Sridevi was one of the most illustrious actresses of Bollywood. Her career spanning over four decades included diverse roles and memorable performances. A Padma Shri awardee Sridevi was regarded as the first female "superstar" of Bollywood films. A versatile actor she gave hits like "Mawaali" (1983), "Sadma" (1983), "Tohfa" (1984), "Mr India" (1987), "Chandni" (1989), "ChaalBaaz" (1989), "Lamhe" (1991), "English Vinglish"(2012) and "MOM" (2017).
Born on 13 August 1963 as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi made her debut in Tamil films as a child artiste with "Thunaivan" in 1969. Before moving to Bollywoood she worked extensively in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. Her career in Bollywood started as the child artiste in Julie (1975). In 1978, Sridevi appeared on the silver screen as the leading actress with film Solva Sawan. Having a career which expanded for over four decades, she made her presence felt with "Tohfa" (1984), "Mr India" (1987) and "Chandni" (1989),"ChaalBaaz" (1989), "Lamhe" (1991) to name few. One of the most sought-after actors in the Hindi film industry Sridevi was a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of the country.
Honors and Awards
During her long career Sridevi received numerous honors and awards for spectacular screen performances.
2013 – Padma Shri India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India
2013 – Filmfare Special Award for Nagina and Mr. India
1992 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe
1990 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for ChaalBaaz
1991 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) for Kshana Kshanam
1982 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Meendum Kokila
1977 - Filmfare Special Award - South for 16 Vayathinile
Zee Cine Awards
2018 – Zee Cine Best Actress Award for Mom
Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards
2015 – Ultimate Diva award
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
2012 – Most Entertaining Actor in a Social – Drama Film (Female) for English Vinglish
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
1981 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for Moondram Pirai
2013 – Stardust Award for Best Actress Drama for English Vinglish
NDTV Indian of the Year
2013 – NDTV Entertainer of the Year
Zee Cine Awards
2017 – Best Actor (Female) for Mom
Sridevi made her comeback English Vinglish is a 2012 Indian comedy-drama film, written and directed by Gauri Shinde. The movie was a commercial success. Last year, she was seen in revenge-drama -- "Mom" -- opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.
Married to Boney Kapoor, Sridevi died on 24 February 2018 in Dubai after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. She is survived by daughter Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on the demise of the noted actress. Film stars from Hindi and South Indian film industry paid tribute to the actress. Condolences started pouring in on social media as the news of the actor's death spread.
PMO India: Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
Smriti Z Irani: Sridevi - a powerhouse of acting , a long journey embellished with success comes to a sudden end. My condolences to her loved ones and fans.
Office of RG: Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of India’s favourite actress, Sridevi.
Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.
My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
Abhishek Bachchan: One of those actresses who got paid more than her male co-stars many times, definition of Women Power & ultimate stardom. We all will miss you #Sridevi ji & your genius expressions ofcourse. #RIP
Mahesh Babu: Shocked & disturbed with the news of #Sridevi garu's demise. She truly was the epitome of everything amazing as an actor & a woman. My all time favourite actress.. Gone too soon. Strength to her family & loved ones. May her soul Rest in Peace.
Priyanka Chopra: I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
Chetan Bhagat: She never seemed to age, and now she is suddenly gone. We grew up watching her, and she was still going strong. Can’t believe she’s not there anymore. God bless her soul. #sridevi
Akshay Kumar: Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP
Preity Zinta: Heartbroken & shocked to hear that my all time favourite #Sridevi is no more. May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP
Jackie Shroff: Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the untimely demise of #Sridevi ji.. my condolences to the family. R.I.P
Allu Arjun: Shocked to Hear the Demise of Iconic actress Sridevi Garu ! Really Sad News . Condolences to Her Family , Near & dear ones . #Sridevi
Spouse: Boney Kapoor
Children: Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor
Relatives: Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor
(FAN OF SRIDEVI )
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