'English Vinglish' Premiere - Arrivals - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

The Timeless Glamor of Sridevi

One of Bollywood's biggest stars, through the ages

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Sridevi Kapoor, the Bollywood actress and Indian icon, died in Dubai on Saturday at age 54. She began her acting career at age 4, and by 13 years old, she had already landed a leading and nuanced role-- playing an aggrieved woman avenging her late lover’s death. Known as one of the first female superstars of Bollywood, Sridevi, who like most south Indian actors went by a singular name, carried the films she starred in. Acting in five languages, she appeared in over 300 films over the last five decades. Sridevi's die-hard fans and her colleagues in Bollywood paid tribute to her when her death was announced. It is a day "to remember her for her brilliance and the magic she brought into our lives," wrote Bollywood star Sahid Kapoor. "She made a whole generation of girls want to dance and wear pretty things," wrote Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi. "She enacted the most glamorous and most complex characters with such ease."

See her glamor and her complexity through the years.

1985 Dinodia Photos/Getty Images 1985
1990 Dinodia Photos/Getty Images 1990 1990 Dinodia Photos/Getty Images 1990 1996 Dinodia Photos/Getty Images 1996
2012 Matt Carr/Getty Images 2012 With Madhuri Dixit in 2012 Hindustan Times/Hindustan Times via Getty Images With Madhuri Dixit in 2012 2014 Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage 2014
2017 SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images 2017
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