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Sridevi is an Indian film actress, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and a few Kannada films. She is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular actresses of Hindi Cinema. After a six-year hiatus, she briefly returned to the small screen in the Sahara sitcom Malini Iyer. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Asian Academy of Film & Television. Sridevi is also often cited as "The First Female Superstar of the Indian Cinema".


Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her father passed away in year 1991, while her mother died during 1997. She has started acting at the age of four and made her lead debut in the late 1970s. She also appeared on Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2004) for Karisma Kapoor and as a judge in the TV show Kaboom (2005). On 19 September 2009, Sridevi appeared on the Sony TV show 10 Ka Dum hosted by Salman Khan.


Sridevi started her career at a very young age. MG Ramachandran spotted her and signed her on for Nam Naad. She stopped attending school in the first grade and began doing almost 2 to 3 shifts a day. But she belongs to a well- educated family and her father being a lawyer himself, made sure that she did not miss her education. A home tutor was always there either on her long shoots or whenever there was a break between shootings.

Latest news

Actress Sridevi, who is gearing up for her next release 'Puli' will be dubbing herself for both Telugu and Tamil versions of the movie. She is said to be paid extra for the dubbing of the Telugu version. She is charging Rs. 1 crore for dubbing. Makers have accepted, and this remuneration is probably the highest for any dubbing artist in the film industry making Sridevi to be the costliest.

Sridevi Biography

Personal Details

Name : Sridevi
Birth Name : Shree Amma Yanger
Date Of Birth : 13 August 1963
Birth Place : Sivakasi,Tamil Nadu,India
Age : 52 years
Height : 5'5"
Weight : 62 approx
Zodiac sign : Leo
Profession : Actress, Producer
Years active : 1967-present
Debut Movie : Julie
Marriage : 2 June 1996
Famous Pairing : Jeetendra
Husband : Boney Kapoor
Children : 2 Daughters (Jhanvi, Khushi)


Sridevi was born to Ayyapan and Rajeswari in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Her father was a lawyer. She has a sister and two step brothers. Sridevi got married to 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).


Sridevi started her career as a child artist in the Tamil language film Kandan Karunai (1969) and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in the hit Julie (1975) and played her first adult role in Moondru Mudichu (1976). Sridevi quickly established herself as the top actress of the South Indian industry with films like Meendum Kokila (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982) and Kshana Kshanam (1991).

However, Sridevi's main success came as a Bollywood actress with award-winning critically acclaimed roles in commercially successful films including Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), Mr. India (1987), Chandni (1989), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992) and Judaai (1997). Her performances in such films established her as the leading actress of the industry during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sridevi has ruled the Indian film industry and was also titled the "Lady Amitabh Bachchan" of her time.

In English Vinglish

English Vinglish was a Indian drama film directed by debutant director Gauri Shinde and produced by R. Balki. Actress Sridevi has made her comeback with this movie after a 14 years sabbatical. Amitabh Bachchan has made a guest appearance in the Hindi version of the film, while Ajith Kumar has came in for the same role in the Tamil version. Sridevi played the central role of Shashi, a Pune based Maharashtrian housewife, who enrolls for an English speaking course in order to please her husband and family.

Sridevi to play a Princess

Sridevi has made a remarkable comeback in 'English Vinglish' after a long sabbatical. After playing a housewife determined to get her English right in 'English Vinglish,' Sridevi might be playing a princess in next film in Tamil. The film will be directed by Chimbu Devan and film would also feature Tamil superstar Vijay and Kannada star Sudeep.

In Boney Kapoor's next

Sridevi is all set to shoot her next film soon. Her husband and the film's producer, Boney Kapoor excitedly shared the details. Bonny said- "I have been on the lookout for a subject for Sri for a very long time. I had to find something unusual for her. And now, I think I have found the right subject. It's the story of the stormy relationship between a woman and her 18-year old stepdaughter. We will be casting a new girl as Sri's daughter."

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