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Sridevi passes away at 54: Film fraternity mourns death of veteran actress

25 February 2018, 01:42 | Clyde Nash

Sridevi passes away at 54: Film fraternity mourns death of veteran actress


Legendary and super popular Bollywood actress, Sridevi has passed away after a major cardiac arrest in Dubai at the age of 54. The Kapoor family were in Dubai to attend the wedding of Mohit Marwah.

Confirming the news of her death, Sridevi's brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor, told IANS: "Yes, it is true". Her older daughter couldn't join her due to the shoot of her debut movie, Dhadak.

Sridevi was last seen in the movie MOM produced by her husband Boney Kapoor.

Starting her acting career at the age of four, she had worked in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malaylam, Kannada and Hindi languages.

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Her death caused shockwaves on social media, with Bollywood fans in India and overseas expressing their disbelief.

By the time she made her entry into Bollywood, the actor was a known face in South Indian films. In 1978, Sridevi appeared on the silver screen at the leading actress with film Solva Sawan. Some of her most memorable Bollywood contributions include Mr. India, Nagina, Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, Chandani, English Vinglish and a lot more. She made her debut in Tamil films as a child artiste with "Thunaivan" in 1969.

However, Sridevi formally married film producer Boney Kapoor in 1996 and the actress took a break from films. Several people from the Bollywood industry are rushing to Sridevi's house in Mumbai to stay with her elder daughter Janhvi who is now home.

Sridevi is honoured with Padma Sri award in 2013 by Government of India, while other honours and awards are unlimited for her. "Condolences to everyone who loved Sridevi".

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