Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away in Dubai at 54
Dubai (Web Desk): Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 54.
According to the family sources, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, reportedly died due to cardiac arrest late in the night in Dubai, where she had gone, along with her family, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
Currently, well wishers are rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be by her elder daughter Janhvi’s side who couldn’t be in Dubai due to her shooting schedule.
Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more. She had over 275 acting credits to her name including those in regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Sridevi Kapoor, born on 13 August 1963 was an Indian film actress and film producer who also worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films.
She was regarded as the First Female Superstar of Bollywood and one of the most popular actresses of Indian cinema.
In Bollywood, she made her debut as a lead actress in Solva Sawan (1978) and gained wide public attention with the movie Himmatwala (1983).
Her starring role in the 1987 adventure film, Mr India, earned her superstar status in South Asia.
The film was the highest grossing Indian film that year and is widely regarded as a cult classic. Her last film, MOM, was released in 2017.
The Bollywood star was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2013.