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Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1963
SpouseBoney Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty
FactSridevi could not speak Hindi when she stepped into the Hindi film industry. She dubbed her dialogues for the first time in Chandni (1989). While, yesteryear actress Naaz had dubbed for her in her previous films, Rekha had dubbed for her in Aakhree Raasta (1986).

Sridevi was an Indian actress who worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She was born on August 13, 1963, in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was a housewife and her father was a government employee. She has two sisters and one brother. Sridevi started her career as a child actress at the age of four in the Tamil film “Kandan Karunai” (1967). She later appeared in the Telugu film “Bommarillu” (1971), the Hindi film “Julie” (1975), and the Tamil film “16 Vayathinile” (1977).

Sridevi’s first lead role was in the Tamil film “Moondru Mudichu” (1976). She later appeared in the Hindi films “Mr. India” (1987), “ChaalBaaz” (1989), and “Gumrah” (1993). Sridevi won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Hindi film “Lamhe” (1991). She was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performances in the Hindi films “Nagina” (1986) and “ChaalBaaz” (1989).

Sridevi was married to the film producer Boney Kapoor. They have two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi. Sridevi died on February 24, 2018, due to cardiac arrest.

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Full NameSridevi
Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1963
Place Of BirthSivakasi, India
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Film producer, Playback Singer


SpouseBoney Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty
ChildrenJahnavi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor
ParentsAyyapan Yanger, Rajeswari Yanger
SiblingsSatish Yanger, Srilatha Yanger


AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Actress, Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, Filmfare Special Jury Award, Nandi Award for Best Actress, Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist, Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Drama, BIG Star Most Ente...
NominationsScreen Award for Best Actress, IIFA Award for Best Actress, Zee Cine Award for Best Actress, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BIG Star Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female
MoviesMom, English Vinglish, Chandni, Judaai, Nagina, Mr. India, Lamhe, Laadla, ChaalBaaz, Sadma, Puli, Khuda Gawah, Aulad, Ghar Sansar, Gumrah, Chaand Kaa Tukdaa, Tohfa, Mawaali, Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin, Kshana Kshanam, Padaharella Vayasu, Janbaaz, Moondram Pirai, Gurudev, Nigahen: Nagina Part II, Karm...
TV ShowsMalini Iyer

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1During work, I don't like fights and tensions. Jaya Prada and I initially did not get along. However, when we realised that the press was thriving on our cold war, we decided to make up. Strangely, the fights never affected our work. If you see Tohfa (1984) or Maqsad (1984) you will never sense the hostility. Thank God, we are on talking terms now, no more of those pointless controversies.
2Believe it or not, I don't have an ego. That is one of the first lessons I learnt when I entered this line. Every thing here is so uncertain. One moment you are a goddess and the next moment you are out of work. And under the circumstances the ego is hardly any help. I don't believe in it and I think every actor or actress should learnt to crush their ego even before they learn to act. But here the equation is very strange, so many people who don't know to act also have an ego
3The character I was supposed to play in "Yugpurush" is a very good character. There was only one thorn in the flesh, I was supposed to be playing a prostitute. Somewhere I think I have developed a mental block against playing a prostitute. I get uncomfortable and so I guess I won't be able to do full justice to the character.
4To be very honest, the characters I have played in the south has been much, much more challenging and exciting then what I have done in Hindi cinema


1Former secretary Hari Singh's daughter Bhumicka Singh debuted in the movie Aap Ki Khatir.
2She lost her father during the shooting of Yash Chopra's Lamhe (1991) in London. She flew home for the last rites and returned to work to shoot a comedy sequence with co-star Anupam Kher.
3Hrithik Roshan had his first speaking role opposite Sridevi in Bhagwan Dada (1986) in which he had a small role as a child artiste.
4While shooting for the hit song Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai from Chaalbaaz (1989), the actress was running a fever of 103 degrees. Her performance won her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
5When Boney Kapoor approached Sridevi's mother for Mr India, her mother quoted Rs 10 lakhs as fee. Boney Kapoor paid Sridevi Rs 11 lakhs instead. Later, he admitted that he wanted to get close to the actress.
6Sridevi was not the director's first choice for two of her films which made her a star. Jaya Prada was considered for Nagina (1986), while Rekha was supposed to do Chandni (1989).
7Sridevi's first encounter with K Raghavendra Rao, the director who made her a star, was as a child actor when she was hit by a car while filming a scene that required her to cross a road.
8Sridevi could not speak Hindi when she stepped into the Hindi film industry. She dubbed her dialogues for the first time in Chandni (1989). While, yesteryear actress Naaz had dubbed for her in her previous films, Rekha had dubbed for her in Aakhree Raasta (1986).
9She fondly recalled meeting the then-assistant director K. Raghavendra Rao when she was a child actress. A scene called for her to cross the street, and when she got hit by a vehicle, K. Raghavendra Rao immediately lifted her and carried her to a doctor even though she suffered only minor injuries. A few years later, when he became a director, he first made her a star in Telugu films with Padaharella Vayasu (1978) and then again in Hindi films with Himmatwala (1983).
10Sridevi was the highest paid Hindi actress from 1985-1992 and the 2nd highest paid Hindi actress from 1993-1996.
11Jeetendra Sridevi were paired romantically opposite each other in 16 films and 11 were hits from 1983-88.
12She was the sole income earner in her family. She financially supported her mother, stepfather, sister and stepbrother.
13At the height of her career, Sridevi received countless marriage proposals from wealthy American and British born Indians who saw her as the perfect trophy wife. One of her rumored suitors was Hollywood movie producer Ashok Amritraj.
14Was the original choice for the role in 'Beta' that made Madhuri Dixit a superstar. She turned the role down, because she felt she was already doing too many films with Anil Kapoor.
15She was cast in a dual role in 1993's Baazigar. However, the director felt that the audience would never be able to sympathize with Shah Rukh Khan's character if he 'killed' Sridevi on Screen. The role was re-written and two different actresses (Shilpa Shetty and Kajol) were hired to play the roles originally meant for La Devi.
16Sridevi was offered a role in Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg. She refused because it wasn't a starring role and it would have meant taking a hiatus from Bollywood, at a time, when she was at the peak of her career.
17In the 1980s, Jaya Prada and Sridevi were fierce rivals. They were of a similar age, from the south and considered contenders for the coveted number one slot in Hindi cinema. In public, each would give the other the cold shoulder. Once, during the shooting of a K. Bappaiah film called Maqsad, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra locked the two warring queens in the same makeup room hoping they'd make up. No such thing happened. Two hours later, when they opened the door, they found the actresses sitting at opposite ends of the room in silence.
18Has two daughters named Jhanvi and Khushi, both named after the heroines in husband Boney Kapoor's films Judaai (1997) and Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000).
19She is on the Board of Director at the Asian Academy of film and television.
20Daughter-in-law of Surinder Kapoor and sister-in-law of Sanjay Kapoor.
21Sister-in-law of megastar Anil Kapoor.
22Tamil/Telugu/Hindi megastar




Mama Allula Saval1980
Prema Kanuka1980
Rowdy Ramudu Kinte Krishnudu1980
Sardar Papa Rayudu1980
Varumayin Niram Sigappu1980
Vishwa Roopam1980
Ram Robert Rahim1980
Buripalem Bullodu1979
Dharma Yuddham1979
Karthika Deepam1979
Muddula Koduku1979
Naan Oru Kayi Parkiren1979
Neela Malargal1979
Pagalil Oru Iravu1979
Pattakkatti Bairavan1979
Samajaniki Saval1979
Sigappukkal Mookuthi1979
Solva Sawan1979Mehna
Thayillamal Nannilai1979
Yerra Gulabi1979
I Love You1979
Avalude Ravukal1978
Ayiram Janmangal1978
Elaya Rani Rajalakshmi1978
Ganga Yamuna Kaveri1978
Ithu Eppadi Irukku1978
Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai1978
Machanai Parthingala1978
Manitharil Ithanai Nirangala1978
Mudichooda Mannan1978
Padaharella Vayasu1978Malli
Pilot Premnath1978
Radhai Ketra Kannan1978
Rajavukku Etha Rani1978
Sakka Podu Podu Raja1978
Taxi Driver1978/I
Vanakathukuria Kathaliye1978
Sigappu Rojakkal1978Sarada
Taxi Driver1978/II
Aadu Puli Atham1977
Akale Aakasam1977
Amme Anupame1977
A Nimisham1977
Nalumani Pookkal1977
Sainthadamma Sainthadu1977
Satyavan Savithri1977
Pathinaru Vayathinile1977Mayil
Kuttavum Shikshayum1976
Moondru Mudichu1976
Padavoyi Bharatheeyuda1976
Yashoda Krishna1976Krishna (child)
Devudulanti Manishi1975
Ee Kalapu Pillalu1975
Yashoda Krishna1975Krishna (child)
Avalukku Nigar Avale1974
Devi Shri Kaumariamman1974
Thirumangalyam1974Baby Shanti
Bhakta Kumbhara1974
Vicente Ferrer2013TV MovieMujer 1
Bhakta Tukaram1973as Baby Sridevi
English Vinglish2012Shashi Godbole
Bharatha Vilas1973Child Artiste (uncredited)
Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin2004Durga
Mallamma Katha1973
Malini Iyer2004TV SeriesMalini Iyer
Marapurani Manishi1973
Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha1997Sapna Mathur
Judaai1997Kaajal Verma (as Sreedevi)
Baal Mahabharat1973Dushala (as Baby Sridevi)
Bheema Mera Haathi1973Child actress
Mr. Bechara1996Asha / Anita
Amma Mata1972
Azaad Desh Ka Andha Kanoon1996
Badi Panthulu1972as Baby Sridevi
Bala Bharatam1972Dussala
Kanimuthu Papa1972
S.P. Parshuram1994
Raj Mahal1972
Chaand Kaa Tukdaa1994Radha (as Sri Devi)
Rani Mera Naam1972
Laadla1994Sheetal Jetley
Chandra Mukhi1993Chandra Mukhi
Vasantha Maligai1972
Gurudev1993Sunita / Priya
Bharya Biddalu1971as Baby Sridevi
Gumrah1993Roshni Chadha
Naa Thammudu1971
Govindha Govindha1993Naveena
Nenu Manishine1971
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja1993Seema Soni / Shanta
Chor Ke Ghar Chorni1992
Shrimanthudu1971as Baby Sridevi
Laila Majnu1992Laila
Agni Pareeksha1970
Aasmaan Se Gira1992Forest Goddess
Maa Nanna Nirdoshi1970
Heer Ranjha1992Heer
Khuda Gawah1992Benazir / Mehndi
Aadmi Aur Apsara1991
Kumara Sambhavam1969
Ennavo Nadikkaradhu1991
Nam Naadu1969
Kandan Karunai1967Muruga as a child
Lamhe1991Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar
Banjaran1991Reshma / Devi
Kshana Kshanam1991Satya
Pathar Ke Insan1990Lata Rai
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari1990Indraja
Naaka Bandi1990Geeta / Seeta
Chaalu Pe Chaalu1989
Dil Lagake Dekho1989
Main Tera Dushman1989Jugni
Maut Ki Ladai1989
Mera Farz1989
Nigahen: Nagina Part II1989Neelam
Chaalbaaz1989Anju Das / Manju Das
Zulm Ki Zanjeer1989Mombatti
Chandni1989Chandni Mathur
Gair Kaanooni1989Laxmi
Guru1989/IUma / Roma
Aakhari Poratam1988Pravallika
Ghayal Sherni1988Rajni
Sone Pe Suhaaga1988Meena
Waqt Ki Awaz1988Lata I. Prasad
Ram-Avtar1988Sangeeta 'Shano'
Kanoon Ki Hathkadee1988Kavita
Maharajasri Mayagadu1988
Ek Chor Ek Hasina1987Devi (as Sri Devi)
Jawab Hum Denge1987Jyoti
Watan Ke Rakhwale1987Radha R. Pratap
Himmat Aur Mehanat1987Jyoti
Mr. India1987Seema Sohni
Nazrana1987Tulsi (as Sreedevi)
Waqt Ka Shahenshah1987Kanchan Mahalaxmi (as Sri Devi)
Aag Aur Shola1986Aarti
Ghar Sansar1986Radha
Jadu Nagari1986
Jayam Manade1986
Khaidi Rudraiah1986
Naan Adimai Illai1986
Janbaaz1986Seema (Guest Appearance)
Aakhree Raasta1986Vinita Bhatnagar (as Sri Devi)
Bhagwaan Dada1986Bijli / Geeta
Dharm Adhikari1986Priya (as Sri Devi)
Sultanat1986Shehzadi Yasmeen
Nashilee Jawani1986
Aaj Ka Dada1985
Pachani Kapuram1985
Santham Bheekaram1985
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu1985Radha
Mera Badla1985
Prem Jyoti1985
Aakhri Sangram1984Pushpa
Amme Narayana1984
Jaag Utha Insan1984Sandhya
Kanchu Kagada1984
Tandava Krishnudu1984
Naya Kadam1984Laxmi
Inquilaab1984Asha A. Nath
Johny Ustad1984
Love In Singapur1984
Adavi Simhalu1983
Adutha Varisu1983
Devi Sridevi1983Sridevi
Kirai Kotigadu1983
Lanke Bindelu1983
Muddula Mogudu1983
Rama Rajyamlo Bheermaraju1983
Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu1983
Sadma1983Nehalata Malhotra
Shri Ranganeethulu1983
Simham Navindi1983
SP Bhayankar1983Short
Urantha Sankranthi1983
Kalaakaar1983Radha Khanna
Justice Chaudhury1983Rekha
Jaani Dost1983Shaloo
Himmatwala1983Rekha S. Bandookwala
Aadi Vishnulu1982
Anuraga Devatha1982
Bangaru Bhoomi1982
Bangaru Kanuka1982
Bangaru Koduku1982
Bobbili Puli1982
Daiviyin Thiruvilaiyadal1982
Justice Chowdhary1982
Kalavari Samsaram1982
Pokkiri Raja1982
Prema Nakshatram1982
Shamsher Shankar1982
Thanikkattu Raja1982
Vayyari Bhamulu Vagalamari Bhartulu1982
Moondram Pirai1982Bhagyalakshmi / Viji
Vazhve Mayam1982Devi (as Sri Devi)
Ek Jugnu1982
Aakali Rajyam1981
Bhoga Bhagyalu1981
Daiva Thirumanangal1981
Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu1981
Gharana Gangulu1981
Guru Shishyulu1981
Kondaveeti Simham1981
Meendum Kokila1981
Prema Simhasanam1981
Puli Bidda1981
Ranuva Veeran1981
Satyam Shivam1981Parvati ('Pilika Jadda')
Rani Kasularangamma1981
Mr & Mrs Malini Iyer1981
Bangaru Bhava1980
Chuttalunnaru Jagratha1980
Devudichina Koduku1980
Gharana Donga1980

Music Department

Garajna1991playback singer
Kshana Kshanam1991playback singer
Chandni1989playback singer
Sadma1983playback singer


Run2004producer - as Sridevi Kapoor
Shakthi: The Power2002producer


Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women2003presenter


Halla Bol2008special thanks - as Sridevi Kapoor
Out of Control2003thanks


14th International Indian Film Academy Awards2013TV MovieHerself - Performer and Presenter: Best Actress In A Supporting Role
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself
Bombay Talkies2013Herself
55th Idea Filmfare Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Halla Bol2008Herself
52nd Fair One Filmfare Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Jhomma Chumma in London1991TV MovieHerself
Mahaguru1985Herself (in the song "Pyar Ka Khel" from a movie)


Won Awards

2014CinemaGR8! Women Achiever Awards, IndiaExcellence in VersatilityEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsSpecial AwardNagina (1986)
2013Entertainment CategoryNDTV Indian of the Year, INEntertainer of the YearEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Reader's ChoiceStardust Awards, IndiaBest Actress in a DramaEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Vogue Beauty AwardVogue Beauty AwardsTimeless Beauty
2012Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Actor in a Social - Drama Film (Female)English Vinglish (2012)
2012HELLO! Hall of Fame AwardHELLO! Hall of Fame Awards, IndiaOutstanding Performer of the YearEnglish Vinglish (2012)
1992Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressLamhe (1991)
1991Filmfare Award - Telugu Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActressKshana Kshanam (1991)
1990Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressChaalbaaz (1989)
1982Filmfare Award - Tamil Film IndustryFilmfare Awards SouthBest ActressMeendum Kokila (1981)
1981Creative AwardTamil Nadu State Film Awards, IndiaBest ActressMoondram Pirai (1982)
1970Kerala State Film AwardKerala State Film AwardsBest Child ArtistPoombatta (1971)

Nominated Awards

2016Popular AwardIBNLive Movie AwardsBest Actress SouthPuli (2015)
2013Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Leading RoleEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Critics' AwardsTimes of India Film AwardsBest ActressEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2013Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest ActressEnglish Vinglish (2012)
2012Film AwardBIG Star Entertainment Awards, IndiaMost Entertaining Film Actor (Female)English Vinglish (2012)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressJudaai (1997)
1995Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressLaadla (1994)
1994Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressGumrah (1993)
1993Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressKhuda Gawah (1992)
1992Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressChandni (1989)
1990Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressChandni (1989)
1984Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressSadma (1983)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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