Remembering late Superstar Sridevi on her birthday: Her 5 Filmfare Award-winning performances

Published: 25th February 2018 04:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2018 08:33 AM  

Sridevi, was the biggest Superstar India had ever seen, considering that at one point she was, the most sought after actor across India, even surpassing male actors like Anil Kapoor and to some extent, Amitabh Bachchan. (File photo)
The second reason for her to be tagged as the biggest star is the fact in Bollywood, when women were just entertainment tools 'placed' in regular intervals of a film, Sridevi 'acted'. (Express Photo)
She danced, she acted, she blossomed, she owned the silver screen like no one ever did before her. Be it Sadma, Chandni, Kshana Kshanam, Govinda Govinda or even Devaraagam, it was for Sridevi that audiences thronged the theatre halls even if she had co-starred with Bachchan or a Kapoor. Here are five Filmfare award winning performances of Sridevi that we can never forget. (File | AFP)
1977 - Filmfare Special Award (South) for 16 Vayathinile - At the age of 14, Sridevi acted in '16 Vayathinile', which literally translates to 'At the age of 16'. In this directorial debut by Bharathiraja (who would later become one of the iconic directors of Tamil film industry), she starred alongside Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. The movie went on to achieve cult status and was lauded for the stunning performance by its lead trio, especially Sridevi as well the realistic treatment of the story. (Express Photo)
1982 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Meendum Kokila- Initially directed by J Mahendran, 'Meendum Kokila' had Rekha playing the titular role. Sridevi was roped in when Rekha chose to opt out of the project after shooting 3000 feet of film reel. Playing Kokila, a woman who tries to take back her husband from an affair, Sridevi bagged a second Filmfare award for Best Actress.
1991 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) for Kshana Kshanam- A neo-noir comedy-thriller-road movie made by Ram Gopal Varma in Telugu, 'Kshana Kshanam' is about Satya, a reporter (played by Sridevi who ends up on the run with a thief, Chandu (played by Venkatesh). Sridevi's performance is impressive with her excellent comic timing.
1990 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for ChaalBaaz- Directed by Pankaj Parashar, 'ChaalBaaz' was a remake of 'Seeta Aur Geeta' starring Hema Malini in lead (double) roles. The remake starred Sridevi, Rajinikanth and Sunny Deol in lead roles. The film went on to become a superhit and is considered one of the finest performances by Sridevi.
1992 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe- Directed by Bollywood's King of Romance, Yash Chopra, 'Lamhe' starred Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in lead roles. The movie was inspired by a 1986 film called 'Anokha Rishta' which in turn was inspired by the Malayalam superhit Kanamarayathu', which in turn, phew, was a take on the 1912 novel, 'Daddy Long-Legs'. Lamhe didn't exactly turn out to be a box-office success but has since then become one of the most remembered films in Yash Chopra, Sridevi as well as Anil Kapoor's careers.
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