Indian Cinema Child Artist Sridevi’s 50 Years

The present popular ‘Bollywood Actress’- Sridevi 
Sridevi 50

was born on 13th August 1963, in Sivakasi, Tamilnadu to her parents , Mr.Aiyappan (Tamil) and Mrs.Rajeswari(Telugu), and she has just turned 50 on 13th August 2013.

Baby Sridevi with Parents

Sridevi As a Child Artist

Sridevi had started “Cinema Acting Career” as a child artist at the age of just 4 years in a Tamil Movie “Thunaivan”, in the year 1967,as young boy ‘Lord Murga’.

Sridevi continued to act in Tamil Movies as a child actress and the following are some of the Tamil Movies:
“Kandan Karunai”- Sivaji Ganesan’s Movie-1967- As Boy – Murugan

Sridevi as Boy Muruga in Kandan Karunai Movie

“Nam Naadu” MGR Movie-1969

Sridevi with MGR  and Kutty Padmini in Nam Naadu

“ Babu” –Sivaji Ganesan Movie 1971,

Sridevi with Sivaji Ganesan in the Movie Babu

“ Vasantha Maaligai”- Sivaji Ganesan Movie 1972.
“Kanimuthu Paapa” -Jaishanker / Muthuraman- Movie-1972
“ Prarthanai”- A.V.M.Rajan Movie-1973 

Sridevi got the “Kerala State Film Award” for the “Best Child Artist” for her acting in the Malayalam Movie “Poombatta”-1971.

Sridevi in Malayalam Movie Poombatta

In the year 1975 , Sridevi acted in Bollywood/Hindi Movieas a Child Actress, in the Hindi Movie “Julie” as the younger sister of Lakshmi,at the age of 12 years.

Sridevi in Hindi Move Julie with Lakshmi

Sridevi acted in her first adult role at the age of 13 years in the Tamil Movie, K.Balachander’s-“Moondru Mudichu” in the year 1976  with Kamal Hassan  as the hero and  and Rajnikanth as the villain.

Sridevi in Moondru Mudichu with Kamal and Rajni

Sridevi had been a leading heroine in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi Movies  and the following are some of her notable movies Till the year 1997:

Tamil Movies:

    “Gayathri”-1977, based on a novel by Tamil Writer “Sujatha” with Rajnikanth and Jaishanker

    “Kavikkuyil”-1977 with Sivakumar and Rajnikanth,

    “Padhinaaru(16) Vayadhinile” -1977,  Bharathi Rajaa’s Movie, with Kamal Hassan as the hero and
     Rajnikanth as the villain,

    “Sigappu Rojaakkal”-‘’Bharathi Rajaa’s Movie-1978, with Kamal Hassan as the hero in negative role,

    “Priya”-1978-with Rajnikanth as the hero,

    “Pilot Premnath” -1978 – in Sivaji Ganesan Movie
    “Pagalil Oru Iravu”-1979 with Vijaya Kumar 

    “Kavariman” -1979-with Sivaji Ganesan 

    Sridevi in Sivaji Ganesan Movie Kavari Maan

    “Pattakathi Bhairavan” – 1979-in  Sivaji Ganesan Movie  with Jai Ganesh   

    Sridevi in Pattakathi Bairavan with Jai Ganesh

    “Viswaroopam” -1980 with Sivaji Ganesan  (son)

    “Johny”-1980 with Rajnikanth,
    “Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu”-1980, with Kamal Hassan as the hero.

    “Meendum Kokila”-1981, with Kamal Hassan as the hero, Sridevi got the Filmfare Award for the “Best Actress” for ‘Meendum Kokila’

    Sridevi in Meendum Kokila

    “Moondraam Pirai”-1982, with Kamal Hassan as the hero, Sridevi won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for the “Best Actress” for ‘Moondraam Pirai’.

    Sridevi with Kamali Moondraam Pirai

    “Vaazhve Maayam”- 1982- Kamal Hassan Movie

    Sridevi with Kamal in Vazhve Maayam

     “Santhippu”- 1983- with Sivaji Ganesan

    Sridevi in Sivaji Ganesan Movei Sandhippu
    Telugu Movies:
    • “Padaharella Vayasu”-1978- Telugu remake of Tamil Movie-“Padhinaaru (16) Vayadhinile,
    • “Aakali Rajyam”-1981 with Kamal Hassan as the hero,
    • “Aakhari Poratam”-1988,
    • “ Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari” 1990,
    • “Kshana Kshanam”-1991. –The Film Directed by Ram Gopal Varam won Sridevi  the “Filmfare Award for the Best Actress” in  Telugu and Andhra Pradesh Government’s  “Nandi Award for the  Best Actress”.
    • “Konda Veeti Simham”,
    • “Vetagadu”,
    •  “Sardar Paparayudu”
    • “Bobbili Puli”
    • “Mudulla Koduku”
    • “Premabhishekham”,
    • “ Bangaru Kanuka”
    • “Premakanuka”
    • “ Kanchu Kagada”
    • “Kalavari Samsaram”
    • “ Krishnavatharam”
    • “ Burripalem Bolludu’
    • “Khaidi Rudrayya”
    •  “ S. P. Parasuram”
    • “ Govinda Govinda”.
    Hindi Movies:
    • “Solva Sawan” -1978,
    • “Mawaali”-1983,
    • “Himmatwala”-1983,
    • “Tohfa”-1984,
    • “Masterji”-1985,
    • “Karma”-1986,
    • “Mr.India”-1987,
    • “Waqti Ki Awaz”-1988,
    • “Chandni”-1989,
    • “Chaalbaaz”-1989- with Rajnikanth and Sunney Deol-A remake of 1973 Hindi Movie-“Seetha aur Geetha”,
    • “Khuda Gawah”-1992 with Amitabh Bachchan and Akkineni Nagaarjuna,
    • “Gumrah”-1993,
    • “Laadla”-1994,
    • “Judaai”-1997.
    From the year 1997 Sridevi has not acted in any movie and devoted her full time in looking after her family and children.

    In the year 2003, Sridevi returned to acting field and acted in the ‘Small Screen’-Television Serial the Sahara Sitcom’s “Maliny Iyer” telecast from the year 2004 to 2005 and in  “Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai” in the year 2004.

    Sridevi in Hindi TV Serial Maliny Iyer

    Sridevi appeared as a judge in the TV show “Kaboom” in the year 2005.

    She performed a medley of some of her musical numbers at the 52nd Filmfare Awards 2007 function.  And she has been a member of the ‘Board of Directors’ at the “Asian Academy of Film & Television”.

    On 19th  September 2009, Sridevi appeared along with her husband Boney Kapoor along with Actor-Director Prabhu Deva, Actress Ayesha Takia and the Music Duo-Sajid and Wajid on the Sony TV show “10 Ka Dum” hosted by  Bollywood Actor Salman Khan, the  for promotion of the Bollywood movie “Wanted”.

    Sridevi has also appeared on ramps in “Lakme Fashion Weeks” in the years  2008 and 2010 and the “HDIL Couture Week” in the year  2009 as Showstopper for designers like ‘Neeta Lulla’, ‘Queenie Dhody’ and ‘Priya-Chintan’.

    In the year 2012, Sridevi returned back to “Acting”,  after a gap of 15 long years and acted in the Hindi Movie “English Vinglish”

    Sridevi in English Vinglish

    and she has made a history of successful come back in the history of Bollywood.

    Sridevi had developed a passion for painting and in March 2010, her paintings were sold by an international art auction house and the amount collected was donated.

    Sridevi's Paintings

    In 2011, Bollywood Actress-Kareena Kapoor performed a number of Sridevi’s Songs in the “Global Indian Film and Television Awards” function.

    Sridevi with Kareena Kapoor

    In May 2012, Sridevi appeared in Aamir Khan’s TV show “Satyamev Jayte”,  as a surprise to an interviewee who had been sexually abused as a child.

    Sridevi in Aamir Khan's 'Satyameva Jeyte' Program

    Sridevi has signed a letter to the Government of India,  in support of passing a law criminalizing sexual abuse of children initiated by the Bollywood Star -Aamir Khan.

    Awards and Recognitions:

    In her acting career Sridevi has received the “Film Fare Awards” for 5 times, including a ‘Special Award’. In the year 2013, Sridevi has been awarded “Padma Shri” by the Government of India.

    Sridevi has been voted as the  ‘India’s Greatest Actress in 100 Years’ in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in the year 2013,  on the occasion of the 100 years of  of Indian Cinema’.

    Personal Life:

    In the year 1996 Sridevi married the Bollywood Producer Boney Kapoor, the elder brother of Bollywood Actors, Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. Sridevi has 2 daughters.

    Sridevi Boney Kapoor and Daughters

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