Jayashree takes oath as RS member

Grand daughter of Gubbi Veeranna — icon of Kannada theatre and founder of drama company Gubbi Company — Jayshree is recognised as one of Karnataka’s best theatre artistes.

A recipient of several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, she established her own theatre group, Spandana, in Bangalore.

Speaking to newsmen, she said she would raise in Parliament the issues concerned with the Indian theatre and the problems faced by women in the performing arts field. Later she met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and thanked her for nominating her to the Rajya Sabha.

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