Jaya spent her childhood at Kalabagan in Dhaka. She is the eldest child of Md. A. S. Maswood and Rehana Maswood. Her father, the late Md. A. S. Maswood was a freedom fighter.
She learned to hold a pencil in a small kindergarten in Dhaka, but her first school in the actual sense, was Agrani Balika Biddyaloy. As a child, she dreamt of becoming a carpenter. It fascinated her to see the wood carved into smooth curves.
She was initially interested in singing and not acting. As a matter of fact, her television career began with songs – sung by the character she played in her first drama
Jaya entered and transformed the world of acting.
She has been brightening up the television screen for a number of years, and now her light has also reached the silver screen in Bangladesh. But Jaya’s triumphant journey is not over. Her acting has broken national barriers and she recently debuted in an Indian film, which earned her considerable praise among Indian critics.
It is time for Jaya to spread her wings even further. Her versatility has impressed the organisers of the Cannes Film Festival, and she is poised to rub shoulders with some of the greats in the industry, giving her the exposure she needs to reach new heights. But even after triumphs like these, Jaya remains rooted and genuine. She loves nature and little things like a nest with nightingale eggs in the orchid bushes around her veranda still excite her.