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Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu’s politics, one who dreamed of playing a larger national role too. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life, was a politician …

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Vaasanthi Book Review: Amma; Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen

Vaasanthi Book Review: Amma; Jayalalithaa's Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen

Author: Vaasanthi; Publisher: Juggernaut Pages: 175 Price: Rs 299 When she entered Tamil cinema, she was another struggling actress. But luck – and the legendary MGR’s blessings – were on her side. Once she was recognized as a cine star, Jayalalithaa plunged into politics – with just one benefactor in the whole of Tamil Nadu. And after MGR died, she …

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