Veteran Actor Sridevi dies at age 54 on Saturday. She is reported to have died after a cardiac arrest in Dubai.
The veteran actor married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters. She was in Dubai to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding, according to news agency PTI.
Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the actress had many big hits like “Chandni” and was especially noted for her impeccable timing as a comedienne.
She made her debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”. But it was only after five years, that she gained commercial success with Jeetendra-starrer “Himmatwala”.
Sri Devi had worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada. She was awarded with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.
Movies like “Mawaali” (1983), “Tohfa” (1984), “Mr India” (1987) and “Chandni” (1989) kept her at the top in the box-office game, films like “Sadma” (1983), “ChaalBaaz” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991), and “Gumrah” (1993) earned her critical acclaim.
After starring in home production “Judaai”, she had taken a 15-year break from movies.
She had continued to remain a powerhouse of talent after her comeback with 2012’s “English Vinglish”. She stunned fans with her performance as a villainous queen in “Puli”, which also marked her comeback to Tamil cinema after a gap of more than two decades. She described herself on Twitter as “Actor-MOM-Housewife-Actor Again!”