Articles about J Jayalalithaa

J Jayalalithaa, also known as 'Amma' by her supporters, was a six-time Chief Minister from Tamil Nadu. Born on February 24, 1948, in Mysore, Jayalalithaa started her career as an actor and was a part of over 100 films in the Tamil cinema industry. It was through films that she was associated with the then Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, founder of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Jayalalithaa joined the party in 1982 and soon became an integral member. Post Ramachandran's death, she took over the party after an intense battle with his wife and, after the 1991 Assembly elections, became the Chief Minister of the state. She suffered a few roadblocks when she was arrested and charged under several corruption scams, an event that prevented her from assuming the role of Chief Minister in 2001. However, she was back in 2002 and held the post until 2006, when the DMK defeated her party in the Assembly polls. She held the post again during 2011-14 and 2015-16. Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, at the age of 68, leaving behind a sea of ardent supporters.

'Pave way': Kangana Ranaut books theatrical slot for 'Thalaivii'

23 Aug 2021

Entertainment
'Pave way': Kangana Ranaut books theatrical slot for 'Thalaivii'

Riding on the theatrical release wave kickstarted by Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom, makers announced Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivii's premiere date today.

Kangana reacts to 'Thalaivi' getting 'U' certificate for Tamil release

23 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Kangana reacts to 'Thalaivi' getting 'U' certificate for Tamil release

Kangana Ranaut's biographical drama based on late J Jayalalithaa's life, Thalaivi, has received a "U" certificate for its Tamil release.

Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, slams KJo

30 Mar 2021

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, slams KJo

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be next seen in Thalaivi, praised talk-show host and actress Simi Garewal for her insightful interview with late politician J Jayalalithaa — the subject of her movie.

Kangana Ranaut stuns as 'Amma' Jayalalithaa in powerful 'Thalaivi' trailer

23 Mar 2021

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut stuns as 'Amma' Jayalalithaa in powerful 'Thalaivi' trailer

The trailer of Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi is out and it is impossible to take eyes off the 34-year-old actress in the over three-minute-long clip.

Tamil Nadu: Grand reception welcomes 'Chinnamma' Sasikala after four years

09 Feb 2021

Politics
Tamil Nadu: Grand reception welcomes 'Chinnamma' Sasikala after four years

VK Sasikala, a formidable force in Tamil Nadu politics, returned to the state capital Chennai on Monday, after completing a four-year jail sentence in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

27 Jan 2021

Politics
Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

RGV's '12'o'clock' to be the first theatrical release of 2021

24 Dec 2020

Entertainment
RGV's '12'o'clock' to be the first theatrical release of 2021

Director Ram Gopal Varma is all set to release his new movie 12'o'clock in theaters on January 8, 2021.

Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

03 Aug 2020

India
Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday rejected the three-language policy as mentioned in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Kangana's classy handbag is worth more than your annual salary!

30 Nov 2019

Entertainment
Kangana's classy handbag is worth more than your annual salary!

Be it international film festivals or groovy award functions or just the airport, Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut never fails to slay.

Kangana Ranaut to produce film on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case

25 Nov 2019

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut to produce film on Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case

After donning the hat of a director in the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut had recently announced that she will roll out her own production house.

Kangana Ranaut to launch production house by 2020: Details here

16 Oct 2019

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut to launch production house by 2020: Details here

After donning the hat of a director with the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, that released this year, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to roll out her own production house.

AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

06 Oct 2019

Politics
AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

A 23-year-old techie died in Chennai in September after a banner of AIADMK fell on her. Her death even sparked the anger of Madras High Court which pulled up the ruling party for not keeping a check on deadly banners.

Kangana undergoes "suffocating" prosthetic session for Jayalalithaa's biopic, 'Thalaivi'

21 Sep 2019

Entertainment
Kangana undergoes "suffocating" prosthetic session for Jayalalithaa's biopic, 'Thalaivi'

Kangana Ranaut is all set for her upcoming project, a political biopic, Thalaivi.

'Dhaakad' is in the same space as 'Resident Evil': Kangana

12 Sep 2019

Entertainment
'Dhaakad' is in the same space as 'Resident Evil': Kangana

After impressing audiences with her leadership qualities in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is all set to take over the action avatar for Dhaakad.

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

08 Sep 2019

India
Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

08 Sep 2019

Politics
Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani passed away today morning at his Delhi residence, after his health deteriorated, following a prolonged illness. He was 95.

TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE

28 Aug 2019

India
TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE

In a bid to promote and boost education among all, the Tamil Nadu government launched an exclusive educational television channel called Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi (Education TV).

Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

04 Aug 2019

Entertainment
Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

Kangana Ranaut is all set to essay the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi and she can't stop gushing about the late politician.

Breaking stereotypes: This 46-year-old is Kolkata's first woman bus driver

12 Jul 2019

India
Breaking stereotypes: This 46-year-old is Kolkata's first woman bus driver

Just a few days ago, one 24-year-old hit headlines for being the first female driver of BEST buses, Mumbai.

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

20 Mar 2019

India
India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

17 Mar 2019

India
Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

14 Mar 2019

Politics
#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

PM Modi is our daddy, says AIADMK leader

09 Mar 2019

Politics
PM Modi is our daddy, says AIADMK leader

In an unusual turn of events, an AIADMK leader called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the party's "daddy" who has turned out to be a guiding light after J Jayalalithaa died in 2016.

AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

19 Feb 2019

Politics
AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

A day after BJP and Shiv Sena reached an understanding in Maharashtra for the upcoming general elections, the saffron party sealed a deal with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

TN: College named after Abdul Kalam to be set up

08 Feb 2019

India
TN: College named after Abdul Kalam to be set up

Honoring late A P J Abdul Kalam, the Tamil Nadu government today announced that it would set up a new arts and science college named after the former President in his native town of Rameswaram.

Meet Apsara Reddy, first transgender appointed Mahila Congress's National General-Secretary

08 Jan 2019

India
Meet Apsara Reddy, first transgender appointed Mahila Congress's National General-Secretary

In a first, the Indian National Congress has appointed transgender journalist and activist, Apsara Reddy, as the National General Secretary of its women's wing, the All India Mahila Congress (AIMC).

AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

15 Nov 2018

Politics
AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.

AIADMK unveils new statue of Jayalalithaa in Chennai

14 Nov 2018

India
AIADMK unveils new statue of Jayalalithaa in Chennai

The ruling AIADMK unveiled a new statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at its headquarters in Chennai today, months after the earlier one was criticized for not resembling the former CM.

#SarkarRow: Murugadoss granted anticipatory bail, agrees to cut 'objectionable scenes'

09 Nov 2018

Entertainment
#SarkarRow: Murugadoss granted anticipatory bail, agrees to cut 'objectionable scenes'

On Friday, Madras HC accepted the anticipatory bail plea filed by 'Sarkar' director AR Murugadoss, granting him protection from arrest till November 27.

Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

27 Oct 2018

Politics
Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said the dreams of those who tried to break the AIADMK and come to power have been shattered following the Madras High Court verdict upholding the disqualification of 18 MLAs.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

04 Sep 2018

India
SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

Why hasn't Center thought of supplying GPS to fishermen: HC

02 Sep 2018

India
Why hasn't Center thought of supplying GPS to fishermen: HC

The Madras High Court has directed the Center to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken by it to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing the international maritime boundary line and enter the Lankan waters.

DMK asks cadres not to touch party chief Stalin's feet

01 Sep 2018

Politics
DMK asks cadres not to touch party chief Stalin's feet

The DMK has asked its cadres not to touch the feet of party chief MK Stalin as it went against the ideals of self-respect and instead greet him saying 'Vanakkam,' with love.

Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

16 Aug 2018

Entertainment
Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

The trend of biopics continues to be on the rise and next real-life personality to be immortalized on screen is former Tamil Nadu CM, J Jayalalithaa.

Chennai: Woman rescues newborn from drain, names him 'Freedom'

16 Aug 2018

India
Chennai: Woman rescues newborn from drain, names him 'Freedom'

Chennai resident Geeta has become the hero everyone is hailing, after she rescued a newborn baby from a drain near her house on Wednesday, August 15.

Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

08 Aug 2018

India
Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

The death of M Karunanidhi, DMK chief, yesterday evening sent the state of TN into a tizzy, but what followed was more chaos.

Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

08 Aug 2018

India
Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

Two people were killed and around 40 injured in a stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai this morning, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi's body was kept for the public to pay homage.

Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach

08 Aug 2018

India
Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has allowed DMK to bury its party chief Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina Beach, for which the state government had refused permission.

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

08 Aug 2018

India
Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has dismissed several petitions challenging the construction of memorials at Marina Beach, while hearing DMK's petition on its party chief Karunanidhi's burial.

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

07 Aug 2018

India
Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

The Madras HC is conducting an emergency hearing on a petition by the DMK, which has challenged the TN government's refusal to let its party chief Karunanidhi be buried next to CN Annadurai's memorial at Marina Beach.