Remembering Sridevi: Some Of Her Most Memorable Tamil And Telugu films

Sridevi was born in Sivakasi on 13th August 1963, she began her career as a child actor at the age of four in the devotional Tamil film “Thunaivan” and she continued to act as a child artist in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada movies. Sridevi played the role of an adult at the age of 13 in the Tamil film “Moondru Mudichu”. The legend actress has established herself as one of the leading actresses, her performance in a variety of genes has earned her numerous awards. In the year 2013, Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri, The highest civilian accolade for her immense contributions to the entertainment industry.

Sridevi’s Impact on Telugu and Tamil cinema is long-lasting and unforgettable. Here are a few best regional films of the legendary actress-

1.    Thunaivan- Sridevi started her career as a child artist at the age of four in the Tamil drama film “Thunaivan”, directed by M. A. Thirumugam and produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar. The film stars Tamil actor A. V. M. Rajan and south Indian actress Sowcar Janaki in the lead roles. Sridevi played the role of lord Muruga. The film was a musical hit and won a national award.

2.    Kshana Kshanam (1991)- It was a path breaking film that had won numerous awards including the Nandi award. The thriller drama film directed by Ram Gopal Varma stars Venkatesh and Sridevi in the lead roles. Sridevi played the role of satya, an innocent middle class girl who was chased by an eccentric bank robber and police. She was praised for delivering a phenomenal performance.  

3.    16 Vayathinile (1977)- Regarded as one of the commercial successful films in Sridevi’s career, 16 Vayathinile is written and directed by  P. Bharathiraja.  The film features Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth along with Sridevi in the lead roles. The film revolves around the strength and weaknesses of a 16 year old school-girl played by Sridevi.

                                                                                                                         -Akhila Kakarala