SHE WAS KNOWN TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE SUPERSTAR OF INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY.SHE WAS HAWA HAWAI AND CHANDANI TO EVERY SINGLE BOLLY FAN..HER LIFE WAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL SO HER DEATH ….
Sree devi was born as SHREE AMMA YANGER AYYAPAN on 13 aug 1963 in Sivakasi Tamil Nadu.She belonged to a TAMIL BRAHMIN family and was born to lawyer Ayyapan yanger and Rajeswari yanger.
She made her first on screen appearance at the age of 4 in 1967 in the tamil film THUNAIVAN,in which she played the role of young Lord Muruga.Her performance was much appreciated and gave her fame as a child artist.She made her acting debut as an actress in 1979 with the film SOLVA SAWAN
Among her best known works were MR.INDIA(1987),CHANDANI(1989),LAMHE(1991),After marrying BONEY KAPOOR IN 1996 ,She retired herself from acting and devoted herself completely to her family.
Initially,it was considered to be rumored that she secretly got married to MITHUN CHAKRABORTHY in 1985 but when FAN MAGAZINE published their marriage certificate ,it was cleared and created a huge controversy.
She was accused of being a homewrecker after she married to BONEY KAPOOR, because he was already married to MONA SHOURIE and was father of ARJUN AND ANSHULA.SREE AND BONEY have two daughters named JAHANVI AND KHUSHI.
SREEDEVI used to paint during her free time.Some of her paintings were sold in 2010 by an International Art Auction House.Though she was not professionally trained in dancing,she was considered to be the finest dancer.
After marriage she took a break of 6 years and made her comeback in 2004 by featuring in MALINI IYER.In 2005 she judged the tv show KABOOM.She even appeared in tv show SATYAMEV JAYATE for a social cause.In 2012 after 15 years ,sree made a comeback with ENGLISH WINGLISH.MOM (2017) which marked her 300th film ,was termed as her last film as an actress,but her last onscreen appearance will be in Anand rai’s ZERO in a cameo.
She got FILM FARE FOR BEST ACTRESS IN 1992,1990,1991,1982,1977.She was also honoured with PADMASHRI in 2013.
SREEDEVI died on 24 feb 2018 at 19:00 GMT in room no-2201 of the JUMERIRAH EMIRATED TOWER HOTEL IN DUBAI due to accidental drowning at the bathtub,she went their to attend her nephew mohit marwah’s wedding.Condolence have poured in since the death of the actor, who redefined the importance of the female lead in india’s largerly male dominated film industry.
“YOU WILL BE MISSED CHANDANI”