Indian actress Sridevi, Died at 54

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Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963 and died on 24 February 2018.

She was an Indian actress and film producer

She was the star in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films.

Sridevi was popularly known as Hindi cinema’s first “female superstar”, she was the recipient of five Filmfare Awards.

She was ranked amongst the highest-paid actors in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered to be one of the most popular actresses in Indian cinema.

She began her acting career with M. A. Thirumugam’s 1969 devotional Tamil film Thunaivan at the age of 4, and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.

Sridevi made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in Rani Mera Naam in 1972 and played her first adult role at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976).

She made herself well known 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), and Moondram Pirai (1982),

Also Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991).

Her 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).

Sridevi 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).

After she played 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.

Sridevi when on to be the star in her 300th film role in the 2017 thriller Mom.

Sridevi earned critical acclaim for her performances in both films.

During 2013, she was given the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, the country’s fourth highest civilian accolade for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

Her honourary awards were also given to her by the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

She 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.

Sridevi was married to the film producer Boney Kapoor, with whom she had two children.

She died at 54 years old, on 24 February 2018 in Dubai.