Sri Devi was the top star in Kollywood in 1970s. In 1969 she acted as a child artist in MGR starrer Nam Naadu. After this she has paired in many films with Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth. Most of her films were great hits including Moondru Mudichu, 16 Vaiyathinele, Aayiram Genmangal , Sivappu Rojakal, Priya, Pagalil Oru Kanavu, Gowri Maan, Kalayanaraman, Dharma Yudham, Moondram Pirai and Valzve Mayam. She has also acted in many Hindi films. She married Bollywood producer Bonny Kapoor in 1996 and settled in Mumbai. Her native place is Sivakasi. Sri Devi has two daughters. She will be introducing her elder daughter Jhanvi as a heroine.
Recently Radha had introduced her daughter as a heroine in a Telugu film. She made her daughter pair with Nagarjuna’s eldest son Naga Chaitanya. Now Sri Devi has decided to pair her daughter with Nagarjuna’s younger son Akil in a Telugu film. Since her daughter is having a childish face she has decided to cast her after a year when she will look more matured. Sri Devi is teaching her dancing and acting. She is also listening to stories.