In 1967, Shree Devi started filming as a child artist. She debuted as a lead actress in a Bollywood film in 1978, soon becoming one of India’s biggest film stars.
After this she worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies in addition to Hindi cinema.
Sridevi, considered to be the first female superstar in Hindi cinema, got married in 1996 to film producer Boney Kapoor. They have two daughters.
Sridevi has received huge praise for acting in a large number of films including Mawali, Mr India, Chandni, Tohphas.
In 2013, the Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian honour.