Actress turned politician Kum J Jayalalithaa had a remarkable journey as an actress in Tollywood.
Jayalalithaa debut in the film industry was in 1964 with a Kannada film “Chinnada Gombe”. She acted in 25 successful Telugu films with top stars N T Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jaggiah , Krishnam Raju and Krishna.
She made her Telugu debut as the leading lady in the film ‘Manushulu Mamatalu’ opposite Akkineni Nageswara Rao. She was the first heroine to wore Bikini and created a sensation with the popular song ‘Siggestondha Siggestondha’.
Her popular films include ‘Sri Krishna Satya’ and ‘Sri Krishna Vijayam’ , ‘Chikkadu Dorakaudu’, ‘Gopaludu Bhoopaludu’, ‘Kadaladu Vadaladu’, ‘Gandikota Rahasyam’, ‘Bagdad Gajadonga’‘Gudachari 116’, and ‘Ali Baba 40 Dongalu’.
She was linked with Telugu actor Sobhan Babu , both acted together in “Doctor Babu”.