JAYALALITA Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Jayalalita is a charismatic leader in Tamil Nadu politics. After making it big in Tamil films she became a top political leader. She was born on February 24, 1948. She acted in several films and became a top film star. Her pairing with M.G. Ramachandaran was very popular. They delivered many hits. Later M.G.R. entered politics. He founded the A.I.A.D.M.K. Jayalalita was appointed its spokesperson and established herself in the party. M.G.R remained the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and head of the party for many years. After his demise, Jaya took control of the A.I.A.D.M.K. She became its General Secretary.


As a political leader, she became extremely  popular in the state. Later, after the electoral victory of the A.I.A.D.M.K., she became Chief Minster of Tamil Nadu. She was arrested on corruption charges in 1996. She was charged with amassing wealth disproportionate to her income. Many scams also came into light. On February 2, 2000, she was convicted for corruption. Later, she again became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.