying she learnt Bharatanatyam. She performed her dance at the age of 12 in Mylapore. She learnt Carnatic music. Its said that she completed her matriculation in the year 1964. She can able to speak Tamil, English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu with proficiency. When she was moving to pursue her higher studies, big turning point took place in her life. She was chosen into film industry took place.
Its said that Jayalalithaa mother’s sister Vidyavathi already acting in movies. Her mother Sandhya also started acting. Jayalalithaa was not said to be interested in acting. Due to her family situation, she made her debut in acting. She started acting in Kannada movies, she acted as female lead role in the movie named Venniradai directed by Sridhar. This movie was released in 1965.
Movie is said to be under production,she was paired with MGR in the movie Aayarathil Oruvan directed by B. R. Panthulu. Before the release of Venniradai and had acted in English movie “The Epistle” produced by Shankar Giri who was the son of the former President of India V V Giri.
At the beginning of her movie career, she reached to the extreme fame. Her mother Sandhya passed away in 1971. Jayalalithaa made her memory of her mother built a home in Poes Garden and named it to her house. House was called Veda Nilayam (original name of Sandhya). In this 16 years she acted in about 112 movies. Jayalalithaa quit movies and became the member of ADMK party. She entered into politics in the year 1982. MGR introduced her in the same year in her conference at Cuddalore. She was nominated as propaganda secretary.
In the year 1984, Amma was made as MP in Rajya Sabha. She was been served as vice president of ADMK in Rajya Sabha. MGR was said to be ill and was treated at USA,the Tamil Nadu State Assembly elections was held. Jayalalithaa was in important participation on election. After MGR’s death the part was split. Janaki became the CM in support of MLAs. Jayalalithaa had the support of her cadre people.
Janaki was able to regin only for 24 days. Janaki quite from politics. Jayalalithaa became the gneral secretary of united AIADMK party.In 1991 elections, AIADMK contested in about 168 constituencies and won in 164 places. First time she was been elected as CM.
AIADMK won in 132 places in 2001 elections and Jayalaithaa became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu again. Again in 2011 Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK and its allies bounced back, winning about 203 seats out of 234. AIADMK secured 150 seats on its own. New government was said to be formed on 16 May 2011 and Jayalalitha, became the CM of Tamil Nadu for the fourth time.
In 2016 Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu the AIADMK was back to power on 134 seats. At this juncture Jayalalithaa was admitted at Apollo Hospital on September 22 due to dehyrdation and fever, suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, On Monday, Amma continued to be very crical and was on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and life support systems and ended her life on 11.30pm.