Jayaprada married producer Srikanth Nahata who was already married to Chandra and with whom he had 3 children. Srikanth did not divorce his first wife and continued to have children with her after marrying Jayaprada. Apparently, Jayaprada and Chandra cordially agreed to share a husband.
In a career spanning 40 years, Jaya Prada has acted in over 300 films in eight different languages. For 16 years she has served a politician too. However, after losing the general election in 2014, the yesteryear actor’s political career took a backseat and Jaya is once again focusing on her first love — facing the camera.The actor admits she gets better opportunities down south than in Bollywood, but quickly adds with a laugh, “I’ve been more or less away from politics for the past five years, so I can devote more time to (Hindi) films. I am jobless.”
Despite her first Filmfare nomination for Best Actress, Jaya failed to capitalize on the success as she could not speak Hindi well enough.
But year 1986 was when her personal life became the subject of a major controversy. As today marks the 55th birthday of Jaya Prada, we look back at her long journey from movies to a member of Parliament.