Google celebrates Sridevi's birthday with innovative doodle

Sunday, 13 August 2023 (11:55 IST)
Kolkata: Famed search engine Google on Sunday created a special doodle to honour legendary Indian actress Sridevi on her 60th birth anniversary.
Google, known for its innovative doodles, came up with captivating artwork capturing the essence of the actress in her various iconic roles
Illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Bhumika Mukherjee, the homage underscored the beautiful actress’s deep impact on popular culture.
Known for her ravishing smile, Sridevi made Bollywood’s sweeping dramas and comedies shine, oftentimes without a male counterpart in a traditionally male-dominated industry, the search engine said in its tribute.
Sridevi was born on August 13 in 1963 in present-day Tamil Nadu and starred in over 300 movies.
As a child, she fell in love with movies and started acting as a four-year-old in the Tamil film Kandhan Karunai.
Sridevi learned to speak multiple South Indian languages, which allowed her to break into India’s other film industries.
Early in her career, she acted in a variety of genres and across multiple film industries, including Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies.
In 1976, Sridevi gained national recognition as the protagonist in K. Balachander's Moondru Mudichu, and followed it up with a string of hit films like Guru and Sankarlal.
Widely considered the top star of Tamil cinema at the time, Sridevi’s on-screen charisma garnered attention from producers from the Hindi-speaking film industry as well.
After playing the lead role in the action comedy Himmatwala, Sridevi established herself as a national icon and box-office attraction in Bollywood.
Over the next decade, Sridevi starred in hits like the romantic drama film Sadma and the comedy ChaalBaz, and later switched to television where she headlined shows like Malini and Kaboom. She then joined the Asian Academy of Film & Television board of directors.
In 2012, she announced her comeback with English Vinglish; the film marked her successful return as a leading lady in Bollywood after a 12-yea hiatus.
The Indian government also honoured her with the Padma Shri.
In 2017, Sridevi starred in the crime thriller Mom as a rage-filled and protective mother, earning her the National Film Award for best actress.
“Sridevi forever made her mark on the film industry by charting new avenues for women to take on leading roles in Indian cinema. She will be remembered as one of the greatest Indian actors of her time,” Google said. (UNI)

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