Tv show Balika Vadhu’s ‘Dadi’ Surekha Sikri passes away at 75

Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS

National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri has died in Mumbai of a cardiac arrest at the age of 75. She had been unwell for several months, and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers.

She made her debut in 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.

In 2019, Surekha Sikri was honoured with the Best Supporting Actress National Award for Badhaai Ho, marking her third National Award win. In 1988, she won a National Award for Tamas and then in 1995 for Mammo. Surekha Sikri, who graduated from the National School of Drama, also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989.

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