July 16, 2021, 9:43 AM

Surekha Sikri

Surekha Sikri

Three-time National Award winning veteran actress Surekha Sikri passed away due to cardiac arrest sometime ago in Mumbai.

Surekha, who was 75, was ailing as she had suffered from a brain stroke in 2020 as well as a paralytic stroke in 2018.

She had developed complications that arose due to her second stroke. Surekha is best remembered for her roles in film Badhaai Ho and popular television show Balika Vadhu to name a few.

The actress had arrived in a wheelchair to pick up her National Award for Badhaai Ho.

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, she was a National School Drama graduate in 1971. While her father was in the Air Force, her mother was a teacher.

Surekha married Hemant Rege and together have a son Rahul Sikri.  

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