Sasikala Natarajan is the long term political aide of Jayalalithaa and member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Born in Thiruthuraipoondi, Natarajan went on to marry M. Natarajan who was public relations officer in the Tamil Nadu. When her husband lost her job in 1976, she started her own video renting business. She later went on to do video recording of functions as well. In 1980, she was introduced to Jayalalithaa, and she became her official videographer
of the latter in all her political and non-political events. Overtime Natarajan and Jayalalithaa developed a close friendship that remained strong till the chief minister\'s death. Sasikala moved into Jayalalithaa\'s house at Poes garden in 1988, soon after MGR\'s death and soon took over as her housekeeper, confidante and poltical aide. She would be seen with Jayalalithaa in all her political rallies and came to be referred as \'chinamma\' (little mother).