Sarika

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Sarika
Sarika.jpg
Sarika in 2010 at the premiere of Get Rid of My Wife
BornSarika Thakur
(1960-12-05) 5 December 1960 (age 57)
Delhi, India
OccupationActress
Years active1967 - Present
Spouse(s)
Kamal Haasan (m. 1988–2004)
ChildrenShruti Haasan (born 1986)
Akshara Haasan (born 1991)

Sarika Thakur, better known as Sarika, (born 5 December 1960) is an Indian actress. Apart from acting, she also served as costume designer, sound designer & associate director for Kuruthipunal under Raaj Kamal Films International.

Early life[edit]

Sarika was born in New Delhi into a family of Marathi and Himachali descent. Her father left the family when she was very young. From then on, she became the head of the family and had to work. She did not attend school.[1]

Career[edit]

Sarika started her film career as a child actor at the age of 5,[2] playing the role of a boy, Master Sooraj, during the 1960s in Bollywood. Her most notable and popular appearance as a child artist was in the year 1967 in the musical superhit Hamraaz, where she was seen as the daughter of Vimi named baby/saarika. She appeared in many children's movies. Later, she moved on to films with Rajshri Productions Geet Gaata Chal with Sachin, with whom she starred in many Hindi and Marathi films.

In her acting career, she was often cast as a "westernized girl" in films due to her Non-Indian looks. She gave birth to a baby girl, Shruti Hassan in 1986. She gave up her acting career after her marriage to Kamal Haasan and moved to Chennai with him during the peak of her career. After separation, she made a comeback in Hindi films. She played Ipsita Ray Chakraverti in the film Sacred Evil – A True Story which failed at the box office.

In year 2000, she won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for the film Hey Ram. Her performance in Parzania in which she plays the role of a Zoroastrian woman who loses her child during the 2002 riots of India, fetched her the National Film Award for Best Actress.

She has starred as Sheetal Thadani in the movie Bheja Fry (2006), where she played wife of Rajat Kapoor. She also had a small but important role in Manorama Six Feet Under. Her latest movie is Shoebite, which has been delayed for production, where she stars opposite Amitabh Bachchan.

She made her Television debut in Sony TV's Yudh which stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

Filmography[edit]

Film Year Role/Notes
Baar Baar Dekho 2016
Purani Jeans 2014 as Sherry Lawrence
David 2013
Club 60 2013 Dr. Sayra
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012 Dr. Zoya Ali Khan
Shoebite 2012 Aditi
Society 2010
Kaccha Limbu 2009
Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors 2008 Hari Puttar's Mother
Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India 2008 Sushma Talreja
Tahaan 2008 (uncredited) Tahaan's Mother
Manorama Six Feet Under 2007 Manorama
Bheja Fry 2007 Sheetal R. Thadani
Baabul 2006 Pushpa Kapoor
Sacred Evil 2006 Ipsita
Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow 2005 Ira Haksar
Parzania 2005 Shehnaz
American Daylight 2004 Dolly
Raghu Romeo 2003 Party guest
Punnagai Poove 2003
Aakhri Sanghursh 1997 Seeta
Santosh 1989 Munni/Sarika
Ajeeb Itefaq 1989 Aparna/Arpana
Kharidar 1988
Swati 1986 Dancer/Singer
Shart Ruhi
Dilwaala 1986 Sapna
Mangal Dada 1986
Zinda Laash 1986
Ek Daku Saher Mein 1985 Ranjana
Ram Tere Kitne Nam 1985 (uncredited) Lily (scene from Devta)
Ek Bhool 1985 (TV)
Karishmaa 1984 Neeta
Gangvaa 1984
Ram Tera Desh 1984 Lily D'Souza
Aasmaan 1984
Akalmand 1984 Advocate Shobha
Raaj Tilak 1984 Gypsy
Bade Dil Wala 1983 Juhi Sinha/Juhi V. Gupta
Nastik 1983 (as Baby Sarika) Mala
Bagga Daku 1983
Razia Sultan 1983
Vidhaata 1982 Neelima
Badle Ki Aag 1982 Asha
Meharbaani 1982
Teesri Aankh (1982 film) 1982 Rekha
Yeh Vaada Raha 1982 Rita Saxena
Shriman Shrimati 1982 Aruna Gupta
Satte Pe Satta 1982 Sheela
Daulat 1982 Sushma
Dil Hi Dil Mein 1982 Gulabo/Rani
Sannata 1981
Dahshat 1981 Kiran
Paanch Qaidi 1981
Kranti 1981 Sheetal
Nai Imarat 1981
Plot No. 5 1981
Sharada 1981 Anita Kohli
Jyoti Bane Jwala 1980 Asha
Nazrana Pyar Ka 1980 Anuradha
Pyaara Dushman 1980
Yeh Kaisa Insaf? 1980 Sudha
Bin Phere Hum Tere 1979 Shikha
Griha Pravesh 1979 Sapna
Jaan-E-Bahaar 1979 Kuku Rai
Jaani Dushman 1979 Bindiya
Raakhi Ki Saugandh 1979 Paro/Tina
Til Til Dalekha 1979
Dil Aur Deewaar 1978 Laxmi Rai
Tik...Tik...Tik as Miss India
Anpadh 1978 Geeta "Anpadh"
Devata 1978 Lily
Madhu Malti 1978
Paradh 1977 Marathi Film (Nutan Sachin & Shiram Lagu)
Bundal Baaz 1976 (uncredited) TV Newscaster
Raksha Bandhan 1976 Asha
Khushboo 1975 Kali
Geet Gaata Chal 1975 Radha
Kaagaz Ki Nao 1975
Vandana 1975
Haar Jeet 1972 (as Baby Sarika)
Chhoti Bahu 1971 (uncredited) Gopi
Jawan Muhabat 1971 (as Baby Sarika) Rekha Sareen
Devi 1970 (as Moppet Suraj) Deepak
Beti 1969 Little Nanda
Balak 1969 (as Baby Sarika) Deepak "Deepu"
Jyoti 1969
Satyakam 1969 (as Baby Sarika) Kabul S. Archarya
Aashirwad 1968 (as Baby Sarika) Neena
Hamraaz 1967/I Sarika
Majhli Didi 1967 Uma – Hemangini

Television[edit]

Year Show Channel Role
2014 Yudh (TV series) Sony Gauri Sekhar
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai episode eleven in &TV Miss Consica

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I get devastated at the idea of marriage: Shruti Haasan". Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Times of India". Times of India. p. 6. Retrieved 31 March 2014.

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