Sridevi started her film career in Hindi cinema as a child arstist in Julie. As an actress her first film was Solwa Savan which was released in 1979. Solwa Savan turned out to be a complete flop and almost ended her career. Lady luck eventually shined on Sridevi when Himmatwala was released in 1983. Himmatwala turned out to be a super duper hit and established Sridevi as a super star. She quickly rose to the top spot toppling Rekha and Hema Malini. Her gyrating dances in scanty clothes earned her the nickname of Miss Thunder Thighs.
In early part of her career she gave many hits with Jitendra. Some of her films with Jeetendra were Himmatwala, Thofa, Mawali. Sridevi raced against Rekha and Hema Malini for the top spot and captured the number one position within a short span of time. She maintained her stay as number one for pretty long years. She gave many hits from year 1984 to 1993, and these were the best years of her acting career.
In her later part of the career she performed fabulously in Harmesh Malhotra's Nagina, Shekhar Kapoor's Mr India, Yash Chopra's Chandini, and Lamhe. Sridevi worked with Amitabh in Khuda Gawah, Inqualab and Aakhri Raasta.
Big budget film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja turned out a big flop and her career started to took southwards turn. Many more flopped followed Mr Bechara, Guru, Gurudev, Baanjaran, Farishtey and many more.
Sridevi then married producer Boney Kapoor and is now a housewife and a mother in real life.
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