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Karnataka cabinet: Jayamala’s profile

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Name: Jayamala

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

Education: Doctorate

Profession: Politician/Actor/Producer


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.

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