Actress Vidhyavthi( Ambujam) was Jayalalitha's mother Sandhya's sister.
Jayalalithaa was born to Jayaram, a lawyer from Srirangam and and his wife Vedavalli on 24 February 1948 and was named 'Komalavalli' at birth. As per Iyengar custom, 2 names are given and so came the name Jayalaithaa.
MGR-Jayalalithaa pair acted in 28 films and of them 28 were box-office hits from 1965-1973. 19 of their hit films were platinum jubilee hits and 8 were golden jubilee hits.Thier only silver jubilee hit film was Anamitta Kai and reason for it being only silver jubilee hit was it was a black and white film released in 1972. Their first film as a pair was Ayirathil Oruvan.
The year 1966 establish her as the highest paid actress in Tamil film industry. She had 9 consecutive hits in same year. Motoram Sunderampillai(26th January),Yaar Nee(14th April), Kumari Penn(6th May, Chandrodhayam(27th May), Muharassi(18-August), Thanipiravi(16th September), Lorry Driver(7th October), Major Chandrakant(11th November) and Gowri Kalyanam(11th November).
When she did her Arangetram, which is function conducted when formal training of a girl ion dancing gets over , her chief guest was Sivaji Ganesan. He praised the little girl Jayalalithaa saying she looks like a queen sitting in golden throne. (Thangapadakamm).