Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood’s First Female Superstar, Dies at 54
Sridevi Kapoor, a Bollywood actress who starred in hundreds of films and was known as India’s first female superstar, died on Saturday in Dubai. She was 54.
Sridevi, who went by a single name professionally, was one of the only Bollywood actresses to headline box-office hits without a man beside her in a leading role.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi,” Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, wrote on Twitter. “She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances.”
Sridevi was 4 when she appeared in her first film, the start of a career of that would span more than four decades. She worked on Tamil-, Telugu-, Malayalam- and Kannada-language films in South India before moving to the…