Surekha Sikri is known for her character as Kalyani Devi in Balika Vadhu (21 July 2008 – Present), aired on Star Plus, a very popular TV-show, especially among housewives; even though she played a negative role and was one of those character who made life of the lead character miserable, she is loved by almost everyone who watch the show; the reason was her acting which gave a new life to the character. Art is what ran through her veins. Surekha Sikri studied in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and after that she graduated from National School of Drama (1968),she worked with the NSD Repertory Company for over a decade until she figured out that she needed to pursue her dream and moved to Mumbai.

She is one of those actresses, who started from the scratch and earned their place in the industry, by nothing but hard work. There is a long list of roles she played in both movies and TV serials. She has starred in many TV shows, the most remarkable role being the character she played in Balika Vadhu, for which she received many awards, such as best actress in negative role. She also received other awards, such as in National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress twice. On 2nd January 2014 she received Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award.

Surekha Sikri has been a casting member in many Indian movies too, the never ending list includes many super hits, such as Zubeidaa (2001), Kali Salwar (2002), and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006).
Year 2009 was a forgetful year for Surekha, as she lost her loving companion(her husband) forever.

Sushmita Mukherjee

Sushmita Mukherjee is a prominent film and television actress. She was born in Kolkata, India. She made her schooling at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Sushmita was married to Sudhir Mishra, a film director and screenwriter. But they got divorced and she re-marries Raja Bundela, an actor, producer and a politician who belongs to the Bundela Rajput Royal Family. The couple has two kids. Sushmita appeared in character and comedic roles; she also did grey shaded characters. She was debuted as a film actress through the Hindi film, ‘Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin’ in 1987, where she bagged the role of Savita, a journalist. Later, she acted in films like Main Zinda Hoon, Pratikaar, Ghar Jamai, Khalnayak, Aadmi Khilona Hai, King Uncle, Sir, The Other End of the Line, Dostana, Ugly Aur Pagli, Teree Sang, Paathshaala and more. Some of her notable films include the Bollywood comedy film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited by Rohit Shetty. She essayed the role of Mangala opposite with Somnath (played by Paresh Rawal) who acted as  a blind couple. In 2010, she acted as Gomti in the bilingual crime film, Rakta Charitra under the direction of Ram Gopal Varma. In year 2011, she was seen as Seema, the mother of Rahul (played by Jagrat Desai) in the Hindi romantic comedy film, Tere Mere Phere. In 2012, she was Sarsadevi in the film, Son of Flower. This year, she played as Mumtaz in the English film, Sold which is directed by Jeffrey D. Brown. Sushmita was also successful in the television industry. She played as Kitty, the assistant of Karamchand (played by Pankaj Kapur) in the popular comedy thriller series, Karamchand on DD National in 1980’s. Her performance in this serial gained her success and fame.  She was also seen in Kab Tak Pukaroon, Ek Nayi Choti Si Zindagi, Isi Banahe and Kabhi Saas Kabhi Bahu. From 2005 to 2006, she acted as Romilla Nanda in the romantic drama series, Kavyanjali on STAR Plus. She also played as Gangiya in Swastik Pictures Production’s Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo in 2009. From the same year, she was also seen as Chandy in the comedy serial, Gunwale Dulhania Le Jayenge on SAB TV. Sushmita was also part of Kaahin Kissii Roz, Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai, Raam Khilawan CM and Family, Tara and Talaash. Aside from that, she did the role of Subhadra in the popular drama soap, Balika Vadhu on Colors TV. Recently, after two years of taking a break in the television world, Sushmita returned to the small screen and played as a ghost in the weekly crime-based serial, ‘Hum Ne Li Hai…Shapath’ on Life OK.

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Sushmita Mukherjee Hindi Actress