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Sridevi Details
Sridevi Profession Actress
Sridevi Celebrity Type Movie Star
Sridevi Age 54 Years
Sridevi Date Of Birth 13 August 1963
Sridevi Zodiac Sign Leo
Sridevi Birthplace Meenampatti
Sridevi Height 5.6 Feet
Sridevi Weight 56 Kgs
Sridevi Notable Work Mr. India
Sridevi Total Movies 271
Sridevi Net Worth $35 million
Sridevi Instagram  @sridevi.kapoor
Sridevi Twitter  N/A

Sridevi’s Biography

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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.

Sridevi’s Family and Education

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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.

Sridevi’s Boyfriends

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 Best Movies

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

Year Sridevi's Movies Sridevi's Character Names
2018 Zero Herself
2017 Mom Devki Sabarwal
2013 Bombay Talkies Herself
2012 English Vinglish Shashi Godbole
2008 Halla Bol Herself
2004 Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin Durga
1997 Judaai Kajal Verma
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha Sapna Mathur
1996 Army Geeta
1996 Great Robbery Ravina
1996 Mr. Bechara Asha
1994 Laadla Sheetal Jaitley
1994 Chaand Kaa Tukdaa Radha
1993 Gurudev Sunita/Priya
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Seema Soni
1993 Gumrah Roshni Chadha
1993 Chandramukhi Chandramukhi
1992 Khuda Gawah Benazir/Mehndi
1992 Heer Ranjha Heer
1992 Aasmaan Se Gira Forest Goddess
1991 Farishtay Rasbhari
1991 Lamhe Pooja/Pallavi
1991 Banjaran Reshma/Devi
1991 Garajna NA
1990 Pathar Ke Insan Lata Rai
1990 Naakabandi Geeta/Seeta
1989 Nigahen: Nagina Part II Neelam
1989 Main Tera Dushman Jugni
1989 Guru Uma/ Rama
1989 Joshilaay Phoolmati
1989 Gair Kanooni Laxmi
1989 Chandni Chandni Mathur
1989 ChaalBaaz Anju/Manju
1988 Sone Pe Suhaaga Meena
1988 Sherni Durga
1988 Ram-Avtar Sangeeta
1988 Waqt Ki Awaz Lata I. Prasad
1987 Watan Ke Rakhwale Radha R. Pratap
1987 Jawab Hum Denge Jyoti
1987 Aulad Devki
1987 Nazrana Tulsi
1987 Majaal Sadhana
1987 Mr. India Seema Sohni
1987 Himmat Aur Mehanat Jyoti
1986 Nagina Rajni
1986 Ghar Sansar Radha
1986 Aag Aur Shola Aarti
1986 Sultanat Shehzadi Yasmeen
1986 Dharm Adhikari Priya
1986 Bhagwan Dada Bijli
1986 Aakhree Raasta Vinita Bhatnagar
1986 Janbaaz Seema
1986 Karma Radha
1986 Suhaagan Janki
1985 Sarfarosh Vijaya
1985 Balidaan Uma
1985 Masterji Radha
1984 Jaag Utha Insan Sandhya
1984 Akalmand Priya
1984 Inquilaab Asha Nath
1984 Tohfa Lalita
1984 Maqsad Bharati
1984 Naya Kadam Laxmi
1983 Himmatwala Rekha
1983 Sadma Nehalata Malhotra
1983 Jaani Dost Shaloo
1983 Justice Chaudhury Rekha
1983 Mawaali Julie
1983 Kalakaar Radha Khanna
1979 Solva Sawan Mehna
1975 Julie Irene
1972 Rani Mera Naam Rani

Sridevi’s Death

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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.

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