Sridevi who is aged 54 years old hails from Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district. She started acting at the age of 4. She debuted in the film titled Thunaivan. In this film she donned the role of a Lord Muruga. After this she continued to act in numerous films.
She had acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. She had acted in numerous Tamil films including 16 Vayathinile, Moondram Pirai, Meendum Kokila, Priya, Sivappu Rojakkal and Varumayin Niram Sigappu. Moreover she had acted with leading actors of Tamil film industry including Kamal and Rajini.
In the year 2013, she was honoured by central government with a Padmashree Award. She has bagged numerous Filmfare Awards, She also bagged numerous awards including Tamil Nadu State Government Award for acting in the film Moondram Pirai.
She got married to the Hindi film producer Bony Kapoor. After her marriage she continued to act in the films English Vinglish and Puli. Recently her film Mom was released.