The eternal beauty and one of the most accomplished actor of Indian Cinema, late Sridevi birth anniversary is celebrated on August 13. Sridevi has starred in 300 films in a career spanning almost five decades.
Even after two years of Sridevi’s untimely demise, it is hard to believe that the ace actress is no more with us. Her down to earth nature, versatile acting, and path-breaking opinions can never be forgotten. And as her birthday is just around the corner, let’s remember a few of those liberating thoughts.
Late Sridevi has made a mark on not only the Hindi film industry but South industries as well as she did numerous films in regional languages too. Her contribution to the industry is commendable and something not everybody can achieve. She has left behind a huge legacy of films, shows, and fashion as well as she was one of the most stylish actors.
On the occasion of her birthday, let’s look at her top 5 blockbuster Bollywood films:
Himmatwala was a remake of the Telugu hit Ooriki Monagadu (1981) and Sri’s role was to fit into the commercial mold of a Hindi film heroine. Not only did the film’s blockbuster success kick off the Jeetendra-Sridevi partnership, it established Sri as one of the best dancing actors in the country.
Mr. India (1987)
An outright hit that made approximately Rs 5 crore at the box office Sridevi played a journalist in the film. Mr. India, that had Anil Kapoor as the lead actor, saw Sridevi in a sensuous avatar in the superhit song- Kate nahi kat-te yeh din yeh raat.
Sridevi played a young and enigmatic Rajni, a shape-shifting serpent. Sriís love story with Rishi Kapoor in the film was cute but what stole the show was her nagin act. The song Main teri dushman with Amrish Puri as the dastardly snake charmer is now the stuff of movie legend.
Lamhe is one of the super hit movies of legendary actress Sridevi which is directed by Yash Chopra. In this film, Sridevi paired with Anil Kapoor and received widespread acclaim for her performance. She also bagged Filmfare Award for Best Actress with this film. This film also had some unforgettable dance sequences by Sri Devi.
English Vinglish (2012)
English Vinglish film marked as a Sridevi’s return to onscreen appearances after a decade and it was declared a hit film in India and overseas. This film brought universal appreciation from critics and audiences to Veteran Actress Sri Devi as the “Meryl Streep of India and the female Rajinikanth in India.