Jayshree T was only 5 years old in 1958 when she made her debut in Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959). After appearing as a child artiste in a few other films, she made her debut as a cabaret dancer in Abhilasha (1968). After that, she went on to dance in more than 500 movies throughout the 1970s and 1980s. She got married in 1989 to film director Jayprakash and she gave birth to a son in 1991. She now appears in many soap operas on mainstream Indian TV.