Legendary Actress Sridevi passes away at 54.
1976’s Moondru Mudichu, opposite Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, was Sridevi’s first lead role. She would go on to co-star with the two actors in several films, both Tamil and Hindi. Her best-known Bollywood collaborations with them are Chaal Baaz with Rajinikanth and Sadma with Kamal Haasan.
Sridevi’s extensive filmography contains as many outings in Bollywood as it does down South. Her breakout film was 1983’s Himmatwala, opposite Jeetendra, remembered for the song Nainon Mein Sapna. She went from strength to strength in the Hindi film industry, starring in memorable films such as Nagina and its sequel Nigahen. Her scene-stealing turn in Mr India included the iconic song Hawa Hawaii. The films Chandni and Lamhe helped Sridevi become the definitive ‘Yash Raj heroine.’
Sridevi received the Padma Shri and won several Filmfare awards. She is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and her two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi. She was arguably the best actress we had and the biggest female Superstar of the country.