New Delhi: Sridevi, one of the most iconic actors of the country, was born on August 13, 1963. Sridevi, who earned the name of Bollywood’s first female superstar, came from South Indian Cinema. She started her career at the age of four and went on to carve her own niche in both Bollywood and South Indian Cinema. The actor died in 2021 leaving an indelible mark among her fans.
Her first film was M.A. Thirumugham’s Thunaivan and gained wide popularity in the late 80s and early 90s. In a career spanning over four decades, she gave many hits in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Sridevi made her debut in Bollywood with 1975 hit Julie as a child artist but her first debut as a lead actress was Solva Sawan but, she was noticed in Himmatwala. And she went on to rule in Bollywood, giving some of the popular movies like Chandni, Mr India, Lamhe, Khuda Gawah and Sadma, among others.
The legendary actress then took a break of 15 years and made a smashing return to Bollywood with 2012 hit film English Vinglish. Apart from her amazing dancing skills, she is best remembered for her flawless dialogue delivery. She had a knack for getting into the skin of the character and that earned her a bevvy of fans.
Here are top 10 dialogues of the diva with dramatic eyes that will stay in our minds for years to come.
- Sawaal ke jawaab mein sawaal nahi kiya jaata (Lamhe, 1991)
2. Galat aur bahut galat mein se chunna ho to aap kya chunenge? (Mom, 2017)
3. Jeevan Ke Kis Modh Pe, Kab Koi Mil Jaaye; Kaun Keh Sakta Hai? (Chandni, 1998)
4. Insaan Daulat Ke Liye Apno Ka Khoon Bhi Baha Deta Hai (Chandra Mukhi, 1993)
5. Lohe Ke Darwaze Taqat Se Tootte Na Tootte; Akal Se Khule Zaroor Ja Sakte Hai. (Army, 1996)
6. When you don’t like yourself, you tend to dislike everything connected to you. When you learn to Love yourself.. then the same old life starts looking new. (English Vinglish, 2012)
7. Mard khana banaye toh kala hai … aurat banaye toh uska farz hai (English Vinglish,2012)
8. Pehle main tumhare pyar mein deewani thi … aaj main tumhare izzat ki deewani ho gayi (Inquilaab, 1984)
9. Jab tum mujhe apna kehte ho … apne pe guroor aa jaata hai (Chandni, 1998)
10. Har insaan apne karmon se pehchana jaata hai; apne baap ke karmon se nahi (Sone Pe Suhaaga, 1990)
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