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End Of An Era, Legendary Actress Sridevi Passes Away In Dubai From Cardiac Arrest At Age 54

DIVYIA ASTHANA | 3
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| February 25 , 2018 , 08:15 IST

Considered to be the first female superstar of Bollywood, Sridevi passed away at the age of 54 years on Saturday night due to a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had been attending a family function with her husband producer Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. Her elder daughter Janhvi, who is preparing for her Bollywood debut 'Dhadak' was reportedly busy with her shooting schedule and did not accompany them on the trip.

Born on August 13, 1963, as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi was a successful actress in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before she entered Bollywood. At the tender young age of 4 years, Sridevi made her debut in the Tamil film industry with A M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional film Thunaivan. In 1979, Sridevi made her debut as a lead actress in Bollywood with the film Solva Sawan and since then there was no turning back, as she delivered hit after hit film.

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Sridevi was appreciated commercially and critically. While her commercial hits include "Mawaali" (1983), "Tohfa" (1984), "Mr India" (1987) and "Chandni" (1989), films such as "Sadma" (1983), "ChaalBaaz" (1989), "Lamhe" (1991), and "Gumrah" (1993) brought her critical acclaim. In 2013, Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. 

After the release of Judaai in 1997 co-starring her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, Sridevi took a 15-year hiatus before the release of her comeback film "English Vinglish" in 2012 directed by Gauri Shinde. Her comeback film won accolades and was also a commercial success. Last year, Sridevi appeared in a revenge-drama "Mom" which was a moderate success.

Sridevi was step-mother to actor Arjun Kapoor and his sister Anshula, children from Boney Kapoor's late first wife Mona.