RIP Sridevi, Bollywood actress died of cardiac arrest in Dubai

Indian actress SriDevi has died on Feburary 25, 2018 while in Dubai participating in a marriage ceremony.

Video report:

The last video and photos before she died:

Who is Sridevi?

Srievi is one of the most popular Bollywood actress of 1990s. Because of her popularity in her time, she was regarded as the first female “superstar” of India. Some of the popular films of Sridevi include Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). Critically acclaimed commercially successful movies of Sridevi include Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997). Sridevi had won five Filmfare Awards and has been nominated ten times. In 2012, Sridevi made a comeback in tine Indian cinema industry after a 15-year-long hiatus with ‘English Vinglish’. In 2013, the Government of India had awarded her the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honor.

Shree Devi’s personal life

Shreedevi was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India on August 13, 1963. Her real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. Her father was Tamil lawyer and her mother was Telugu.

She started her career as a child artist in a devotional film when she was four years old. She acted as a child artist in a number of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. In Bollywood she debuted as a child artist in 1975 film Julie.

When she turned 13, she was featured in an adult role in a 1976 film Moondru Mudichu. She debuted as an actress in Bollywood when she was 15. The 1978 movie Solva Sawan was the first movie Sridevi was featured in leading role.

Love life of Sridevi

In the 1980s Sridevi fell in love with Mithun Chakraborty on the sets of Rakesh Roshan’s 1984 film Jaag Utha Insan. Sridevi and Mithun Chakraborty also secretly married. The marriage became public when Mithun Chakraborty admitted it to the press and when a fan magazine published their marriage certificate. They divorced and Sridevi reamined single till she found Bonny Kapoor, a film producer to marry in 1996.

Bonny and Sridevi have two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi.

Sridevi’s daughter Janvi is making a debut in Bollywood this year:

Films of Sridevi

Sridevi was featured in Bollywood and regional films. As she started her career in South Indian films she is also known as South Indian actress.

Sridevi in Hindi Films

Hindi Films

1975 – Julie
1979 – Solva Saawan
1983 – Himmatwala
1983 – Jaani Dost
1983 – Kalakaar
1983 – Mawaali
1983 – Sadma
1984 – Akalmand
1984 – Inquilaab
1984 – Inquilab
1984 – Jaag Utha Insaan
1984 – Justice Choudhary
1984 – Maqsad
1984 – Naya Kadam
1984 – Tohfa
1985 – Balidaan
1985 – Masterji
1985 – Sarfarosh
1986 – Aag Aur Shola
1986 – Aakhri Raasta
1986 – Dharm Adhikari
1986 – Jaanbaaz
1986 – Jawab Hum Denge
1986 – Karma
1986 – Nagina
1986 – Suhagan
1986 – Sultanat
1987 – Himmat Aur Mehanat
1987 – Majaal
1987 – Mr India
1987 – Nazrana
1987 – Watan ke Rakhwale
1988 – Ram Avtaar
1988 – Sherni
1988 – Sone Pe Suhaga
1988 – Waqt ki Awaaz
1989 – Chaalbaaz
1989 – Chandni
1989 – Gair Kanooni
1989 – Guru
1989 – Joshilay
1989 – Main Tera Dushman
1989 – Nigahein
1990 – Nakabandi
1990 – Pathar Ke Insaan
1991 – Aadmi Aur Apsara
1991 – Banjaran
1991 – Farishtay
1991 – Lamhe
1992 – Heer Ranjha
1992 – Khuda Gawah
1993 – Chandramukhi
1993 – Gumraah
1993 – Gurudev
1993 – Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1994 – Chand Ka Tukda
1994 – Laadla
1996 – Army
1996 – Mr Bechara
1997 – Judaai
1997 – Kaun Sacha Kaun Jhoota
2004 – Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin
2008 – Halla Bol (Guest Appearance)
2012 English Vinglish
2013 – Bombay Talkies (guest appearance)
2017 – Mom

Sridevi in TV Shows

1994 – Baaje Payal
2001 – Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai
2004 – Malini Iyer
2005 – Ka Boom
2009 – Dus Ka Dum
2009 – My Name is Manngatayaaru
2012 – Beautiful People
2012 – CNN Between Takes with Rajeev Masand
2012 – George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
2012 – Jhalak Dikhlaja
2012 – Kaun Banega Crorepati
2012 – Satyamev Jayate
2012 – Sur Kshetra
2012 – The Front Row
2013 – Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi

Sridevi in Tamil Films

1969 – Thunaivan
1976 – Moondru Mudichu
1977 – 16 Vayathinile
1981 – Meendum Kokila
1983 – Adutha Varisu
1996 – Deva Raagam
2012 – Aangilam Vaangilam
2015 – Puli

Sridevi in Telugu Films

1978 – Padaharella Vayasu
1979 – Karthika Deepam
1988 – Aakhari Poratam
1990 – Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari
1991 – Kshana Kshanam
1994 – S.P. Parasuram
1996 – Deva Raagam

Sridevi in Malayalam Films

1971 – Poombatta
1996 – Deva Raagam

1980’s magazine photo:

She says “I can’t afford to do only quality films. That way I’d be able to do just 2-3 films a year. Financially speaking, the films from the South compensate for a long project in Bombay. They are made quickly, released quickly, and I get my money quickly.”

1979, First Hindi film:

‘Julie’ first Hindi film as child artist (1975):

Sridevi says “When I did my fist film as the heroine in the South, I also simultaneously acted in Julie. I was 11 years old then, in the film I was supposed to have a boyfriend and I didn’t even know the meaning of the word. I was so innocent then. I also remember my mother in a flying rage during the making of this film (laughing). You see I was playing an Anglo-Indian girl, and the director insisted that I cut my long hair in a bob only to look more realistic. My mother refused point blank. But one day when she wasn’t around, one of the artistes bullied me into sitting still and she quickly cut off all my tresses. My mother was absolutely livid when she later found out!” — From Cine Blitz, Jan 1992.

Sridevi in Himmatwala

Sridevi in Chaalbaaz (1989)

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