Things About Jayalalitha All Indians Should Know

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Jayalalitha is also known as the "Iron Lady, Amma, Puratchi Thalaivi, Revolutionary Leader, Thanga Tharagai and by many more other names. She was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

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She is somebody who does not need any introduction as her work has done the needful. People in South of India worship her and have gone to extremes to prove their love for her.

Here, in this article, we are about to share some of the facts about Jayalalitha that you should know. These are the facts that most of the Indians are not aware of and we here to share them!

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Check out these interesting facts about the most influential, powerful lady of the Indian politics who made a remarkable change in the History of Indian constitution.

Note: These are excerpts from Interviews, Newspaper Writings and Media Content.

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She Acted In A Movie At The Age of 16!

She played the role of a widow in her debut Tamil movie "Vennira Aadai". Unfortunately, she was not allowed to watch her movie on screen, as the movie had an "A" rating.

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Acting Was Not Her Focus!

She was not interested in acting. She made a debut due to the financial conditions of her family. She was more of a scholastic person who was driven by her academics.

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She Was Book-ish!

She loved reading books and even when she was busy with her movies or political career, she still managed to squeeze time to read them.

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She Was The Lowest Paid Chief Minister In History!

She did not wish to take salary when she was chosen as a Chief Minister. The cabinet insisted her to take a salary as a public servant and all that she took was just "One Rupee".

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She Chose Not To Wear Jewels!

She did not wear jewels for 14 long years and once she stormed back to power, she wore them again and claimed that she wore for the sake of her cabinet members' request. This statement made her get more connected to the masses!

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A Simple Way To Define Her!

She could be defined by this simple statement: "She came, she won and she conquered."

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:29 [IST]
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