Who was Sridevi, how her early life and childhood?
Sree Amma Yanger Ayyapan popularly known as Sridevi Kapoor was an Indian actress born on 13th August 1963 in the state of Tamil Nadu. Sridevi was a child to Ayyapan and Rajeshwari; her father was a lawyer. She has three other siblings to her, a sister and two step-brothers. She was married to the film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she has two daughters.
She made her film debut as a child artiste at the age of 4, in Kandhan Karunai a Tamil movie. Sridevi has worked in various languages Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam films. In one of the famous news journals, Sridevi has once said
“I lost out on going to school and college life, but I got into the film industry and worked without a gap – from a child actor, I went straight to the heroine. There was no time to think, and I was grateful for it.
How Sridevi earned a name for herself in the Bollywood?
She had already made a mark in the South Indian Cinema and worked with Jayalalitha and Adi Parashakti. She followed her path in the footsteps of Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth and did some projects being unstoppable.
Sridevi ultimately made her debut in the Hindi cinema with Solva Sawan and earned for herself with the movie ‘Himmatwala’ opposite Jeetendra. Moreover, the duo again gave a smashing hit ‘Tohfa’ the next year, that made rewarded Sridevi as ‘Thunder Thighs’. Sridevi then became the Diva for many aspiring newcomers, and her fashion sense of bejeweled outfits and headgears were always the center of attraction.
Riveting 7 amazingly unknown facts about Sridevi:
1] Sridevi played stepmother to Rajinikanth
In 1976, Tamil film Moondru Mudichu, she played Rajinikanth’s stepmother role and was paid more than him.
2] When Rekha Ji dubbed for Sridevi
Sridevi was brought up in Madras, so when she entered Hindi cinema, she faced many difficulties while speaking Hindi. So, Rekha dubbed for her in several movies. Chandni was the first film where Sridevi has done her dubbing.
3] When Steven Speilberg offered Sridevi a role
Sridevi was obvious and particular about her status, so she respectfully denied Hollywood director Steven Speilberg’s, Jurassic Park.
4] Earned the title of first female Superstar
She had worked in 300 films in 5 decades of her acting career.
5] Sridevi did playback singing
In films Chandani, Sadma, Kshana Kshanam, and Garajna, she did singing also.
6] High profile marriage proposals came to her path
She had received many marriage proposals from the Rich American and British-Indian families during the peak of her career.
7] Honored Padma Shri & Filmfare Awards
In 2013, she received the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shree by the GoI. Also, she won 5 times Filmfare for the leading role for the best actress.
Not just a fine actor but she was known to be a responsible mother of two daughters. Her last movie ‘MOM’ was much appreciated. Bollywood faced ‘Sadma’ losing its beautiful ‘Chandni.’