Iconic actor

Print edition : March 30, 2018

Sridevi, a 2014 picture. Photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA

As child artiste with Jayalalithaa in “Adi Parasakthi”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and Sridevi in “Moondru Mudichu”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

With Kamal Hassan in the path-breaking movie “16 Vayadhinile”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

With Rishi Kapoor in "Chandni".

Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in “Sadma”, the remake in Hindi of the Tamil film “Moondram Pirai”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Sridevi (1963-2018) came to Bollywood as a dream girl of sorts after playing nuanced roles under the great masters of south Indian cinema, but her road to superstardom was a tortuous one.
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