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Profile and biography of Chief Minister Jayalalitha, details about Early life & Political career


Posted Date: 17-May-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Tamil Nadu Government    
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Tamilnadu Politician and Actress Jayalalitha


Early life of Jayalalitha


Jayalalitha was born in a Tamil Iyengar family on 24th February 1948 in Mysore, Karnataka. She was named as Komalavalli and belongs to Srirangam, Trichy. When she was 2 years of old she lost her father Jeyaram. She did her early education in Bishop Cotton Girls High School in Bangalore. Her mother Sandhya was a popular tamil actress and she moved to Chennai due to this. In Chennai she continued her studies in the famous Church Park Convent and excelled well in studies. She entered the film industry and refused the scholarship offered for higher studies.

Political Career of Chief Minister Jayalalitha


jaya• Jayalalitha entered the politics in the year 1982 and she was given guidance by her mentor Dr. M.G.R. Thus she is a member of AIADMK from 1982.

• Jayalalitha started her career in politics first by joining as a member of AIADMK but in a very short period she was promoted as the Propaganda Secretary of AIADMK.

• Jayalalitha first made her election campaign in February 1983 in the bye-election to the Tiruchendur Assembly Constitutency. She was able to secure an outstanding victory for the party by her campaign.

• In 1984 Jayalalitha was elected as a MP to the Rajya Sabha.

• After the death Dr. M.G.R. in 1987 she prevented the splitting of the AIADMK party and she became the MLA in 1989 from Bodinayakkanur. Jayalalitha was the first women opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

• In 1991 she was elected as the chief minister of Tamilnadu for the first time. The AIADMK party under the leadership of Jayalalitha won in the 225 Constituencies out of 234.

Jayalalitha sinks Karunanidi for the third time
Jayalalitha served the Tamilnadu state as the chief minister for three times the details are as follows:
1. From 1991 to 1996
2. From 2001 to 2006
3. From 2011 to present

Awards and Special Degrees awarded to AIADMK leader Jayalalitha


Our present Chief Minister Miss. Jayalalitha was honored with a number of awards and special degrees which are listed below:

• Jayalalitha was Honoured with the Award Kalaimamani in the year 1972 by the Government of Tamilnadu.

• In the year 1991 the University of Madras honoured the Degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Ltt.) to our CM Jayalalitha

• Jayalalitha was also awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 1992 by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University awarded her the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 1992

• Next in the year 1993 Madurai Kamaraj University awarded her the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

• In the year 2003 she was credited with 2 degrees one from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for Doctor of Science and the other from the Bharathidasan University, Trichy for Doctor of Letters in 2003

• In the year 2005 she was awarded the the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University in Chennai.

• Jayalalitha has also been honoured with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition and Life-time achievement Award by the Rotary International.

• The International Human Rights Defense Committee, Ukraine recognized Jayalalitha and honoured her with the Golden Star of Honour and Dignity Award.

Administrative initiatives of Jayalalitha


• Banned private loans of high interest

• New Veeranam Water Supply Scheme for Chennai was completed in her time period.

• Banned lottery tickets in Tamilnadu.

• The bandit Veerappan was killed by the police.

• Donating free cycles to all school students.

• Cradle baby scheme for girl infants who are left alone.

• TASMAC was introduced

• Video conferencing in Jails and Courts was introduced

Foreign Travels of AIADMK leader Jayalalitha
U.S.A., Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, Japan, Nepal.

Publications of writer Jayalalitha
Jayalalitha has written several articles and they have been published in many periodicals. She has also written four novels and many short stories in Tamil. She is fluent both in English and Tamil language.

Other informations about Jayalalitha
Languages known: English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam
Hobbies: Reading, Music, Agriculture.
Sports: Cricket, Tennis, Swimming, Horse Riding, Basket Ball, Chess, Athletics,

Contact Address of chief minister Jayalalitha


Dr. J. Jayalalitha
'Veda Nilayam',
81/36, Poes Garden,
Chennai-600 086.
Tel. 044-24670215 (R) / 25672345 (O) / 5666 (Sectt.Intercom)
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