Sri Devi is a well-known Indian actress who is best known as the Star of Indian Film. She has performed in all major film industries in India, such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bollywood. You can check out the biography and more information on it below.
|Real Name||Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan
|Food Habit||She preferred vegetarian food
|Nickname(s)||Sridevi, Hawa-Hawai, Chandni, Joker (fondly called by her family members)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 56 Kg
in pounds- 123 lbs
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5' 6"
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34
|Eye Colour||Light Brown
|Birthplace||Meenampatti, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Birth||13 August 1963
|Date of Death||24 February 2018
|Place of Death||Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
|Age (at the time of death)||54 Years
|Death Cause||Drowning in a Bathtub following loss of consciousness
|Hometown||Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
|Debut||Tamil Film: Thunaivan (1967, as a child artist)
Malayalam Film: Kumara Sambhavam (1969)
Kannada Film: Bhakta Kumbara (1974)
Telugu Film: Maa Nanna Nirdoshi (1970)
Hindi Film: Julie (1975, as a child actor)
Solva Sawan (1978, in lead role)
TV: Malini Iyer (2004)
|Last Film(s)||Kannada Film: Priya (1979)
Telugu Film: S. P. Parasuram (1994)
Malayalam Film: Devaraagam (1996)
Tamil Film: Puli (2015)
Hindi Film: Mom (2017)
|Caste||OBC (Naidu community, Nadars)
|Address||Sea Springs, Bungalow No. 2
Green Acres, 7 Bungalows,
Andheri West, Lokhandwala Complex
|Hobbies||Doing Yoga, Painting, Dancing
|Awards/Honours||1977: Filmfare Special Award - South for 16 Vayathinile
1982: Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Meendum Kokila
1990: Filmfare Best Actress Award for ChaalBaaz
1991: Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) for Kshana Kshanam
1992: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe
2013: Filmfare Special Award for Nagina and Mr India
2013: Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India
2018: Won National Award for Best Actress for 'Mom' for the year 2017
|Controversies||Sridevi has been criticized for hiding her marriage to Mithun Chakraborty. However, when Van magazine published her marriage certificate, it sparked controversy.
His marriage to Boney Kapoor sparked controversy as Boney was already married to Mona Shouri Kapoor, and the media called him Home Wrecker.
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Mithun Chakraborty (Actor)
Boney Kapoor (Producer)
|Husband/Spouse||Mithun Chakraborty (1985–1988)
Boney Kapoor (1996-present)
|Children||Son- Arjun Kapoor (step)
Daughters- Jhanvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor (Step)
|Parents|| Father- Late Ayyapan Yanger (Lawyer)
Mother- Late Rajeswari Yanger
|Siblings|| Sister- Late Latha (photo in the parents' section; above)
Brothers- Anand, Satish (both are Step)
|Brothers-in-law||Anil Kapoor,Sanjay Kapoor|
|Favourite Food(s)||Rice Rasam, Vanilla Ice cream
|Favourite Actor(s)||Shah Rukh Khan, Sylvester Stallone|
|Favourite Actress||Meryl Streep
|Favourite Attire||Kanjeevaram Sarees
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 5 Crore/film
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 247 Crore (at the time of her death)
Facts About Sridevi
Did Sridevi smoke?: No
Did Sridevi drink alcohol?: Yes
Sridevi is considered the first Bollywood star.
She was born to a Tamil father Ayyapan and a Telugu mother Rajeswari in Meenampatti, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.
At the age of six, She made his debut in a Tamil film, Thunaivan (1969). In the movie, She played the role of a young Lord Muruga.
In 1971, she won the Kerala State Award for Best Child Artist for her performance in “Poompatta” in Malayalam.
Her first leading role as an adult was in Moondru Mudichu (1976), in which she falls into a love triangle between Kamal Hasan and Rajinikanth.
Sridevi’s portrayal of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in the 1977 Tamil film 16 Vayathinile has been highly praised by critics and people.
K. Balachander Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu (1980), another film starring Sridevi and Kamal Hassan, became one of his most famous.
Sridevi’s stardom rose to new heights with the Tamil film, Moondram Pirai (1982). In the film, she played a young woman who, having suffered from amnesia, mentally regressed to a girl’s age. The film was also re-produced in Hindi the following year, titled Sadma.
Although her Bollywood debut was Solva Saavan, she didn’t start making more Hindi-language films until after Sadma was released.
Himmatwala’s 1983 film was a box office success, earning him the nickname “Thunder Thighs“.
His role in Yash Chopra’s Chandni (1989) earned him a household name, and the film won the National Award for Best Popular Film that year. It was also Sridevi’s first Hindi film in which She got his original voice.
From 1985 to 1992, she was the highest-paid actress in Bollywood.
Rakha was nicknamed Aakhree Raasta.
While filming Lamhe in London, she received the news of her father’s death. She took a 16-day break and returned to work after performing his father’s rituals.
In 1993, She starred in Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, which was one of the most expensive films ever made in India. Although the film failed at the box office, Sridevi’s performance earned him critical acclaim.
Hrithik Roshan’s first acting work was with Sridevi for ‘Bhagwan Dada’ (1986).
She has been part of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films for over 4 decades.
She was not a professionally trained dancer, but she is considered one of the best.
She shared great chemistry with actor Jeetendra as they made 16 films together 11 of which were successful.
Steven Spielberg offered her a role in Jurassic Park, but she declined because it wasn’t a major role.
She was the first choice for the main roles in “Baazigar” and “Beta“, but for some reason that didn’t happen
Sridevi used to call Boney Kapoor ‘Papa‘.
she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her double role in Chaalbaaz, but while filming the popular rain song “Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai” she developed a fever of 103 degrees.
When he got to Bollywood, She couldn’t speak Hindi and his dialogues were dubbed by other artists.
Sridevi is also considered the queen of dual roles; She has performed the maximum number of dual roles for a Bollywood heroine: 7 of them.
His mother, Rajeshwari, had also made a special non-credit cameo in the Telugu hit S.S. Vasan, Shanti Niwaasam. The film was later re-released as Garana in Hindi.
Initially, Balu Mahendru’s first choice to release the Hindi version of Moondram Pirai as Sadma was Dimple Kapadia. However, when Dimple turned him down due to his high-profile comeback project, Saagar, it was in Sridevi’s favor.
Although Jolie is widely regarded as Sridevi’s Hindi debut, her childhood debut was in Ashok Kumar starring Rani Meera Naam (1972).
In the mid-1980s, Ramesh Sippy announced a project with Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan. Laxmikant Pyarelal composed a special song, Jumma Chumma De De, for the film’s release. However, the film was shelved. Later, the song was used in Hum Romish Sharma.
Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan were the superstars of the 1980s, however, they were rarely seen together; They only worked together in three films: Inkilab, Akheri Rasta, and Khoda Gowaah.
She was offered primarily Rangeela, Baghban, Bazigarh, and Mahabten, but turned down the roles.
She reportedly often underwent surgery and had his nose, lips, etc.
In 2012, after a 15-year hiatus, Sridevi returned with English Vinglish. She received critical acclaim for his performance in the film, both in India and around the world. The film also became India’s official entry for the Academy Awards that year.
On February 24, 2018, while attending the wedding of her husband’s nephew, Mohit Marwa, in Dubai, she said goodbye to this living planet. According to forensic reports, She died by “accidental drowning”. Previously, the cause of his death was said to be cardiac arrest.
Sridevi used to draw during his spare time. Some of his paintings were sold in 2010 by an international art auction house for the purpose of raising funds for their donation.
She appeared on the cover of fashion magazines like Hi Blitz, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Vogue, etc.
In 2015, she was awarded the Ultimate Diva at the Ciroc Filmfare Glamor & Style Awards.
In September 2019, her daughters Janvi and Khushi and her husband Boney Kapoor unveiled a wax statue of Sridevi at Madame Tussauds in Singapore.