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The film star, who starred in more than 300 movies, died aged 54 while attending a family wedding in Dubai

Sridevi, one of India’s most celebrated actresses, has died of cardiac arrest in Dubai.

Family members & twitterratis confirmed on this shocking news that the actress had passed away on Saturday morning while attending a family wedding.

“It is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here (India), I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai,” her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor told in the official press release statement.

She is survived by her husband, Boney Kapoor, and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on the demise of the veteran actress.

Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sridevi started acting aged four with a role in the Tamil language film, Thunaivan.

The actress made her Bollywood debut in 1979 with “Solva Sawan” (16th spring), but she made her mark in the Hindi film industry with the film “Sadma” (Shock).

She went on to become a fixture of the Indian film industry, appearing in more than 300 movies, spanning five decades, and picking up scores of awards for her performances.

Her starring role in the 1987 adventure film, Mr India, earned her superstar status in South Asia.

The film was the highest grossing Indian film that year and is widely regarded as a cult classic. Her last film, MOM, was in 2017.

Other memorable films in which she appeared include Chandni, Himmatwala, ChaalBaaz, Nagina and Gumrah among others.

The Bollywood star was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2013.

Her death caused shockwaves on social media, with Bollywood fans in India and abroad expressing their disbelief.

“I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day,” wrote Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra.

“A legendary actress who many of us grew up watching,” wrote Noreen Khan, a British Asian radio presenter.

“Totally shocked by this really sad news.”

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