Surekha Sikri’s agent said that on Friday morning, Veteran actor Surekha Sikri died at the age of 75 because of cardiac arrest.

Informing media, the agent said that she was facing complications arising from a second brain stroke. Actor’s agent Vivek Sidhwani 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.”

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For the first time, she suffered from a brain stroke in September last year and was discharged from the hospital after a few hours. She was survived by her son Rahul Sikri. 

She won the hearts of her fans with daily soap Balika Vadhu. She is best known for her performance in Tamas, Mammo, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Zubeidaa, Badhaai Ho. She was last seen in the Netflix series Ghost Stories, released in 2020, which was directed by Zoya Akhtar. 

She was awarded National Awards for Best Supporting Actress for 1994 film Mammo, 1998 film Tamas, and most recently, 2018 comedy-drama film Badhaai Ho, for which she has also been honored with National Award. The actor arrived in a wheelchair to pick up her award. She was also honored with Sangeet Natak Akademic Award in 1989 for her outstanding work in Hindi theatre. 

Sikri was born in Uttar Pradesh and was graduated from National School Drama in 1971.

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