She died in Dubai following a cardiac arrest. She had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding. “The actress had fainted in the bathroom of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, where she was staying with her family. A medical team had failed to revive her and she was declared dead at a hospital,” said the Indian ambassador in UAE Navdeep Suri.
Sridevi started as a child actor at the age of 4. Later she gave some very memorable performances in films such as "Sadma", “Himmatwala” “Nagina”, “Chaalbaaz”, "Lamhe", "Chandni" and "Mr. India" and “Khudagawah”.
The Information & Broadcasting Minister Ms. Smriti Irani wrote an emotional letter remembering her "favourite star who defined joy in my childhood". She wrote: "I pay homage to an actor who through her body of work ascertained that a female actress' place in a commercial Hindi movie is not only to compliment her male counterparts."
Considered as India’s first female superstar, Sridevi challenged the might of Amitabh Bachchan in 80s and 90s. She carried her films on her own shoulders. Her latest film was “Mom”-released in 2017.
She was married to film producer Boney Kapoor and the couple have two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.
The Cable Quest mourns her demise deeply.