Five years without Superstar Sridevi: A trip down memory lane for family and fans


It's difficult to live up to Sridevi's legacy. But she is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic actresses on the silver screen who remained a mystery even in her death (File photo)

Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a family function

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Veteran filmmaker Boney Kapoor shared an emotional post on Instagram remembering his wife Sridevi ahead of her fifth death anniversary. “You left us 5 years back …… your love and memories will keep us going and will remain with us forever…,” he wrote.

Boney also dropped a lovely picture of Sridevi. Reacting to the post, fashion designer Manish Malhotra shared a string of red heart emojis in the comment section. “I’m one of the millions of fans that worships Sridevi. She was and still is the greatest actor that cinema has ever produced. Her work and legacy will live on forever. RIP,” a fan commented.

Earlier in the day, Sridevi’s daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor paid tributes to their mother.

Taking to Instagram, Janhvi wrote, “I still look for you everywhere mumma, still do everything I do hoping I’m making you proud. Everywhere I go, and everything I do- it starts and ends with you.”

She also dropped a picture in which Janhvi seen adorably looking at her mother. Khushi Kapoor shared an image in which Sridevi is seen giving a peck on the former’s cheek.

Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a family function.

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in 1963, she’s known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like ‘Chandni’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Mr India’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Nagina’, ‘Sadma’ and ‘English Vinglish’, among many more. The Padma Shri awardee also made a mark with her extraordinary performances in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films.

Her last film was ‘Mom’, for which she also received the Best Actress National Award, posthumously.

She was called the first female superstar of the country. She ruled the industry in such an era when it was explicitly dominated by superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, and Dharmendra. She broke the glass ceiling in the industry and established herself as a crowd-puller.

Sridevi, the enigmatic actor in the Hindi film industry, left us five years back. The undisputed queen of the silver screen left some unforgettable performances for the audience. She left too early. But she will live forever through her on-screen characters.

Here’s look at some of the most memorable films of Sridevi:


There’s hardly any person who has not shed a tear in the last scene of this movie. Remake of a Tamil movie, this film established Sridevi as one of the most powerful actors at the very early stage of her Hindi career.


Her white look in this film set a fashion trend back in the 80s. Helmed by Yash Chopra, this movie is also celebrated for its music.

Mr India

Sridevi was not only a powerful actor, but she was also one of the most successful commercial heroines in the Hindi industry. From ‘Hawa Hawai’ to ‘Kaate Nehi Katte’, Sridevi showed her range of versatility in this movie.


Sridevi played twin characters in this movie, the tamed and submissive Anju and the boisterous and go-getting Manju. Sridevi’s comic timing was mostly talked about in this movie.

Khuda Gawa

Amitabh Bachchan, larger-than-life setting and Sridevi! The film was talked about as Amitabh and Sridevi were struggling to deliver hits at the box office back then.


Teaming up with her ‘Chandni’ director Yash Chopra one more time, Sridevi played double roles in this movie. For playing the dual roles of mother and daughter, Sridevi won accolades.

English Vinglish

After a 15-year-long hiatus, Sridevi made a pleasant comeback at the movies with Gauri Shinde’s directorial debut ‘English Vinglish’. The film received a standing ovation at the Toronto International film festival. The present generation is perhaps more acquainted with Sridevi’s Sashi than her Chandni.

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