Bollywood lost “Chandni” (moonlight) – Perhaps the greatest of all glamour icons of 80-90s and surely the dream girl of post Hema Malini era, Sridevi was one of the heroine who can draw box office with her name only.
This premature death has put the whole film industry in shock. India will remember her till the film industry last no book on hindi cinema will ever be possible with out uttering her name as actress.
Saddened at the untimely passing away of Sridevi, one of the most popular actors of a generation. Condolences to her family, her colleagues in the industry and fans
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Shocked in the early morning with the sudden demise of one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of Indian Cinema, Sridevi. Rest in peace.
— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) February 25, 2018
— Priyanka Gandhi (@WithPGV) February 25, 2018
How terribly sad to hear about the untimely death of #Sridevi. An unforgettable screen presence, a charismatic captivating talent and star! Farewell Ms Hawa Hawai, RIP.
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 25, 2018
Sridevi died on 24 February 2018 in Dubai after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. She was with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding function in Dubai at the time of her death. Among the rumors of news of her death as internet hoax, it was confirmed to be true by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.
Sridevi Kapoor (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian film actress and producer who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Regarded as Bollywood’s first female “superstar”, she is the recipient of six Filmfare Awards. Sridevi ranked amongst the highest paid actors in the 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era.
Sridevi started her career as a child artist in M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional Thunaivan at the age of four, and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in the hit Julie (1975) and played her first adult role at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Subsequently, Sridevi established herself as one of the leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu cinema, with roles such as 16 Vayathinile (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991).
In Bollywood, she made her debut as a lead actress in Solva Sawan (1978) and gained wide public attention with the movie Himmatwala (1983). She appeared in a string of commercially successful movies such as Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). She also received critical acclaim for commercially successful movies such as Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997). Sridevi has won five Filmfare Awards and has been nominated ten times.
In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with English Vinglish. In 2013, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor. 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.