The three-time winner of the National Award, Surekha Sikri, died at 75 from cardiac arrest and second brain stroke symptoms.
On Friday morning, July 16th, 2021, 70-year-old veteran performer Surekha Sikri died after suffering a heart attack. After a second stroke, he was experiencing symptoms of post-stroke depression.
Today, one-time National Award nominee and hospitalized patient Surekha Sikri, 75, passed away after a heart attack. Her second brain stroke had left her with residual symptoms. Her caregivers and her loved ones also surrounded her—currently, the family requests anonymity.
In September of last year, Surekha Sikri suffered a stroke and was released after a few days in the hospital.
Some of her best-known roles include Tamas, Mammo, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Zubeidaa, and Badhaai Ho. Balika Vadhu is one of the most popular weekly serials in the country. For Govind Nihalani’s 1988 period television series Tamas, Shyam Benegal’s 1994 film Mammo, and most recently, Amit R Sharma’s 2018 family comedy Badhaai Ho, she won National Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1989, she received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contributions to Hindi theatre.
A recent Netflix anthology directed by Zoya Akhtar, Ghost Stories (2020), features Surekha Sikri. The son she left behind is Rahul Sikri.