Sridevi was and will always remain arguably one of the biggest names in Southern cinema. Lovers of Indian cinema, Bollywood in particular, were in a state of shock in February this year, when news started doing rounds that superstar Sridevi passed away at a hotel in Dubai. Fans and celebrities of the Indian Cinema were quite in a state of shock knowing that they have lost a gem of a personality. She was a risk-taker, a fashion icon and a very amazing person by heart. She has achieved so much in the life like no actress can ever.
Talking about her career in South Indian industry, the fashion icon has starred in a host of memorable films. However, it’s the 1982 release Moondram Pirai that is considered to be one of the greatest films of her career. Directed by the legendary Balu Mahendra, it was shot around Ooty and featured Sridevi in the role of a ‘child-woman’. A 13-year old Sridevi had played the role of Rajinikanth’s stepmother in Moondru Mudichu. Interestingly, Moondram Pirai was later remade in Hindi as Sadma with Kamal Haasan and Sridevi reprising their roles from the original version.
On the occasion of Sridevi’s 55th birth anniversary, we might already know a lot of things about the actress, but here’s a look at some of the lesser known facts about the legendary actress that will leave you amazed. Take a look below:-
Very few know Sridevi’s real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan.
Little did anyone know that the actress started her acting career a the age of 4. The first time when she appeared on the silver screen was in 1969 film Thunaivan, directed by M.A. Thirumugham.
Bollywood’s Chandni actress had turned down many films and only did which convinced her. She went on to become India’s first Pan India female superstar and an inspiration to many.
Did you know Sridevi had refused a film with Steven Speilberg? She was approached for a small role in Steven Speilberg’s ‘Jurrasic Park’.
Sridevi was the playback singer in ‘Sadma’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Garajna’ and ‘Kshana Kshanam’.
Sridevi actually spelled her name as Sreedevi but as it had spread wide, she let the spelling error continue.
Initially, Sridevi found difficulty in speaking Hindi and so, it was Rekha, who dubbed for the actress in Aakhree Raasta
She will be seen in a cameo appearance in Aanand L Rai’s Zero with Shah Rukh Khan. The film is releasing this year.
In 2002, the cheerful actress was planning to make a huge comeback with the film Shakti but she was replaced since she was pregnant with her second child.
After completing the last rites of her father, Sridevi soon got back to work for the shooting of Yash Chopra’s Lamhe (1991) in London. She even shot a comedy sequence with co-star Anupam Kher
Remembering Sridevi on her 55th birth anniversary: an artist in her will always keep her immortal and alive forever.