Sridevi was the first female superstar of Bollywood. The legendary veteran actress would give the heroes a real run for their money and screen time. Such was her power, that she came to be the reigning icon across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. Sridevi, an evergreen actor with talent par excellence, was an equally extraordinary dancer and had impeccable comic timing. Sridevi passed away from a cardiac arrest in Dubai in the wee hours of February 24, 2018. She is survived by filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor, and daughters Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor. On her 56th birth anniversary on 13th August, here are 10 cinematic milestones you should revisit today.
Watch Salman Khan pay a tribute to Sridevi at Zee Cine Awards here:
Sridevi made her debut as a lead actress with Solva Saavan in 1978. However, it was Himmatwala in 1983 that became her claim to fame, starring her opposite Jeetendra. The duo became an instant hit and starred in 16 films together, of which 11 were blockbusters. Later, hits like Ghar Sansaar, Tohfa, Mawwali established Jeetendra and Sridevi as the most bankable onscreen couple of the decade.