Bollywood actor and Padma Shri awardee Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, died in Dubai after a cardiac arrest at the age of 54. She was in Dubai along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. She was a legendary and Bollywood’s female superstar actor.Her enchanting beauty and lively performances were always mesmerizing ones.
Sridevi : Legendary Bollywood Beauty (13th August 1963- 24th February 2018)
Sridevi Kapoor (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan;13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018). She was an Indian film actress and producer who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She was regarded as the first female “superstar” of India.
She made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in the hit Julie (1975) the musical blockbuster starring Lakshmi, and played her first adult role at age 13. She was a superstar and has won the hearts of uncountable fans.
Her first adult role came at the age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). A string of films in Tamil and Telugu followed, including 16 Vayathinile (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991). Film Sadma (1983) too, Balu Mahendru’s drama co-starring Kamal Haasan got many awards.
Anil Kapoor-starrer Mr India (1987), Yash Chopra’s Chandni (1989), a hardcore picturesque romance that put Sridevi right on top.Blockbusters like Chaalbaaz (1989) were complemented with performance-oriented roles like Lamhe (1991) and Khuda Gawah (1992). A fifteen-year sabbatical later, she returned with Gauri Shinde’s comedy drama English Vinglish (2012) and was last seen in the drama thriller Mom last year.
In the late 1980s,she was one of the highest paid female actor,film and trade industry members referred to Sridevi, she has been referred to as the reigning box office queen, as the female Amitabh Bachchan.
Sridevi in 2013, has been awarded by Padma Shri Award ,India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.She also got many best actor filmfare awards for best performances in (1977) for 16 Vayathinile ,ChaalBaaz(1990), Lamhe (1992),Special Award for Nagina and Mr. India(2013).