Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai on Saturday, as confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She suffered a cardiac arrest and had her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi around her at the time of death. While the entire nation and film fraternity from Bollywood to south continues to mourn her sudden and shocking demise, we take a look back at her career and life in pictures.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before debuting in Hindi films. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artiste in Julie (1975). Her first adult role was at the age of 13 in Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976).
Sridevi went on to rule Bollywood too. Her most remarkable films include Sadma, Chandni, ChaalBaaz, Mr India and Nagina.
Sridevi got married to filmmaker Boney Kapoor and had two daughters - Janhvi and Khushi.
The diva made her comeback to films in 2012 with English Vinglish.
Her last film was MOM in 2017, co-starring Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.
Sridevi was one of those rare actors to have starred opposite actors from different generations. Sridevi shared screen space with late actor NT Rama Rao as both his daughter and on-screen leading lady. She also starred opposite Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan, and even Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan.
Sridevi was part of the industry for almost five decades and continued winning hearts of the audience in every language.
She was waiting for the release of her daughter Janhvi's debut Bollywood film Dhadak. It was scheduled for release this year.
Sridevi during promotions had expressed her joy and nervousness for her daughter's debut.
he was a fashionista too. She was the muse of ace designer Manish Malhotra.