'Tamas' famed actress Surekha Sikri dies at 75

Veteran theatre artist and actress Surekha Sikri breathed her last on July 16

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passed away in Mumbai at the age of 75 earlier this morning after suffering from cardiac arrest. She had been keeping unwell for several months after suffering from second brain stroke and breathed her last while she was surrounded by family members.

Surekha Sikri's manager Vivek Sidhwani shared the demise of three-time national award-winning actress following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75, in a media statement. The manager also stated, "The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram."

The veteran actress had suffered from a brain stroke in 2020, September and was discharged after a few days.

Surekha Sikri, whose acting career spanned for four decades including theatre, cinema and television. She made her debut in big screen with a political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka in 1978. She went on to play supporting roles in numerous Hindi and Malayalam films as well as in Indian television.

She won her first National Film Award in 1988 for her film Tamas, second came in 1995 for Shyam Benegal's Mammo and won her third National Film Award for the 2018 comedy-drama film Badhaai Ho, also starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra.


The actress was last seen in Netflix's Ghost Stories directed by Zoya Akhtar.


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