Sridevi's parents were Ayyapan and Rajeswari. Her sister is Srilatha and brother is Satish. She married Bollywood director Boney Kapoor (brother of actor Anil Kapoor) in June 1996. They have two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi. She started her career at a very early age in 1967 as a child artiste in a Tamil movie Kandhan Karunai. She also starred as a child actress in a Telugu movie Bangarakka in 1967, and in a Malayalam movie Kumara Sambhavan in 1969.In 1975, she made her Hindi film debut with the film Julie, where she played the heroine's teenage sister. She went on to act in adult roles in over 200 movies in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. As an adult, Sridevi's first Hindi film was Solva Saawan, released in 1978. This movie failed at the box office. However, her second Hindi movie, Himmatwala, was a major success.Sridevi is perhaps the only Bollywood star that had attained and retained the position of number one actress for over a decade. She has won several awards and honours, which include Best Actress awards for her performance in Hindi blockbusters, Lamhe, Chandni and Chaalbaaz.She has also appeared in the TV series Malini Iyer and has appeared in numerous print and TV ads. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Asian Academy of Film & Television.