Veteran Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri dies of cardiac arrest at 75

Surekha Sikri had won a National Award in the 2018 film Badhaai Ho for her brilliant performance.

Bollywood veteran actress Surekha Sikri has died at the age of 75 in Mumbai due to a cardiac arrest.

Many Bollywood celebrities have paid tributes to the late actress and remembered her power-packed performances. The news was confirmed by her manager with indianexpress.com that the three-time national award-winning actress passed away morning at the age of 75.

The actress had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers, the manager added. Surekha first appeared on the silver screen in the 1978 film Kissa Kursi Ka.

From there on, she went on to gain acclaim for her roles in films like Govind Nihalani’s Tamas, Shyam Benegal’s Mammo, and Sardari Begum. In the 90s, she was prominently featured on television that made her a household name amongst the masses. 

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Surekha Sikri had won a National Award in the 2018 film Badhaai Ho for her brilliant performance. She was last seen in the Netflix anthology Ghost Stories where she starred alongside Janhvi Kapoor in the Zoya Akhtar directorial.