Home» News» Movies» Surekha Sikri, National Award-winning Actor, Passes Away at 75 Due to Cardiac Arrest
1-MIN READ

Surekha Sikri, National Award-winning Actor, Passes Away at 75 Due to Cardiac Arrest

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri died on Friday morning at the age of 75 following a cardiac arrest.

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri died on Friday morning at the age of 75 following a cardiac arrest.

Surekha Sikri was ailing for some time and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020.

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri has died at the age of 75 of a cardiac arrest. The actor was known for films such as Badhaai Ho and TV shows like Balika Vadhu. The actor was ailing for some time and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke earlier in 2018.

In a statement shared with the media, her agent said the actor had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. “Three-time national award-winning actress, Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75. She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke," the actor’s agent Vivek Sidhwani said. “She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram," he added.

Sikri had suffered a brain stroke in September last year and was discharged after a few days.

RELATED NEWS

Sikri had made her acting debut with the 1978 political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka and gone on to play supporting roles in numerous Hindi and Malayalam films, as well as in Indian soap operas. A recipient of three National Film Awards, Sikri, a film, theatre and TV veteran, was best known for her performances in “Tamas", “Mammo", “Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro", “Zubeidaa" and daily soap “Balika Vadhu". She received widespread praise for her role as a grandmother in Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer “Badhaai Ho" (2018).

She won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actress for the film. The actor was not doing well at that time and had turned up in a wheelchair to accept the award. Sikri was last seen in Netflix’s “Ghost Stories", directed by Zoya Akhtar.

Sikri is survived by her son Rahul Sikri.

Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here

first published:July 16, 2021, 09:53 IST