Mumbai: Veteran actor Surekha Sikri who is known for popular roles in Balika Vadhu, Badhaai Ho, passes away at the age of 75 after suffering a cardiac arrest. The National Award-winning actor’s manager confirmed the death news and shared that Surekha had been unwell for several months, and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020. “Three-time national award-winning actress, Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75. She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram”, the actor’s manager told Indian Express.
Surekha Sikri was last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s segment of the OTT anthology film Ghost Stories that was released last year. The actress won National Awards for her roles in the films Tamas, Mammo. She was honoured with the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Badhaai Ho that hit the screens in 2018. Sikri was unwell for a long time and attended the ceremony and arrived on a wheelchair.
Surekha made her debut in Bollywood with the 1978 political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka and went on to play supporting roles in numerous Hindi and Malayalam films, as well as in Indian soap operas. Sikri has received several awards, including three National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.
May her soul rest in peace.