Karnataka cabinet: Jayamala’s profile
Portfolio: Women and Child Development, Empowerment of Differently abled and Senior Citizens, Kannada and Culture.
Party : Congress
Age : 59
Spouse : H M Ramachandra
Birth place: Dakshina Kannada district.
Father: G Omaiah
Mother : Kamalamma
Jayamala's political journey
- As a treasurer in the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, the actress has taken active interest in many activities of the Kannada film producers association.
- In 2008 Jayamala became the first woman president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC).
- Jayamala created history of sorts when she became the only actress in the Indian film industry to be conferred a doctorate for writing a thesis, She wrote a thesis on the rehabilitation of rural woman in Karnataka.
- The thesis required her to tour many places in Karnataka and also scrutinise many documents.
- The doctorate was conferred by the Bangalore University on 18 January 2008 and presented by former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
- She was sworn in on June 6, 2018.