Sridevi | Biography, Movies, Husband, Death, Facts
An Indian actress, Sridevi appeared in films in the Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. Indian actress Sridevi, born on 31 August 1963, performs in Hindi-language movies. The height of Sridevi is 5.6 feet. Sridevi died on 24 February 2018. Leo is Sridevi's horoscope sign. Sridevi practices Hinduism. Sridevi resides in the state of Maharashtra's capital city of Mumbai.
Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan, better known by her stage name Sridevi, was an Indian actress and producer who appeared in films in the Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. She was hailed as the First Female Superstar of Indian cinema and won numerous awards, including four Filmfare Awards, the National Film Award, the Nandi Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, the Kerala State Film Award, and the Tamil Nadu State She was renowned for her reserved and reserved attitude, but she was known for her outspoken and headstrong on-screen image, frequently portraying smart, strong-willed women.
She was discovered dead on February 24, 2018, in her hotel room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from an accidental drowning. The news of her passing was widely reported in both Indian and foreign media. She had two children including actress Janhvi Kapoor with film producer Boney Kapoor, with whom she was married.
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Sridevi’s Family and Education
Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963. Sridevi’s mother is Rajeshwari Yanger. Sridevi’s father is Ayyapan Yanger. Sridevi’s sister is Latha. Sridevi’s step brother is Anand and Satish. Sridevi was born in Meenampatti village in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, close to Sivakasi.On August 13, 1963, to Rajeswari and Ayyapan. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, while her father was a lawyer from Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Telugu was Sridevi's native tongue, and she also spoke Tamil with ease. She has two stepbrothers and a sister.
I missed out on going to school and living in college, but I entered the film industry and worked without a break, progressing from child actress to heroine. I was glad there wasn't any time for thought, Sridevi said this once in an Interview.
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Sridevi’s Affairs and Relationships
Sridevi and Mithun
When Sridevi married another actor, Mithun Chakraborty, in the early 1980s, they were never open about their relationship. While Mithun was already married to Yogeeta Bali, the two had secretly wed in 1985. Yogeeta Bali is said to have tried to commit suicide after learning about the marriage. In an interview, Mithun's first wife had also declared that, in that scenario, she would accept Sridevi and their union.Since Yogeeta Bali stood by him through thick and thin, Mithun Chakraborty chose to stay safe and happy with her rather than the other option, leaving Sridevi with a broken heart.
According to rumors, their romance grew stronger while they were filming Jaag Utha Insan in 1984. They were extremely close, and Boney Kapoor had always been Mithun Chakraborty's greatest buddy. Boney and Mithun were good friends, and the public is also aware that Sridevi and Mona Kapoor, Boney's first wife, were close friends. While Sridevi was dating Mithun Chakraborty, Mona gave her a place to stay. Up until Mona learned of her ongoing connection with her husband, Boney Kapoor, the two remained close friends.
Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor
Mona Kapoor was Boney Kapoor's first wife, and she is no longer with us. She was, nonetheless, Sridevi's closest friend. Sridevi and Mithun Chakraborty were dating at the time, and Boney Kapoor was content with Mona. Mithun, though, didn't have many reservations about Sridevi and Boney Kapoor. To persuade Mithun of her own, Sridevi tied a rakhi to Boney Kapoor. In an interview, Mona Kapoor, the first spouse of Boney Kapoor, disclosed that Sridevi had linked Rakhi to Boney Kapoor.
The romance between Sridevi and Mithun, however, was short-lived. When Geeta Bali learned that Mithun and Sridevi were dating, Mithun and Sridevi ended their engagement. Mithun was already married to Geeta Bali. Naturally, there was no connection between Boney Kapoor and Sridevi when they first met, but Mr. India succeeded in bridging that gap. Only after being offered the part in this movie did Boney Kapoor open up to Sridevi about his feelings. Both of them collaborated on numerous films after that. Because Sridevi referred to Boney Kapoor as a brother, Boney Kapoor also had no issues with their growing friendship.
However, Mona Kapoor was equally as shocked when she learned of Sridevi's pregnancy. Only subsequently did Mona Kapoor and Boney Kapoor divorce. Sridevi and Boney Kapoor were wed in a temple in 1996.
Sridevi’s first movie Kandan Karunai (1967)
A. P. Nagarajan wrote and directed the 1967 Tamil-language Hindu mythological movie Kandhan Karunai, which translates to By the mercy of Kandhan. Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Sivakumar, Savithri, K. R. Vijaya, and Jayalalithaa are among the ensemble cast members. Actress Sridevi, who played Lord Murugan when she was three, made her feature film debut with this one.
Murugan, his birth, marriage, and acceptance of the position as the commander of the heavenly army, are the central themes of the movie. The six places where Lord Muruga resides are referred to as Arupadaiveedu in Hinduism. The film sequentially depicts the history of each residence. Swamimalai is where Lord Muruga teaches his father, Shiva, the meaning of the word OM. After a dispute over a holy fruit, he travels to Palani Hills, his second home. His third residence is Thiruchendur, where he defeats the demon king Surapadman. The King of Heaven, Indra, thanks Lord Muruga for his victory by offering his daughter's hand, and he marries her in Thirupparamkunram, his fourth abode.
Sridevi’s movie Julie (1975)
Julie is a 1975 Indian love drama movie that was written and directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan. Lakshmi plays the title character in the movie (in her Hindi debut). Along with Sridevi, it also features Vikram, Nadira, Rita Bhaduri, Om Prakash, and Utpal Dutt (in her first significant Hindi role). Both the critical and financial success of the movie. Despite the success of the movie, Lakshmi felt confident in her decision to focus primarily on movies in the South. In addition, Rajesh Roshan's music for Julie, which won awards and earned him the year's Filmfare Award, was a musical hit with audiences and critics alike. It featured My Heart is Beating, sung by Preeti Sagar, one of the earliest English-language songs in an Indian movie.
A leading Anglo-Indian family is uncommon in Hindi movies. It is a remake of the popular Malayalam movie Chattakari (1974), in which Laxmi played the female lead and made her acting debuts in both Malayalam and Hindi. She will appear in Miss Julie Prema Katha, a Telugu version, which was yet another remake (1975). In the 2006 Kannada adaptation of Julie, which starred Dino Morea as the main male and Ramya in the titular role, she did not appear. She also turned down the role of Julie's mother in the 2012 Malayalam remake Chattakari, saying she wanted people to remember her as the young and attractive Julie. Shamna Kasim ended up playing the title role.
Sridevi’s movie Sadma (1983)
The 1983 Hindi-language romantic drama film Sadma, also known as Trauma, was written and directed by Balu Mahendra. Sridevi and Kamal Haasan play the key parts, and Ilaiyaraaja composed the music. The movie follows Nehalata Malhotra, a young adult who experiences retrograde amnesia after sustaining a head injury in a car accident, causing her to regress to her childhood. Before Somu, a lonely schoolteacher who falls in love with her, saved her, she was lost and had become trapped in a brothel. The movie had its initial release on July 8, 1983.
The movie was a remake of Moondram Pirai, a 1982 Tamil film directed by Mahendra and starring Kamal and Sridevi. The directing, writing, music, and acting in Sadma received high praise from critics. Sridevi received high accolades for her portrayal of an amnesic woman. Sadma initially had a poor box office performance, but over time it has developed a cult following. Sadma was nominated for three awards at the 31st Filmfare Awards: Best Actor (Kamal Haasan), Best Actress (Sridevi), and Best Story.
Sridevi’s Movie ChaalBaaz (1989)
ChaalBaaz, is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language slapstick comedy film that was written by Rajesh Mazumdar and Kamlesh Pandey and directed by Pankaj Parashar. In addition to Sunny Deol and Rajinikanth, Sridevi also appears in a dual role. Anju and Manju, identical twin sisters who are split up at birth, are the focus of the movie. Anju resides with her nefarious uncle, who wants to take her possessions and abuses her by hitting her. Manju, on the other hand, grows up in a slum and develops tomboy characteristics.
Rajesh Mazumdar wrote the story for the movie, which was a loose adaptation of the movie Seeta Aur Geeta. A. Poorna Chandra Rao produced it under the Lakshmi Productions label. Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics, and the soundtrack was created by the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The cinematography was handled by Manmohan Singh, and the editing was done by Afaque Hussain.
ChaalBaaz was a commercial success upon release and garnered positive reviews from both reviewers and viewers. It eventually ranked as the fifth-highest grossing movie of 1989. Its net revenue was at 40 million yen ($500,000). The script, the soundtrack, and Sridevi's performance in the dual role which is regarded as one of her best—were among the aspects of the film that received a lot of praise. The movie garnered three nominations for the 35th Filmfare Awards and took home two prizes: Best Actress (Sridevi) and Best Choreographer (Saroj Khan). It was remade in Odia as Ganga Jamuna (1990) and Kannada as Rani Maharani (1990).
Sridevi’s Movie Judaai (1997)
Raj Kanwar's 1997 Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film Judaai, sometimes known as Separation, was released. Urmila Matondkar, Sridevi, and Anil Kapoor are its main actors. In supporting roles, Kader Khan, Farida Jalal, Johnny Lever, Paresh Rawal, Upasana Singh, and Saeed Jaffrey appear. Special guest Poonam Dhillon makes an appearance. The story, which is a remake of the 1994 Telugu film Subhalagnam, centers on the struggles of a stingy wife named Kajal (Sridevi), who, seduced by money, persuades her husband (Kapoor) to wed a second time.
The movie had a huge box office opening, earning 28.77 crores against its 6.30 crores budget, making it the eighth highest-grossing Indian movie of 1997. The lead actresses' performances in the movie received high praise from critics.
Sridevi’s Movie English Vinglish (2012)
Gauri Shinde is the author and director of the 2012 Hindi-language comedy-drama film English Vinglish. Sridevi plays Shashi Godbole, a small business owner who produces snacks, in the movie. To stop her husband and children from making fun of her poor command of the language, Shashi enrolls in an English-speaking course and earns self-respect in the process. Shinde was motivated by her mother to write Shashi. After a 15-year absence following Judaai, Sridevi made her directorial debut in this movie alongside Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, and Priya Anand. Ajith Kumar replaces Amitabh Bachchan in the Tamil-dubbed version of the Hindi scenes where he makes a cameo appearance.
At its 2012 Toronto International Film Festival premiere, English Vinglish received a 5-minute standing ovation. The movie was previewed for the Indian press and critics before it was released. The movie opened in theatres on October 5, 2012. It received a lot of positive reviews, with praise for Sridevi's performance, Shinde's direction, and screenplay, as well as the music and cinematography. With 102 crores in revenue against a budget of 10 crores, it was also a huge financial success.
Gauri Shinde's film English Vinglish took home every 2012 Best Debut Director award. It was chosen as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards. The movie won awards at numerous international film festivals, and Sridevi was hailed as the female Rajinikanth in India and the Meryl Streep of India
Sridevi’s Movie Mom (2017)
Mom is a 2017 Indian crime thriller film in the Hindi language that was written and directed by Ravi Udyawar. Sridevi plays a vigilante who vows to exact revenge on her stepdaughter after she is sexually assaulted at a party. In supporting, roles are Pakistani actors Sajal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui, as well as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, and A. The music for the movie was created and produced by A. Rahman R.
Mom, which was released on 7 July 2017 in four languages, became a worldwide box office sensation, earning 175.7 crores (US$22 million). The movie received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, and Sridevi received praise for her powerhouse performance. Sridevi made her 300th and last significant film appearance in the production before passing away on February 24th, 2018.
At the 65th National Film Awards, Mom won two prizes: Best Background Score and Best Actress (Sridevi), the first posthumous victory in the category (Rahman). Mom was nominated for six 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress, Best Actress (Critics), and Best Supporting Actor (all for Sridevi).
Sridevi’s Career Timeline
To attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding, Sridevi and Khushi, her youngest child, flew to Al Jazirah Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, on February 20, 2018. After the wedding, she made the decision to spend a few days in Dubai shopping for her oldest daughter Janhvi's 21st birthday. Due to a meeting he had on February 22, her husband Boney Kapoor was not present with them on their wedding day. But when he spoke to his wife on the morning of February 24 and she said, Papa (that's how Sridevi addressed Boney), I'm missing you, he had already planned a surprise visit.
Boney claims that he took a flight to Dubai at 15:30 and arrived at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at 18:20 (Dubai time), where Sridevi was staying in Room 2201. She met Boney and they talked for around thirty minutes. They made the decision to eat dinner after that. Boney waited in the living room while Sridevi took a bath and dressed for dinner. Around 19:00, he called out to her after waiting for 15 to 20 minutes, realising that it was getting late.
On February 24, 2018, around 19:00 GMT, Sridevi's husband discovered her in her hotel room. She was confirmed dead at the scene. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor initially told the Indian media that she had suffered a cardiac arrest, but after an investigation into her death got underway early on Sunday morning around 2:30, Dubai Police transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, where the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, revealed that she had actually accidentally drowned.
Sridevi’s Net worth
Sridevi Kapoor's total net worth, including that of her husband, was estimated to be around $35 million at the time of her passing in 2018. She had two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, with Boney Kapoor, with whom she was married.
Sridevi’s Awards & Nominations
- Kerala State Film Awards 1971 - Best Child Artist for Poombatta - Won
- Filmfare Awards South 1976 - Best Actress – Tamil for Moondru Mudichu - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1977 - Best Actress – Tamil for 16 Vayathinile - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1977 - Special Award for 16 Vayathinile - Won
- Filmfare Awards South 1978 - Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Sigappu Rojakkal - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1978 - Best Actress – Telugu for Padaharella Vayasu - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1979 - Best Actress – Telugu for Karthika Deepam - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1980 - Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Varumayin Niram Sivappu - Nominated
- Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1981 - Best Actress for Moondram Pirai - Won
- Filmfare Awards South 1981 - Best Actress – Telugu for Premabhishekam - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1982 - Best Actress – Tamil for Meendum Kokila - Won
- Filmfare Awards South 1983 - Best Actress – Tamil for Moondram Pirai - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 1984 - Best Actress for Sadma - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1988 - Best Actress – Telugu for Aakhari Poratam - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 1990 - Best Actress for ChaalBaaz - Won
- Filmfare Awards 1990 - Best Actress for Chandni - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1990 - Best Actress – Telugu for Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards South 1991 - Best Actress – Telugu for Kshana Kshanam - Won
- Nandi Awards 1991 - Best Actress for Kshana Kshanam - Won
- Filmfare Awards 1992 - Best Actress for Lamhe - Won
- Filmfare Awards 1993 - Best Actress for Khuda Gawah - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 1994 - Best Actress for Gumrah - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 1995 - Best Actress for Laadla - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 1998 - Best Actress for Judaai - Nominated
- Screen Awards 1998 - Best Actress for Judaai - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 2013 - Special Award for Nagina - Won
- Filmfare Awards 2013 - Special Award for Mr. India - Won
- Filmfare Awards 2013 - Best Actress for English Vinglish - Nominated
- Screen Awards 2013 - Best Actress for English Vinglish - Nominated
- Zee Cine Awards 2013 - Best Actress (Jury's Choice) for English Vinglish - Nominated
- Star Guild Awards 2013 - Best Actress for English Vinglish - Nominated
- Star Guild Awards 2013 - President Honor for English Vinglish - Won
- International Indian Film Academy Awards 2013 - Best Actress for English Vinglish - Nominated
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2013 - Most Entertaining Actress in a Social – Drama Film for English Vinglish - Won
- Stardust Awards 2013 - Best Actress – Drama for English Vinglish - Won
- Hello Magazine Hall of Fame Awards 2013 - Outstanding Performance of the Year for English Vinglish - Won
- IRDS 2013 - Best Performance for English Vinglish - Won
- Jagran Film Festival 2013 - Best Actress for English Vinglish - Won
- Zee Cine Awards 2018 - Best Actress (Jury's Choice) for Mom - Won
- Zee Cine Awards 2018 - Best Actress (Viewer's Choice) for Mom - Nominated
- Screen Awards 2018 - Best Actress for Mom - Nominated
- GQ Awards India 2018 - Excellence in Acting for Mom - Won
- Masala! Awards Dubai 2018 - Outstanding Performance for Mom - Won
- Filmfare Awards 2018 - Best Actress for Mom - Nominated
- Filmfare Awards 2018 - Best Actress (Critics) for Mom - Nominated
- Bollywood Film Journalists Awards 2018 - Best Actress for Mom - Won
- National Film Awards 2018 - Best Actress for Mom - Won
- International Indian Film Academy Awards 2018 - Best Actress for Mom - Won
- International Indian Film Academy Awards 2018 - Honorary Award for - Honoured
- Filmfare Awards 2019 - Lifetime Achievement Award for - Honoured
- Khuda Gawah received the Order of Afghanistan in 1991.
- The fourth-highest civilian honour given by the Indian government, the Padma Shri, was given out in 2013
- Sridevi receives the Padma Shri Award from President Pranab Mukherjee on April 5, 2013, during an investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
- The Smita Patil Memorial Award was given to her in 1990 for her contributions to Indian cinema
- The Andhra Pradesh government's 1997 Kalasaraswathi Award.
- Lachchu Maharaj Award from 2003.
- Her contribution to Indian cinema earned her the 2003 Vamsee International Award
- Indian cinema's MAMI Award for Contribution was given in 2003
- Living Legend in Entertainment Award given by FICCI in 2008
- 2009 - Special Recognition for Contribution to Hindi Cinema at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival
- 2013 - Recognized for her contributions to cinema by the Keralan government
- 2013 - In a UK survey commemorating 100 years of Indian cinema, 100 Greatest Bollywood Stars, published by British Asian weekly newspaper Eastern Eye, she was ranked #4 among Bollywood's female actresses and #10 overall.
- 2013: In a CNN-IBN poll, she was named India's Greatest Actress of All Time.
- In 2013, the President of India awarded the Medallion of Honor for contributions to 100 Years of Indian Cinema.
- 2014: Sathyabama University in Chennai awarded him the Inspiring Icon Award.
- Asian Film Award for Contribution in 2018.
- 2018 - Titan Reginald F. Lewis Icon Award from the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
- Outstanding Performance in Film at the 2018 Asian Awards.
- ANR National Award for 2018 in 2019.
Sridevi’s Interesting Facts and Trivia.
- No, Sridevi wasn't her true name. She was the first female superstar and was given the name Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan at birth.
- Sridevi declined to work on a Steven Speilberg project. The actress was offered a small part in Steven Speilberg's Jurrasic Park, but she turned it down because she thought the part didn't fit her stature at the time.
- She had a fever of 103 degrees when she filmed Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.
- She was offered the part of Beta with Anil Kapoor, but she declined it because she had already done a lot of work with him.
- She gave her kids the names Janhvi and Khushi in honour of the leading ladies of the films Judaai and Hamara Dil Aapke Pass Hai, produced by her husband Boney Kapoor.
- Sridevi sang the background music for the films Sadma, Chandni, Garajna, and Kshana Kshanam.
- Although Sridevi actually spelt her name Sreedevi, she continued to use the incorrect spelling.
- Since the South Indian actress found it difficult to speak correct Hindi, Rekha dubbed for Sridevi in Aakhree Raasta. In several films, former actress Naaz subbed for Sridevi in addition to Rekha.
- When she was just 13 years old, she appeared on cinema as Rajinikanth's stepmother in the movie Moondru Mudichu. This only demonstrates her talent.
- She appeared in her first movie at the age of four, Thunaivan, a legendary drama in which she played Lord Murugan.
- Salman Khan and Sridevi became friends over painting. Even though she quit, she didn't pick up painting again until Salman encouraged her after the movie Wanted. In fact, her artwork even gained international recognition when a reputable international art auction house accepted her painting, Thoughts.
- The actress who took her position in Laadla, Divya Bharati, passed away the day before her birth day. The day would have also been the 35th anniversary of the movie Himmatwala, in which she and Jeetendra starred.
- Shah Rukh Khan and Sridevi worked together to develop the film Shakti: The Power. The actress was intended to play a role in the movie as well, but she was unable to do so because of her second pregnancy (with Khushi).
- Sridevi was reportedly set to star in a TV show as well as a movie with Gauri Shinde (likely English Vinglish 2).
- She had fans in the gay community as well.