Remember Dadisa aka Surekha Sikri who played the role of the matriarch in prime-time soap opera Balika Vadhu that was on air for eight years? I am sure you must remember.
She was seen in a negative role in the show and became the negative diva of tellywood. Her acting was highly appreciated by the audience.
For this role, she also won award of “Best actress in negative role” for the show in the IDEA ITA Awards 2008.
Well, the actress is nowhere to be seen in the industry.
She made her debut with the film, Kissa Kursi Ka (1978), which in spite of being banned from releasing, received a lot of acclaim.
Noted actor Naseeruddin Shah is her former brother-in-law, as his first marriage was with her step-sister Manara Sikri. She is thus their daughter Heeba Shah’s maternal aunt. Heeba in fact even acted as the younger version of her aunt’s character Dadisa in the television serial Balika Vadhu.
Her other standout performances came in films like, Tamas (1986), Nazar (1991), Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), Sarfarosh (1999), Zubeidaa (2001), Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2003), Tumsa Nahin Dekha (2004), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), and I Love NY (2015).
She was married to Hemant Rege and she has a son, Rahul Sikri who lives in Mumbai and works as an artist. She lost her husband Hemant Rege due to heart failure on 20 October 2009.
Surekha has acted in serials like, Kabhie Kabhie, Just Mohabbat, Kesar, Saat Phere – Saloni Ka Safar, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil. She was last seen in the show Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani.
Lets wait and watch what’s in store for her next and wish her all the best!