On June 3, 1973, Jaya married actor Amitabh Bachchan. She met the future Angry Young Man when he was a struggling actor and starred with him in films at a time no other actress would. Together, they created celluloid magic in films like Zanjeer, Sholay and Abhimaan.
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan have two children, Shweta (born in 1974) and Abhishek (born in 1976). Jaya was pregnant with Shweta while shootingSholay.
Jaya’s daughter Shweta is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda, grandson of Raj Kapoor, and the two have a daughter named Navya Naveli and a son named Agastya.