Farida Jalal

  • Birthday: 14. March 1949
  • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
  • Awards: 1972: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for: Paras, 1992: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for: Henna, 1995: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for: Mammo, 1996: Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards - Best Actress (Hindi), Mammo, 1996: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge


Farida Jalal (born 1949, in New Delhi) is an Indian actress and comedian, who has acted in over two-hundred Bollywood films. She has also been a part of Indian television, with comedy-shows such as Shararat and Satrangi Sasural to her credit.

Farida Jalal, a native of New Delhi, started her career in the 1960s, when she won the United Film Producers Talent Hunt sponsored by Filmfare. She along with Rajesh Khanna were chosen as finalists and 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[1] In an interview in 2014, she said, when asked her about 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.