Late National Award winning actress Surekha Sikri was known for portraying powerful characters on screen. She has sone some memorable roles in her career which are quite inspiring. On her birth anniversary, we bring to you her story of struggle to get through the stereotypes of film industry.
Born on 19 April 1945 in Delhi, Surekha always tried hands to connect with the audience through every medium- be it theatre, television or films. She received three National Film Awards for her brilliant performances in movies. However, Surekha who has been highly skilled in acting felt insecure at some point of time. Once her ‘Mammo’ co-star and actor Rajit Kapur talked about the same and revealed that industry people made Surekha quite uncomfortable with the way she looked.
Surekha was worried about her looks
In a conversation with Spotboye, Rajit had disclosed that Surekha too used to be insecure at one point of time. He had said, “Unfortunately, many people do not know that she was a fireball. Only her theatre mates knew about Surekha’s real side. I also know that her looks came in between many times. She was never given a major part for not being beautiful in the conventional sense and this bothered her a lot. But soon, Surekha stopped caring about it.”
Praising Surekha, Rajit further added, “She could do any role and even the smallest role given to her would shine because she was an artist.”
For the unversed, Surekha Sikri is known for her role of Dadisa in TV show ‘Balika Vadhu’. She was seen last in ‘Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai?’ Surekha had bid adieu to this world in the year 2021 due to cardiac arrest.