Surekha Sikri, a veteran actress, died Thursday, July 16, in Mumbai. She was 75 years old at the time. Her manager confirmed the news in a statement to the media, stating that she died earlier this morning due to a heart arrest. Surekha had been in poor health for quite some time.
After suffering a brain stroke last year, Surekha Sikri had to be hurried to the hospital. She had a paralytic stroke earlier this year.
The actress’s manager confirmed the news to PTI and said, “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. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram.”
Kissa Kursi Ka was Surekha Sikri’s first film, released in 1978. She married Hemant Rege, with whom she has a son, Rahul Sikri. Balika Vadhu, Badhaai Ho, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil… are some of her notable works in the industry. Indumati Lala Mehra, Maha Kumbh, Ek Kahani, Saat Phere – Saloni Ka Safar, Banegi Apni Baat, Kesar, Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko, Saher, Samay, CID, and Just Mohabbat are some of her works she did in the industry.
Three national awards have been given to the experienced actress, including one for Badhaai Ho. Surekha was most recently seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix anthology Ghost Stories.