Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (born Jaya Bhaduri; 1948) is an Indian actress and politician. She is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Jaya Bachchan is the wife of Amitabh Bachchan, and the mother of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Bachchan is recognised as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time, particularly known for reinforcing a naturalistic style of acting in both mainstream and "middle-of-the-road" cinema.
Waheeda Rehman raised the bar with the natural ease with which she portrayed her characters. Whether as a vamp in her debut film CID, a streetwalker with a heart of gold in Pyaasa or a blithe spirit in Chaudhvin Ka Chand, she soared with every appearance. She is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer.