Sunday, May 20, 2012


Sridevi is one of the very best actresses  Of  India who   rose to stardom in the late
70's and could win the love and appreciation from a large mass of people by acting in different
languages such as Tamil,Telugu,Hindi,Malayalam and Kannada up to early 90's.
Sridevi was born on 13 Aug 1963 to parents Ayyappan and Rajeswari in Sivakasi of Tamil Nadu State.Her father was a lawyer.
She debuted at the age of 4 as a child artist in the Tamil film 'Kandan Karunai' as Lord Muruga.
From there on wards  she could act as child artist in a large number of films in Tamil,Malayalam and Telugu.
She was given Kerala Government Best Child artist award for her performance in the 1970
film 'Poompatta'.
Her appearance as Lord Muruga in the 1969 Malayalam film 'Kumara Sambavam' was also
very much appreciated.
Sridevi acted as heroine in several Malayalam films  when she was only thirteen
or fourteen years old.
In 1976 'Abhinandanam' directed by I.V. Sasi earned her accolades and again in 1977 I.V.Sasi
films 'Alinganam' and 'Aashirvadam' were successful films in which Kamal Hassan was the hero
and Sridevi the heroine.Adoor Bhasi directed a film in 1977 in the name 'Adyapadham' in which
Kamal Hassan was the hero and heroine was Sridevi.P.G.Viswambharan directed a film in 1977

with Sridevi and Kamal Hassan in lead roles in the name 'Sathyavan Savitri' which contained beautiful songs and song sequences and the film was a grand success.Like that during that period her

 films'Thulavarsham,Nalumani Pookkal, Oonjal,Nirakudam etc all earned good opinion.
In Tamil she became heroine in K.Balanchander film 'Moondru Mudichu' in 1976 opposite
Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth.She appeared continuously with Kamal Hassan in successful

 films like 'Guru,Sankarlal,Thayillamal Naan Illai,Meendum Kokila,Vazhve Mayam,Varumayin Niram Sivappu,Neela Malargal,Moondram Pirai, and 16 Vayathinile.With Rajani Kanth she
acted in films like Gayathri,Dharma Yudham,Priya,Johnny,Pokkiri Raja,Nan Adimai illai etc.

At the same time she could act in several blockbuster Telugu films with eminent actors,directors and producers of that language.
For example  in 'Bobbili Puli' N.T.Rama Rao was her hero and it was directed by Dasari

 Narayana Rao.NTR acted as a Military Officer in that film.
1979 film 'Karthika Deepam' was a film of Shobhan Babu in which Sharada also acted.
1988 film 'Aakhari Poratam'  was a film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao and directed by

 Raghavendra Rao.
1990 film 'Jagadela Veeradu Athiloka Sundari' was a Chiranjeevi film.It was dubbed as 
'Aadmi aur Apsara' in Hindi, 'Hai Sundari' in Malayalam, 'Kadhal Devathai' in Tamil. It is

one of the best movies of Chiranjeevi and Sridevi.
'Guru' was a Tamil film of 1980 directed by I.V.Sasi in which Kamal Hassan,Sridevi,Muthu
 Raman,and M.N.Nambiar acted in key roles.The film earned critical and commercial acclaim.

'Moondram Pirai' was a superhit film directed by Balu Mahendra.Kamal Hassan was the hero in it.It was dubbed in the name 'Vasantha Kokila'  in Telugu and released along with

Tamil on the same day.That film was remade in Hindi as 'Sadma' later.Kamal Hassan won
National award as best actor for this film.A dance sequence with Silk Smita earned accolades
for both Kamal and Smita.
Sridevi debuted as heroine in Bollywood with the  film 'Sola Savan' but rose to stardom in 1983 with the
film 'Himmatwala'.Jeetendra and Sridevi presented fantastic dancing sequences using

beautiful elaborate sets in that film.Again with Jeetendra she had hits 'Tohfa,Mawaali,Justice Chowdhari etc.'Karma,Aakhree Rasta,Nagina etc established her stardom.Her dancing
skill was utilized and very much appreciated in several films.

Science fiction super hero film of Anil Kapoor 'Mr.India, 'Chandini' directed by Yash Chopra

in 89 starring Rishi Kapoor,Vinod Khanna etc,Rajani Kanth, Sunney Deol film 'Chaal Baaz'
etc are all films need special mention.
Sridevi Married 'Boney Kapoor' who is elder brother of Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor.

In 1996 director Bharathan presented a beautiful Malayalam film 'Devaragam' in which
Aravind Swamy was the hero.There were  nice dance sequences in that film.
In 1981 Sridevi got Nandi award as best actress for film 'kshana kshanam'.
She got Tamil Nadu State Government award as best actress for film 'Moondram Pirai' in 82.
She got Filmfare award for best actress in the years 1982,1990,1991 and 1992.
She is recipient of Tamil Nadu Government 'Kalaimamani Award'.
In 1992 she received Kala Saraswathi Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Selected Filmography
Solva Sawan
Justice Chowdhari
Jani Dost
Aakhreee Rasta
Aag aur Shola
Bhagwan Dada
Naya Kadam
Ram Avtaar
Main Tera Dushman
Chaal Baaz
16 Vayathinile
Sigappu Rojakkal
Pagalil oru Iravu
Moondru Mudichu
Yasodha Krishna
Gaja Donga
Bobbili Puli
Aadi Vishnulu
Anuraga Devata
Adavi Simhalu
Justice Choudhari
Kumara Sambhavam
Kuttavum Sikshayum
Amme Anupame
Aa Nimisham
Sathyavan Savithri

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