Jayalalithaa Age, Biography, Family, Facts, Death Cause & More

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I Extension from Washermanpet to Thiruvottiyur, in Chennai on Saturday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI7_23_2016_000119A)
Real Name Jayalalithaa Jayaram
Nickname Jaya and Amma
Profession Politician (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK))AIADMK flagand Former Actress
Political Journey 1982: Entered politics by becoming a member of the AIADMK.
1984: Became the member of the Rajya Sabha.
1989: Elected as a member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
1989: Elected as the General Secretary of the united AIADMK.
1991: Became the youngest Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (aged 43).
2001: Became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 2nd time, till September 2001.
2002: Continued her position as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu till 2006.
2011: Became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 4th time.
2014: Stepped-down from the post of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after a case of disproportionate assets in Karnataka and corruption case, and was sentenced for 4 years with a fine of 100 crore (INR).
2015: Won the case and sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 5th time.
2016: Became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 26th time.
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 1″
Weight in Kilograms- 78 Kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Figure Measurements 37-36-37
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 24 February 1948
Date of Death 5 December 2016 in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Death Cause Heart Attack
Age (as in 2016) 68 Years
Birth Place Mandya district, Mysore, Karnataka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu
School Bishop Cotton Girls High School, Bengaluru
Presentation Convent Church Park, Chennai
College Stella Maris College in Chennai
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Debut Film Debut: Epistle (1961, Child artist)
Film Debut: Chinnada Gombe (1964, Lead actress)
Family Father– Late Jayaram (Lawyer)
Mother– Late Vedavathi (Sandhya)
Jayalalithaa with her mother
Sister– Shailaja
Brother– Late Jaya Kumar and N.J. Vasudevan (Step-brother)
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Reading
Controversies • In 1996, a case was charged against her in the corruption of purchase of TV sets for villagers.
• Same year, she was arrested as so much of treasures were found at her residence.
• An attempt to murder case was filed against her, Sasikala Natarajan and V. Mahadevan by her ex-auditor R. Rajasekaran.
• In 1999, Subramanian Swamy filed a complaint against her in case of coal import scam of 7 billion.
• In 2014, she resigned from the post of Chief Minister after getting convicted for misusing her office from 1991 to 1996 to gather properties of around 66.6 crores (INR).
Favourite Things
Favourite Authors Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, Pearl S Buck, James Hadley Chase and Somerset Maugham
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Sobhan Babu (Actor)
Sobhan Babu
M.G. Ramachandran (Actor)
Jayalalithaa with M.G. Ramachandran
Husband N/A
Children Daughter– N/A
Son– V.N. Sudhakaran (Foster son)
Jayalalithaa foster son V.N. Sudhakaran
Money Factor
Net Worth 117 Crore (INR)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Jayalalithaa

  • Does Jayalalithaa smoke?: No
  • Does Jayalalithaa drink alcohol?: No
  • In 1991 Jayalalithaa ended up plainly boss pastor, Tamil Nadu’s most youthful, out of the blue. She earned a notoriety for a rebuffing hard working attitude and for bringing together state control among a cadre of administrators; her chamber of clergymen, whom she frequently rearranged around, were to a great extent stylized in nature.
  • The fruitful support infant conspire, which empowered moms to secretly offer their babies for selection, developed amid this time. Regardless of an official pay of just a rupee a month, Jayalalithaa enjoyed open presentations of riches, coming full circle in an extravagant wedding for her encourage child in 1995. In the 1996 race, the AIADMK was almost wiped out at the hustings; Jayalalithaa herself lost her seat.


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