Jayshree Gadkar (February 21, 1942 - August 29, 2008) was a noted Marathi movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema in the 1960s. Jayashree was born in the Karwar district of Karnataka, India, and began her career as a child dance artist. She went on to have a film career spanning four decades, starting as a film tamasha dancer, to a lead actress, and then a director. Jayshree acted in about 250 films with a rich repertoire of mythologicals. Her first hit was Sangtye Aika. She also published an autobiography, Ashi Mi Jayshri.