Without a doubt, Sridevi was one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry who left a blazing trail in Bollywood where she wowed audiences and critics with excellent performances in several films that made her a legend.
Sadly, Sridevi broke a million hearts when she died last year on February 24. The actress was born on August 13, 1963, and worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.
Here’s a list of her iconic roles and memorable films as we remember the legend on her birth anniversary
Himmatwala: The highest grosser of 1983, this flick, which also starred Jeetendra, was an action-drama and brought Sridevi superstardom. The Nainon Me Sapna song is popular even today. The film was later remade by Sajid Khan with Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia.
Tohfa: A love triangle also featuring Jeetendra and Jaya Prada, this was yet another in the series of south Indian remakes featuring Sridevi. Both Jaya and Sridevi play sisters who fall in love with Jeetendra. Tohfa too was a box office hit. The Ek Aankh Marun Toh song from the film is still favourite with today’s remixes genre.
Mr India: Although Anil Kapoor was the star of this Shekhar Kapur film, Sridevi’s performance as a journalist made the film even more memorable. Be it the Hawa Hawai song, her hilarious runs in with her editor Annu Kapoor or her bitter-sweet chemistry with the little kids in the film, Mr India is incomplete without Sridevi. And we haven’t even mentioned the ‘I Love You’ song.
Chandni: This love triangle had Sridevi romancing two ageing heroes, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. The songs of the film were a massive hit and her white costume became a craze. The film managed to prolong the careers of Kapoor and Khanna as lead heroes, and a lot of credit for the same goes to Sridevi’s wonderful performance.
Lamhe: Although the film tanked at the box office, this Yash Chopra film is regarded as one of Sridevi’s finest performances. In another double role, she plays both mother and daughter, and Anil Kapoor falls in love with both the characters over the course of the film.