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TV’s ‘Dadi Sa’ Surekha Sikri passes away; Shyam Benegal, Neena Gupta and Manoj Bajpayee pay tribute

Mumbai. Three-time Nationwide Award winner and veteran actress Surekha Sikri, who has been energetic on the golden display screen for the previous 5 a long time, together with ‘Tamas’, ‘Mammo’, ‘Badhaai Ho’ and the favored TV serial ‘Balika Vadhu’. Sikri) died of a coronary heart assault on Friday morning. She was 75 years previous. In a press release shared within the media, the actress’ agent Vivek Sidhwani stated that the actress was affected by a number of problems as a consequence of her second concussion. Sidhwani stated, “Three-time Nationwide Award profitable actress Surekha Sikri handed away this morning as a consequence of cardiac arrest. She was 75 years previous. After the second concussion, he was having numerous well being issues. His household and his caregivers have been with him on the final second. The household calls for privateness at the moment. Om Sai Ram.’

Sikri had suffered a stroke in September final 12 months and was hospitalized for a couple of days. Sikri left a mark of his good appearing on all platforms from theatre, movie to tv. She did movies like ‘Tamas’, ‘Mammo’, ‘Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro’, ‘Zubaida’, ‘Badhaai Ho’ and likewise appeared within the serial ‘Balika Vadhu’. Sikri was final seen within the ‘Netflix’ movie ‘Ghost Tales’ in 2020.

Delhi-born actress spent her childhood in Kumaon
The Delhi-born actress spent her childhood within the hills of the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand. He did his commencement from Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh after which joined the Nationwide Faculty of Drama (NSD) in 1968. After finishing her research from NSD in 1971, Sikri continued to work in theater and was related to ‘NSD Repertory Firm’ for greater than a decade. There he did many well-known performs like ‘Sandhya Chhaya’, ‘Tughlaq’ and ‘Aadhe Adhere’.

After this Sikri moved to Mumbai and began his movie profession in 1978 with ‘Kissa Kursi Ka’. He acquired the primary Nationwide Movie Award of his profession for his efficiency within the 1986 movie Tamas. In 1989, he was additionally honored with the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award’. After this, he additionally bought the Nationwide Movie Award for the movie ‘Mammo’ in 1994.

Sikri gained recognition with the character of ‘Dadi Sa’
The actress additionally proved her mettle on tv. She did many serials like ‘Saanjha Chulha’, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Simply Mohabbat’, ‘CID’, ‘Banegi Apni Baat’, however her character of ‘Dadi Sa’ performed in ‘Balika Vadhu’ bought numerous recognition. Together with this, she continued to do movies constantly and in 2018 she was awarded the Nationwide Movie Award for the third time for the movie ‘Badhaai Ho’. Sikri was married to Hemant Rege. He now has his son Rahul Sikri in his household.

Celebrities together with famous filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Neena Gupta and Manoj Bajpayee, amongst others, paid tribute to Surekha Sikri on Friday and described her as one of many “best proficient” folks within the leisure business. Benegal has labored with Sikri in ‘Mammo’, ‘Sardari Begum’ and ‘Zubaida’. He stated that it was a pleasure to see Sikri appearing. He stated, ‘Unhappy to listen to the information of his dying. She was additionally a massively profitable actress in theatre. I’ve seen him act in performs in Delhi and that was the rationale I began working with him. He has acted properly in all my three movies.

Shyam Benegal stated – ‘She was a very top-class actress’
Benegal informed PTI-Bhasha, ‘She was such a beautiful actress that no matter character was given to her, she used to make it her personal. He performed each sympathetic and non-sympathetic roles with equal vigor. She was a very top-notch actress. He stated, ‘The one high quality with theater artists is that they’re very disciplined and Sikri was additionally very disciplined. She used to return on the set with full preparation. She by no means wastes her time. She was the director’s actress. She was an enormous treasure for any movie. Benegal stated she was a “very calm” particular person off digital camera.

Neena Gupta performed the position of the daughter-in-law of Sikri’s character within the 2018 movie Badhaai Ho. He stated that he was deeply saddened to listen to the information of the actress’s demise. Posting a video message on Instagram, Gupta stated, “This morning bought the unhappy information that Surekha Sikri isn’t any extra. I need to share my sorrow with all of you. It is extremely unhappy to listen to the information of his demise.

Gupta recalled being mesmerized by Sikri’s appearing throughout his Nationwide Faculty of Drama (NSD) days. She stated, ‘I bear in mind once I was a pupil of NSD, how we used to see her appearing in secret. I used to suppose that I’d develop into an actress like her. This was a few years in the past. Earlier than ‘Badhaai Ho’, Sikri and Gupta have labored within the TV present ‘Saat Phere Saloni Ka Safar’. Badhaai Ho additionally starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Gajraj Rao and Sanya Malhotra for which Sikri gained the Nationwide Award for Finest Supporting Actress for the third time.

It was mesmerizing to see him on stage: Manoj Bajpayee
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who labored with the actress in ‘Zubaida’, stated, “Very unhappy information. The demise of Surekha Sikri ji, some of the proficient actors, is a superb loss to the theater and cinema world. It was mesmerizing to see him on stage. Cannot overlook some reminiscences of his appearing in theatre. Nice artist and a beautiful particular person. RIP.’ Filmmakers Zoya Akhtar, Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma, paid tribute to the actress on Instagram. Verma has labored with Sikri in his final collection ‘Ghost Tales’.

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