Following a notable appearance in romantic drama Julie (1975), Sridevi's first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan, and she received wider recognition with the 1983 action film Himmatwala. Sridevi: A pictorial tribute to Indian cinema's first 'female superstar' on her 57th birth anniversary August 13, 2020 9:25 am In a career of over five decades, female superstar Sridevi acted in a range of movies -- from pot boilers to gripping thrillers. She has a sister and 2 step-brothers. "[116] while Bollyspice stated that "She used her polished acting skills to illustrate her character’s greed and individualism at such a grotesque level. [53] She followed with Tohfa, which was the highest-grossing Hindi film of 1984. [131] Following an appearance during the song "Apna Bombay Talkies" in the film Bombay Talkies (2013),[132] Sridevi starred in the Tamil fantasy action adventure film Puli (2015),[133] which became her last Tamil film before her death in 2018. [227] The statue is a replica of Sridevi's look in the iconic song, "Hawaa Hawaai" from Mr. India. [39] Her performance in the 1992 Ram Gopal Varma directed Kshana Kshanam opposite Venkatesh, won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and the Nandi Award for Best Actress. "I lost out on going to school and college life, but I got into the film industry and worked without a gap - from child actor, I went straight to heroine. [147], She has also appeared on the cover of several fashion magazines. [59] A remake of her Tamil film Moondram Pirai, Sadma is included in iDiva's list of '10 Must Watch Movies That Weren't Blockbusters'. [42] She entered Malayalam films as a child actor with Kumara Sambhavam in 1969,[43] followed by I. V. Sasi's Abhinandanam. [73] Directed by Shekhar Kapur, it became one of the highest grossing hits of the year and also found a place in Hindustan Times' list of 'Top 10 Patriotic Films of Hindi Cinema'. 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She also appeared on Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2004) and as a judge in the TV show Kaboom (2005). She managed to exemplify female emotion and robustness to a great degree that you remember the film largely for her significant contribution towards it". [162][163], Despite being known for her portrayals of a strong, vivacious and exuberant woman on-screen, Sridevi was an extremely introverted and reserved person off-screen. "[194] The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi lamented the death of the actress. [159][160][161], Sridevi was extremely discreet about her privacy and rarely gave interviews or discussed her private life in them. 2013 – Ranked #4 among Bollywood's female actresses and was placed #10 in the overall list in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema '100 Greatest Bollywood Stars' published by British Asian weekly newspaper 'Eastern Eye'. [32] Sridevi made her debut in Telugu cinema as a child artist with the 1970 film Maa Nanna Nirdoshi. She continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and made her Hindi film debut at age 9 with Rani Mera Naam (1972). Shot mostly in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan,[110] it did good business with BBC reporting that "it ran to packed houses for 10 weeks in Kabul". "[223], In the Telugu biopic NTR: Kathanayakudu, Sridevi was portrayed by Rakul Preet Singh. She could be childlike, grown-up, funny, serious, beguiling, sexy—she was the ultimate actor. [228], In 2018, author and journalist Lalita Iyer wrote a biography of Sridevi. Her husband, Boney Kapoor, wrote: “To the world, she was their Chandni, the actor par excellence, their Sridevi, but to me, she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls, my partner. It received positive reviews in The Times of India[231] and The Hindu,[232] and was also reviewed in India Today,[233] The Week,[234] Mid Day',[235] Vogue India,[236] and Firstpost. Her husband Boney Kapoor was supposed to surprise her in Dubai. Sridevi had also developed a passion for painting. There was no time to think and I was grateful for it. "[73] Judaai earned Sridevi her eighth Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Sridevi made her debut as a heroine in Hindi films in Solva Sawan in 1979. "[222], Sridevi's performances, acting style and technique have been influential and have inspired numerous actresses including Juhi Chawla, Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Alia Bhatt, Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal and Anushka Shetty, who have cited her as an inspiration. The couple had two daughters, Janhvi (born. The Times of India included it in its list of 'Top 10 Films of Yash Chopra' describing it as a tale of "love transcending the boundaries of time and space"[102] while Rediff called it "Quite easily one of his most definitive films, Chopra surpassed his own findings of romance with the insightful, lovely Lamhe". [41], Sridevi debuted as child artist in Kannada with Bhakta Kumbara (1974) directed by Hunsur Krishnamurthy. Watch compilation of her famous roles here:Â. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. Along with Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, the actress played a greedy housewife going to extreme lengths for money. [192][193], The film industry, friends, and fans responded to her death through social and other media outlets. Hritik Roshan With Sridevi in Bhagwaan Dada” (1986) She was part of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada films for more than 4 decades. [103] Sridevi played both the roles of mother and daughter in what iDiva described as "another double role, but it was unlike any played before". [212] In a 2013 national poll conducted by CNN-IBN on the occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema, Sridevi was voted "India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years",[213][214] and she placed #10 in a UK poll, "100 Greatest Bollywood Stars", in the same year. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, the actress played a singer falsely accused of drugs smuggling in Hong Kong. Sridevi ranked as the highest paid woman in the Indian entertainment industry during 1980s and 1990s and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actresses in the history of Indian cinema.[17]. Ashraf Thamarassery, a Keralite who helped bring back her body to India[185][186] by her husband and her stepson, Arjun Kapoor, on a private jet belonging to Anil Ambani. [101] Sridevi garnered Best Actress nominations at Filmfare for both Chandni and ChaalBaaz in 1989, winning for the latter. [42] Her other films as a child artist in Kannada included Bala Bharatam and Yashoda Krishna. During that time, her dialogues were dubbed in several films by some other actresses likeÂ, The first ever acting shot of popular actorÂ, She was also offered roles in so many hit Hindi films likeÂ, As a Bollywood actress, she has done maximum double roles and was known as the, She had undergone some cosmetic surgeries in the 1990s likeÂ. Honorary awards were also conferred on her by the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala; in 2013, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the country's fourth-highest civilian honor. Sridevi is noticeable for her work in Bollywood as an Actor. [84] Box Office India states that with the success of Mr. India, Sridevi "continued her domination" over her contemporaries Jaya Prada and Meenakshi Sheshadri. 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B4 that she had already dubbed in Hindi for Mr India, Ram After, Chaalbaaz etc [108] Though the film flopped with Rediff describing its failure as "one of those bizarre, unexplained moments of cinema",[103] Lamhe picked up 5 Filmfare trophies including Best Film and Sridevi's second Best Actress. Her mother, Rajeshwari, a Telugu actress, was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CNN-IBN correspondent Rajeev Masand says; "I have never known anyone who was so painfully shy, so quiet off-screen, who just transformed into a force of nature when the cameras came on. She established herself in the industry with a string of successful films, including Mawaali (1983), Justice Chaudhry (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Karma (1986), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). [12] Regarded as the "First Female Superstar" and "Megastar" of Indian cinema,[12][13] she was the recipient of various accolades, including a National Film Award, a Nandi Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, the Kerala State Film Award, three Filmfare Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. Hrithik Roshan‘s first ever acting shot was with Sridevi for “Bhagwaan Dada” (1986). On her first death anniversary, we take a look at some of her most adorable pictures with husband Boney Kapoor, and kids Janhvi and Khushi. [55] For her role in Mr. India (1987), she was paid a then-unprecedented ₹11 lakhs, making her the highest-paid Indian actress ever. [48] She acted in highest number of Telugu movies with Telugu superstar Krishna. Sridevi's notable films in her mother tongue Telugu include Konda Veeti Simham, Kshana Kshanam, Vetagaadu, Sardar Paparayudu and Bobbili Puli. She was married to film producer Boney Kapoor, with whom she had two children including actress Janhvi Kapoor. Sridevi started her career as a child actor at the age of 4 in the Tamil movie Kandan Karunai in 1967. [187] Her funeral took place on 28 February, at the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium in Mumbai. After marriage, she took a break of approximately 6 years from the film industry and made her come back in 2004 by featuring in the Hindi TV serial Malini Iyer. My condolences to her family and close associates. But Mithun was already married to Yogeeta Bali and they had a son. She made her last appearance in the Bollywood film Zero (2018), whose shooting was completed just a few days before her death. [225] Sridevi was included in 2018 In Memoriam section during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died April 17, according to a statement from her husband's office. Though she was not professionally trained in dancing, she was considered to be the finest dancer. She made her debut as a fashion model in 2008. [137] The Times of India and The Indian Express added Sridevi "demonstrates why she is the high-priestess of Indian cinema" and that she "needs only a twitch or a glance to prove that she is a powerhouse and there are several scenes she lifts by just being there. She has one sister Latha and two step-brothers Anand and Satish. [215] In 2012, Sridevi was placed at #2 by NDTV in the listing of "The most popular Bollywood actresses of all time". Sridevi's first release of 1977 was Gayathri, followed by Kavikkuyil and 16 Vayathinile, where she played the role of a young girl who is caught between her 2 lovers. Balachander. [95] India Today and NDTV also included her in such lists, stating that the film established Sridevi "as the nation's sweetheart". She was the highest-paid actress in India from 1985 to 1993. [140] At the time of her death, Sridevi was not shooting for any upcoming films and her last on-screen appearance was in Aanand L. 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