Bollywood actress Sridevi, at the age of 54 unexpectedly passed away on last Saturday night in Dubai after a cardiac arrest.She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding. Sridevi was known among the most talented actors and contributed for over five years in Indian Cinema. She started her career as a child artist and in her whole career, she acted in around 300 films.
Here are some of the lesser-known facts about the legend actress, Sridevi :
#1 Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963. Real name of Sridevi was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan
#2 She started her career as a child artist at the age of just four years in Thirumugham’s devotional film Thunaivan.
#3 Sridevi was only 13 years old when she played the role of Rajinikanth’s stepmother in Moondru Mudichu (Tamil film from 1976)
#4 In 1993, Hollywood director Steven Speilberg had reportedly offered a role to Sridevi in Jurassic Park in 1993 but she declined it to focus on films in Bollywood.
#5 She made her Bollywood debut as a lead actress with the film Solva Saawan, a remake of Tamil film 16 Vythinile in 1978.
#6 During her peak time, Sridevi was the highest paid Hindi film actress.
#7 Sridevi has worked with Jeetendra in 16 films and most of them were super-hits.
#8 She was the first choice to play the lead actress role in Indra Kumar’s Beta starring Anil Kapoor. But she chose not to do the film. The role later offered to Madhuri Dixit and she became a superstar overnight after the huge success of the film.
#9 In 2013, Sridevi was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
#10 Her last movie will be Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming Zero, in which she does a cameo.