National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri has died due to the Cardiac Arrest at the age of 75 in Mumbai. The actor was suffering for some time and had undergone a brain stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke before in 2018.
Her manager had confirmed the news and told, “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.”
She was admitted to the hospital in 2020, after suffering a brain seizure. It was noted at the time that she was also going through a rough period financially, which she later refuted. “That was incorrectly put out in the press. Surekhaji has her own finances and the family, including her son, is by her side. There is no need for financial assistance for now. Many of her well-wishers, colleagues and filmmakers were kind enough to offer financial assistance. They have been informed that the family is taking care of everything and giving her the best possible treatment. We would like to acknowledge everyone who reached out to us,” her manager had told the news portal.
Meanwhile, Veteran actor Surekha Sikri has started her debut career with the film Kissa Kursi Ka. She also won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, for her roles in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018). She has got significance from her role in daily soap ‘Balika Vadhu’. Further, she was last seen in Netflix anthology short film Ghost Stories, which is directed by Zoya Akhtar.
The actress is survived by her son Rahul Sikri.