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Famous For: Esteemed Indian Actress, National Award Winner
Higher Education: Graduation in Theatre & Drama
Surekha Sikri was born on 19 April 1945. She was one of the leading Indian film, theatre, and TV actresses. Sikri received several awards. Her stage career began after graduation, first as a freelancer with Delhi theater groups, then with the NSD Repertory Company. She participated in productions like Sandhya Chaya, 'Tughlaq, and AdheAdhure for over a decade. Nevertheless, she moved to Mumbai, the city of dreams, to explore the vast world of TV and cinema. Her most notable collaborators in the Hindi film industry include ShyamBenegal, Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Mani Kaul, and Saeed Mirza.
In 1968: Sikri graduated from the National School of Drama and worked as a freelancer with several Delhi theater groups.
1978: Surekha Sikri made her debut on television as the character 'Meera' in KissaKursi Ka.
In 1988: During the period TV film Tamas, she performed as 'Rajo,' leading her to win a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
1989: In Parinati, Sikri made his first prominent appearance on the silver screen in an adaptation of a Rajasthani folk tale by Prakash Jha.
In 1990: Surekha Sikri first entered the world of TV. A highly popular TV serial titled Sanjha Chula marked her debut on television.
In 1993: A drama starring Italian, French, and British actors, Little Buddha, cast Sikri in the lead role.
From 2008 to 2016: Sikri appeared in the popular Indian soap opera Balika Vadhu as 'Dadisa' (grandmother).
Awards and Achievements:
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (3 times)
A Filmfare award
A Screen award
Indian Television Academy (6 times)
Naseeruddin Shah is the brother-in-law of famous actor Surekha Sikri.