Farida Jalal Poster


Farida Jalal was discovered by Filmfare's United Producers' Talent Hunt in the 1960s. She starred in her first movie as a teenager, in the Rajshri Productions' "TAQDEER' in 1967. Thereafter she has starred in more than 200 movies as a character actress mainly, but also as lead actor in some. She is known as Bollywood's all time Favourite Mother.

She took a break for several years in the early 80s, and made a comeback and starred in roles of an elder sister, mother, grandmother, elderly neighbor, & widow.

She is best remembered for her role as Rajesh Khanna's betrothed in the 1969 hit Aradhana and for her song 'Bhagon Mein Bahar Hai, Kaliyon Pe Nikhar Hai...'. She also played the betrothed of Rishi Kapoor in another hit Bobby in 1973.

To date, She has won Five Filmfare awards for her performances in Paras, Majboor, Henna, Mammo, and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

Farida got married to Tabrez Barmavar, and shortly thereafter gave birth to a son, Yaseen Barmavar. Tragedy visited her when Tabrez passed away in 2003.

She is one of very few actresses that has had an important role in every major Bollywood hit.