Bollywood Actor Sridevi Passes Away At 54 After A Cardiac Arrest In Dubai
Padma Shri awardee and veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest. She was 54 years old. The incident happened in Dubai where the actor had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding.
Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor has confirmed the news. Speaking to the Indian Express, he said:
“Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet.”
This was one of her last posts on Instagram.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in 1963, Sridevi had a career that spanned over 40 years. She was known as a versatile actor and had given us films like Mr. India, Chandni, Khuda Gawah, Lamhe, and English Vinglish.
The actor had also worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films. Her performance in Sadma was superb. Sridevi went on to become one of the biggest female stars India ever had.
Sridevi went on a hiatus for 15 years and came back to acting once again with Gauri Shinde’s film, English Vinglish in 2012. Her portrayal of Shashi, a middle-class woman who tries to learn to speak English to feel accepted by her family, won her accolades and even a Padma Shri award.
Sridevi has given us a lot of unforgettable performances and moments to remember her by. She will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Sridevi.