Bollywood Actor Sridevi Passes Away –
Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest. She was 54. She was there with the entire Kapoor family in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.
Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963. She was given a name as ‘Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan’ at the time of her birth, and she was known as ‘Sridevi’ after giving many bollywood hits to the industry and the world.
Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Hindi films. She started her career of acting in late 1960s. Her first movie was as a child artist M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional ‘Thunaivan’ at the age of four. She made her Bollywooddebut as a child artist in the hit ‘Julie’ (1975) and played her first adult role at age 13 with the Tamil film ‘Moondru Mudichu’ (1976).
In Bollywood, she made her debut as a lead actress in ‘Solva Sawan’ (1978) and gained wide public attention with the movie ‘Himmatwala’ (1983). Sridevi has won five Filmfare Awards and has been nominated ten times.
In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with ‘English Vinglish’. In 2013, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor. She was also voted ‘India’s Greatest Actress in 100 Years’ in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema.
Sridevi was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Her father was Tamil Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari. Her father was a lawyer. She had a sister and two stepbrothers. In 1996, Sridevi married Boney Kapoor, a film producer who is also the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. They had two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi.