Unknown Facts About Sridevi

The evergreen legendary actress who had a career spanning five decades was loved all over, died at the age of 54. Here are some lesser known facts about her –

1. Her real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan.

Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan
Shree Amma Yanger Ayyappan

2. She made her debut at the age of four, with a mythological film, ‘Thunaivan’.

Thunaivan
Thunaivan Movie

3. She was approached for a small role in Steven Speilberg’s ‘Jurrasic Park’, but she declined the role because she felt it didn’t suit her stature at that time.

Jurrasic Park
Jurrasic Park

4. Sridevi was down with 103 degrees fever, while shooting Chalbaaz’s famous song ‘Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai’.

Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai
Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai

5. She named her daughters Janhvi and Khushi after the names of the heroines in her husband Boney Kapoor’s films, ‘Judaai’ and ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Pass Hai’.

Janhvi and Khushi
Janhvi and Khushi

6. Sridevi was the playback singer in ‘Sadma’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Garajna’ and ‘Kshana Kshanam’.

Sadma Movie
Sadma Movie

7. Unable to speak Hindi during her debut in Hindi film industry, Sridevi first dubbed her dialogues for the film Chandni.Rekha dubbed for Sridevi in Aakhree Raast and former actress Naaz dubbed for her in some movies before Chandani.

Sridevi first dubbed her dialogues for the film Chandni
Sridevi first dubbed her dialogues for the film Chandni

8. Sridevi and Salman Khan bonded over the painting.

Sridevi Painting
Sridevi Painting

9. Bollywood’s first female superstar Sridevi was the highest-paid Hindi film’s actress from 1985-1992.

Sridevi last AD
Highest-paid Hindi film’s actress

10. She was awarded Padma Shri in 2013 by Government of India, which is the fourth highest civilian honour.

Awarded Padma Shri in 2013
Awarded Padma Shri in 2013

11.The ‘English-Vinglish’ actor was fluent in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.

English-Vinglish Movies
English-Vinglish Movies

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