Sarika Thakur, better known as Sarika is an Indian actress who was married to the famous Tamil actor Kamal Hassan. She is known for Sony Tv’s Yudh which also marks her television debut along with .
Sarika was born and brought up in Delhi. Her father walked out of the family when she was young and this made her take up acting. She took up acting at the age 4. Some of her most popular appearances as a child actor include the film Hamraaz where she was the daughter of Vimi. After acting in several children’s films and B-grade films she moved to better films, starring in many Hindi and Marathi films. She also worked with actor
and was rumoured to have an affair with him before she met Kamal Hassan while filming Karishma.
After getting married to Kamal Hassan she gave up her acting career but resumed after splitting. She has starred in hits like Jaani Dushman (1978), Kranti (1981), Satte Pe Satta (1982) and Raghu Romeo (2003), Parzania (2005) and Bheja Fry (2007) in later part of her career. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in Parzania. In addition she also won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for
. Recently she appeared along with Amitabh Bachchan in the show Yudh. She has two daughters with Kamal Hassan,
, both of whom are actresses.