A brilliant actor, An Amazing life partner, An Inspiring mother and A Person who has desires and had the courage to chase them and achieve them. Sridevi was not just a regular name and face from Bollywood, she had inspired many successful actors to peruse Acting from Sushmita Sen to Parineeti Chopra all of them have seen her on screen and learned. The Grace, the innocence, the charm in her face never fade away either on screen or off screen. It was heartbreaking seeing her remains wrapped in the Tricolors and taking adieu from the world. Here we are with our Top 10 facts you didn’t know about late Sridevi.
10. A brilliant actor
She was born with the name as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan and started her acting career as Sridevi. She started her career so early in her life at the age of four in Thunaivan (1967) for Thirumugham’s devotional film, and she was brilliant at it. From Tamil industry to Hindi Cinema, her journey was unbelievable. She could not speak proper Hindi when she enters the industry but from then to now we all have seen herself growing and giving performances in Nagin, Chandani, Lamhe, Mr. India, MoM, English-Vinglish and the list is just never-ending. She was the first female superstar of India who worked in 300 films.
Nothing stops her from giving amazing performances year by year. She was the first Indian actress to get an offer from Hollywood’s director Steven Spielberg for Jurassic Park in the year 1993 when she was at the peak of her career. She was suffering from 103 fever when shot song Na Jane Kaha Se Aai Hai which shows her love acting.
9. Padmashree Award
She was awarded Padmashree ‘the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India’ in 2013 for her excellent performance in Indian Cinema, which is a great honor for any civilian in the country. She has received many awards in life but this was with her till the last.
Sridevi was also voted as the Greatest Indian Actress in 100 years in 2013 in a national poll conducted by CNN-IBN. She has won 13+ Filmfare awards in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu industry and Order of Afghanistan in 1991 for movie Khuda Gawah and countless other awards.
8. An Amazing Life Partner
Sridevi and bonny Kapoor came in contact with Mona Kapoor (Boney Kapoor’s First Wife), she was staying at their house when she was with Mithun. And from there the friendship started, in this time Sridevi’s family was going through a rough phase. Her mother’s health was not good and she had to take her out of India for treatment when Bonny helped the family and took care of her mother as his own mother. And from there the affair started and later Sridevi got pregnant with Bonny’s Child. Which was known to all with time and the situate gone out of control, even Sridevi was accused as “Marriage breaker”.
Even in a family party Bonny Kapoor’s mother had some rough fight with Sridevi, and right after that Bonny announced the Marriage. The roller costar’s Love story took this step and became the most loved Jodi. Since then till now there’s always love in the air. Even the very last minute she spent was with her love, Bonny Kapoor.
7. Inspiring Mother
As in her movie MoM, she protected her daughter from all the evil eyes and knock down the bad man, in real life she has protected her two angels from all the bed eyes. Right after the marriage, she had Janhvi (1997) and Khushi(2000). She left her film career to raise her daughters even when she was on the top of her career and was one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. She has clear priorities. Her twitter handle explains it much batter Actor-MOM-Housewife-Actor Again!
Post this break she returned to the big screen after 15 years in movie English- Vinglish. Which was a big hit and all her fans were waiting for her more films later on. The Actress wanted to see her daughter Janhvi on the Big Screen and Janhvi already started the shooting for her debut film which will be released in July but Sridevi could not see her angel on the big screen. We wish she could see her daughter.
6. An Amazing Co-star
Sridevi gave many successful films with many megastars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Govinda and many. She always had a good repo with all her co-stars. She always has the positive attitude towards her co-stars and always tried to learn. In a Film with Govinda, being a successful actress she asked the choreographer to teach her all the steps so that she can match up with Govinda’s dance. She has this kind of attitude in her work.
On Twitter right before her sudden death was announced Amithabh Bachhan posted “Na Jane kyu ek ajeeb si gabrahat ho rai hai” and post her funeral he posted “रहने को सदा देहर में आता नहीं कोई तुम जैसे गये ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई”~ कैफ़ि आज़मी” Boney Kapoor has also posted an emotional message from Sridevi’s twitter handle. All these messages and posts gave a sense what kind of person Sridevi has been for all the people who know her personally.
5. Never Compromising Attitude
Remember Baahubali one of the most successful movie of Indian cinema which is also the highest grossing movie in the history sets many records like 50-Days marks in theatres and many more. During the release of Baahubali 2 director S S Rajamouli reveals that initial the role Shivgami the queen of the Mahishmati kingdom was offered to Sridevi. She asked for some high amount (still not sure about the amount) for the role of Shivgami which Rajamouli was not in a position to give. So after that, he offers the same role to Ramya Krishnan who is also a very famous South Indian actress, and she agreed to do that. And after that, it becomes a very iconic character in the movie because of her strong acting
4. Her Class Of Acting
Remember Baazigar 1993 starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Shilpa Shetty. There was a dual role given to the Sridevi. She acted so well that afterward, the director thought it would not look good and will be risky for the film if Shah Rukh Khan’s character kills her on screen. After they decided to drop that.
3. Hard-Worker Towards Career
She started her career from Thunaivan and after that, she worked in many movies in Tamil and Telegu language. As she is from South India initially she had some trouble with the Hindi language which happens with every south actor or actress. Initially, in her, few films director decided to have a dubbing artist for her. And also the famous actress Rekha dubbed for her for Aakhri Rastha. After that, she worked so hard on her Hindi. Later she sang playback for films like Chadini, Sadma, Garajna, Kshnakshanam.
2. Great Painter
Apart from being a great actress, she was also a good painter. In her most of the free time, she used to paint. Even Salman Khan and Sridevi have a good connection and spends time with each other while painting. After sometime she left painting. Then Salman khan encourages her to paint again. Her painting “Thoughts” went to International Art Auction House. Even recently she made a painting of Sonam Kapoor (Bollywood Actress) which was supposed to be auctioned in Dubai along with Michael Jackson. Reports say she stayed there for the auction after the marriage of her nephew where her family left for India.
1. Her up-down relationship with her sister.
Srilatha (Sridevi’s Sister) was one of the reasons for her success as an actress. She was her companion, friend and also plays a very crucial role in the rise of her professional career. Srilatha manages everything for Sridevi as a secretary. She always advises her on what film to sign what to not, her dates, meetings with directors and more. She also went to Mumbai with her and seen everywhere with Sridevi in shootings, award events etc. After Srilatha married to a Tamilnadu politician. She was very upset because there was no one to take care of her. Later some property issues between them which the legal battle continues for two decades in the Madras High Court.
After her mother got ill and she was admitted to a US hospital where she died. The family accused the hospital of not giving proper treatment and case went to the US court. After that hospital had paid Rs 7.2 crore as compensation. Srilatha wanted the share in that compensation and dragged them to Madras High Court again. Later it was shorted by the mediation of Boney Kapoor. After that Srilathan threw a party in Chennai when Sridevi received Padmashree Award Award in 2013.
These were some facts which were unknown to many and these defined Sridevi’s life to a better extent. Our sincere condolence to the family and all the friends and fans of the great actress. We have lost a diamond and everyone is going to miss her. We wish everyone a good health and fortune. By this article, we did not mean to hurt anyone’s feeling.
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