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From Kollywood to Fort St. George: A timeline of Jayalalithaa's life in film and politics

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NEW DELHI: Here is a detailed timeline of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's life in film and politics, which follows her evolution from silver screen stardom to political icon status.

February 24, 1948

Jayalalithaa is born in Melukote, in what was then Mysore State, presently in the state of Karnataka, to Jayaram and Vedavalli. At birth, she was named after her paternal grandmother, Komalavalli, in line with her community's customs. She will be given the name Jayalalitha at the age one, named for the houses of her grandparents where she lived - Jaya Vilas and Lalitha Vilas.

1950

Jayaram dies. Vedavalli goes to live with her parents in Bangalore, taking Jayalithaa and her brother, Jayakumar, with her.

1952

Jayalalitha and her brother remain with her aunt in Bangalore as her mother, Vedavalli, moves to Madras to find a job. Jayalalithaa goes to the elite Bishop Cottons Girls School. Vedavalli starts acting in plays, and subsequently films, under the stage name 'Sandhya', which she is still known by.

1958

Jayalalitha moves to Madras to live with hr mother, after her aunt gets married. She is enrolled in the elite Sacred Heart Presentation Convent, popularly known as Church Park, where she excels in academics. She is also trained in Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam and Kathak.

1964

She makes her film debut in a lead role in 'Chinnada Gombe' a Kannada film. To support her debt-ridden family, Jayalalitha gives us on her dreams of becoming a lawyer and plunges into the film industry.

1965

Jayalalitha's Tamil film debut comes in the landmark blockbuster hit, 'Venniraadai'. In the same year, she stars in a film, 'Aayirathil Oruvan', with Tamil cinema's biggest star MG Ramachandran (MGR) for the first time, to begin what remains among the most successful screen pairings in Tamil cinema, as well as one of the most critical relationships in her life.

1965 - 1980

This was the peak of Jayalalitha's film career. She was among the highest-paid actresses in the country at the time, and endorsed top brands. In this period, she acted in over 140 films, of which about 120 were blockbuster hits.

1970

Jayalalitha has a falling out with MGR, after he chooses to work with another leading lady.

1971

Jayalalitha's mother Sandhya dies.

1973

She stars in a movie with MGR for the last time, in 'Pattikaattu Ponnaiya', a year after he split from the DMK to launch the AIADMK.

1977

Jayalalitha steps back from films.

1980

Jayalalitha stars in a Tamil movie, 'Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal', for the last time. Her last film in a leading role however was the Telugu film 'Nayakudu Vinayakudu'.

1981

Jayalalitha revives relationship with MGR.

1982

Jayalalitha joins MGR's AIADMK and soon after delivers her maiden political speech at the party conference.

1983

She is appointed the AIADMK's propaganda secretary.

1984

She is elected to the Rajya Sabha, as MGR wants her there for her fluency in English and knowledge of several languages. She remains a member of the Rajya Sabha till 1989. She becomes a key campaigner for the AIADMK as the party wins a massive election victory despite MGR remaining hospitalized through the campaigning. Her rising prominence irks senior hands in the party. Her attempt to be named interim CM also does not go well with MGR.

1986

MGR sacks Jayalalitha from all party posts after she forms a parallel political outfit. However, she continues as Rajya Sabha member of the AIAMDK.

1987

MGR dies, leaving no clear political heir. AIADMK descends into chaos over his legacy. Jayalalitha competes with his widow Janaki for control of the party. The party splits into two major factions, one behind each woman,

1989

The Assembly election saw the Jayalalitha faction win 27 seats to the Janaki faction's two. Janaki steps aside to clear the way for Jayalalitha's accession to MGR's legacy. Jayalalitha becomes Tamil Nadu's first woman Leader of Opposition. During the budget session, she s assaulted in the Assembly Hall and a senior DMK leader attempts to disrobe her. She vows she will not return except as Chief Minister.

1991

Allied with the Congress, and rocketed by the sympathy wave following the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Jayalalitha storms to power as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.

1991 - 1996

Her unpopularity rises because of her perceived high-handedness, allegations of corruption among party cadre and the opulent display of wealth in the wedding of her foster son Sudhakaran, a nephew of her close aide, Sasikala Natarajan.

1996

AIADMK is routed in the elections. Following DMK government files a slew of corruption cases against her. She is arrested and remanded in prison in a corruption a case, which she would be acquitted of in 2000. Subramanian Swamy, then the chief of Janata Party files disproportionate assets case against her in August.

1998

AIADMK wins 18 of Tamil Nadu's 39 seats as part of the NDA, and becomes part of Vajpayee government.

April 1999

Jayalalitha pulls out of the NDA government, amid growing disagreements on several issues.

October 1999

AIADMK, now allied with the Congress, loses seats. NDA, now including DMK, wins to form government.

2000

Jayalalitha convicted in Pleasant Stay Hotel case and the TANSI Land Acquisition case. Both convictions are appealed in higher courts and the matter remains pending. Though the conviction is stayed, the court bars her from contesting the Assembly elections the next year.

May 2001

AIADMK alliance sweeps Assembly elections, winning 196 of 234 seats. Jayalalitha sworn in as Chief Minister amid controversy over the pending results on her convictions in the TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases.

September 2001

Supreme Court strikes down Jayalalitha's appointment as Chief Minister. Her loyalist O Panneerselvam is appointed Chief Minister, a post he occupies for about six months amid accusations of being a puppet. About this time, she adds an 'a' at the end of her name for numerological reasons.

December 2001

Court overturns her convictions both the TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases.

March 2002

Jayalalithaa resumes charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

August 2003

Jayalalithaa takes a strong stand against over a lakh striking government employees. She uses the Tamil Nadu Essential Services Maintenance Act (TESMA) to quash the strike, threatening suspensions and dismissals for those government servants who don't report to work.

November 2003

Supreme Court shifts Disproportionate Assets Case against Jayalalithaa to Karnataka, to ensure fair trial.

May 2004

AIADMK wiped out in Lok Sabha elections; the loss is attributed to anger of government servants and other sections of society.

May 2006

AIADMK wins 61 seats and loses Assembly election to DMK-led alliance comprising most of Tamil Nadu's political parties by slender vote margin. DMK forms government.

May 2009

Jayalalithaa, now part of the Third Front, is unable to stop the DMK-Congress combine from winning a majority of the seats for the UPA.

May 2011

AIADMK-led alliance sweeps the Assembly election, winning 203 of the 234 seats. AIADMK alone wins 150 seats to form the government. Her government starts implementing several populist and popular schemes.

May 2014

AIADMK wins 37 of Tamil Nadu's 39 seats, becomes third largest party in Lok Sabha, just behind Congress's 44.

September 27, 2014

Bengaluru-based trial court sentences Jayalalithaa to four years in jail and Rs 100 crore in fines. The conviction automatically in the Disproportionate Assets Case disqualified her as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under a recently passed law. She is jailed at the Parappana Agrahara prison complex. Again, O Panneerselvam took her place.

October 17, 2014

After about a month in jail, she is granted bail by the Supreme Court.

May 11, 2015

Jayalalithaa is acquitted of all charges in the Disproportionate Assets Case by the Karnataka High Court hearing the appeal against the trial court verdict.

May 23, 2015

She takes oath to return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

July 2015

Karnataka government goes to Supreme Court to appeal the acquittal by the Karnataka High Court.

May 2016

Fighting the Assembly election by herself, Jayalalithaa creates history by becoming the first Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in 32 years to be voted back to power. AIADMK wins 134 of the 234 seats to retain power.

September - October 2016

Jayalalithaa admitted to Chennai's Apollo hospital on September 22 with complaints of "fever and dehydration". She's later put on respiratory support and is treated for lung congestion. Doctors from the UK and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi join the team of specialists from Apollo to treat her.

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