Sridevi, India's first female superstar, dies

Actress who had starred in about 300 films since she was four died of an apparent heart attack in Dubai

Actress Sridevi with her husband, film producer Boney Kapoor, and daughters Khushi and Jhanvi (far right).
Actress Sridevi with her husband, film producer Boney Kapoor, and daughters Khushi and Jhanvi (right).PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Millions of fans and India's film world were in mourning yesterday for the country's first female superstar Sridevi, who died of an apparent heart attack in Dubai where she was attending a nephew's wedding.

The Gulf News, quoting sources, said the 54-year-old actress collapsed in the bathroom last Saturday evening but did not specify exactly where this occurred.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Sridevi, India's first female superstar, dies'. Subscribe