Veteran actress and Bollywood’s first female superstar Sridevi Boney Kapoor died today in Dubai, due to a cardiac arrest. She was 54. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news.
The actress was in Dubai along with her husband, Boney Kapoor, and youngest daughter, Khushi, to attend a relative’s wedding.
Sridevi made her acting debut at the age of four in the devotional film Thunaivan. She appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam films as a child actor. Her first role as a leading actor was in K Balachander’s Moondru Mudichu (1976). She went on to work with NT Rama Rao, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan before moving to Bollywood. She made her Bollywood debut with Solva Sawan in 1978.
Sridevi was known for her performances in Mr India, Nagina, Lamhe, Sadma, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, English Vinglish among many others. The Padma Shri recipient was last seen in Mom in 2017.
The news of her death came as a shock with many taking to Twitter to condole her.
Extremely sad and shocked to hear about the sudden demise of my most favourite actor and role model, #Sridevi Ma’am.. this must be so difficult, my heartfelt condolences to the family??? #RIPSridevi #gonetoosoon #heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/UOjhoMVKcq
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 25, 2018
It was Michael Jackson then, our very own Sridevi Mam now…too fast to go. May her soul rest in peace. Deepest Condolences and more strength to the family.
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) February 25, 2018
Form a Child Artist to a Legendary Movie Star!! A great journey of one of the most charismatic women in the world of cinema comes to an end. #RIPSridevi pic.twitter.com/WWayQXKtpR
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) February 25, 2018
Rest in Peace #Sridevi Mam.. Mam u wil be remembered forever?
— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) February 25, 2018
It’s a heart breaking news, can’t even imagine in the worst of my dreams – World losses the best performer – Condolences to the Family.
Rest in Peace #Sridevi Ji
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 25, 2018
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than losing someone you look up to tremendously. Sridevi was the magic that made us believe in the beauty of cinema. Still can’t believe she’s no more. Darkest day for cinema. RIP #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/xuFwS9iq1B
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 25, 2018
Heartbroken ! Last met her at MAMI and the Antilla party that followed. Stunning as ever, this is how I first met #Sridevi Ma’am ?? #RIP pic.twitter.com/5Wg122S1Dt
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) February 25, 2018
❤ she started her acting career at the age of 4. Her legacy will live on superstar #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/68XDEh2KkL
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) February 25, 2018
Growing up in the 80’s meant #Sridevi was a part of life… dancing to her songs “mere hathon mein nau nau choodiyan hain”, “na jaane kahan se aayi hain” to “bijli girane mein hoon aayi” and so many more… her powerful performance in Sadma had an indelible impact on me…
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) February 25, 2018
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: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
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 #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) February 25, 2018
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 25, 2018
This is how I will always want to remember #Sridevi – Happening, Vibrant, Brilliant, Beautiful, Bestest and Unique.?? #QueenOfIndianCinemaSridevi pic.twitter.com/Om4Yi0IbxR
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
Still can’t believe it. She was truly iconic. Shocked. #Sridevi
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 25, 2018
In 1977 my college hostel room ,a wall was dedicated to Sridevi ‘s photos. We used to Collect pictures of Sridevi from any magazine and posters and stick it on that wall .I m one of d millions big fan of her till the brilliant MOM .Its so shocking &such a sad news RIP # Sridevi
— ravi k. chandran (@dop007) February 25, 2018
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
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
Shocked stunned. Still see her laughing talking. Unbelievable. Actor par excellence. A school in herself.. learnt so much from her. Still can’t believe it . A huge loss. #Sridevi
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP ??
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
My favorite all time films , Chandni , Chaalbaaz , Mr India , Lamhe … I used to watch Sridevi my favourite actress .. mesmerized .. cute, doll like , sexy , sad , funny .. you name it she did it !! Magic on screen !!
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) February 25, 2018
Shocked. Just can’t believe it. Heartbroken beyond words can express. 1 of my favorites…1 of my inspirations while growing up… just can’t believe it. RIP Sri Devi ji. Condolences to the whole family.
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma’am is no more #RIP #Sridevi ?
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
The heart breaks. #Sridevi No words.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 24, 2018