'Hawa-Hawai' no more: Iconic Sridevi passes away

Published: 25th February 2018 05:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2018 06:29 AM  

Sridevi, queen of expressions with eyes that could kill, an actor beyond excellence and the one responsible for making humble sari a fashion statement, sexy yet elegant is no more. (Photo: YouTube)
Tamil by birth Sridevi was born in 1963 to Ayyapan Yanger and Rajeswari Yanger and was named Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan by her father who was a lawyer. (Photo: Instagram/ sridevi.kapoor)
She started acting when she was four years old and her first role was to play young Lord Muruga. The audience loved the performance of baby Sridevi so much that she had to reprise her role several other times. People fell in love with the wide-eyed kid and offers started pouring in. (Photo: Twitter)
In 1971, she acted in the Tamil film Aathi Parasakthi as Lord Muruga. In the movie, Jayalalithaa played the role of Goddess Parvati and Gemini Ganesan played the role of  Shiva. (Photo: YouTube)
After working in Southern movie industry successfully for many years, Sridevi moved to Bollywood in the year 1975 with the movie 'Julie'. It was a remake of Malayalam movie Chattakaari. (Photo: YouTube grab)
With her phenomenal acting skills and dance moves she soon climbed the ladder to stardom and became one of the most sought-after leading ladies for movies. She starred in smashing hits like Nagina and Mr India and bagged several Filmfare awards amongst many.  Songs like 'Hawa-Hawai' and 'I Love You' showcased her finesse as an actor. Songs that still are remembered as evergreen hits. (Photo: YouTube screengrab)
After a really successful run in Bollywood, she married Director-Producer Boney Kapoor in the year 1996. She had starred in several of his films opposite Anil Kapoor. The marriage, but became a highly controversial topic as Boney was already married and had two kids. Post marriage Sridevi took a sabbatical from movies. She was conferred with Padma Sri in 2013 for her contribution to Indian cinema.(Photo: Twitter)
Together Boney and she has two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi. Jhanvi is to make her debut in Bollywood with Ishaan Khatter in their movie 'Dhadak' which is to be released in May. (Photo: Instagram)
After a long break from movies, Sridevi had a comeback with 'English Vinglish' in 2011 and the movie was greatly appreciated. The last movie of the superstar was 'Mom'. (Photo: YouTube grab of movie 'Mom')
The actress was in Dubai along with her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Reportedly she had a cardiac arrest and she passed away around 11-11:30 p.m. IN PIC: Sridevi with daughter Khushi and husband Boney Kapoor along with the groom Mohit Mrwah. (Photo: Instagram)
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