Veteran actor Surekha Sikri dies of cardiac arrest
National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri passes away in Mumbai of a cardiac arrest at the age of 75. The actor was ailing for a long time and had suffered two brain strokes in 2020 and 2018.
The veteran actor’s career spanned theatre, films and television. Surekha Sikri made her debut with 1978 political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka.
She played author-backed roles across films in various industries. She received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice for her roles in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018).
The actor found a lot of popularity with her role in TV soap Balika Vadhu. She was last seen in Netflix anthology Ghost Stories in the section helmed by Zoya Akhtar.