National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri has died in Mumbai on the age of 75. The actor was ailing for a while and had suffered a mind stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke earlier in 2018. Actor’s supervisor confirmed the information to indianexpress.com, “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 veteran actor’s profession spanned theatre, movies and tv. She made her debut with 1978 political drama movie Kissa Kursi Ka and performed author-backed roles throughout movies in numerous industries. She obtained the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, together with Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018).
Born in Uttar Pradesh, she graduated from National School of Drama (NSD) in 1971. She additionally gained the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989. The actor’s father was within the Air Force and her mom was a instructor. She married Hemant Rege and so they have a son collectively, Rahul Sikri.
The actor discovered quite a bit of reputation along with her position of a stern matriarch Kalyani Devi in TV cleaning soap Balika Vadhu. She was half of the present from its inception 2008 until its finish in 2016. Her act as a matriarch in 2018’s Badhaai Ho was additionally a lot appreciated, for which she additionally obtained a National Award. The actor had arrived in a wheelchair to select up her award.