Veteran actress Surekha Sikri, identified for her work in movies “Mammo”, “Badhaai Ho” and TV present “Balika Vadhu”, died on Friday morning at the age of 75 following a cardiac arrest. Bollywood personalities together with Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, Janhvi Kapoor and Randeep Hooda have mourned the death of three-time National Award-winning actress.
Mourning the demise, India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman tweeted, “Saddened by the demise of Surekha Sikri. She has left an indelible mark in her acting.”
Surekha had been unwell for fairly a while now, affected by issues owing to a second mind stroke. She suffered a mind stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke in 2018.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee tagged Surekha as one of many biggest skills.”Very Sad news !!! One of the greatest talent Surekha Sikri ji passed away leaving behind so many great performances in theatre and cinema!! She was a treat to watch on stage. Can’t forget some of those memories of her act in theatre. Great craft and a graceful person!! RIP,” Manoj tweeted.
Surekha’s Badhaai Ho co-star Neena Gupta stated, “Bohat dukh hua.” She shared a heartfelt video for the late actress. She additionally revealed about her ‘Drama School’ days with Surekha.
Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram Stories to pay tribute to her co-star. Janhvi and Surekha Sikri labored collectively in a brief movie for Netflix’s horror anthology Ghost Stories which additionally noticed Vijay Varma.
Sharing a photograph of Surekha Sikri from again within the day. Janhvi wrote “Surekha Mam, a true legend. RIP.”
Actor Vijay Varma known as Surekha’s demise a loss to cinema. He wrote on his Instagram story: “What a force of nature she was. A true artiste. A big loss to cinema. Heartbroke.”
“Rest in peace #SurekhaSikri ji,” actor Randeep Hooda wrote.
Actress Divya Dutta, stated that she would bear in mind the late veteran star “very fondly”.
“RIP #surekha ji. I’ll always remember you so very fondly!! Big loss !! Your talent was spectacular!” she wrote together with an image she shared of her posing with Surekha.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit known as it a ‘nice loss to the business’. “Sad to know about the demise of veteran theatre, television, film actress & a great human being #SurekhaSikhri ji due to cardiac arrest. It’s a great loss to the industry. My heartfelt condolences to her near & dear ones.”
In latest years, Surekha Sikri gained approval for her roles within the movie Badhaai Ho, and the TV collection Balika Vadhu. She rose to fame as Kalyani Devi Dharamveer Singh aka Dadisa within the present Balika Vadhu.
The actress made her debut within the 1978 political drama movie Kissa Kursi Ka and went on to play supporting roles in quite a few Hindi and Malayalam movies. She additionally grabbed many eyeballs for her highly effective roles in Indian TV serials.