Monday, February 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan (Sridevi Kapoor)

(This is a guest post from our blogger friend Dee.  She lives in San Ramon, California, with her husband and their baby girl.)


 
For most of you who don’t know, this is the true name of Indian Super Star Sridevi who passed away on Feb 24th 2018 due to Accidental Drowning in the bathtub in Dubai. She, her husband and youngest daughter were attending the wedding of a relative. As the entire nation is mourning this loss of our versatile female superstar here are some details from her life
 
Real Name: Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan
 
Date of Birth: 13th August 1963
 
Place of Birth: Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu
 
Parents: Rajeswari Yanger (Mother, Mother Tongue: Telugu), Ayyapan Yanger (Father, Mother Tongue – Tamil)
 
Siblings: Satish Yanger (Brother), Srilatha Yanger (Sister)
 
Spouse: Boney Kapoor

Ex.Husband: Mithun Chakraborty
 
Kids: 2(Jahnvi Kapoor & Kushi Kapoor)
 
Step Children: Arjun Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor
 
In-laws: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
 
Languages Acted in: Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
 
First Movie:Thunaivan (1969) in Tamil
 
Last Movie: Mom (2017) in Hindi and 300th film
 
Yet to be Released Movie: Zero (2018) in Hindi
 
Awards: Padma Shri (2013), 6 Filmfare Awards, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for the movie Moondram Pirai and several other awards and nominations
 
Some of my favorite movies that are on my repeat list are, these include both Hindi and Tamil and are in no particular order Moondram Pirai, Chaalbaaz, Mr India, Gumrah, Chandni, Sadma, English Vinglish, Judai, Khuda Gawah, Mom, 16 Vayathinile, Nagina, Sigapu Rojakal, Vazhvey Maayam.
 
I am going to miss Superstar Sridevi and her death was a shock to me, as I am sure it is to the rest of the world.
 
My Favorite song snippet from the movie Chandni (Lagi Aaj Sawan Ki), and the way I like to remember Sridevi
 
Kuch Aise Hi Din the, Woh Jab Hum Miley Teh
Chaman Mein Nahin, Phool Dil Mein Khiley The
Wohi Toh Hai Mausam, Magar Ruth Nahin Woh
Mere Sath Barsat Bhi, Roh Padhi Hai
Lagi Aaj Sawan Ki, Phir Woh Jadhi Hai
 
Meaning
Those days were something like this only,
when we had met, when the flowers had blossomed in our hearts instead of the gardens.
It's the same weather, but the times are not the same.
Now even the rain cries with me.
 
Please share with me some of your favorites of Sridevi.
 
RIP Sridevi

22 comments:

  1. Thanks Dee for writing this beautiful and informative guest post. I think her acting in the Tamil movie, 16 Vayathinile (at age 16), in the "Mayil" character was her best performance.

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    1. Thank you for this opportunity SG. Yes my fav was Sadma or Moondram Pirai...she had beautiful eyes..and that turned into amazing expressions in her movie

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  2. You nailed this one Dee. Nice job.
    And I gotta agree with Moondram Pirai at the top.
    RIP

    What does surprise me is that a South Indian actress made it to the VERY TOP of Hindi films and blew away the competition in her generation.
    That’s an impossible accomplishment.

    Regards,
    Vyjayanthimala

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. You are the first female Superstar of Bollywood being a South Indian Actress and i am sure this accomplishment of Sridevi should be of no surprise to you.

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  3. Yes, it was a shock indeed. I still can't believe Shreedevi died due to accidental drowning!

    It is nice to know about Shreedevi's real name and other details. Mr. India is my favorite too. Can't forget her role in Judai.

    Rest in peace, Shreedevi.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Sindhu, she was indeed a fine actress and a real shock. I loved her in Mr India as well.

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  4. The profile of late Sridevi has been well written without going into the needless controversy over her death.I could know some details I was not aware of. Thanks for hosting Ms Dee’s post.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Mr KP. SG is really sweet to host my post. I feel bad when controversies surround the death of a person, especially for the family who are grieving.

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  5. My favorite song is 'Kanne Kalaimane...' What a melody. I am yet to see Chandni, may be I'll have to, now.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thank you for your Comment. (My Daughters Lullaby) Kanni Mayil Ena, Kanden Unai Naane Anthi Pagal Unnai Naan Paarkiren, Aandavanai Ithaithaan Ketkiren, Raariraaro.. Oaraariro.., Raariraaro.. Oaraariro..Such a scintillating melody

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  6. Nice tribute for our Sridevi, Dee! Yes, Moondram Pirai comes first in my favourites of her movies, then 16 vayadinile, and then 'Meendum Kokila'. Varumaiyin Niram Sigappu also is a favourite! Sippiyirukkudhu, muththum irukkudhu...What expressions she gave for the words. Kamal and she were competing with each other in these movies. Thank god, Boney Kapoor pampered her a lot till the end. She must be happy wherever she is.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Sandhya, she was simply amazing in every movie.

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    1. Thank you for you comment Vineeta. Yes she was, I still cannot believe her demise.

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  8. Sridevi was part of my growing up years. She was truly a versatile actress. Loved her comic timing. Her untimely death came as a big shock. She went away too soon!

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    1. Thank you for your Comment. I totally agree with you. She has beautiful screen presence

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  9. More than anything it was such a shock. But that is life, is it not? Her immense talent helped her stay in the industry for as long as fifty years. How many artists can boast of that? A bit unfortunate that she couldn't see her daughter's film debut. But that was what destiny had for her.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Pradeep. I agree it was a shock, and i was expecting it to be fake news. It is going to a long and hard journey for her family (especially daughters) to continue on.

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  10. When we think of Sreedevi, her cute figure comes to my mind along with some scenes of her movies I have watched. A wide spread news says that she had undergone many a cosmetic surgery and that might have hindered her health to escape the drowning.Don't know about its reality.Any way may she RIP.

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    2. Thank you for your Comment. I still cannot believe she is gone. Hope she is Resting in Peace

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