India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Shree Amma Yanger, better known as Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. She started as a child actress in Julie (1975) at age 12. Her first Bollywood blockbuster was with Jeetendra in Himmatwala (1983). Together they acted in several films securing her position as the reigning Bollywood queen for a full decade from 1983 to 1993. She was later dethroned by Madhuri Dixit. Also often paired with Anil Kapoor, the duo had smash hits Jaanbaaz (1986), Mr. India (1987), Ram Avatar (1988), Lamhe (1991) and Judaai (1997). She later married Anil Kapoor’s brother in 1996, Boney Kapoor, after her mother passed away. Their marriage created a great deal of controversy because Boney Kapoor was married when he became involved with Sridevi and got her pregnant. After her wedding, she took a break from films and moved onto TV serials.
Why she’s sexy: Sridevi is sexy for her amazing dance numbers, that inflame the screen. Her dance sequences have the same effect of other South Indian Bollywood divas like Hema Malini and Vyjayantimala. She also capitalized on her innocent looks and glamorous style, which set many hearts on fire. She earned the nickname of Thunder Thighs because she wore short skirts during a lot of her dance numbers.
Her impact on Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan called her a living legend when appearing with her in Army (1996). She is also producing many of Boney Kapoor’s films like Shakti (2002), making her mark behind the camera also.
Interesting fact: There are many Web sites dedicated to Sridevi’s dance numbers from Lamhe (1991), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989).