Rupa to publish Sridevi: The South Years by Amborish Roychoudhury

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Arguably one of the greatest actresses in the history of the Hindi film industry, Sridevi set the screens alight for over forty years. Embracing every one of her varied characters, whether in comedy, action, romance, or drama, her performances gave off an energy that made every dialogue and movement of hers unforgettable. 

Very few people, however, know that it was her extensive work in the South Indian film industry that made her performances feel effortless. Learning under the tutelage of legendary actors like M.G. Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, N.T. Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan and Sivaji Ganesan, as well as working with future legends like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi, Sridevi was destined for greatness. This book looks at her early career as a child artist and leading lady before she became a household name in North India. Interspersed with interviews and insights from leading filmmakers and journalists who have worked with Sridevi, this book is a glimpse into the making of India’s first female superstar.


Amborish Roychoudhury is a National Award-winning writer, biographer and film historian. His first book, In A Cult of Their Own: Bollywood Beyond Box-Office, won a Special Mention at the 66th National Film Awards. He has written for OutlookFirstpostFilmfareHuffpostMUBI Notebook and the Free Press Journal, among others. This will be his second published book.

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