Srividya, also known as Sreevidya, was an Indian film actress best known for her work predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil films with few Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films for 40 years.She acted in more than 800 films in her film career. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. In addition to acting, she occasionally worked as a playback singer as well. She was best known for restraint and subtlety in portrayal of varied emotions.She used her own voice for dubbing in all her movies in all languages. Srividya's personal life was full of tragedies. In 2006, she died of spine cancer, aged 53.