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Bollywood icon Sridevi passes away, film industry mourns

Bollywood icon Sridevi passes away, film industry mourns

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Feb 2018, 04:03 am

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IBNS): Bollywood's veteran actress Sridevi on Saturday night passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest, media reports said.

She died at an age of 54.

Sridevi was with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi in Dubai to attend a marriage ceremony, report said.

The news was confirmed by Sridevi's brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor to The Indian Express.

Apart from Hindi films, she had acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada movies as well.

She had started her acting career as a child artist in M.A. Thirumugham's Thunaivan when she was just four.

As a lead actress in Bollywood, Sridevi made her debut in Solva Sawan, which was released in 1978.

Later she was part of various films like Himmatwala, Mr. India, Chandni, Sadma, Nagina, Khuda Gawa, Judaai and others.

After a long break, she returned to Hindi movies strongly with an exceptional character in English Vinglish in 2012.

The veteran received critical acclaims for playing a mother's role in 2017 film Mom.

She received Padma Shri from the Indian government in 2013.

Following the news of her demise, several Bollywood stars mourned on Twitter.