In her long and fruitful acting career, Sridevi has managed to pull off a variety of roles right from her childhood debut days. The late Bollywood actress has left behind a legacy of iconic characters and movies. From the role of a strong mother to sultry temptress, Sridevi has played many parts in famous Bollywood and south Indian films. Today on the occasion of her 55th birthday, we present some of her best acts from B-Town.
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- Sadma (1983)
One of her most iconic roles, Sridevi portrayed the role of a woman with retrograde amnesia who behaved like an 8 – year old girl after meeting with a car accident. The role actually introduced Sridevi to Bollywood cinema once again. She had performed the same role in the Tamil version of the film. The actress also received her first Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for this role.
- Nagina (1986)
One of her iconic roles ever, Nagina. Based on the plot of a shape-shifting woman, Sridevi made her mark in the Indian cinema. Her character was on the lookout for revenge for the death of her partner.
- Chalbaaz (1989)
A double role meant double the efforts. Sridevi played the roles of a bold and graceful dancer while playing a simpleminded housewife at the same time. ‘Chalbaaz’ was a perfect way to show off her dance and acting skills. Her comic timing was on point and defined her as the funniest actors in the industry at the time.
- Chandni (1989)
Sridevi’s role in Chandni was mesmerising and placed her at the top of her career. The actress easily managed to win hearts with her spectacular performance. The romantic-drama was considered to be a blockbuster of the year with its lively songs and dance scenes. This role made her win the First Filmfare Award as well.
- English Vinglish (2012)
In her comeback film, ‘English Vinglish’, Sridevi portrayed a mother who worries about her kids, her husband and everything else around her. A midlife crisis hits when things start getting awkward in her life because she can’t speak the English language. The romantic – comedy movie became iconic, proving how underappreciated mothers are around the world. The actress managed to bring attention to the importance of a motherly figure in every person’s life. It also shows a mother can influence so many lives around her.