From Sivakasi to Mumbai, the journey of a women to superstar has come to an end. Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963, she was a iconic women and producer, who started her career in Tamil industry later starred in Hindi, Telugu and Kannada and also called as the Hindi superstar.
Sridevi first starred as a child artist in the Tamil movie Kandan Karunai, which got released in the year 1967 at the age 4 and later she played a lead child role in many Tamil devotional movies. Sridevi’s first adult role was played at the age of 13 on the Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu in the year 1976 from then Sridevi started establishing herself as an leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu with leading roles from movies like 16 Vayathinile, Sigappu Rojakkal, Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Meendum Kokila.
Later she was roped to Bollywood and started starring in Solva Sawan an Hindi movie in which she became very popular and later she gained more attention on the commercial movie named Himmatuwala followed by back to back successful movies like Mawaali, Tohfa, Naya Kadam, Maqsad, Masterji, Nazrna Mr. India, she also started starring in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada as well and she bagged the Women Super Star title as well. In the 1980’s and 1990’s and later she took a break for a while later made her comeback in the movie English Vinglish in 2012.Over 50 years of her career, She yet again starred in her 300th Film role in the 2017 thriller Mom.
In 2017 Government of India honored the Iconic actress, Sridevi with Padma Shri the country’s 4th 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 Lapped with whom she had two children.
This Iconic lady passed away last Saturday – 24 Feburary in Dubai,at the age of 54 Sridevi went to Dubai last week to attend a wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah’s.As per the postmortem report, which was issued by the Dubai Authorties, she had drowned in her hotel bathtub, while her husband Boney Kapoor was in the room and after a long wait finally Sridevi’s body reached Mumbai Airport Yesterday and kept at Club in Lokhandwala before final rites. Sridevi’s body was wrapped with the Indian National Flag on the Journey to the Crematorium. All the stars from different regions of the country came bid farewell rites to the Women Super star. Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan.