Five years after her death, Boney Kapoor announced the release of the biography Sridevi: The Life of a Legend, a book detailing his late wife’s iconic film career.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Sridevi dominated Indian cinema and was one of the most well-known and successful actresses of her time.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Westland Books announced that they will publish the official biography of the talented actress.

Researcher, columnist and writer Dhiraj Kumar is making his writing debut as the author of the biography.

The executive editor of the Westland Books publishing house, Sanghamitra Biswas, explained why the biography attracted them

Biswas commented: “What attracted us to this book was the wealth of research behind it.

“Dhiraj Kumar’s friendship with Sridevi and her family enables him to offer a unique insight into the inner world of the very private star.

“This book will make readers rediscover an icon.”

Dhiraj Kumar, shared his experience publishing his first book:

“I am delighted that the venerable Westland Books will be publishing my debut book

“My literary agent, Anish Chandy made this happen.

“I am thankful for the permission and support of Boney Kapoor and his family, Latha and Sanjay Ramaswamy, Suryakala, Maheshwari and Karthik, Reena and Sandeep Marwah.”

The author’s agent, Anish Chandy, shared:

“Dhiraj has left no stone unturned to create a 360-degree portrait of one of India’s greatest on-screen performers.

“I‘m very happy that the team at Westland, which has delivered some of India’s greatest biographies, is publishing this book.”

The book will chronicle the life of renowned actress Sridevi, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 54.

According to the publishers, the book offers a 360-degree depiction of Sridevi and believes readers will rediscover the icon.