Hollywood has taken the world by storm. Regarded as the highest grossing movie industry, it is second to none. However, as the American cinema has seen an uprise, it is no doubt that the Indian cinema, and the Hindi cinema in particular, has risen to success and fame in recent years.
Already, we have heard of Western individuals indulging themselves in the Hindi movie and music industry. Bollywood has seen its own firsts and lasts, and its first female superstar is no exception.
Sri Devi has rocked news channels with the news of her accidental drowning, and has enveloped all of social media. News of her death quickly spread round the worldwide web, and while most of us mourn the tragedy, some of us just can’t stop wondering who she was, and why she made such an impact on the movie industry.
That’s why we’re here. When you read about her contributions to the industry, and especially her net worth, you’ll soon understand why she has made global headlines.
Sri Devi was born on the 13th of February, 1963, in present-day Tamil Nadu in India. Her birth name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, which she later changed due to Sri Devi, meaning “the radiant and the divine”, and to be honest? It’s not a misfit.
Devi’s career began as a child star, when she debuted in the 1970 Telugu film “Maa Nanna Nirdoshi” at the young age of 7. From there, she worked her way to the top and has since become the most sought-after Indian actress.
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Devi appeared as recurring and supporting characters for the major part of her childhood acting career. She appeared in infamous films, such as “Prarthanai”, “Naam Nadu” and “Poompatta”, for which she even won a film award. Her career saw an uprise when she played Lakshmi’s sister in “Julie”, wherefrom she began taking wider steps up the ladder.
In 1976, Devi appeared for the first time as a leading actress in “Moondru Moodichu”, and continued to work as the most highly acclaimed child artist.
From then onwards, Sri Devi has starred in over 250 Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. Her most recent one, titled “Zero” was released this year, albeit after her death. She was the leading role in globally praised movies such as “Solva Sawan”, “Himmatwala”, “Tohfa”, “Maqsad”, “Mr. India”, “Sadma”, “Nagina”, and “Malini Iyer”.
Devi gained worldwide success through her 2017 thriller “Mom”, which is about a vigilante (herself) who seeks vengeance from the rapists of her daughter, Arya.
Unfortunately, as news channels may have already made it apparent, Sri Devi’s career saw a pitfall when she allegedly drowned in a hotel bathtub, possibly drunk. Her cremation was accompanied with state honours and a gun salutation.
Sridevi Net Worth
But when we heard of her net worth, almost nothing could be denied of the authenticity of her career. Her net worth amounts to about $35 million (240 Crore INR), an incredible amount for any artist, whether Bollywood or Hollywood.
We wish Sri Devi glad tidings in the hereafter.