Sridevi passes away at 54 after a cardiac arrest in Dubai

Having a career which expanded for over four decades, Bollywood’s Veteran actress Sridevi passed away at the age of 54. The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

Those expressive eyes and the mischievous smile sent hearts aquiver and lit up the cinema screens, making Sridevi Bollywood’s first female superstar. In an impressive career, spanning five-decades, the actor ruled the commercial cinema space in the ’80s and ’90s like no heroine had done before.

In an industry dominated by male superstars, Sridevi reversed the trend by her sheer acting prowess. Her name, most of the times, was a guarantee enough for a film’s success. Sridevi, known for her versatility as an actor, made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”. But it was only after five years with Jeetendra-starrer “Himmatwala” that she gained commercial success.

Her other major box office hits of the era were “Chaalbaaz”, where she played the role of twins, “Nagina”, and “Khuda Gawah” opposite Amitabh Bachchan. After “Judaai”, Sridevi took a break from acting to focus on her marriage with Boney Kapoor. She had two daughters Janhvi and Khushi with Kapoor. Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

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