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Actor Sridevi passes away due to cardiac arrest

Actor Sridevi passes away due to cardiac arrest

Context:

Veteran actor Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 54.

About  actress Sridevi:

  • Sridevi made her debut as a child actor in Thunaivan in 1969.
  • Her first leading role as an adult came in 1976 with two of India’s biggest actors — Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth — in the K. Balachander film Moondru Mudichu.
  • She followed that up GayathriKavikkuyil and 16 Vayathinilie, with the last one being a critically acclaimed hit.
  • Bollywood debut in 1978 with Solva Sawan.
  • But it was only after five years with Jeetendra-starrer Himmatwala that she gained commercial success.
  • Her beguiling eyes, scintillating screen presence and acting prowess soon made her one of the most sought-after artistes in the Hindi film industry.
  • She went on a hiatus for 15 years after starring in home production — Judaai — co-starring her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar.
  • It was director Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish in 2012 that marked Sridevi’s comeback.
  • Last year, she was seen in revenge-drama — Mom — opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film — Zero — which releases in December. Her last film in Tamil was the Vijay-starrer Puli.

 

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