The gorgeous Bollywood actress Sridevi can still give many young actresses run for their money. Indeed, even at this age, the actress is getting the offers to assume the lead roles in the movies. Her comeback movie English Vinglish a huge hit at the Box-Office.
Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about bollywood beauty Sridevi that you may not know:
1. Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963. She was named Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan upon birth. She is the first female actress to have earned the tag of being a superstar. She started her career at the age of four in Thirumugham’s devotional film, Thunaivan.
2. Sridevi was also considered for a role in Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg wanted to cast her for a brief role. But she was at the peak of her career in Bollywood then and had rejected the offer.
3. When she made her debut in Bollywood, Sridevi was not open to talking in Hindi. Her voice was for the most part dubbed by Naaz. Rekha had dubbed for her in the film, Aakhiri Raasta.
4. In 2013, the Government of India granted Sridevi with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. She was likewise voted 'India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years' in a CNN-IBN national survey led in 2013 on the event of the Centenary of Indian Cinema.
5. The actress started her career as a child artist at the age of four in a Tamil movie.
6. Not many people know that the actress was down with 103 degrees fever, while shooting Chalbaaz’s famous song ‘Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai’.
7. Sridevi has worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Lion's share of her movies were made in Kollywood or Tamil film industry.
8. The first time Sridevi dubbed her dialogues in Hindi was for Yash Chopra's film Chandni. Being a South Indian performing artist, she was not extremely OK with Hindi language. Hence, she required a dubbing artist.
9. With movies like Himmatwala, Tohfa, Mr India, Chandni, Nagina and Sadma, Sridevi developed as a standout amongst the most looked for after performing artists in Bollywood. Jaya Prada was considered to be Sridevi’s strongest contender at that point of time.
10. Sridevi was the first choice for Indra Kumar's Beta. She should star inverse Anil Kapoor in the film yet declined the offer since she had officially done a series of movies with the actor.