A far cry from the cantankerous matriarchs she played onscreen recently in Badhaai Ho and Balika Vadhu, Surekha Sikri cut a poised yet indefatigable figure in real life, even when she was bound to a wheelchair in her final days.
Surekha Sikri passes away: Manoj Bajpayee, Neena Gupta, among others pay tribute to National award-winning actress
"She was a treat to watch on stage," Manoj Bajpayee said of Surekha Sikri's demise
In the video, the late National Award-winning actor can be seen reciting the Urdu verse 'Mujhse Pahli Si Mohabbat' by Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
Surekha Sikri passes away: From Badhaai Ho to Balika Vadhu, a look at celebrated actor's notable performances
Surekha Sikri has left a rich legacy of movies and TV shows behind, including Tamas, Mammo, Zubeidaa, Badhaai Ho and Balika Vadhu.
Surekha Sikri in one of her last interviews: 'Feels like I've been discovered by a whole new generation'
Last year, Surekha Sikri, bound to a wheelchair after a brain stroke, discussed winning her third National Award for Badhaai Ho, losing out on a lot of roles after the accident, and unfulfilled wish to work with Amitabh Bachchan.
Surekha Sikri dies of cardiac arrest at 75; three-time National Award winner was battling effects of second brain stroke
"She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time," says Surekha Sikri's agent.
Neena Gupta on challenges of playing 90-year-old matriarch in Sardar Ka Grandson, and upcoming memoir Sach Kahun Toh
Neena Gupta opens up on the trajectory of her career after Badhaai Ho and says she now has the courage to decline roles she doesn't deem fit: 'It wasn’t possible in the past'
RJ Balaji to lead, co-direct Badhaai Ho Tamil remake; film currently in scripting stage, confirms actor
RJ Balaji, who will reunite with his Mookuthi Amman director NJ Saravanan for the Tamil remake, will essay the role Ayushmann Khurrana played in the Hindi original.
Badhaai Do marks Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao's first collaboration.
It is disappointing that in Badhaai Ho, the struggle of a middle-class homemaker who gets pregnant at the age of 52, ends at the second-hand embarrassment of her son, and society at large.
Surekha Sikri, who was hospitalised on 8 September after she suffered a brain stroke, was discharged earlier this week.
After Badhaai Ho and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Gajraj Rao is seen playing a patriarch yet again in Disney+ Hotstar six-part family comedy PariWar.
Sach Kahun Toh, will chronicle Neena Gupta's life — from her childhood in Delhi's Karol Bagh, and her time at the National School of Drama, to her move to Bombay in the 1980s, as well as her struggles to find work
Surekha Sikri's agent told Press Trust of India that she was "critical but stable"
In conversation with Firstpost, fashion designer-turned-actor Masaba Gupta talks about taking her real life to celluloid, while mother Neena Gupta opens up about never getting her due in films, and finally being in a 'better space' after Badhaai Ho
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana's comedy makes Rs 32.66 cr over opening weekend
Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan has recorded the fourth highest opening weekend numbers after Dream Girl, Bala, and Badhaai Ho.
Ayushmann Khurrana on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: 'This film is targeted for the average Indian homophobe'
Ayushmann Khurrana explains why Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has been designed as a family entertainer, aimed at penetrating the lowest common denominator.
Neena Gupta discusses how she struggles to be politically correct because Bollywood does not always reward honesty, and her take on the Saand Ki Aankh ageism controversy.
Kareena Kapoor Khan on reuniting with Akshay Kumar for Good Newwz and auditioning for Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chadha
Kareena Kapoor Khan discusses reuniting with Aamir Khan for Laal Singh Chadha, returning to comedy, and playing a pregnant woman in Good Newwz.
Bala box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar-starrer earns 92.99 cr in three weeks
Bala became Ayushmann Khurrana's third film to cross Rs 40 crore in opening weekend earnings.