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Original Name: Shree Amma Yanger
Nick Name: Puppy
Date of Birth (Birthday): 13 August, 1963
Height: 5'7"
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Sivakasi, Tamilnadu
Education: British School, graduate at Oxford, master's at London School of Economics in International Relation
Marital Status: Married
Languages: Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil
Contact Address: Green Acres, 7 Bungalows, Lokhanda Complex, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 058

Family Background
Spouse: Boney Kapoor
Daughter: two children (Jhanvi and Khushi)

Sridevi, also known as Sreedevi Ayyapan, was born on August 13, 1965 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. She is an Indian actress who has starred in hundreds of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films.

Her parents were Ayyappan, a lawyer, and Rajeswari. Sridevi has a sister, Srilatha, and a brother named Satish. Sridevi's mother is from Andhra Pradesh and her father from Tamil Nadu.

Her father died while she was filming Lamhe, her mother while she was making Judaai. Although it is the Hindu custom that the son lights the funeral pyre, Sridevi lit the pyre for her mother's last rites.

Numerous sources claim that Sridevi had a relationship with actor Mithun Chakraborty from 1986 to 1987, and ended the relationship when she found out that he had not divorced his first wife, Yogita Bali. Many versions of this story say that the couple was secretly married and the marriage was later annulled. It is not clear how much of this story is true and how much is gossip.

Sridevi married film producer Boney Kapoor on June 2, 1996. The couple has two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi. Through her husband she is related to the large Surinder Kapoor film clan. Actor Anil Kapoor, her co-star in many films, is her brother-in-law.

Sridevi started her career as a child artiste in the Tamil movie Kandhan Karunai (1967). During her early adult career, she acted in a number of Tamil and Malayalam movies. Many of her Malayalam movies were directed by I. V. Sasi. Some examples of her notable Malayalam movies are: Aadhyapaadam, Aalinganam, Kuttavum Sikshaiyum, Aa Nimisham. In 1976, she got her first big break in Tamil movies as a heroine in K. Balachander's Moondru Mudichu, where she starred opposite both Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth. In many ways, this movie was a landmark in Tamil filmdom. It was also one of Rajnikanth's first major movies. After Moondru Mudichu, Sridevi had a succession of huge hits with both these Tamil superstars. With Kamal Haasan, she acted in movies such as Guru, Sankarlal,Sigappu Rojakkal,Thaayillamal Naanillai, Meendum Kokila, Vaazhve Maayam, Varumaiyin Niram Sigappu, Neela Malargal,Moondram Pirai,16 Vayathinile. With Rajnikanth, she acted in movies such as Dharmayuddham, Priya, Pokkiri Raja, Thanikattu Raja, Adutha Varisu, Nan Adimai Illai, etc. She was the number one actress in Tamil films during the period 1979-83.

During the same time, Sridevi also made inroads into Telugu language movies. She acted with all major heroes in Telugu. A number of her Telugu movies were made by K. Raghavendra Rao. With N. T. Rama Rao, she acted in movies such as Konda Veeti Simham, Vetagadu, Sardar Paparayudu, Bobbili Puli etc. With A. Nageswara Rao, she acted in movies such as Mudulla Koduku, Premabhishekham, Bangaru Kanku, Premakanuka etc. With Krishna she acted in movies such as Kanchu Kagada, Kalavari Samsaram, Krishnavatharam, Borripellum Bolludu, Khaidi Rudrayya etc. After Kamal Haasan, Sridevi has acted the most number of movies with Krishna. Towards the tail end of her Telugu career, she started acting in Hindi movies. Many of her initial Hindi movies starred Jeetendra and were remakes of her Telugu movies, mostly directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, and K. Bappaiah. She has won two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for Meendum Kokila and Kshana Kshanam.

In 1978, she starred in her first Hindi film, Solva Saawan which failed at the box office. However, her second movie, Himmatwala, went on to be a super-duper success. Sridevi became a Bollywood star overnight and the film earned her the sexy nickname "Thunder Thighs". This was followed by the masterpiece Sadma which is hailed as a classic today and remains the most definitive child-woman performance of her career. Throughout the 1980s, she starred in a galaxy of superhit films including Tohfa, Nagina, Mr. India, Chandni, and Chaalbaaz, in which her delightfully crazy capers won her the first Filmfare Award for Hindi films. Sridevi became the No.1 star and the highest paid actor during this time. Nagina is remembered for her iconic dance sequence in the film's climax. Shekhar Kapur's all-time hit Mr. India won her rave reviews for her classic comic-timing and earned her the name Miss Hawa Hawai while her Charlie Chaplin act in the film remains an unforgettable moment. Yash Chopra's poetic fairy-tale Chandni proved to be the most spectacular hit of the Queen Bee's career. Yash Chopra again directed her in the path-breaking modern day classic Lamhe (1991), where the sensitive and intense double-role act immortalised her forever in Hindi Cinema. It also won her, her second Filmfare Best Actress Award and also the prestigiousInternational Best Actress Award. The superstar ruled on with powerful performances like Khuda Gawah, Gumrah and Laadla wowing the audiences. She was even approached by the Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg for a role which she had to refuse due to her workload in India. She remained the Number One for more than a decade which is the perhaps longest reign for any Hindi actress. She is one of the few Bollywood actresses who dictated terms and for whom roles were written. The failure of the multicrore Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja proved to be a major setback. After the superhit Judaai (1997), she left the industry in order to marry Boney Kapoor and raise her two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.

After a six-year hiatus, Sridevi returned to the small screen, briefly, in the popular Sahara sitcom Malini Iyer (2004-2005). She also appeared on Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai for Karishma Kapoor (2004) and as a judge in the TV show Kaboom (2005). She also starred in the Lux ad along with Shah Rukh Khan. She is slated to return to the big screen in a sequel to Mr India.

She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Asian Academy of film and television.

She performed an 80's medley at the 52nd Filmfare Awards on February 24th, 2007 to a grand reception from fans and colleagues.

Awards and honours

Filmfare Awards
* 1981 FilmFare Award (South) for Tamil Film Meendum Kokila
* 1983 FilmFare Award Nomination for Sadma , lost to Shabana Azmi, Arth.
* 1989 Filmfare Award Nomination for Chandni, lost to herself for Chaalbaaz
* 1989 Filmfare Best Actress Award for Chaalbaaz
* 1991 Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe
* 1992 FilmFare Award For Telugu Film Kshana Kshanam
* 1992 Filmfare Award Nomination for Khuda Gawah, lost to Madhuri Dixit for Beta
* 1993 Filmfare Award Nomination for Gumrah, lost to Juhi Chawla for Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
* 1994 Filmfare Award Nomination for Laadla, lost to Madhuri Dixit for Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
* 1997 Filmfare Award Nomination for Judaai , lost to Madhuri Dixit for Dil To Pagal Hai

Other awards
* 1993 Nandi Award For Telugu Film Kshana Kshanam
* 1994 Giant Awards For Contribution to Hindi Cinema
* 1998 Screen Awards Nomination for Judaai
* 2003 MAMI Award for Excellent Contribution to Hindi Cinema
* 2005 Vamsee Art Theatres International's Lifetime Achievement Award
* 1996 Toronto Best Actress Award for Devaragam


* Kumara Sambhavam (1969) (First Malayalam movie)
* Swapnangal (1970)
* Poombatta (1971)
* Theertha Yathra (1972)
* Abhinandhanam (1976)
* Aalinganam (1976)
* Aasirvadham (1976)
* Kuttavum Sikshaiyum (1976)
* Aadhyapaadam (1976)
* Aa Nimisham (1977)
* Amme Anupame (1977)
* Angikaram (1977)
* Anthardhanam (1977)
* Nalumani Pookkal (1977)
* Nirakudam (1977)
* Oonjal (1977)
* Sathyavan Savithri (1977)
* Vezhambal (1977)
* Avalude Ravukal (1978)
* Amme Narayana (1984)
* Devaragam (1996)

* Kandhan Karunai (1967) (First movie Play Young Boy As Sivakumar's Role)
* Nam Naadu (1969)
* Kumara Sambhavam (1969)
* Nam Naadu (1969)
* Moondru Mudichu (1976) (First Tamil movie as heroine.)
* Gayathri (1977)
* Kavikkuyil (1977)
* 16 Vayadhinile (1977) (Ran 175 days in Tamil centers.) (Source: Popular Tamil films)
* Sayndhadamma Sayndhadu (1977)
* Ayiram Jenmangal (1978)
* Vanakkaththukkuriya Kaadhaliye (1978)
* Ilaya Rani Rajalakshmi (1978)
* Ganga Yamuna Kaveri (1978)
* Ithu Eppadi Irukku (1978)
* Manitharil Iththanai Nirangala (1978)
* Mudisooda Mannan (1978)
* Pilot Premnath (1978)
* Sigappu Rojakkal (1978) (Ran 175 days in Tamil centers.)
* Taxi Driver (1978)
* Priya (1978) (Ran 175 days in Tamil centers.)
* Radhaikketra Kannan (1978)
* Rajavuukeththa Rani (1978)
* Sakka Podu Podu Raja (1978)
* Arumbugal (1979)
* Dharmayuddham (1979)
* Kalyanaraman (1979) (Ran 140 days in Tamil centers.)
* Pagalil Or Iravu (1979)
* Kavariman (1979)
* Neela Malargal (1979)
* Sigappukkal Mookkuthi (1979)
* Thaayillaamal Naanillai (1979)
* Guru (1980)
* Johnny (1980)
* Varumaiyin Niram Sigappu (1980)
* Viswaroopam (1980)
* Sankarlal (1981)
* Dheiyva Thirumanangal (1981)
* Meendum Kokila (1981) (Ran 175 days in Tamil centers.)
* Raanuva Veeran (1981)
* Moondram Pirai (1982) (Ran 329 days in Tamil centers.)
* Deviyin Thirivilaiyadal (1982)
* Thanikkattu Raja (1982)
* Pokkiri Raja (1982) (Ran 148 days in Tamil centers.)
* Vaazhve Maayam (1982) (Ran 200 days in Tamil centers.)
* Adutha Vaarisu (1983)
* Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai
* Idhu Eppadi Irukku
* Saithadhamma Saindhadhu
* Sathyavan Savithri
* Avalukku Nihar Avale
* Kanimutthu Papa
* Pirarthanai
* Naalumani Pookal
* Oonjal
* Santhippu (1983) (Ran 175 days in Tamil centers.)
* Naan Adimai Illai (1986)
* Tucker Raja
* Meenakshiyin Thiruvilaiyaadal

* Bangarakka (1977) (First Telugu movie as heroine.)
* Padaharella Vayasu (1978)
* Borripellum Bolludu (1979)
* Kartheeka Deepam (1979)
* Vetagadu (1979)
* Mudulla Koduku (1979)
* Aatagadu (1980)
* Chuttalunnaru Jagratha (1980)
* Devudu Ichchina Koduku (1980)
* Gharana Donga (1980)
* Mama Allulla Saval (1980)
* Premakanuka (1980)
* Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu (1980)
* Sardar Paparayudu (1980)
* Gaja Donga (1980)
* CID (1980)
* Mosagadu (1980)
* Patagadu (1980)
* Akali Rajyam (1981)
* Balanagamma (1981)
* Bhoga Bhagyalu (1981)
* Gharana Gangulu (1981)
* Ghatasari Atta Sugasari Kodalu (1981)
* Konda Veti Simham (1981)
* Premabhishekham (1981) (Ran for more than 500 days in Hyderabad)
* Rani Kasula Rangamma (1981)
* Illalu (1981)
* Satyam Shivam (1981)
* Aadi Vishnulu (1982)
* Anuraga Devata (1982)
* Bangaru Bhoomi (1982)
* Bangaru Koduku (1982)
* Bobbili Puli (1982)
* Devata (1982)
* Justice Chowdury (1982)
* Kalavari Samsaram (1982)
* Krisharjunulu (1982)
* Krishnavatharam (1982)
* Samsher Shankar (1982)
* Vayyari Bhamalu Vagalamari Bharthalu (1982)
* Adavi Simhalu (1983)
* Kirayi Kotigadu (1983)
* Mundadugu (1983)
* Ramarajyamlo Bheemaraju (1983)
* Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
* Simham Navindi (1983)
* Sri Ranganeetalu (1983)
* Urantha Sankranthi (1983)
* Kanchu Kagada (1984)
* Kodathrachu (1984)
* Vajrayudham (1985)
* Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu (1985)
* Pachani Kapuram (1985)
* Jayam Manade (1986)
* Khaidi Rudrayya (1986)
* Magudamleni Maharaju (1987)
* Mavoori Magaadu (1987)
* Aakhari Poratam (1988)
* Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)
* Kshana Kshanam (1991)
* S.P.Parshuram (1996)

* Julie (1975 film) (1975) (child actor)
* Solva Sawan (1978)
* Himmatwala (1983)
* Justice Chowdhary (1983)
* Jaani Dost (1983)
* Kalakaar (1983)
* Sadma (1983)
* Akalmand (1984)
* Inquilaab (1984)
* Jaag Utha Insaan (1984)
* Naya Kadam (1984)
* Maqsad (1984)
* Tohfa (1984)
* Balidaan (1985)
* Masterji (1985)
* Sarfarosh (1985)
* Aakhree Raasta (1986)
* Aag Aur Shola (1986)(cameo)
* Bhagwan Dada (1986)
* Dharam Adhikari (1986)
* Ghar Sansar (1986)
* Nagina (1986)
* Jaanbaaz (1986)(cameo)
* Karma (1986)
* Suhaagan (1986)
* Sultanat (1986)
* Aulaad (1987)
* Himmat Aur Mehnat (1987)
* Nazrana (1987)
* Majaal (1987)
* Joshilay (1987)
* Jawab Hum Denge (1987)
* Mr India (1987)
* Sherni (1988)
* Ram Avtaar (1988)
* Waqt Ki Awaaz (1988)
* Sone Pe Suhagaa (1988)
* Chaalbaaz (1989)
* Chandni (1989)
* Guru (1989)
* Gair Kanooni (1989)
* Nigahein (1989)
* Main Tera Dushman (1989)(cameo)
* Banjaran (1991)
* Farishtay (1991)
* Pathar Ke Insaan (1991)
* Lamhe (1991)
* Khuda Gawah (1992)
* Heer Ranjha (1992)
* Aasman Se Gira (1992)(cameo)
* Chandramukhi (1993)
* Gumrah (1993)
* Gurudev (1993)
* Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
* Chaand Ka Tukdaa (1994)
* Laadla (1994)
* Army (1996)
* Mr Bechara (1996)
* Kaun Sacha Kaun Jhootha (1997)
* Judaai (1997)
* Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004) (Delayed Release)

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Souvik Chatterji said...

Sridevi is one of the leading South Indian actresses who had dominated both bollywood films and South Indian films in the 80s. She impressed the viewers with her notable performance in the film Himmatwala,

aruna said...

sridevi is very beautifull and her eyes are very sparkling and a good dancer too.evergreen heroin and my favourate .

aruna said...

sridevi is very beautifull actress and her eyes are very sparkling and good dancer.

Brijesh Tripathi said...

Realy sridevi is very beautiful but her daughter Janhvi is most beautiful girl of the world -Brijesh Tripathi

Mary said...

She is one of most beautiful lady.. in bollywood
in all the actress.. i love her

Unknown said...

Hi Sridevi ji,
Firstly Wishing a very Happy Birthday.Today great day when a Beautiful, Talented,amazing lady was born.
I have no word to explain her Beauty. She is very sweet.
Sridevi ji, God Bless You forever.

narayan rao said...

hi all the best

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