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Farewell Sridevi: 15 interesting facts about the Mom actress that you probably didn’t know

Right from her acting debut to rejecting Hollywood offer, there are several unknown and interesting Sridevi facts to know.

Written by: Tripti Karki , New Delhi [ Updated: February 25, 2018 15:07 IST ]
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Sridevi died at 54 today following a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai leaving everyone stunned and upset. The veteran actress, who was last seen in the revenge drama film Mom, is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor. Right from her acting debut to singing career to rejecting Hollywood offer, there are several unknown and interesting Sridevi facts that you should know. The Chandi actress will be seen for the very last time in silver screen in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero, which is being directed by Aanand L Rai.

Here are 15 interesting facts of Sridevi that will leave you surprised.

1. Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963. She was named Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan upon birth.

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Sridevi interesting facts

2. She lost her father during the shooting of Yash Chopra's Lamhe (1991) in London. She flew home for the last rites and returned to work to shoot a comedy sequence with co-star Anupam Kher.

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Sridevi old pics

4. She started her career at the age of four in Thirumugham's devotional film, Thunaivan (1967) 

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Sridevi as childhood artist

5. Not many people know that Sridevi was down with 103 degrees fever, while shooting Chalbaaz's famous song 'Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai'.

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Sridevi memorable pic

6. Sridevi has worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.

7. She has also won 5 Filmfare Awards for Best Actress in a leading role.

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Nostalgic pics of Sridevi

8. Sridevi made her Hindi film debut as a lead actress in Solva Sawan (1979) 

9. In 2013 Government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor.

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Sridevi childhood

10. Sridevi did playback for Sadma(1983), Chandni(1989), Garajna (1991), Kshana Kshanam (1991).

11. Sridevi was the first choice for Indra Kumar's Beta. She was supposed to star opposite Anil Kapoor in the film but declined the offer because she had already done a string of films with the actor.

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Last visuals of Sridevi

12. Sridevi was also considered for a role in Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg wanted to cast her for a brief role. But she was at the peak of her career in Bollywood then and had rejected the offer.

13. Sridevi was director duo Abbas Mustan's first choice to play the female lead in Baazigar.

14. When she made her debut in Bollywood, Sridevi was not comfortable talking in Hindi. Her voice was mostly dubbed by Naaz. Rekha had dubbed for her in the film, Aakhiri Raasta. Sridevi dubbed for her dialogues for the first time in Chandni.

15. Sridevi was 13, when she played the role of Rajinikanth's stepmother in a Tamil film called Moondru Mudichu (1976). Years later she played his love interest in Chaalbaaz (1989).

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Sridevi film career

Legendary actress Sridevi was attending Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. She has even shared several pictures on her Instagram but little did we know, that the veteran actress would leave the world forever.

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