The first Bollywood superstar who ruled the big screen for many years. Some movies were specifically written with her in mind, even in the male-dominated film business. Every time she appeared on the screen, the audience’s heartbeat quickened. Speaking of Sridevi, a legendary actress!
Sridevi, 54, was one of the powerful backbones of Hindi films. She was known as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan when she was just 4 years old. She was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Sridevi made her film debut as a young actress at the age of 6 in M.A. Thirumugham’s movie Thunaivan. From that point on, she appeared in several Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada films. She even had an appearance in the 1975 Hindi film Julie as a young artist.
Sridevi entered Bollywood with Bharathiraja’s Solva Savan after dominating the South Indian film industry. She had a groundbreaking career in Hindi cinema during the ensuing few decades, giving many stunning performances. She occasionally outperformed the main actors in her films.
The legendary actress, who commanded the business for decades with her enigmatic screen presence and a shady gleam in her eyes, died in 2018.
On the anniversary of her birth, we take a look back at some of her best screen appearances.
One of Sadma Sridevi’s best on-screen performances is regarded as her woman-child act in Balu Mahendra’s Sadma. The actress nailed every aspect of the part, which was a difficult wire to walk, and left us in tears towards the climax, which is regarded as one of the most tragic cinematic scenes. We had many reasons to “gale laga le” her and Kamal Haasan, another legendary actor.
The box office success of Sridevi’s female-focused movie Nagina came at a period when male heroes ruled the industry. The actress’s role in this movie as an ichhadhari (shape-shifting) serpent propelled her to an incredible height of fame. Back then, the uproar she sparked with her famous snake dance on the song “Main Teri Dushman” demonstrated that she was a true “star” and a unique individual.
Sridevi “hawa-hawaed” her way into our hearts in a movie about a vigilante hero with her superb comic timing and her sensual performance in the song “Kaate Nahin Kat Te” while wearing a blue chiffon sari.
In this classic Yash Chopra love triangle, we went “chandni o meri chandni” over the iconic actress. Sridevi’s flowing sarees and seductive charisma lit up every picture in the movie.
Sridevi portrayed Anju and Manju, two of her most memorable characters, in Pankaj Parashar’s film about two identical twins who are split up at birth. Do you know that she filmed the renowned “Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai” under a downpour while suffering from a fever of 101 degrees?
Despite the fact that Sridevi’s performance in Lamhe by Yash Chopra wasn’t a box office success, we will always remember it. The actress was a complete treat to watch on TV, making a dashing entrance on “Megha Re Megha” in Lata Mangeshkar’s incomparable voice.
We will never forget Sridevi’s performance in Yash Chopra’s Lamhe, despite the film’s failure at the box office. Making a dashing entry on “Megha Re Megha” with Lata Mangeshkar’s matchless voice, the actress was a complete delight to watch on television.
Sridevi made a beautiful reappearance in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish after a protracted absence, and her endearing depiction of Shashi Godbole melted our hearts.
Mom, which stars Sridevi, keeps your eyes glued to the screen the entire time as a mother who is adamant about getting right with the person who wronged her daughter.