Sridevi is one of the most versatile heroines of Bollywood. She is elegant, beautiful and also has a great sense of humour. She began her acting career at the very early age of four. She has not only worked in Hindi films, but also Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. In her entire career span, Sridevi has won five Filmfare awards and tons of nominations. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award. She is also tagged as the first female superstar of Bollywood!
On the occasion of the diva’s 52nd birthday (she’s just two years older than King Khan), let’s take a look at her six most memorable performances. If you haven’t watched these films already, you must give them a watch.
Starring opposite the great Kamal Haasan, Sridevi gave a stellar performance in Sadma. Her character in the film is somewhat complicated, but Sridevi played it with perfection.
This one was a Yash Raj superhit! The onscreen chemistry between Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi was unforgettable, as were her dance numbers.
Even though Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri were the stars of the film, Sridevi managed to steal the limelight with her style and acting. Who can forget the sizzling number Kaate Nahin Katte and the playful song Hawa Hawaai?!
Lamhe was a flop when it released. But if you are a fan of Bollywood romantic films, you should not miss this one. This bittersweet tale about love and relationships will make you weep like a baby.
Sridevi’s comic timing is amazing. Chaalbaaz was a remake of the1973 film Seeta Aur Geeta. If there’s one actress in Bollywood who can do comedy films, without being over-the-top, it is Sridevi. Chaalbaaz is a fine example of Sridevi’s acting prowess. She handled the double role with much finesse. Chaalbaaz will make you laugh out loud!
Released in 2012, English Vinglish turned out to be a huge hit! This is a film that can make you laugh and cry at the same time. With this film, Sridevi once again proved that she is the most expressive and consistent performer in Bollywood.
Currently Sridevi is working on a Tamil film ‘Puli’, together with South superstar Vijay. We can’t wait to see more of her!