|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1942, India|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2008|
Jayshree Gadkar (21 February 1942 - 29 August 2008) was a noted Marathi movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema in the 1960s. Jayashree was born in a Konkani speaking family at Kanasgiri (Sadashivgad), Karwar, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India, and began her career as a child dance artist. She went on to have a film career spanning four decades, starting as a film tamasha dancer, to a lead actress, and then a director. Jayshree acted in about 250 films with a rich repertoire of mythologicals. Her first hit was Sangtye Aika. She also published an autobiography, Ashi Mi Jayshri. She was married to Bal Dhuri. Jayshree Gadkar's first role was that of a group dancer in V. Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje in 1955 which included Sandhya as the leading lady. Later well known Marathi film Director Dinkar D patil gave Jayshree Gadkar a break in a small role and dance in his Marathi Movie "Disat Tasa Nasat", with Raja Gosavi. This paved her way into mainstream Marathi cinema further Jayshree Gadkar became leading actress in Marathi Film Industry. Her hits include Aaliya Bhogasi, Ghat Padli Thaka Thaka, Sangtye Aika, Avghachi Sansar, Mohityanchi Manjula, Saadhi Mansa, Gharkul, Chandoba Chandoba Bhaaglas Ka and Manini. Gadkar turned to movie direction with the release of Saasar Maher and Ashi Asavi Saasu. She also acted in Ramanand Sagar's T.V.Series Ramayana as mother of Rama(Kaushalya) along with her husband who was father of Rama(Dasharath). Her home adores with the photo of both in Ramayana costume. Jayshree Gadkar has received awards for her part in the films Manini, Vaijantha, Sawal Mazha Aika, and Saadhi Mansa.
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