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In Pictures: The Many Iconic Roles Of Superstar Sridevi


Unbeknownst to many, Sridevi forayed into cinema as a young child in 1969. In the Tamil devotional film Thunaivan, she played Lord Murugan alongside stalwarts like Sowkar Janaki, AVM Rajan, Nagesh and others. She went on to play a boy again in Naadu that same year, as actor TK Bagavathy’s cherubic son.

And while she reprised her role as Lord Murugan in Aathi Parasakthi two years later, Sridevi, at the age of 13, made her proper debut as an adult in one of K Balachander’s most memorable film – Moondru Mudichu. She played the feisty Selvi, who exacts revenge on Rajinikanth’s Prasath.

Over the years, she played a range of characters, as the serpent queen, a sorceress, a princess, a bumbling reporter, a CEO, and many more. Here’s a look at Sridevi’s iconic roles in pictures, in no particular order:

Sridevi as Selvi in Moondru Mudichu
Credits: YouTube
Sridevi as Sarada in Sigappu Rojakkal
Credits: YouTube 
Sridevi as Bhagyalaksmi / Vijaya / Viji in Moondram Pirai
Credits: YouTube
Sridevi as Rajni in Nagina
Credits: YouTube
Sridevi as Seema in Mr India
Credits: Filmfare/Google
Sridevi as Chandni in Chandni
Credits: YouTube
Sridevi as Manju (and Anju) in Chaalbaaz
Credits: Google Images
Sridevi as Pallavi / Pooja Bhatnagar in Lamhe
Credits: Cinestaan/Google
Sridevi as Benazir / Mehndi in Khuda Gawah
Credits: Pinterest/Google Images
Sridevi as Sheetal in Laadla
Credits: YouTube
Sridevi as Kaajal in Judaai
Credits: Image
Sridevi as Malini Iyer in the TV show Malini Iyer
Sridevi as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish
Credits: Indian Express
Sridevi as Devki Sabarwal in MOM
Credits: YouTube
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