Surekha Sikri Birth Anniversary: Not actor, THIS is what 'Daadi Saa' wanted to become

New Delhi: 

Today is the birth anniversary of famous actress Surekha Sikri, the three-time National Award-winner known for her performances in the film industry as well as on television.

Today, Surekha Sikri is not among us, but her memories are still alive. With her amazing acting, the veteran actress has always made everyone go crazy. After doing wonders in films, Surekha gained popularity from Colors’ serial ‘Balika Vadhu.’ 

The role of

Dadi saa

in this show had taken her to different heights. Her strong role in the show was very much liked by the audience. Surekha was born on April 19, 1945, in New Delhi. 

Surekha Sikri made her debut in 1978, with the film Kissa Kursi Ka. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, for her roles in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018). She gained prominence for her performance in the primetime soap opera Balika Vadhu.

It will be very interesting to know that, It was Surekha’s childhood dream to grow up and become a journalist or a writer, but fate had something else in store for it. 

Surekha was studying in Aligarh Muslim University when once Abraham Alkazi Saheb came there with a play of his own. The name of the play was ‘The King Lear.’ This play had such an impact on Surekha that she made up her mind to take admission in the National School of Drama.

Surekha Sikri has worked in many of the best films in her career such as Qissa Kursi Ka, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Little Buddha, Naseem, Sardari Begum, Sarfarosh, Dillagi, Hari-Bhari, Zubaida, Mr and Mrs Iyer, Raincoat, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Dev D and Badhaai Ho.

Surekha Sikri had suffered her first brain stroke in early 2018, due to which she had been away from acting for a long time. While shooting in Mahabaleshwar, Surekha slipped into the bathroom, and her head hit the wall. Surekha Sikri died on July 16 due to cardiac arrest at the age of 75.


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