Sridevi was born in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi in 1963. Her real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapa. She started acting at the age of four and made her debut with MA Thirumugham's "Thunaivan". Sridevi worked in over 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films with great ease. Some of her most popular and remembered roles have been in films like Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, Sadma, Chandni, English Vinglish, Tohfa, among others.
For her contribution to the entertainment industry, Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013. She has also won 5 Filmfare awards.
Sridevi was married to film producer Boney Kapoor in 1966 and the couple has two daughters- Jahnvi and Khushi. Her last film Mom won her acclaim from fans and critics. While Sridevi was not shooting for any film at present, she will be seen last in Shahrukh Khan's upcoming film Zero, where she plays herself in a small cameo.