Jayati Bhatia is an Indian actress who is best known for her role as “Mataji” in the Hindi TV serial ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ on Colours TV.
Jayati Bhatia was born on Tuesday, 28 July 1970 (age 52 years; as of 2022) in Orissa. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Delhi University. Jayati pursued classical dance for 17 years and holds a diploma in Indian classical dance (Odissi). She took professional training in classical dance from the Padma Shri discipline Mayadhar Raut.
A childhood picture of Jayati Bhatia (middle)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Her mother’s name is Chhoba Chatterjee and her brother’s name is Surajit Chatterjee. Jayati has a sister named Mitul Chatterjee.
Jayati Bhatia with her mother and brother
Husband & Children
On 12 March 1992, Jayati Bhatia got married to a theatre artist named Kiran Bhatia.
Jayati Bhatia with her husband, Kiran Bhatia
On 1 July 1997, Jayati left Delhi and arrived in Mumbai to start her acting career.
In 1996, Jayati made her acting debut with the Sony TV series titled ‘Itihaas’ which was produced by Ekta Kapoor. In the same year, she appeared in the Indian sitcom titled Jassi Jassi Koi Nahi, in which she played the role of Bindiya.
Jayati Bhatia as Bindiya, Jassi’s friend, in a still from the TV show Jassi Jassi Koi Nahi
In 1999, Jayati appeared in the Sony TV show ‘Kanyadaan’ alongside Kirron Kher.
Jayati Bhatia (left) as Kavita in the TV show ‘Kanyadaan’
Jayati appeared in the TV series ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ as Nirmala “Mataji” Bharadwaj, which was highly acclaimed by the audience.
Jayati Bhatia on the sets of the TV show ‘Sasural Simar Ka’
Later, Jayati worked in several TV serials including CID (2000), Kitne Kool Hai Hum (2002), Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2003-06), Mamta (2006-07), and Sasural Genda Phool (2010-11).
Reality TV show
In 2011, Jayanti took the winner trophy home after winning the Indian cooking show ‘Kitchen Champion- season 4’ which was hosted by Arjun Bijlani. In 2012, she participated in the dance TV show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5.’
Jayati Bhatia lent her voice as a narrator to the Bollywood film ‘Barfi’ (2012). Later, she played the role of Rukhsana Ali in a feature film titled Rough Book (2015).
Jayati worked in many Hindi web series such as Punnch Beat (2019), and Girls Hostel (2021).
Theatre & plays
Jayati has worked in several plays including Mad About Money, Acid, and Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace. She portrayed Kasturba Gandhi in a play titled ‘Mahatma Vs Gandhi’ alongside Boman Irani who portrayed Mahatma Gandhi.
Jayati Bhatia as Kasturba Gandhi in a still from the play ‘Mahatma Vs Gandhi’
Awards & Achievements
- 2019: Humanity First Foundation Award and Aadhi Aabadi Award- Excellence in the field of performing Arts
- 2022: International Iconic Award- Versatile Actress of the Decade
- She is an avid book reader and loved listening to music.
- When Jayati was one month old, her family moved to Delhi from Orissa.
- Jayati is an LGBTQ+ supporter.
- In an interview, Jayati said that if she weren’t an actress, she would become a psychiatrist.