Hurt and Shocked! Sridevi in 'Mom'

Actress Sridevi dies of fatal heart attack in Dubai, shocked Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil film industry reacts

Telugu, Tamil and Hindi actress Sridevi, 54, has passed away, in Dubai while attending a family function. She suffered a fatal heart attack, said family sources and her brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news with reporters.

Sridevi was in Dubai for the marriage of her nephew and actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.  Her elder daughter Jahnvi Kapoor is currently busy with her debut film.

Known to Telugu audience since 1973 with Bala Bharatam, Sridevi has acted as a child actress and went on to make her debut as heroine in a film “Padaharella Vayasu” when she was just entering 16. Later she was able to act with top Telugu heroes from NT Rama Rao, Akkinei Nageshwara Rao to Venkatesh. She acted in 300 films so far since the 1970s.

Her top Hindi films included “Mr India”, “Nagina”, “Sadma”, “Chaalbaaz”, “Chandni” among many others. Her last film was “Mom” in 2017.

The entire Indian film fraternity was shocked by her sudden death as she is still into acting, while her daughters are also preparing to enter the film field.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his shock at the sudden demise of the actress. He tweeted: “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace.”

President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted saying, “Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as ‘Moondram Pirai’, ‘Lamhe’ and ‘English Vinglish’ remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates.”

I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP

Preity zinta
Heartbroken & shocked to hear that my all time favourite #Sridevi is no more. May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP

Kamal Haasan
Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her.

Boney Kapoor’s estranged first wife, Mona Kapoor, died a month before the release of her son Arjun Kapoor’s first film. Today, #Sridevi died from massive cardiac arrest a month before the release of her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor’s first film. Such shocking fate!

Shekhar Kapur
SriDevi .. gone. It’s like an era is over. Like life turning a new chapter. A beautiful story just ended. An amazing spirit just vanished leaving us with amazing love and incredible grief.

You will be missed sridevi ji … strength to family and friends ? My heart still couldn’t belive…life is just so unpredictable #RIPSridevi

Awards and honors (Source Wikipedia)

• Civilian award
• 2013 – Padma Shri India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India
• Filmfare Awards
• 2013 – Filmfare Special Award for Nagina and Mr. India
• 1992 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe
• 1990 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for ChaalBaaz
• 1991 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) for Kshana Kshanam
• 1982 – Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Meendum Kokila
• 1977 – Filmfare Special Award – South for 16 Vayathinile
Filmfare Awards Nominations

• 1984 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Sadma
• 1990 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Chandni
• 1993 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khuda Gawah
• 1994 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Gumrah
• 1995 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Laadla
• 1998 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Judaai
• 2013 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for English Vinglish
• 2018 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mom
• Zee Cine Awards
• 2018 – Zee Cine Best Actress Award for Mom
• Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards
• 2015 – Ultimate Diva award
• BIG Star Entertainment Awards
• 2012 – Most Entertaining Actor in a Social – Drama Film (Female) for English Vinglish
• Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
• 1981 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for Moondram Pirai
• Stardust Awards
• 2013 – Stardust Award for Best Actress Drama for English Vinglish
• NDTV Indian of the Year
• 2013 – NDTV Entertainer of the Year
• India Today Woman Summit Awards
• 2013 – India Today Woman in Arts
• TSR-TV9 Awards
• 2013 – Empress of Indian Cinema
• 2015 – Best Villain Female for PULI
Special Honors
• 1990 – Smita Patil Memorial Award for Contribution to Indian Cinema
• 1997 – Kalasaraswathi Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
• 2003 – Lachchu Maharaj Award
• 2003 – Vamsee International Award for Contribution in Indian Cinema
• 2003 – MAMI Award in Contribution to Indian Cinema
• 2008 – FICCI “Living Legend in Entertainment Award”
• 2009 – Special Honour at 33rd Cairo International Film Festival for Contribution to Hindi Cinema
• 2012 – IRDS Film Award 2012 for performance as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish
• 2013 – Honoured by Government of Kerala for contribution to Cinema
• 2013 – Voted ‘India’s Greatest Actress of All Time’ in CNN-IBN Poll
• 2013 – President of India ‘Medallion of Honour’ for contribution to 100 Years of Indian Cinema
• 2013 – Jagran film festival Best actress award for English Vinglish
• 2014 – ANR national award for 2013
• 2014 – Inspiring Icon award from Sathyabama University
• Annual Lists and Polls
• 2014 – Special Honour at 2nd Hiru Golden Film Festival for Contribution to Asian Cinema
• 2012 – Voted “Most-Admired Bollywood Actress” by Vuclip, world’s largest mobile research company.
• 2012 – Ranked No.1 as “Bollywood’s 10 Best Actresses Of 2012” by Rediff
• 2012 – Ranked No.1 in the Top 10 Bollywood Actresses Of 2012 by Box Office Capsule
• 2012 – Ranked No.1 in the Top 10 Bollywood Actresses Of 2012 by CNN IBN
• 2012 – Voted No.1 as the best Bollywood Actress of 2012 by
• 2012 – Ranked No.1 in the Top 10 Bollywood Actresses of 2012 by
• 2012 – Voted No.1 as the most powerful woman in Bollywood town with more than 74% votes by
• Zee Cine Awards
• 2017 – Best Actor (Female) for Mom

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