Smita Jayakar was born on Sunday, 19 August 1956 (age 67 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She belongs to a Maharashtrian household. After she completed her schooling, she went on to pursue a law degree. Later, she pursued her acting career post-marriage.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 60kg
Hair Colour: Salt & pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Smita Jayakar belongs to a conservative family settled in Mumbai.
Parents & Siblings
Smita has a brother. There is not much information about her parents.
Husband & Children
At the age of 20, Smita got married to Advocate Mohan Jayakar, the son of a regarded Marathi barrister, Barr Jayakar. The couple is blessed with a son, Sid Jayakar, a special effect visual artist, and a daughter, Masumah Jayakar.
She follows Hinduism.
Smita Jayakar began her acting career after her marriage. She often played the roles of a supporting actor and gained popularity for her roles as a mother.
Smita Jayakar appeared on the big screen in the debut film ‘Dil Ka Doctor’ (1995) in the role of ‘Komal’.
She played the role of ‘Padma’ (Paddy) in the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Pardes’ (1997). Smita appeared in the role of Aamir Khan‘s (Ajay) mother in the film ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), followed by ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Pass Hai’ (2000) in the role of Anil Kapoor‘s (Avinash) mother, ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ (2001) in the role of Dia Mirza‘s (Reena) mother, ‘Devdas (2002) in the role of ‘Kaushalya,’
‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’ (2003) in the role of Amrita Rao‘s (Piya) mother, ‘Baabul’ (2006) in the role of ‘Suman,’ ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’ (2009) in the role of Ranbir Kapoor‘s (Prem) mother, ‘Thank You’ (2011) playing the role of Sonam Kapoor‘s (Sanjana) mother, ‘Akira’ (2016) playing the role of Sonakshi Sinha‘s (Akira) mother and much more. In 2022, Smita Jayakar appeared in the Gujarati movies ‘Petipack’ in the role of ‘Dadi’ and ‘Adko Dadko’ playing the role of ‘HansaBen.’
Reportedly, Smita is working with Ashvin Gidwani Productions for a theatrical adaptation of Devdas in 2023.
In 1988, Smita Jayakar made her television debut in the serial ‘Aahvaan’ playing the role of ‘Uma.’ She played the role of ‘Ramila’ in the serial ‘Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh’ (1994), followed by ‘Junoon’ (1993) in the role of ‘Aditya Dhanraj’s mother,’ Daal Mein Kala’ (1998) playing the role of ‘Kiran,’ ‘Noorjahan’ (2000) in the role of ‘Maharani Jodha Bai,’ ‘Yaha Main Ghar Ghar Kheli’ (2009) in the role of ‘Chandraprabha Udaypratap Singh’
and ‘Kashibai Bajirao Ballal’ (2022) playing the character of ‘Maharani Tarabai Rajaram.’ She was also seen in serials including, Ghar Aja Pardesi (2013), Ghutan (1998), and Khamosh Awazein (1998). In 2014, She appeared in a stage show ‘Aai Retire Hotey’ in the character of ‘Veena.’
Smita Jayakar published books titled ‘Before Tomorrow’ in 2014 and ‘In Everness in 2018.