Veteran actress Surekha Sikri, known for her performances in Balika Vadhu and Badhaai Ho, passed away due to a cardiac arrest earlier this morning in Mumbai. She was 75.
The actress's manager confirmed the news of her demise 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.”
Surekha had been unwell for several months, and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke earlier in 2018.
The veteran actress has won three national awards for her roles in the films "Tamas", "Mammo" and "Badhaai Ho". She was last seen in Zoya Akhtar's segment of the OTT anthology film "Ghost Stories" that was released earlier last year.