Touted as the “first female superstar” of Indian cinema, Sridevi continues to stay etched in our memories for her noteworthy work in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industries. In a career spanning nearly five decades, Sridevi left an indelible mark on the silver screen. Sridevi started her career at the tender age of 4 with Tamil movie Kandan Karunai. She went on to become a popular face as a child artiste across many film industries. She is still remember for playing the younger sister of Lakshmi in the 1975 film Julie. Sridevi’s first movie as a lead actor was Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Her memorable films are Kshana Kshanam, Johnny, Priya, Sigappu Rojakkal, Karthika Deepam, Thulavarsham, Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Sandhippu, Vetagadu, Kavari Maan among othersSridevi worked with Kamal Haasan in over two dozen films. This is a still from their popular film Sadma,
Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in a leading role with 1979 movie Solva Sawan. Soon enough, it was Himmatwala in 1983 that brought her fame in Hindi films. Sridevi and Jeetendra’s hit pairing gave 16 films including Tohfa, Jaani Dost, Justice Chaudhry, Aulad, Suhagan, among others.
Sridevi snapped with Rajesh Khanna, Jayaprada and Padmini Kolhapure on the sets of Naya Kadam. The female actors in the photograph were often pitched against each other in the 1980s but co-starred in many films together.Sridevi’s hit Hindi films include Chandni, Sadma, Nagina, Chaalbaaz, Karma, Mr India among many more. Sridevi won hearts with her impeccable comic timing and dance. She has romanced her real-life brother-in-law Anil Kapoor in hits like Mr India, Lamhe and Judaai. Her Charlie Chaplin act in Mr India is remembered as one of the funniest scenes in Hindi cinema.Sridevi worked with Shah Rukh Khan in Army (1996).
The actor had also developed a passion for painting. In the year 2010, her paintings were sold by an international art auction house. The money raised were donated.Sridevi tied the knot with producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. Sridevi tied the knot with producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. Sridevi received the Padma Shri in 2013. She was also honoured with a National Film Award for her performance in Mom posthumously. Sridevi died of “accidental drowning” in a Dubai hotel in 2018. While Mom was her last movie as a lead actor, her last onscreen appearance was in SRK’s Zero posthumously.
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