NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian actress Sridevi, arguably the first Bollywood superstar, died in Dubai after a heart attack, media reports said Sunday. She was 54 years old. Sylvievi is survived by her husband – producer Boney Kapoor – and her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late Saturday.
During his five-decade career, Sridevi starred in 300 films and received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor in 2013.
Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in the State of Tamil Nadu. at the age of four, appearing in several Tamil-language films in the 1
She played in Tamil films, Malayalam and Telugu, performing alongside great men such as Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.
Sridevi made his Bollywood debut in 1979 with "Solva Sawan" (16th Spring), but it was in 1983, with "Sadma" (Shock) of Balu Mahendra that she made her mark in the Hindi cinema industry.
The year, she also starred with Jeetendra in K. Raghavendra Rao's blockbuster, "Himmatwala" (The Brave), consolidating her place as one of Bollywood's best actresses.
the 1980s and 1990s, she charmed the audience in women-centered films such as "Chandni" (Moonlight) and "Lamhe" (Moments), congratulating for her comic timing in "Chaalbaaz" (Trickster) and "Mr India "Shekhar Kapur, playing fiery characters unlike the tradition Coy Bollywood heroine.
Sridevi took a break in the movies shortly after her marriage to producer Boney Kapoor in 1996.
Sridevi, leaner, made a successful return to the big screen 15 years later in "English Vinglish" of Gauri Shinde (2012). housewife taking English lessons. Her last appearance on the screen was in "Mom" (2017), as a mother avenging the rape of her daughter.
The death of Sridevi sparked a wave of tributes from Bollywood luminaries and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"I do not have words Condolences to all those who loved Sridevi.A dark day.RIP," said actress Priyanka Chopra on Twitter.
"She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances," Modi said in a tweet.
"We all grew up watching her and suddenly hear that she's no longer with us is hard to digest," said cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Additional report by Malini Menon; Edited by Tony Tharakan and Robert MacMillan