The old-timer actress Surekha Sikri’s demise, happened in Mumbai on Friday. She was seventy-five years old. The performer suffered from a cardiac arrest untimely this forenoon. In 2020, she agonized with a brain stroke, and in 2018, she had a paralytic stroke.
The actress had secured three national awards for her roles in the movies “Badhai Ho,” “Tamas,” and “Mammo.” She was granted the “Indian Telly Award for excellent actress in a negative role” in 2008 for her work in the popular show “Balika Vadhu.” Furthermore, in 1989, she won the “Sangeet Natak Academy Award” to contribute to Hindi theatre. She was most recently seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix collection of short films, Ghost Stories, that was broadcast quickly last year.
The veteran made her entrance in the 1978 Political Drama movie “Kissa Kursi Ka” and went to take part in supporting characters in countless Hindi and Malayalam movies. She also grasped numerous appreciation for her powerful characters in Indian TV serials. She arises to popularity after her role of Kalyani Devi Dharamveer Singh, also known as ‘Dadisa’ in the daily soap, Balika Vadhu.
Twelve months ago, the theater artist took to hospital after facing a brain stroke. This was the second time that the actress had to bear a stroke, following November 2018. She was quickly admitted to medical care and was in ICU.
The doyen in the film industry, Surekha Sikri, was an Indian television, theatre and movie artist. The veteran’s mother was a School teacher, and her father was in the ‘Air force.’ The actress was from Uttar Pradesh and lived her childhood in Nanital and Almoda. She did higher studies at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. After that, in 1971, she qualified for NSD (National School of Drama). She assisted with the NSD repertory company for over ten years before moving to Mumbai. The veteran was the receiver of the 1989 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Nasrudeen Shah was her ex-brother-in-law. He was the former husband of her step-sister, Manara Sikri.