This day is no
less than a shock to the entire nation and for those across the globe who
followed the impeccable work of talent powerhouse- Sridevi.
54-year old Sridevi died after a massive cardiac arrest, on Saturday night (Feb 24), in Dubai. The attack was massive and the actress succumbed despite several efforts made to revive her.
Although the actress has left for her heavenly abode, yet what remains with us are her glorious memories and an array of unforgettable work she has contributed towards the Indian Film industry.
Here’s Sridevi’s iconic life in pictures:
LITTLE SRIDEVI WITH PARENTS:
Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13 August 1963 in Madras to Tamil father Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.Her father was a lawyer.
WORKED AS CHILD ARTISTE IN SOUTH FILMS:
Baby Sridevi's super performance in Poombatta (1971) in Malayalam won her the Kerala State Government Award for Best Child Artist.
BOLLYWOOD DEBUT AS A CHILD ARTISTE IN JULIE, 1975:
Sridevi In Julie
In 1975, Sridevi debuted in Hindi cinema with a child role in Julie, where she played the role of younger sister to actress Lakshmi.
DEBUT AS BOLLYWOOD HEROINE WITH SOLVA SAWAN, 1979:
Sridevi In Solva Sawan
Although the diva worked in many south films before venturing into Bollywood, Sridevi made her debut as a heroine in Hindi films in Solva Sawan in 1979.
CLAIM TO FAME- HIMMATWALA WITH JEETENDRA:
Sridevi In Himmatwala
Four years later after her debut in Solva Sawan, Sridevi was signed opposite Jeetendra in Himmatwala. The film released in 1983 and became one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. It established Sridevi in Bollywood and earned her the famous sobriquet 'Thunder Thighs'. Naino Mein Sapna became a rage and is still fresh in our memories.
SADMA- SRIDEVI PROVES HER ACTING METTLE:
A Still Of Sridevi From Sadma
In 1983, Sridevi worked with South superstar, Kamal Haasan and played a challenging role of a girl who regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car accident. The character was tough and the way Sridevi portrayed it, everyone knew that the actress is here to stay.
Amitabh Bachchan Gives Away An Award To Sridevi
1986-1997: SRIDEVI EMERGES AS A SUPERSTAR:
Right from Nagina in 1986 to Judaai in 1997, Sridevi gave hits after hits.
Sridevi In Judaai
Who can forget her Naagin dance in Main Teri Dushman, her sultry avatar in a blue saari from Mr India, where she romanced Anil Kapoor in Kaate Nahi Kat Te or her Morni Baga Ma Bole dance in Lamhe, where the actress played a double role and performed both the characters so convincingly?
A Still Of Sridevi From Nagina
Talk about double roles, and Chaalbaaz will top the list. Whether it was the silent Anju or the notorious Manju, Sridevi performed both roles with extreme ease.
A Still Of Sridevi From Challbaaz
In 1991, Yash Chopra turned Sridevi into a beautiful poem dressed in white in Chandani. Till date, her all ‘Chandni look’ is replicated by young girls.
Sridevi In The Song Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau From Chandni
In 1997, just after tying the knot with producer Boney Kapoor, Sridevi nailed it once again with Judaai, opposite Anil Kapoor and Urmilla Matondkar. ‘Wahi Toh’, she said so effortlessly in the film, that anyone would fall in love instantly with her.
SOME CANDID MOMENTS OF THE DIVA:
Sridevi And Rekha
Hema Malini Kareena Kapoor Shah Rukh Khan Sridevi Juhi Chawla
Sridevi kept a low profile, however, was also warm and endearing towards her co-stars. Above are some candid clicks of the actress with Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and also the famous lux shoot with Shah Rukh Khan.
Sridevi With Rekha
MARRIAGE WITH BONEY KAPOOR AND KIDS:
Sridevi, Boney, Khushi And Janhvi Kapoor
Sridevi And Boney Kapoor
In 1996, Sridevi married Boney Kapoor and had two daughters with him- Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.
A PERFECT MOM TO HER DAUGHTERS:
Khushi Sridevi And Janhvi Kapoor
Sridevi was always seen with her two daughters- Janhvi and Khushi, wherever she went. Be it their family vacations or events, the beautiful trio always posed so lovingly. She was the guiding force for her daughters. In fact, Sridevi accompanied Janhvi to Rajasthan for the first day shoot of her debut film, Dhadak.
A FASHION ICON TO MANY:
Sridevi's fashion sense is an inspiration to many. Right from her younger days till now, they way she carried herself with utmost poise is something every girl should learn. The diva draped her sarees in the most stylish and elegant way.
COMEBACK WITH ENGLISH VINGLISH:
A Still Of Sridevi From English Vinglish
She was probably the only actress of that era who made an impactful and successful comeback as a lead heroine of a film with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish in 2012. She won a lot of accolades for her flawless performance in the film.
CAREER’S LAST & 300TH FILM- MOM:
A Still Of Sridevi From MOM
Mom, released in 2017, and was Sridevi’s last film as a lead actress. Although the film didn’t cash in much at the box-office, the actress’ performance was praised a lot.
LAST APPEARANCE AT MOHIT MARWAH’S WEDDING, DUBAI:
Sridevi At Mohit Marwah's Wedding
Sridevi, breathed her last in Dubai, as she was there to attend Mohit Marwah’s wedding with Boney Kapoor and daughter, Khushi. On the day of her death, Boney and Khushi were not with the actress as they had returned to Mumbai on Sridevi’s request, as she wanted to stay for a few more days in the desert city for an extended holiday.
ZERO WILL BE SRIDEVI’S LAST APPEARANCE ON THE SILVER SCREEN:
Karisma Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi And Alia Bhatt
Sridevi shot with Shah Rukh Khan, a few months back, for a cameo in Aanand L Rai’s film, Zero. She will feature in the film along with a lot of other Shah Rukh Khan heroines.
May her soul rest in peace.
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