bollywood actor Sridevi death news: Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.She was 54. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the new Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. They were with the entire Kapoor family in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Sridevi Kapoor (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian actress and film producer who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Regarded as Indian cinema’s first “female superstar”, she was the recipient of five Filmfare Awards. Sridevi ranked amongst the highest-paid actors in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era. Sridevi started her career as a child artist in M. A. Thirumugam’s 1969 devotional film Thunaivan at the age of four, and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in Julie (1975) and played her first adult role at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Sridevi established herself as one of the leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu cinema, with leading roles in 16 Vayathinile (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991). Sridevi famous song Sridevi’s first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan, and gained wide attention with the 1983 production Himmatwala. She went on appear in a series of commercially successful films, including Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). She also received praise for such films as Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997). Following the role of the titular protagonist in the television sitcom Malini Iyer (2004–2005), Sridevi returned to film acting in 2012 with the successful comedy-drama English Vinglish. She then starred in her 300th film role in the 2017 thriller Mom. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in both films. In 2013, the Government of India awarded Sridevi the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian accolade for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Honourary awards were also conferred on her by the state governments of Tamilnadu,Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Sridevi 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. She was married to the film producer Boney Kapoor, Sridevi Family and personal life Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan was born in her hometown Sivakasi,Tamilnadu, India on 13 August 1963 to Tamil father Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari.Her father was a lawyer. She has 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 have two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi In 1996, Sridevi married Boney Kapoor, a film producer who is also the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. They have two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi
Sridevi Early years as child artist (1967–1975)Sridevi started her career as a child actor at the age of four in the Tamil movie Thunaivan playing the role of young Lord Muruga and acted in many Tamil and Telugu movies from then on. Sridevi made her debut in Tollywood as a child artist with the 1970 telugu film Maa Nanna Nirdoshi.Baby Sridevi’s performance in Poompatta (1971) in Malayalam won her the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. Kandan Karunai (1967), Nam Naadu (1969), Prarthanai (1970), Babu (1971), Badi Panthulu (1972), Bala Bharatam (1972), Vasantha Maaligai (1972) and Bhakta Kumbara (1974) are the most notable films of her career as a child artist. In 1975, Sridevi debuted in Bollywood with Julie, where she played younger sister to the protagonist Lakshmi.She acted with Jayalalitha in Thirumangalyam, Kandan Karunai and Adi Parashakti. The news of Sridevi’s death after a cardiac arrest on Saturday night in Dubai could not have come at a worse time. She was so young and at 54, only beginning to reach her full stride as an actor. Her last two films, the recent thriller MOM (2017) in which she played an avenging mother out to get her daughter’s rapists and English Vinglish (2012) that saw her as a docile housewife who develops a passion to learn English, reinforced her versatility and range. Watched together, MOM and English Vinglish actually represent the two sides of Sridevi’s long acting career. She has won our sympathies by playing the ingénue and the innocent (think: Chaalbaaz) like a natural fit, a theme that finally culminated in the laddoo-making Shashi of English Vinglish and the indomitable warrior as seen in MOM. Which of the two is the real Sridevi? Both, it seems. sridevi Bollywood movie Sridevi had successful pairing with Rajesh Khanna in films such as Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985) and Nazrana (1987). In 1986, came the snake fantasy Nagina which saw Sridevi play an ‘ichhadhaari naagin’ or a shape-shifting woman. The film turned out to be the second biggest blockbuster of the year, with Box Office India stating that Sridevi remained “the undisputed No.1”. It was also named one of the best snake fantasy films by Yahoo. Times of India ranked Nagina as one of the ‘Top 10 Snake Films of Hindi Cinema’.Sridevi’s climax dance number ‘Main Teri Dushman’ also remains one of the best snake dances in Bollywood with Desi Hits calling it “one of Sridevi’s most iconic dance numbers…that still gives fans goose bumps” and iDiva describing it as “the stuff of movie legends”.Besides Nagina, 1986 also saw Sridevi giving box-office hits in Subhash Ghai’s multi-starrer Karma and Feroze Khan’s Janbaaz. According to CNN-IBN Bollywood Blockbusters, “Sridevi’s popularity grew so much that despite having a guest appearance in Janbaaz, she completely overshadowed the film’s lead heroine Dimple Kapadia”. Sridevi followed the success of Nagina by playing a goofy crime journalist in the 1987 film Mr. India, described by Rediff as “one of the most iconic films of its time”.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’. While the trade famously joked that the film should have been named Miss India,Rediff also stated that “Sri was a complete show-stealer in the film”. Sridevi’s imitation of Charlie Chaplin in the film was described by the Times of India as “the most hilarious act she has ever done”. Rediff also featured Sridevi in its list of ‘Super Six Comic Heroines’ stating that “her mobile face expressions could give Jim Carrey sleepless nights” and that “her biggest plus point is her ability to be completely uninhibited in front of the camera”. The dance number ‘Hawa Hawai’, cited by Times of India as “one of the unforgettable numbers of Sridevi”, also became a popular nickname for the actress. Besides comedy, Sridevi gave Hindi Cinema one of its sexiest rain songs[ in the film’s chart-buster ‘Kaate nahin kat te’, where Filmfare described Sridevi as “truly a goddess in a blue sari”.while iDiva described the song as “unparalleled in Hindi Cinema”.Rediff also featured the song in its list of ‘Top 25 Sari Moments’ praising Sridevi’s “ability to look erotic even when she’s covered from head to toe”.The song “Kaate Nahi Kat Te” was chosen by NDTV as the most famous rain song in Bollywood. Box Office India states that with the success of Mr. India, Sridevi “continued her domination” over her contemporaries Jaya Prada and Meenakshi Sheshadri. In 1989 came Chaalbaaz, which had Sridevi in a double role, playing twin sisters separated at birth. Filmfare ranked her performance fourth in its list of ’80 Iconic Performances of Hindi Cinema’, stating that “Sridevi´s penchant for giggles and her ability to look distinctly tearful when required polishes these performances to perfection. Hell, she made Sunny Deol and Rajnikant look like sidekicks in the film”. Whereas the Times of India article ‘Bollywood’s Hit Double Roles’ gushed “Sridevi’s performance rocked the box office”.Rediff featured the film in its countdown of ’25 Best Double Roles in Bollywood’ saying “What you don’t realise until you have seen Chaalbaaz is just how incredible Sridevi is at depicting both ends of the spectrum”and that the film “cemented her position as an actress with a killer comic timing”. Speaking to Indian Express about Sridevi’s act in Chaalbaaz, the director Pankaj Parashar said “She proved her range with the movie and after that she got lots of offers which saw her in a double role”.Her slapstick rain dance ‘Na jaane kahan se aayi hai’ became a big hit with Times of India describing it as a “Sridevi classic where she simply looked wow with her chirpy expressions and rain drops kissing her cheeks”. This twin-sister act won Sridevi her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Hindi films, while the song received the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography. The same year also saw the release of the Yash Chopra romantic saga Chandni, with Sridevi playing the title role. According to iDiva, the film was “more an event and less a movie”. Chandni emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of 1989 with The Hindu stating that “the film opened to full houses and distributors had to drastically increase the number of theatres”.Cited by Times of India as “one of the most watched films of Indian Cinema”,the film also reaffirmed Sridevi’s position as the top female star of the 1980s. While Sridevi topped the Hindustan Times’ list of Yash Chopra’s ‘Top 5 Heroines’, CNN-IBN also ranked her no.1 on its list of ‘Yash Chopra’s 10 Most Sensuous Heroines’ saying “Yash Chopra immortalised Sridevi as the perfect Chandni”.The title role became one of the most famous characters of Hindi Cinema with India Today including it in its list of ‘Yash Chopra’s Iconic Characters’while NDTV featured it in its list of ‘Yash Chopra’s Greatest Creations’ stating that the film established Sridevi “as the nation’s sweetheart”.The Tribune wrote: “Leena Daru scored a winner again when she created the ‘Chandni Look’ for Sridevi. Every street corner sold the salwar-kameez and dupatta that gave the heroine a refreshingly understated look, rarely seen on the Indian screen”,while Mid Day reported that the “simple white churidar and kurta with the leheriya dupatta gave Sridevi an angelic image and caused Chandni Chowk stores to hit the jackpot with thousands of copies”. The music of Chandni became a Platinum Success with Sridevi’s famous dance number ‘Mere Hathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan’ finding a place in the Rediff chart of ‘Bollywood’s Top 25 Wedding Songs.’The actress also lent her voice to the film’s popular title-track ‘Chandni O Meri Chandni’,which featured among the ‘Top 5 Songs’ of Yash Chopra by Hindustan Times.Chandni won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment while Sridevi garnered Filmfare Best Actress nominations for both Chandni and Chaalbaaz in 1989, winning with the latter. Sridevi with her arch-rival of the 1990s, Madhuri Dixit Yash Chopra again cast Sridevi in his 1991 film Lamhe. 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”while Rediff called it “Quite easily one of his most definitive films, Chopra surpassed his own findings of romance with the insightful, lovely Lamhe”.Sridevi played both mother and daughter roles in what iDiva described as “another double role, but it was unlike any played before”.Hailed by Rediff as “one of the most remarkable films of her career…often considered a film way ahead of its time”,Her performance brought her much acclaim with BizAsia stating that “Her rendition of both Pallavi and Pooja serves well in highlighting how versatile she is as an actress, playing contrasting characters in the same movie”. Sridevi’s folk dance number ‘Morni Baga ma’ also became a rage and was placed among the ‘Top 5 Songs’ of Yash Chopra by Hindustan Times. Lamhe failed commercially but received high critical praise and has over the years become a cult classic. Talking about the film, critic Rachel Dwyer wrote in her biography of the film-maker “Yash Chopra’s own favourite film, Lamhe (‘Moments’, 1991), divided the audience on a class basis: it was hugely popular with metropolitan elites and the overseas market, which allowed it to break even, but it had a poor box office response (largely lower class, especially the repeat audience) because of its supposed incest theme”. The Hindu reported that “With shades of incest, Lamhe caused more than a flutter and remained the talk of the town”,while Sridevi herself admitted in an interview with Rajeev Masand that she found the subject “too bold”. Though the film flopped with Rediff describing its failure as “one of those bizarre, unexplained moments of cinema”, Lamhe picked up five Filmfare trophies including Filmfare Award for Best Film and Sridevi’s second Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Her popular Rajasthani costumes in the film also won designer Neeta Lulla her first National Film Award for Best Costume Design. Sridevi’s brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has said the whole family was in shock with the sudden demise of the veteran actress. He also said that she had no history of heart ailment. In an interview to Khaleej Times, Sanjay said that she was in the hotel room here when it happened. “We are completely shocked. She had no history of a heart attack,” he said.Sanjay landed in Dubai on Sunday morning.Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. She exuded elegance in her appearances — photos and videos that were now being shared on social media as her “last”.Her elder daughter Jahnvi, who is due to make her Bollywood debut, was in Mumbai. She will be in the textbooks of Indian cinema; Sridevi was a complete actor in her own right, flawless and dignified,” said Subhash Ghai, who was her director in ‘Karma’ in 1986, when Sridevi was still finding her foothold in Bollywood.
I loved her, admired her so much. My 1st ever acting shot was with Sri Devi, I was nervous in front of her n I remember her shaking her hands pretending 2b nervous cause of me just 2 boost my confidence. V had 2 laugh,n she kept laughing until I got it right. Will miss you mam pic.twitter.com/OYXfurcIFx— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) February 25, 2018
Due to the circumstances surrounding #SrideviDeath, the Dubai authorities have asked for a postmortem to be conducted on her body. The PM will now take place and hence the funeral has been postponed to tomorrow. Sridevi’s mortal remains are still in Dubai. (Thread)— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) February 25, 2018
Heartbroken. Can’t imagine what the family must be going through….especially the young daughters. Younger Khushi was with Sridevi ji in Dubai. Elder Janhavi was shooting for her first film#sridevideath— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻#sridevideath pic.twitter.com/QEDalfFhJ1— Priya Prakash Varrier (@Varrier_Priya_) February 25, 2018
Hours before her cardiac arrest, she was dressed like a queen, life is short…death is unpredictable. A lesson to learn..let’s enjoy every moment…life truly does not spare anybody… amazing talent and beauty, cannot believe, so sad..#RIPSridevi #Sridevi #sridevideath pic.twitter.com/BRx9JBm1ty— Ram (@RamChennai2017) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻#Sridevi #sridevideath. pic.twitter.com/K4tawb8Rj6— Disha Patani (@iDishPatani) February 25, 2018