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Famous actress Surekha Sikri has passed away at the age of 75 due to cardiac arrest. Surekha, who was active in the acting world for 50 years, was most recognized for her character Kalyani Devi in Balika Vadhu. The character of this strict grandmother made her popular from house to house. He was last seen in the segment of Zoya Akhtar’s Ghost Stories, which premiered on Netflix.
debuted in 1978
Talking about the career of Surekha Sikri, she started her film career with the film Kissa Kursi Ka. This film was released in 1978. After this he worked in films like Tamas, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Sardari Begum, Sarfarosh, Mammo, Hari-Bhari, Zubaida, Mr and Mrs Iyer, Raincoat, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Dev D, Badhaai Ho, Sheer Korma and Ghost Stories. did.
Apart from Balika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri, popularly known as Dadisa on television, also worked in TV shows like Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, Saat Phere, Banegi Apni Baat, Kesar, Just Mohabbat.
Surekha Sikri wanted to become a journalist and writer before joining films, but luck took her to the National School of Drama where she completed her graduation in 1968. Actually, the story of reaching the National School of Drama is interesting. Surekha’s sister Phoolmani wanted to become an actress and she had brought the form of NSD, but soon the ghost of acting came off her head and in her place, Surekha filled this form and went to NSD.
Won National Award thrice
NSD graduate Surekha Sikri had won three National Awards. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Tamas’ in 1988 and ‘Mammo’ in 1995. At the same time, Badhaai Ho, which came in 2018, also got her the National Award for Best Supporting Actress. He was also honored by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1989 for his tremendous contribution to Hindi theatre.
husband also passed away
Talking about Surekha Sikri’s personal life, her father was in the Air Force, while her mother was a teacher. Surekha was married to Hemant Rege, with whom they had a son named Rahul Sikri. Rahul lives in Mumbai and is an artist. Surekha’s husband Hemant Rege died on 20 October 2009 due to heart failure. Actor Naseeruddin Shah is a former brother-in-law of Surekha, who was previously married to Manara, who is Surekha’s half-sister. Manara and Naseer later got divorced.