Bollywood actress Sridevi who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films.
Regarded as Bollywood’s first female “superstar”, she is the recipient of six Filmfare Awards.
Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 54.
Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.
Sources says, “The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, reportedly died due to cardiac arrest late in the night in Dubai, where she had gone, along with her family, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.”
While some of the family members returned from Dubai after the wedding, Sridevi, Boney and Khushi stayed back.
A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”.
But it was only after five years with Jeetendra-starrer “Himmatwala” that she gained commercial success.
Sridevi ranked amongst the highest paid actors in the 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era.
The government of India awarded her ‘Padma Shri’, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.–CINEWS