Google Doodle celebrates late Bollywood icon Sridevi's 60th birthday

Google Doodle is paying a tribute to late Bollywood icon Sridevi’s 60th birthday on Sunday. 

Google Doodle celebrates actress Sridevi's 60th birthday. Photo courtesy: Google Screenshot

The illustration, designed by Mumbai-based artist Bhumika Mukherjee, is inspired by her famous song 'Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain'.

Sridevi made her debut as a child in the 1967 Tamil film Kandhan Karunai at the age of four and started her acting career in lead roles as a child in M. A. Thirumugam’s 1969 mythological Tamil film Thunaivan. 

As a child, she shared the screen with stalwarts of those times like M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. 

She made her Hindi film debut at the age of nine in Rani Mera Naam (1972).

Sridevi's first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the drama film Solva Sawan (1979), and she received wider recognition for the action film Himmatwala (1983). 

She established herself in the industry with a string of successful films, including Mawaali (1983), Justice Chaudhury (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Karma (1986), Nazrana (1987), Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). 

She received widespread praise for her performances in films, including Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994), and Judaai (1997). 

Following the role of the titular protagonist in the television sitcom Malini Iyer (2004–2005), Sridevi returned to film acting with the highly successful comedy-drama English Vinglish (2012).

Sridevi starred in her 300th and final film role in the psychological thriller Mom (2017). She earned widespread critical acclaim for her performance in the film and was posthumously awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress.

On 24 February 2018, she was found dead of an accidental drowning in her guest room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Sujoy Dhar
Sujoy Dhar

Sujoy Dhar is Group Editor of India Blooms News Service (IBNS), a 24x7 news portal cum wire service. A USA Today writer from India, he was formerly with Thomson Reuters and The Washington Times. He teaches journalism in several US universities.


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