Surekha Sikri, a veteran actress best known for portraying matriarch Kalyani Devi in the TV serial Balika Vadhu and for appearing in the comedy film Badhaai Ho, died on Friday (July 16). The actress had a heart attack and died. Surekha was 75 years old when she died, and she was surrounded by her family.
“Three-time national award winning actress, Surekha Sikri, passed dead following a heart arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75,” her manager confirmed to the Indian Express. She had been dealing with the aftereffects of a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by her loved ones as well as her carers. At this time, the family requests privacy. Om Sai Ram,” he says.
The actress had been suffering from health issues for some time, having had a cerebral stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke in 2018.