‘She made me what I am’: Hema Malini remembers mother Jaya Chakravarthy on her death anniversary

Hema Malini has been regaling fans with her dancing skills and acting for over 50 years now. "Seeta Aur Geeta", "Sholay", "Dream Girl" and "Satte Pe Satta" are some of her memorable movies. A BJP politican, she is also currently the MP of Mathura.

The actress recently shared two endearing images of mother Jaya Chakravarthy on her death anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, Hema wrote, “My mother Smt Jaya Chakravarthy, affectionately called Mummy by all who knew her was an iconic figure in Mumbai, respected by everyone. She left us on this day 17 yrs ago. To me she was everything-she made me what I am & moulded my career. I feel her presence guiding me even today.”

Hema Malini married veteran superstar Dharmendra in 1980, when he was already married and had children - Sunny and Bobby Deol.

Hema and Dharmendra welcomed two daughters, Esha and Ahana.

Last year, the "Baghban" actor become a grandmother for the fourth time after Ahana, welcomed her first child with her husband two years ago and elder daughter Esha Deol gave birth to two daughters Radhya and Miraya Taktani in June 2019.

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