Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of cardiac arrest, Saturday night, in Dubai where she had gone to attend a wedding, her family has confirmed. She was 54. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay Kapoor, her brother-in-law said.
Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. They were with the entire Kapoor family in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Hindi films. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artiste in Julie (1975). Her first adult role was at the age of 13 in Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Sridevi went on to become one of the biggest female stars India ever had. The government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.
Her most remarkable films include Sadma, Chandni, Himmatwala, ChaalBaaz, Mr India, Nagina, Mawali, Tohfa and Gumrah among others. After working in Judaai, she took a 15-year break from movies only to be back to winning hearts in her second innings with English Vinglish in 2012. She was last seen in 2017 film MOM.
Sridevi’s most memorable onscreen pairing was with her real-life brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, while her most successful films were produced by husband Boney Kapoor.
Sridevi is survived by Boney Kapoor and two daughters – Janhvi and Khushi. She was Boney’s second wife. Her elder daughter Janhvi is set to make her Bollywood debut this year with Karan Johar’s directorial Dhadak.
Mahira Khan Verified account @TheMahiraKhan: “So grateful to have grown up and lived in the times of #sridevi . Thank you for the movies, thank you for the magic. You shall live on forever..”
Mahwash AjazVerified account @mahwashajaz_: This is so so sad. #SriDevi was a legend, an inspiration and one of the finest actresses, dancers and performers in Hindi cinema. She is gone too soon and has taken a bit of our youth with her. Rest in peace, beautiful woman.
PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra): I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta): Heartbroken & shocked to hear that my all time favourite #Sridevi is no more. May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP
Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline): An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…
Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi): Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi.