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Remembering Sridevi: A timeless style icon — transformation through the decades

Silver screen or the red carpet, Sridevi always seemed to have a larger than life presence on celluloid. To celebrate her birth anniversary, here's how she evolved from a superstar to the style diva.

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Silver screen or the red carpet, Sridevi always seemed to have a larger than life presence on celluloid. From her fruit cornucopia headgear in the song 'Hawa Hawai' from 'ChaalBaaz' to her Sabyasachi cotton saris in 'English Vinglish', her outfits are still fresh in our minds as the diva rarely failed to leave an impression.

On her birth anniversary, let's take a look at how the superstar turned into a style diva, over the years. (Source: Express Archives)

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The veteran actor was quite fond of traditional Indian attires, and saris were a particular favourite. While most might shirk away from carrying off so much bling, Sridevi was a natural and did it beautifully. This golden sari from Sabyasachi is proof and the actor accessorised it with a heavy neckpiece and matching jhumkis, along with red roses adorning her bun. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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The doe-eyed beauty liked to go all-out when it came to getting her festive look right. Looking lovely in a mint and emerald green silk sari, the actor was a sight for sore eyes, in one of her karva chauth outfits. She styled it with a heavy neckpiece and earrings with hair tied up in a braided bun and gajra. (Source: Sabyasachiofficial/ Instagram)

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Picking up yet another Sabyasachi creation, the actor looked beautiful in a traditional red silk sari with an embellished border. Heavy kohl-rimmed eyes, matte lips and traditional jewellery complemented the look. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Sridevi's love for jumpsuits was no secret. The actor brought the same grace to her contemporary numbers as she did to her ethnic ensembles. At the Tina Ambani birthday bash earlier this year, she looked gorgeous in a romantic red jumpsuit from Falguni and Shane Peacock. We like the off-shoulder embellished number with a cape that stylist Eshaa Amiin teamed with black high heels. She kept the tone of the attire chic and classy by accessorising with a pair of danglers from Mehernosh Heeramaneck along with a diamond ring. What we liked most is her simplistic approach. (Source: eshaamiin/ Instagram)

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The actor liked to don traditional colours. Sridevi wore this red and white ethnic Bengali sari and complemented it with heavy gold jewellery from Gracee and a bright red lip shade. (Source: stylebyami/ Instagram)

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The veteran actor's minimalist style was on point too. She donned this hand-crafted matka sari from Sabyasachi. We like the checkered pattern on the actor’s blouse, which was offset nicely by the plain sleeve and the body of the sari embellished with golden bootis. (Source: Sabyasachiofficial/ Instagram)

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Sridevi showed her love for organza saris in this splendid pastel sari with floral applique details across it. We love the embellished blouse and the statement earrings she chose to accessorise it with. (Source: sridevi.kapoor/ Instagram)

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The actor's red carpet looks bordered on opulence and she rarely gave paparazzi a boring moment. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Sridevi was dressed by some of the top national and international designers, with Manish Malhotra remaining her favourite. (Source: Express Archives)

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Mostly spotted by her husband's side, the actor looked resplendent in a white salwaar kameez. The actor's love for simple outfits complemented by heavy jewellery held true earlier as well - her heavy gold neckpiece and jhumkis are proof. (Source: Express Archives)

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Another example of the actor's love for simplicity was highlighted in this delicate baby pink sari with a touch of silver work on it. (Source: Express Archives)

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The sassy beauty nailed her sultry look in a faux-leather jacket with a sheer scarf draped around her head for one of her shoots during the time of of ChaalBaaz. Her round sunglasses complemented her look well. (Source: Express Archives)

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Twinning in white, the couple complemented each other quite well.,Sridevi wore a white sari with gold border and Boney Kapoor accompanied her in a white kurta. The actor chose to amp up her look with a heavy neckpiece once again. (Source: Express Archives)

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In an iconic number from Mr India, the actor made this monotone yellow sari a symbol of sensuality. We like how she kept the look easy and accessorised her outfit with pearls and a round yellow bindi. (Source: Express Archives)

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Monotone saris and pearls seem to have been a favourite with the actor in the past. Kohl-rimmed eyes, glossy lips and a messy chignon added finishing touches to her look. (Source: Express Archives)

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This 1992 click shows Sridevi taking an award in a simple sari for the superstar of the year. (Source: Express Archives)

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The actor's sultry saris became a signature style that will be remembered through the coming years. (Source: Express Archives)

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On the sets of the movie Naya Kadam, Sridevi posed with co-stars Rajesh Khanna, Jayaprada and Padmini Kolhapure. (Source: Express Archives)

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Sridevi was seen in chiffon saris in Mr India that later became an iconic fashion statement. (Source: Express Archives)