Surekha Sikri

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Surekha Sikri
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Surekha Sikri at Sony's Maa Exchange show launch
Born1945 (age 74–75)
Years active1978–present
Known forBalika Vadhu
Badhaai Ho
Spouse(s)Hemant Rege
ChildrenRahul Sikri

Surekha Sikri is an Indian theatre, film and television actress. A veteran of Hindi theatre, she made her debut in the 1978 political drama film Kissa Kursi Ka and went on to play supporting roles in numerous Hindi and Malayalam films, as well as in Indian soap operas. Sikri has received several awards, including three National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.

Sikri won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress thrice, for her roles in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995) and Badhaai Ho (2018). She was awarded the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role in 2008 for her work in the primetime soap opera Balika Vadhu and for the same show won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2011. In addition, she won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989 for her contributions towards Hindi theater. Her latest release Badhaai Ho (2018) got her immense recognition and appreciation from viewers and critics. She won three awards: the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.

Early life and background[edit]

Sikri belongs to Uttar Pradesh and she spent her childhood in Almora and Nainital. At the beginning stage of her career she attended GEC, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later she graduated from National School of Drama (NSD) in 1968,[1] and worked with the NSD Repertory Company for over a decade before shifting base to Mumbai. Surekha Sikri was the recipient of 1989 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Her father was in the Air Force and her mother was a teacher. She was married to Hemant Rege and she has a son, Rahul Sikri, who lives in Mumbai and works as an artist. Her husband, Hemant Rege, died due to heart failure on 20 October 2009.[citation needed] Noted actor Naseeruddin Shah is her former brother-in-law, as his first marriage was with her step-sister Manara Sikri. She is their daughter Heeba Shah's maternal aunt. Heeba acted as the younger version of her aunt's character Dadisa in the television serial Balika Vadhu.[3]







  1. ^ NSD Graduates Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Drama - Acting Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Official listing.
  3. ^ . 17 August 2009 Did you know why Heeba Shah agreed to play the role of the young Daadisa? Did you know why Heeba Shah agreed to play the role of the young Daadisa? Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Little Buddha#Cast
  5. ^ Surekha Sikri Channel 4.
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