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Jayasudha Kapoor (born Sujatha Nidudavolu) is an Indian actress and politician known for her works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil cinema. She has also worked in few Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi films.[1] Known as natural actress, in a career spanning over 5 decades she received nine state Nandi Awards for her acting in works such as Jyothi (1976), Idi Katha Kaadu (1979), Premabhishekam (1981), Meghasandesam (1982), and Dharmaatmudu (1983).[1]

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Jayasudha Kapoor
Member of legislative assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
Chief MinisterY. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
ConstituencySecunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Personal details
Sujatha Nidudavolu

(1958-12-17) 17 December 1958 (age 64)
Madras, Madras State, India
(now Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Political partyYSR Congress Party
(2019 - 2022)
Other political
Indian National Congress
(2009- 2014)
Telugu Desam Party
(2016 - 2019)
Kakarlapudi Rajendra Prasad
(m. 1982, divorced)

(m. 1985; died 2017)
ChildrenNihar (b. 1986)
Shreayan (b.1990)
RelativesSee Nidudavolu Family
OccupationActress, politician

She has garnered five Filmfare Awards South, for her performances in Jyothi (1976), Aame Katha (1977), Gruha Pravesam (1982), Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2004), and Kotha Bangaru Lokam (2008).[1] In 2008, she received the ANR National Award, and in 2010, she won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South for her contributions to Indian cinema.[2] Jayasudha served as Member, Legislative Assembly, from Secunderabad constituency during 2009–2014 in the erstwhile combined Government of Andhra Pradesh.[3]