Bollywood and television star Surekha Sikri suffered a brain stroke on 8 September and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) ward of a hospital in Mumbai. Surekha Sikri was last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s segment of the anthology film “Ghost Stories” that released earlier this year. She even won National Awards thrice for her roles in the films “Tamas”, “Mammo” and “Badhaai Ho”.
Surekha Sikri’s Accomplishments
She made her debut in the 1978 political drama film “Kissa Kursi Ka” and played supporting roles in numerous Hindi and Malayalam films as well as in Indian soap operas. The National Award winning actress is also the recipient of “Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1989” for her immense contribution towards the Hindi theatre. For her work in the primetime show Balika Vadhu, she was awarded “Indian Telly Award For Best Actress in a Negative Role” in 2008 and also bagged “Indian Telly Award For Best Actress in a Supporting Role” in 2011.
She got massive recognition and appreciation for her work in the Blockbuster film “Badhaai Ho“; further, she even won three awards: the “National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress”, and “Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress” and the “Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in the film.
Surekha Sikri’s Health
The actress’ agent Vivek Sidhwani told IANS: “Surekha ji is doing fine but she continues to be monitored closely and the next few days are crucial. That is what the doctors said. This is the second time she suffered a brain stroke after 2018 when she had it for the first time. So we will be asking all her well-wishers to pray for her speedy recovery.” Reportedly, some of her industry colleagues have come forward with financial help since some initial reports said the actress has been going through a financial crisis and that has been affecting her health treatment. Later, the actress’s agent Vivek clarified ,”I saw that report came out yesterday and that is absolutely incorrect. Yesterday we were so occupied with hospital, doctor and everything that we could not even clarify that it is wrong information. Surekha ji’s immediate family is taking care of all her finance and she also has her own finances. There is no financial assistance that we are taking from anywhere else.Few film directors and actors and well-wishers have reached out to us, offering financial assistance after reading the report. I want to say that we are financially doing fine. Surekha ji’s health is under observation, but please pray for her good health. That is all we need right now.”
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