Sunday, October 31, 2010

SRIDEVI BIOGRAPHY

Sridevi Biography:

Sridevi was born on 13 August 1963 in savkasi,Tamilnadu,India. Her Full Name wasShree Amma Yanger.She is an Indian actress who has starred in hundreds of Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam language films.
Starting acting at the age of four, she made her debut as an adult in the late 1970s. After going on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of her time,she left the industry in 1997 to raise her children.


Sridevi was born in a Meenampatti village near Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu in the Virudhu Nagar district. Her mother tongue is Tamil.Her father, Ayyapan, was a lawyer, and her mother, Rajeswari, was a housewife]. (Her father died while she was filming Lamhe, her mother while she was making Judaai.) Sridevi has a sister, Srilatham, as well as two half-brothers, Satish and Anand, from her father's previous marriage. Her cousins Maheswari and Karthik have also appeared in films.
Sridevi married film producer Boney Kapoor on June 2, 1996. The couple have two daughters: Jhanvi and Khushi.


Film Career:
Sridevi started her career as a child actor in the 1967 Tamil movie Kandhan Karunai playing the role of young Lord Muruga and acted in many Tamil and Telugu movies from then on. During her early teens, she acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam movies as a lead actress. Many of the Malayalam movies in which she played were directed by I. V. Sasi.
In 1976, Sridevi got her first big break as a heroine in K. Balachander's Parallel Cinema Moondru Mudichu, where she starred opposite Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth. She then followed with a succession of films with both Haasan and Rajnikanth. With the former, she was in movies such as Guru, Sankarlal, Sigappu Rojakkal, Thaayillamal Naanillai, Meendum Kokila, Vaazhve Maayam, Varumaiyin Niram Sigappu, Neela Malargal, Moondram Pirai and 16 Vayathinile. With Rajnikanth, she appeared in movies such as Dharmayuddham, Priya, Pokkiri Raja, Thanikattu Raja, 'Adutha Varisu and Nan Adimai Illai.

At the same time, Sridevi made Telugu movies, a number of which were made by K. Raghavendra Rao. With N. T. Rama Rao, she acted in movies such as Konda Veeti Simham, Vetagadu, Sardar Paparayudu and Bobbili Puli. With A. Nageswara Rao, she appeared in movies such as Mudulla Koduku, Premabhishekham, Bangaru Kanku and Premakanuka. With Krishna, she acted in movies such as Kanchu Kagada, Kalavari Samsaram, Krishnavatharam, Burripalem Bolludu, and Khaidi Rudrayya.
Towards the tail end of her Telugu film career, Sridevi started acting in Hindi movies. Many of these initial movies starred Jeetendra and were remakes of her Telugu movies, mostly directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and K. Bappaiah. In 1978, she starred in her first Hindi film, Solva Saawan. In her second movie, Himmatwala, she played alongside Jeetendra, whom she also appeared with in Tohfa, Mawaali and Justice Chaudhury. In 1983, she starred opposite Kamal Hasan in the drama Sadma, remade from the Tamil hit Moondram Pirai starring the same lead actors. The film earned Sridevi her first Filmfare nomination for Best Actress.

Her most popular performances in the '80s included Justice Chowdhary, Jaani Dost, Mawaali, Maqsad, Tohfa, Karma, Aakhree Raasta, Jaanbaaz, Ghar Sansar, Nagina, Mr India, Suhagan and Aulad. In 1988's Chaalbaaz, she played a double role as twin sisters which won her the first Hindi Filmfare Best Actress Award. The same year, Sridevi also received a nomination for Yash Chopra's Chandni. Chopra again directed her in 1991's Lamhe, where she plays a double-role act as mother and daughter which won her a second Hindi Filmfare Best Actress Award.

Right after, Sridevi starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 1992's Khuda Gawah, where she had a double role as a pining Afghan wife. The Telugu film Kshana Kshanam was released in the same year and afforded her another Filmfare Best Actress Award and a Nandi Award. These nominations were followed by another performance as an innocent victim trapped in a Hong Kong prison in Mahesh Bhatt's Gumrah and a negative role in Laadla. For her performance in the 1997 drama Judaai, Sridevi earned her last Filmfare nomination after which she left the industry to marry filmmaker Boney Kapoor and raise their two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.

Gossips:
She is a very good and big actress. she says her sexy spot her was eyes. some gossips in film industries are that she gone for many surgeries for her sexy body shape. She says not many but one or two is there. At age of 47 still she looks very young.

Awards and honoursFilmfare Awards

Won
1982 - Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Meendum Kokila
1990 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Chaalbaaz
1992 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Lamhe
1993 - Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) for Kshana Kshanam

Nominations
1976 - Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Moondru Mudichu
1983 - Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) for Moondram Pirai
1984 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Sadma
1990 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Chandni
1992 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khuda Gawah
1993 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Gumrah
1994 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Laadla
1997 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Judaai Nandi Awards

Won
1991 - Nandi Award for Best Actress for Kshana Kshanam


Honours
1997 - "Kalasaraswathi" award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2003 - "Lachchu Maharaj Award"
2008 - FICCI "Living Legend in Entertainment" award
2009 - Honoured at Cairo International Film Festival

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