Sridevi, born August 13, 1963 was an Indian actress and producer who worked in Telugu, Tamil, HIndi, Malayalam and Kannada films. She started her career as a child artist at the age of 4. Her debut came with the 1967 Tamil film Kandhan Karunai. She went on to start her acting career in the lead role as a child in films such as Thunaivan. She further continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and went on to make her Hindi film debut at the age of 9 with Rani Mera Naam. Her first adult role came at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu and she established herself as one of the leading actresses of South Indian Cinema, with roles in film like 16 Vayathinile, Thulavarsham, Angeekaram, Sigappu Rojakkal, Meendum Kokila, padaharella Vayasu, Moondram Pirai, Premabhishekam, Aakhari Poratam, and Kshana Kshanam. Following a notable appearance in romantic drama Julie, Sridevi’s first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan, and she received wider recognition with the 1983 film Himmatwala. She went on to establish herself in the industry with several successful films, including Nazrana, Mr. INdia, Mawaali, Tohfa, Justice Chaudhry, Waqt Ki Awaz, Chaalbaaz, Lamhe, Gumrah, Laadla, etc. Sridevi then took a small break from acting in movies and appeared in the role of the titular protagonist in the television sitcom Malini Iyer. She returned to film acting in 2012, with her successful comedy-drama English Vinglish, and then starred in her 300th film in the 2017 thriller Mom. Sridevi is also regarded as the “First Female Superstar” and “Megastar” of Indian cinema. She was the recipient of various awards including the National Film Award, a Nandi Award, The Tamil Nadu State Film Award, Kerala State Film Award, several Filmfare Awards, and the Padma Shri Award. Sridevi was even ranked as the highest paid woman in the Indian entertainment industry during the 1980s and 1990s and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actresses in the history of Indian cinema.
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