It’s very heartbreaking news that Dadisa of popular serial Balika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri died at an age of 76 due to cardiac arrest on July 16, 2021.
Introduction – Surekha Sikri was a television and Indian theatre or film actress and debut in the political film drama ‘Kissa Kursi Ka’’ in the year 1978. She also worked in supporting roles in several Malayalam and Hindi movies, and Indian soap operas. Surekha received many awards including three National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.
Career – Surekha received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995), and Badhaai Ho (2018). She has received the award in the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role in the popular serial ‘’Balika Vadhu” in the year 2008 that was telecasted in the colors T.V. She also received the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in the Support Role in again ‘’Balika Vadhu” in the year 2011. Surekha also won the Sangeet Natak Akademy Award for her contributions to Hindi theatre in the year 1989. She has received three awards such as Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her best performance in movies.
Early Life – Surekha Sikri belonged to the state of Uttar Pradesh and spent her childhood in Nainital and Almora. She attended Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during the starting of her career. After that, she graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD) in the year 1971. Later she worked with the National School of Drama.
Personal Life – Surekha Sikri was born on April 19, 1945. The father of Surekha was in the Air Force. The mother of Surekha was a teacher. After that, Surekha was married to Hemant Rege and has a son namely Rahul Sikri that works as an artist in Mumbai. The husband of Surekha was dead due to heart failure on October 20, 2009. Naseeruddin Shah has married Manara Sikri called as Parveen Murad, which is the stepsister of Surekha Sikri. So Naseeruddin Shah is a former brother-in-law of Surekha Sikri. Surekha was a maternal aunt of Heeba Shah, daughter of Naseeruddin Shah and Manari Sikri. Heeba Shah, daughter of her stepsister acted as the younger age of her aunt’s character ‘’Dadisa’’ in the popular television serial Balika Vadhu.
Death – Surekha Sikri died on July 16, 2021, due to cardiac arrest at the age of 76 years. Previously, she had been suffering from the complications of two brain strokes.
RIP Surekha Sikri Mam