Jacintha Abisheganaden (born October 3, 1957), also known as Jacintha or Ja for short, is a Singaporean singer and actress.

Born to Alexander Abisheganaden, an Singaporean Indian educator of Malayali and Tamil descent, and a Chinese mother, both of her parents had musical backgrounds. She grew up to win a singing talent competition, Talentime, with her trio, Vintage.
She graduated with honours in English literature from the National University of Singapore.
She was one of the founders of the TheatreWorks theatre group, and has worked with director Ong Keng Sen in acclaimed plays such as Beauty World, Three Fat Virgins, Longing and The Lady of Soul.

To date she has released thirteen albums. She began a series of jazz recordings in 1999, and has released six acclaimed audiophile albums. Her latest album "Jacintha goes to Hollywood" was released by Groovenote in USA in July 2007. Her music has been featured in the movie "Play it to the bone" with Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson and in the Jennifer Garner TV Series "Alias".

She has also acted in local television drama The Price of Peace, a period drama documenting the days of World War II.

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