Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

Updated: Aug 13, 2017, 19:04 IST
  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    Delightfully childlike as somone suffering from amnesia in Sadma, Sridevi made us want to join Kamal Hassan in singing her lullabies

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    Dancing sensuously in chiffon saris in the Swiss mountains to romantic songs, she made the perfect Yash Chopra heroine in Chandni.

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    The rustic Rajasthani mother and the young vivacious daughter – both in love with the same man. Her double act in Lamhe was near perfect.

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    When Sridevi transformed into a snake in Nagina, the audience was mesmerised, and who can forget the iconic dance of 'Main Teri Dushman’.

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    Himmatwala was the highest grosser of 1983, this flick which also starred Jeetendra was an action drama, and brought Sridevi super stardom. The ‘Nainon Me Sapna’ song is popular even today. The film was remade by Sajid Khan with disastrous effect

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    A love triangle also featuring Jeetendra and Jaya Prada, Tohfa was yet another in the series of south Indian remakes featuring Sridevi. Both Jaya and Sridevi play sisters who fall in love with Jeetendra. ‘Tohfa’ too was a box office hit. The ‘Ek Aankh Marun Toh’ song from the film is a favourite with today’s remixers

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    Although Anil Kapoor was star of this Mr. India, Sridevi’s performance as a journalist made the film even more memorable. Be it the ‘Hawa Hawai’ song, her hilarious runs in with her editor Annu Kapoor or her bitter-sweet chemistry with the little kids in the film, Mr. India is incomplete without Sridevi. And we haven’t even mentioned the ‘I Love You’ song.

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    The versatility of Sridevi came to the fore in the hilarious Chaalbaaz that had her playing a double role. Sridevi played Anju -- who can be harassed without resistance -- and Manju -- a fearless girl -- with the same amount of conviction

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    One of Amitabh’s few memorable performances in the 90’s, the lavishly shot Khuda Gawah had a royal feel, with Sridevi playing the suffering wife of Big B, who is jailed, with conviction At the BO, the film got average returns

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    In her last movie before her sabbatical, ‘Judaai’, Sridevi plays the greedy wife, who sells her husband (Anil Kapoor) to Urmila Matondkar in return for money, only to regret it. Following the film, Sridevi disappeared from the scene to take care of her family

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  • Birthday special: Sridevi's greatest performances

    After a sabbatical of 15 years, she won hands down again with her portrayal of a woman set on learning the Queen's language in English Vinglish

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About The Gallery

From the childlike Reshmi of 'Sadma' to the timid Shashi of 'English Vinglish', Sridevi has wowed generations of movie-goers. As she turns 54, here's a recap of her memorable roles

 

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