Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the actor was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit Marwah's wedding.
The actor had married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters.Her sudden death shocked Bollywood and legions of her followers who reached outside her Mumbai house.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences. "Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirer s in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace," he said.'
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: "Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi.
He continued, She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates."
She was last seen in Mom, and she was in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie Zero.
Her elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor’s debut movie Dhadak will be released on 6 July 2018, which starring Ishaan Khatter in the lead role. Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada. She was awarded with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.