It was shocking to billions of Indian fans to hear about the sudden heart failure and death of a superstar and talented dancer Sridevi on 24th February 2018. Sridevi had many successful movies to her credit and she gave tough competition to many female as well as male actors of 1980s and 1990s era.
Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13 August 1963 in Sivakasi, Madras to Tamil father Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari. Sridevi started her career as a child actor at the age of 4 in a Tamil movie ‘Thunaivan’ and went on to win many awards growing up. In 1975, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in the movie Julie, where she played the younger sister to the protagonist Lakshmi. As a lead actor, Sridevi worked with many amazing actors like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, N.T. Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, Premnath, Cheeranjeevi, Venkatesh, Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, etc. Sridevi was always the number one choice for the most famous and legendary directors who appreciated the hard work and dedication she showed towards her work.
After 15 years of break from Bollywood, she again made her mark in some of her recent movies like - English Vinglish and Maa. A wonderful wife to Director Boney Kapoor and mother to Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor, Sridevi has left Indian fans heartbroken and sad. It was the natural charisma of Sridevi that made her an exceptional actor and a dancer. Choreographers adored her for her versatility and ability to remember all the dance steps even with everyday hectic schedule. Many new dancers and choreographers have grown up watching and imitating her dance moves. Through her memorable performances both as an actor and a dancer, Sridevi will always be in our hearts as ‘Chandni’ - lighting and inspiring many generations of artists.