Sridevi Kapoor, known as Sridevi (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13 August 1963), is an Indian film actress who has worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu,
Malayalam and Kannada films. She is cited as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema.
She started her career as a child artist in M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional Thunaivan at the age of four, 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 at age 13 with
the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Subsequently, Sridevi established herself as one of the leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu cinema, with roles
such as 16 Vayathinile (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Meendum Kokila (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980),
Premabhishekam (1981), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990), and Kshana Kshanam (1991).
In Bollywood, she made her debut as a lead actress in Solva Sawan (1978) and gained wide public attention with the movie Himmatwala (1983). She
appeared in a string of commercially successful movies like Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Masterji (1985), Maqsad (1985), Nazrana
(1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988), Chandni (1989). She also received critical acclaim for commercially successful movies like Sadma (1983),
Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994), Judaai (1997).
In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with English Vinglish and became the only actress in the history of Hindi Cinema to make a
highly successful comeback. In 2013 Government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor. She was also voted ‘India’s Greatest
Actress in 100 Years’ in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the Centenary of Indian Cinema. In her career, Sridevi has won five
Sridevi was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu on 13 August 1963 to Tamil father Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari. Her father was a lawyer. She has a
sister and two step brothers. During the 1980s, Mithun Chakraborty had a love affair with Sridevi. Sridevi had fallen in love with Mithun Chakraborty on the
sets of Rakesh Roshan’s Jaag Utha Insan. Sridevi and Mithun Chakraborty are rumored to have got married secretly and later Mithun Chakraborty admitted
it to the press but only when a fan magazine published their marriage certificate. Sridevi married 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.