Farida Jalal Age Husband Children Family Biography & More

Farida Jalal Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Farida Jalal (born Farida Sami; 18 May 1950) is an Indian actress who primarily worked in Hindi films. In a film career spanning almost fifty years, Jalal appeared in over 200 films. Best known for her character-driven roles in independent cinema and supporting work in mainstream Bollywood productions, Jalal has received such accolades as four Filmfare Awards and two Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards.

Jalal started her career with Taqdeer (1967). She went on to play leading and supporting roles in numerous motion pictures through the 1970s and early 80s. She is widely remembered for her roles in Paras (1971), Henna (1991) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), all of which garnered the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became a household name after portraying motherly roles and strong female characters in the 1990s and the early 2000s. She has also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for her role in Mammo (1994). She won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Harlem International Film Festival for her role in A Gran Plan (2012).

She has successfully transitioned to numerous shows on Indian television alongside her work in films. Some of her notable works are the sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Shararat and Ammaji Ki Galli. She was seen in Zee TV’s Satrangi Sasural portraying the role of Gomti Vatsal a.k.a. Dadi Maa.

Personal life

Jalal was married to actor Tabrez Barmavar, who hailed from Bhatkal, Karnataka. She met her husband on the sets of Jeevan Rekha and fell in love in the course of the film and got married in November 1978. As she was not getting too many film offers after marriage, the couple moved to Bangalore where her husband had a soap factory business. They have a son named Yaseen. Her husband died in September 2003.

Farida Jalal Age Husband Children Family Biography & More

Real NameFarida Jalal
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 152 cm
in meters- 1.52 m
in Feet Inches- 5’
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 March 1949
Age (as in 2022)73 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolSt Joseph’s Convent , Panchgani, Maharashtra
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm:– Taqdeer (1967)
TV:– Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984)
FamilyFather– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Khalid
Sister– N/A
HobbiesWatching Movies, Dancing
Favourite Things
Favourite ActressMeena Kumari
Favourite ColourWhite, Pink, Grey
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsLate Tabrez Barmavar (Actor)
Husband/SpouseLate Tabrez Barmavar (Actor) (m. 1978–2003)
Marriage DateYear-1978
ChildrenSon– Yaseen Jalal


Farida Jalal, who was born on 18 May 1950 in New Delhi India, started her career in the 1960s when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare in 1965. She, along with Rajesh Khanna was chosen as a finalist and both were presented on stage as winners at the Filmfare Awards function. She got her first film offer for Taqdeer from Tarachand Barjatya who happened to be in the audience. In an interview in 2014, she said, when asked her about the initial part of her career: “I started my acting career when I was just out of my school St Joseph’s Convent in Panchgani, in a film called Taqdeer. I took part in a talent contest and even won. Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) and I were the finalists. How was I to know that I’d soon be doing a film Aradhana with him?”.

She usually played the sister or rejected fiancée of the male lead, but almost never the female lead. One of her most critically acclaimed roles is in Bobby, where she played the part of the mentally challenged would-be fiancée of Rishi Kapoor. During the 1980s, her roles progressed from sister and girlfriend to aunt, mother, or grandmother. She is also remembered for her part in Aradhana, in which she plays Rajesh Khanna’s girlfriend, and sings the song “Baagon mein baahar hai, kaliyon pe nikhaar hai” (loosely translated as “The gardens are fine, the buds are out).

When asked as to how she started getting typecast as a hero’s sister, she quoted in an interview: “It all started with Gopi where I was offered the greatest Mr Dilip Kumar’s sister’s role. Forget about refusing, I jumped at the offer. Even if I had the chance to just go and observe him on the set I’d have done it. I love the man. I remember during those days each and every actor was copying Dilip Saab whether it was Dharmendra, Jeetendra, or Manoj Kumar. I was much in demand as Dilip Saab’s sister. Every hero wanted the same. Every actor wanted me to play his sister. Sometimes the sister was the film’s heroine. The official heroine would just sing her songs, whereas I had all the dramatic scenes. I got my recognition and the awards. In a film called Paras I was Sanjeev Kumar’s sister. But I had a lot more to do than Raakhee-di who played the heroine. I got my first award for it. Then I got my second award for Majboor, a film written by Salimbhai and Javedbhai where Bachchan Saab played my brother. It was so heartening. Why would I want to be heroine when I was getting the stronger parts as the sister?”

She acted for over 40 years, only taking a break during 1983 and 1990 when she settled in Bangalore.

During the 1990s, Jalal had a part in many major hits in India, among them Raja Hindustani, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, for which she won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1995. Farida Jalal played the lead in the film Mammo. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Jalal won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. She acted in many television serials, such as the hit sitcom Dekh Bahi Dekh.

She was grandly acclaimed for her role in the 1994 film Mammo, for which she received the Filmfare Best Performance Award. Earlier, she was also nominated multiple times for ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’, one for the Amitabh Bachchan-Parveen Babi-Pran starrer Majboor where she played Amitabh’s handicapped sister.

Farida Jalal though, could not get a major break as heroine against any big star except Rajesh Khanna in Aaradhana, but she played the lead role in Jeevan Rekha in which her husband Tabrez was the hero. Pran and Ajit were also in the film. A song of the film; “Yaar mere, meri baahon me aaja” by Mohammed Rafi from this film had become popular, and is still popular.

Jalal starred in Shararat (Thoda Jadu, Thodi Nazaakat), in which she played a leading role. The comedy is currently airing on the Disney Channel.

In 2005, she co-hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards alongside Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Bendre, in Mumbai. In 2008, she made a special appearance in the Punjabi film Yaariyan. Recently, she appeared in the soap opera Balika Vadhu.

In 2017, she was the victim of a death hoax. On 19 February, rumours did the rounds that she had died.[5] Annoyed, the lady asked her publicist to put the rumours to rest.


1968Baharon ki Manzil
Naya RaastaRadha Pratap Singh
Amar PremMrs. Nandkishore Sharma
Pyar Ki KahaniLata
1972Zindagi Zindagi
BobbyAlka Sharma ‘Nikki’
AchanakNurse Radha
Raja RaniAnita
LoaferRoopa (Gopinath’s daughter)
1974Naya Din Nai Raat
Jeevan Rekha
MajboorRenu Khanna
SankalpGeeta Sehgal
Kala SonaBela
Do JasoosHema Khushalchand
Dhoti Lota Aur ChowpattyRajni
Sabse Bada RupaiyaBindiya/Shobha
Koi Jeeta Koi Haara
1977Kasam Khoon Ki
AlaapSulakshana Gupta
Abhi To Jee LeinThe Nun
Aakhri Goli
Shatranj Ke KhiladiNafisa
Palkon Ki Chhaon MeinChhutki
1978Naya Daur
Ganga Ki SaugandChampa
DhongeeGeeta Khanna
1980Patthar Se Takkar
Chambal Ki Kasam
1981Jwala Daku
YaaranaMary (Governess)
1983Salam e Mohabbat
1987Pushpaka Vimana
Dil Aashna HaiRazia
LaadlaGayetri Verma
KrantiveerMrs. Tilak (Pratap’s Mother)
ElaanRevati Chaudhry
Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeLajwanti, “Lajjo”
RajkumarPanna (Dadi maa)
LoaferJanki Kumar
Dushman Duniya KaManager of women’s shelter
Raja HindustaniChachi (Raja’s aunt)
AjayAjay’s Mother
1997Saat Rang Ke Sapne
MrityudaataMother Ghayal
MohabbatGeeta Kapoor
JudaaiKajal’s mom
Lahoo Ke Do RangHalima
ZiddiJaya’s mother
Dil To Pagal HaiAjay’s mom
AflatoonRaja’s mother
DuplicateMrs. Chaudhary “Bebe”
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota HaiKomal’s mother
SoldierShanti Sinha
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiMrs. Khanna (Rahul’s mom)
1999Dil Kya Kare
Hindustan Ki KasamMother of Ajay and Tauheed
KhoobsuratSudha Chaudhary (Dadiji)
2000Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Hey RamKasturba Gandhi
Dulhan Hum Le JayengeMrs. Oberoi
PukarGayetri Rajvansh
KhauffMrs. Jaidev Singh
Kya KehnaRohini Baxi
BichhooJeeva’s mom
Tera Jadoo Chal GayaaPooja’s mother
Gaja GaminiNoorbibi
Chori Chori Chupke ChupkeAsha Malhotra
LajjaMother of Bride
Moksha: SalvationSalim’s mother
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…Sayeeda/Daijan/DJ
2002Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai
The Legend of Bhagat SinghVidyavati
Badhaai Ho BadhaaiMrs. Chaddha
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum KaheinMangala Vishnupratap Singh
DeewangeeMrs. Goyal
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha HaiJiji
Kaise Kahoon Ke… Pyaar Hai
Main Prem Ki Diwani HoonMrs. Kapoor
Jaal: The TrapSudha Kaul
Fun 2shh: Dudes In the 10th CenturyMrs. DiSouza/Hiraka
2004Garv: Pride and Honour
Taarzan: The Wonder CarMrs. Chaudhary
2005Pyaar Mein Twist
2006Big Brother
2007Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Krantiveer – The Revolution
2011Love Breakups Zindagi
Chala Mussaddi… Office OfficeShanti
2012Chaar Din Ki Chandni
Student of the YearAbhimanyu’s grandmother
A Gran PlanSatvinder Kaur Bedi
2015Bezubaan Ishq
Tina Ki Chaabi
2017I’m Not A Terrorist
2018Batti Gul Meter Chalu
2020Jawaani Jaaneman

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