Sridevi, the legendary actress of Bollywood film industry, breathed her last on 24th Februrary, three years ago. Touted as ‘female superstar’ of Bollywood, Sridevi and her unmatchable contribution to film industry remain etched in our hearts.
She had a notable career in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industries. It is surprising to know that Sridevi was not her original name. Her real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. She worked in a whopping 300 films over a period of five long decades.
Sridevi’s third death anniversary
On the legendary actor’s third death anniversary, let’s revisit her inspirational journey.
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 worked with Kamal Haasan in over two dozen films.
The late actress 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’s hit Hindi films include Chandni, Sadma, Nagina, Chaalbaaz, Karma, Mr India among many more.
Sridevi tied the knot with producer Boney Kapoor in 1996.
Their first daughter – Janhvi was born in 1997. Janhvi is a successful Hindi film actor today.
Their younger daughter Khushi was born in the year 2000.
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.