Farewell, Sridevi. We’ll never forget those Lamhe

Sridevi in a still from Lamhe 

It is a moment of unforeseen catastrophe for the Hindi film industry as veteran actress Sridevi died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in UAE on February 25. Sridevi was in Ras Al Khaimah for her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Sridevi was born in Tamil Nadu’s Sivakasi on August 13, 1963. Considered to be the first female ‘superstar’ of Bollywood, Sridevi was one of the most celebrated actresses of the eighties.
Sridevi was just four when she started working in films as she appeared in M.A. Thirumugham’s Thunaivan and subsequently appeared as a child artiste in the films Poompatta, Kandan Karunai, Nam Naadu and Babu. In fact, for her role in Poompatta, Sridevi won the Kerala State Film Award For Best Child Artist.

Soon after, Sridevi, at the age of 13, featured in Julie as she was cast as the protagonist Lakshmi’s sister. Sridevi featured in multilingual films including Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films as well.

In Bollywood, Sridevi made her debut with Solva Sawan in 1979, co-starring Amol Palekar and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Four years later, Sridevi appeared in Himmatwala opposite Jeetendra, was a major blockbuster of 1983. Nainon Mein Sapna from the K. Raghavendra Rao-directed film was an absolute superhit.

Sadma, in which Sridevi, featured opposite Kamal Haasan, is one of her most iconic films. In the film, Sridevi was cast as a woman suffering from amnesia, and her role was applauded by critics severely.

Meanwhile, Sridevi also featured in Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Lamhe, Khuda Gawah, Gumraah, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Judaai.

After appearing in 2008’s Halla Bol, Sridevi made her comeback with English Vinglish four years later. After the Gauri Shinde-directed film, Sridevi was absent from celluloid for a good five years following which she appeared in 2017’s MOM, which is her last film.

Sridevi has received several Filmfare awards and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2013, which is India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

Sridevi married filmmaker Boney Kapoor in 1996. She is survived by her husband and two daughters – Jahnvi and Khushi.

Although MOM is Sridevi’s last film on celluloid, she was scheduled to appear in a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s film with Aanand L Rai, Zero.
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