NEW DELHI — Bollywood actress Sridevi, one of India’s most celebrated actresses, has died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in Dubai, according to multiple reports published by Indian media outlets. She was 54.
The actress was in Dubai along with her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi to attend wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.
According to the reports from The Indian Express, Sridevi’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor had confirmed the news about her demise to indianexpress.com.
Sanjay Kapoor said,”Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet. I just landed here (India), I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai.”
Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sridevi started acting career aged four with a role in the Tamil language film, Thunaivan.
Her starring role in the 1987 adventure film, Mr India, earned her superstar status in South Asia. The film was the highest grossing Indian film that year and is widely regarded as a cult classic.
She went on to become a fixture of the Indian film industry, appearing in more than a 100 movies, spanning six decades, and picking up scores of awards for her performances.
Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more.
In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with Gauri Shinde’s movie English Vinglish.
The actress was last seen in Bollywood movie ‘Mom’ in 2017,
Her daughter Janhvi is set to make her Bollywood debut this year with Karan Johar’s directorial Dhadak.