Sridevi Kapoor dead at 54 – Legendary Bollywood actress dies of heart attack in Dubai where she was attending family wedding
BOLLYWOOD actress Sridevi Kapoor has tragically died after a heart attack aged 54, her family has confirmed. She made her Bollywood debut in 1978 and rapidly became one of India’s biggest movie stars starring in numerous box-office hits through out the 1980s.
Born August 13, 1963, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1979 with the Hindi film “Solva Sawan,” but broke through to the list of Bollywood’s most highly sought-after actresses with the film “Himmatwala,” four years later.
Sridevi’s credits include some of the most watched films of the ’80s and ’90s, including “Mawaali” (1983), “Tohfa” (1984), “Mr. India” (1987), “Chandni” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991) and “Gumrah” (1993).
Sridevi appeared in more than 150 films in over decades despite taking a break from the industry in 1997 to concentrate on being a mother. The legendary star made her big screen comeback in 2012 with the critically acclaimed comedy drama English Vinglish.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent condolences to Sridevi’s family on Sunday, saying he was saddened by her “untimely demise.”