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Indian actress

Sridevi is ...

Dead
Born 13 Aug 1963 in Sivakasi
Died 24 Feb 2018 in Dubai
Age54 years, 6 months
Causedrowning
Correction?
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Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 where Sridevi was present for promotion of her film English Vinglish.

About Sridevi

Sridevi (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian actress and producer, who worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. Regarded as the "first female superstar" of Indian cinema, she was the recipient of various accolades, including the National Film Award, the Nandi Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, the Kerala State Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Filmfare Awards South. In a career that spanned five decades, she was known for her portrayals of women in challenging situations, and she has appeared in a range of genres, from slapstick comedy to epic dramas. Sridevi ranked as the highest-paid woman in the Indian entertainment industry in the 1980s and 1990s and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actresses in the history of Indian cinema.Sridevi made her debut as child artist with the 1967 Tamil film Kandhan Karunai at the age of 4, and started her acting career in lead role as a child with M. A. Thirumugam’s 1969 mythological Tamil film Thunaivan. She continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and made her Hindi film debut at age 9 with Rani Mera Naam (1972). Her first adult role came at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976) and she established herself as one of the leading actresses of South Indian Cinema, with roles in 16 Vayathinile (1977), Thulavarsham (1976), Angeekaram (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Padaharella Vayasu (1978), Vetagadu (1979), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991). Following a notable appearance in romantic drama Julie (1975), Sridevi's first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan, and she received wider recognition with the 1983 film Himmatwala. She quickly established herself as the leading actress of the industry after starring in a string of successful films, including Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Karma (1986), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). She received praise for films such as Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), in which she played dual roles, Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994), in which she played the main antagonist, and Judaai (1997). Following 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, and then starred in her 300th film role in the 2017 thriller Mom. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in both films, and for the latter was posthumously awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress. In 2013, the Government of India awarded Sridevi the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award. Honorary awards were also conferred on her by the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Sridevi was 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. On February 24, 2018, Sridevi was found dead in her guest room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with unconsciousness cited as a contributing factor. News of her death featured prominently in Indian and international media. She was married to the film producer Boney Kapoor, with whom she had two children.

She is also known as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi Kapoor and Sri Devi.

Death

On 20 February 2018, Sridevi and her youngest daughter Khushi had flown to Al Jazirah Al Hamra in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. She decided to spend a couple of days in Dubai to shop for her eldest daughter Janhvi Kapoor's 21st birthday, after the wedding. Her husband Boney Kapoor was not present with them on the wedding day as he had to attend a meeting in Lucknow on 22 February. However he had already planned a surprise visit to his wife, with whom he spoke on the morning of 24 February, when she told him that "Papa (that's how Sridevi addressed Boney), I'm missing you." According to Kapoor, he took a 15:30 flight to Dubai and reached Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel around 18:20 (Dubai time) in room 2201 where the actress was staying. She and Kapoor briefly met and chatted for half an-hour or so. Afterwards they decided to have dinner. Sridevi went to bathe and to get dressed for dinner, while Kapoor waited in a living room. After 15–20 minutes, around 19:00, he called out to the actress as they were getting late but was unable to get a response. Kapoor went to knock on the bathroom door, which had not been locked from inside, and sensed that something was wrong. He opened the door and found the actress completely immersed and unresponsive in the bathtub. It remains unclear whether Sridevi fell unconscious after or before the drowning. He immediately called his friends who were shocked to know that Sridevi had died.

Sridevi was pronounced dead on 24 February 2018 at 19:00 GMT at her hotel room where her husband had found her. At first, it was announced by her brother in-law Sanjay Kapoor to the Indian media that the cause of death was a cardiac arrest, but the investigation to her death began early Sunday morning around 2:30, and the case was transferred to Dubai Public Prosecution by Dubai Police, where General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai revealed that the cause of death was "accidental drowning". The toxicology report later also revealed that traces of alcohol were found in her body, and water was found in her lungs.

Films

Sridevi has worked on the following films:

16 Vayathinile
1977 film by P. Bharathiraja
1977
Mom
2017 Hindi film
2017
Chandni
1989 film by Yash Chopra
1989
Mr. India
1987 Hindi film
1987
Lamhe
1991 film by Yash Chopra
1991
Judaai
1997 film by Raj Kanwar
1997
Karma
1986 Bollywood film by Subhash Ghai
1986
Khuda Gawah
1992 Hindi film
1992
Nagina
1986 Hindi film
1986
Guru
1980 Tamil-language film by I. V. Sasi
1980
Thunaivan
1969 film by M. A. Thirumugam
1969
Julie
1975 film by K. S. Sethumadhavan
1975
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
1990 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1990
Kshana Kshanam
1991 film by Ram Gopal Varma
1991
Sadma
1983 film by Balu Mahendra
1983
Laadla
1994 film by Raj Kanwar
1994
Nam Naadu
1969
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1993 Hindi film
1993
Aakali Rajyam
1981 film by K. Balachander
1981
Johnny
1980 film by J. Mahendran
1980
Army
1996 Bollywood action film
1996
Tohfa
1984 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1984
Govinda Govinda
1993 Telugu film
1993
Naya Kadam
1984 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1984
Bhakta Tukaram
1973 Telugu film
1973
Janbaaz
1986 film by Feroz Khan
1986
Aakhree Raasta
1986 film by K. Bhagyaraj
1986
Premabhishekam
1981 film by Dasari Narayana Rao
1981
Himmatwala
1983 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1983
Nazrana
1987 Hindi film
1987
Justice Chaudhry
1983 film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
1983
Badi Panthulu
1972
Jaani Dost
1983 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1983
Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin
2004
Devaraagam
1999 film by Bharathan
1999
Moondru Mudichu
1976 film by K. Balachander
1976
Satyam Shivam
1981 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1981
Maqsad
1984 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1984
Masterji
1985 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1985
Kalyanaraman
1979
Kavikkuyil
1977
Padaharella Vayasu
1978 Telugu film
1978
Watan Ke Rakhwale
1987 Hindi film
1987
Aakhari Poratam
1988 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1988
Naan Adimai Illai
1986 film by Dwarakish
1986
Mundadugu
1983 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1983
Jaag Utha Insan
1984 film by Kasinathuni Viswanath
1984
Ghar Sansar
1986 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1986
Kumara Sambhavam
1969 film by P. Subramaniam
1969
Pathar Ke Insan
1990 Indian Bollywood film
1990
Farishtay
1991 film by Anil Sharma
1991
Chandra Mukhi
film
1993
Pagalil Oru Iravu
1979 film by I. V. Sasi
1979
Thaayillamal Naan Illai
1979 film by Ramamurthy Thyagarajan
1979
Sultanat
1986 film by Mukul S. Anand
1986
Nigahen: Nagina Part II
1989 Hindi film
1989
Aulad
1987
Bobbili Puli
1982 film by Dasari Narayana Rao
1982
Aag Aur Shola
1986 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1986
Priya
1978 film by SP. Muthuraman
1978
Adutha Varisu
1983 film by SP. Muthuraman
1983
Yashoda Krishna
1975 film by C. S. Rao
1975
Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
1994 film by Saawan Kumar Tak
1994
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
1985 film by A. Kodandarami Reddy
1985
Mawaali
1983 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1983
Inquilaab
1984 film by Tatineni Rama Rao
1984
Sone Pe Suhaaga
1988 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1988
Karthika Deepam
1979
Manidharil Ithanai Nirangala
1978 film by R. C. Sakthi
1978
Joshilaay
1989
Solva Sawan
1979 film by P. Bharathiraja
1979
Sarfarosh
1985 film by Dasari Narayana Rao
1985
Kalakar
1942
Sankarlal
1981
Guru
1989 Hindi-language Indian film by Umesh Mehra
1989
Waqt Ki Awaz
1988 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1988
Gurudev
1993 film by Vinod Mehra
1993
Jaise Ko Taisa
1973 Hindi film
1973
Ram-Avtar
film by Sunil Hingorani
1988
S. P. Parasuram
1994 film by Ravi Raja Pinisetty
1994
Majaal
1987 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya
1987
Nirakudum
1977 film by A. Bhimsingh
1977
Bala Bharatam
1972 film by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
1972
Abhinandanam
1976 film by I. V. Sasi
1976
Gair Kanooni
1989
Himmat Aur Mehanat
1987 Hindi film
1987
Aalinganam
1976 film by I. V. Sasi
1976
Ram Robert Rahim
1980 film by Vijaya Nirmala
1980
Prince Vaali
2014
Oonjaal
1977 film by I. V. Sasi
1977
Naaka Bandi
1990 Hindi film
1990
Neela Malargal
1979 film by Krishnan-Panju
1979
Anthardaaham
1977 film by I. V. Sasi
1977
Vanakkatukuriya Kathaliye
1978 film by A. C. Tirulokchandar
1978
Sherni
1988 film by Harmesh Malhotra
1988
Mosagadu
1980 film by K. Raghavendra Rao
1980
Sigappukkal Mookkuthi
1979 film by Valampuri Somanathan
1979
Andhagudu
1982
Kanchu Kagada
A Telugu film released in 1984
1984
Heer Ranjha
1992 film by Harmesh Malhotra
1992
Gharana Donga
1980 Indian film
1980
Akalmand
1984
Jawab Hum Denge
1987 Hindi film
1987
Dil Lagake Dekho
1989 Hindi film
1989