Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. She has starred in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi films. Her father Krishna Rao was a Telugu film financier. Her mother Neelaveni enrolled her in dance and music classes at an early age. Jaya made a successful team not just with Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra, but also with her immediate screen rival Sridevi, with whom she has acted in about a dozen films.