Sridevi passed away on yesterday night after a cardiac arrest. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news. She was the first female superstar of Hindia cinema. She was in Dubai at the time of her death with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend the wedding of nephew and actor Mohit Marwah.
Sridevi made her acting debut at the age of four with M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional movie “Thunaivan.” . She made her Bollywood debut when she was 12 in “Julie,” and landed her first adult role in the following year in K. Balachander’s “Moondru Mudichu” opposite Kamal Hassan. She went on to gain Bollywood success after her first leading actress role in 1978’s “Solva Sawna” and 1983’s “Himmatwala.” She appeared in numerous films throughout the ’80s and ’90s, including “Mr. India” and “Chandni.” She had many big hits like “Chandni” and was especially noted for her impeccable timing as a comedienne.
A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”. Movies like “Mawaali” (1983), “Tohfa” (1984), “Mr India” (1987) and “Chandni” (1989) kept her at the top in the box-office game, films like “Sadma” (1983), “ChaalBaaz” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991), and “Gumrah” (1993) earned her critical acclaim.
Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada films before debuting in Hindi films. She was awarded with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2013 for her contributions to the film industry.
She took a 15-year hiatus beginning in 1997, but returned in 2012 with the blockbuster “English Vinglish.” Last year she starred in “Mom.”