Sridevi – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Sridevi Indian Actress

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements ‎35-25-36 inhes
Bodytype Hourglass
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight 56 kg (123 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Light Brown

Nickname Sridevi
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 August 1963
Full Name Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Date of Death February 24, 2018
Place of Death Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cause of Death Drowning
Birthplace Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hinduism
Published on September 5, 2018 on 07:52 AM
Zodiac Sign Leo

Sridevi cause of death:

The cause of death of Sridevi is drowning. She died of drowning in the water.

“According to Dubai Police, based on postmortem analysis, came out on February 26 at 5:29 PM that Bollywood actress Sridevi died because of drowning in her hotel bathtub following a loss of consciousness.”

Sridevi was a legendry Indian film actress and a filmmaker, who primarily worked in Tamil, Telugu; Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada movies. She was born in Tamil Nadu, India on 13th August, 1963. Her Mom was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Hence, Sridevi grew up speaking Tamil and Telugu. She has a stepbrother named Satish and a sister named Srilatha. Her father died during 1991, whereas her mother died during the year 1997.

Sridevi initiated her acting career at an earlier age in the year 1967 as a child star in a Tamil film named ‘Kandhan Karunai’. She also appeared as a child star in a Telugu film named ‘Bangarakka’ and in a Malyalam film named ‘Kumara Sambhavan’ in the year 1969.

Sridevi made her raid on Bollywood big screen in the year1975 as a child star with her super smash-hit ‘Julie’ wherein she played the role of a younger sister of a leading actress. Afterward she initiated to appear in adult characters only from the year 1979. She performed in more than 60 Hindi movies; 58 in Tamil; 62 in Telugu and 20 in Malyalam movies – in a prosperous career that has traversed from 1967 to 2007.

She established a strong onscreen pairing with co-star Kamal Hassan in Tamil movies from 1977 to 1983 and afterward with the legendry actor Jeetendra in Hindi movies from 1983 to 1988 which supported her in getting a foothold in Hindi movies. Her initial claim to fame seemed as a romantic interest to recognized stars ANR, NTR, Vishnuvardhan and Krishna Ghattamaneni in Kannada and Telugu movies from 1978 to 1985. Sridevi has 4 megahits with Rajesh Khanna and afterward from late 80’s to 1996 her couple with Anil Kapoor was immensely popular.

Sridevi has also acted in Television series ‘Malini Lyer’, judged a show ‘Kaboom’ and appeared in numerous advertisements. She went on to get married with Anil Kapoor’s brother, Boney Kapoor, in the year1996. The couple has two daughters named Khushi and Jhanvi. Sridevi made a comeback to movies with “English Vinglish” in the year 2012.

She died on February 24, 2018 by an accidental drowning in a bathtub throughout her stay in Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, UAE, while she was attending wedding ceremony of an Indian actor Mohit Marwah.

Check out exclusive ➡facts about Sridevi.




Sridevi Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: One of the legendary Bollywood actors


Film: Muruga (1967, Tamil, as a child actor)

Movie poster

Julie (1975, Bollywood, as a child actor)

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Sadma (1983, Bollywood)

Movie poster

TV: Malini Iyer (2004)

TV show

Family & Relatives

Father: Ayyapan Yanger (Lawyer)

Her father Ayyapan Yanger

Mother: Rajeswari Yanger

Her mother Rajeswari Yanger

Brother: 2 (Step- Brothers)

Sister: Srilatha Yanger

Her sister Srilatha Yanger

Satish Yanger

Her sister Satish Yanger

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Boney Kapoor (1996-2018)

Her husband Boney Kapoor

No. of Children: 2

Son: Arjun Kapoor (Step-Son)

Her step son Arjun Kapoor

Daughter: Jhanvi Kapoor

Her daughter Janhvi Kapoor

Khushi Kapoor

Her daughter Khushi Kapoor

Anshula Kapoor (Step-Daughter)

Her step daughter Anshula Kapoor

Past Relationships:

Facts You Never Knew About Sridevi

  • Sridevi was offered a leading role in Hollywood movie ‘Jurassic Park’ which she refused on account of her hesitancy to take an interruption from Bollywood.
  • She was suffering from high fever while shooting for the super hit song ‘Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai’.
  • Sridevi could not speak Hindi once she stepped into Bollywood.
  • She was fluent in a number of languages including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.
  • She was the sole earner of her family; she supported her stepfather, mother, stepbrother and sister.
  • Sridevi was considered amongst the highest-paid Hindi movie actress from the year1985 to 1992.
  • She was given a double role in the movie ‘Baazigar’. Later, the filmmaker decided against to cast her just because it would have stunned the audience watching King Khan’s character ‘kill’ her on big screen.


Who was Sridevi?

Sridevi was an Indian actress, born on 13 August, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.

When did Sridevi pass away?

Sridevi passed away on February 24, 2018.

What was the cause of death?

The cause of Sridevi’s death was Drowning.

How old was Sridevi at the time of death?

Sridevi was 54 years old when he passed away.

How tall was Sridevi?

Sridevi was 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

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  1. Madhu Panicker says:

    Why does it say Actress Sridevi’s horoscope is “Cardiac Arrest” instead of Leo. Was the intention to be “Cause of Death” instead?

    1. So sorry, that was by mistake. I just fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out, Madhu!