Biography|July 28, 2012 1:41 pm

Sri Devi Biography

Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Iyenger on 13 August 1963, and is an Indian actress who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and a few Kannada films. Starting to act at the age of four, she made her debut as an adult in the late 1970s. She is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular actresses of Hindi Cinema, and ‘The First Female Superstar Of Hindi Cinema’.

After establishing herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema, she left the industry in 1997 to raise her children. During her career, she has won four Filmfare Awards—two for Hindi films, and one each for Tamil and Telugu films. Sridevi is often cited by film media as one of the best actresses of Indian Cinema.

Sridevi was born as Shree Amma iyenger to Ayyapan and Rajeswari on 13 August 1963 in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. Her father was a lawyer. She has a sister and two step brothers. Sridevi married Boney Kapoor, a film producer and the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor, in 1996. They have two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi (Krishna). Her mother tongue is Tamil.

Sridevi started her career as a child actor in the 1967 Tamil movie Kandan Karunai playing the role of young Muruga, and acted in many Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies from then on. During her early teens, she acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada movies as a lead actress.

In 1976, Sridevi got her first big break as heroine in K. Balachander’s Moondru Mudichu, where she starred opposite rising stars, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. She then followed with a succession of films with both Haasan and Rajnikanth. With the former, she was in movies such as Guru, Sankarlal, Sigappu Rojakkal, Thaayillamal Naan Illai, Meendum Kokila, Vazhvey Maayam, Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Neela Malargal, Moondram Pirai and 16 Vayathinile and with Rajnikanth, she appeared in movies such as Gayathri, Dharma Yuddham, Priya, Johnny, Ranuva Veeran, Pokkiri Raja, Thanikattu Raja, Adutha Varisu and Naan Adimai Illai.

At the same time, Sridevi started acting in Telugu movies, a number of which were made by K. Raghavendra Rao. With N. T. Rama Rao, she acted in movies such as Konda Veeti Simham, Vetagadu, Sardar Paparayudu and Bobbili Puli. With A. Nageswara Rao, she appeared in movies such as Mudulla Koduku, Premabhishekham, Bangaru Kanku and Premakanuka. With Krishna, she acted in movies such as Kanchu Kagada, Kalavari Samsaram, Krishnavatharam, Burripalem Bolludu, and Khaidi Rudrayya.She acted in more than 30 films with Telugu actor Krishna.With Chiranjeevi, she acted in movies such as Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari,S.P.Parasuram.With Nagarjuna, she appeared in movies Aakhari Poratam,Govinda Goivnda.With Venkatesh, She acted in Kshana Kshanam.

Sridevi announced her comeback in early 2011. She is currently working in a new film English Vinglish. directed by Gauri Shinde (R. Balki’s wife). The film stars French actor Mehdi Nebbou and Adil Hussain along with Amitabh Bachchan in a special cameo. Sridevi is playing the central role of an Indian woman married into an American household who enrols in an English learning program to please her family. The film described as the journey of a woman to find her identity is slated to release in 2012 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Her return was officially announced in the IIFA Awards 2011 held in Toronto along with a montage of various Bollywood stars welcoming her back.

The first look of the film was released on 15 June, 2012 as a theatrical promo showing Sridevi’s character Shashi struggling to read the Censor certificate of the trailer. It has met with an overwhelming response from her fans and the media. The teaser became the top trending topic on Twitter and has subsequently gone viral on Youtube.