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Biography
Origin:
Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
Decades:
1967-1997

Sridevi (Tamil: ஸ்ரீதேவி), born as Shree Amma Yanger (13 August 1963) is an Indian actress who was a popular actress in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam films. Starting to act at the age of four, she made her debut as an adult in the late 1970s. After going on to establish herself as one of the most successful actresses of the 1980s and early 1990s, she left the industry in 1997 to raise her children. During her career, she has won four Filmfare Awards, two for Hindi films, and one each for Tamil and Telugu films. Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Yanger to Ayyapan and Rajeswari on 13 August 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Her father was a lawyer. She has a sister and two step brothers. Sridevi married Boney Kapoor, a film producer and the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor, in 1996. They have two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi (Krishna). Her mother tongue is Tamil.