Surekha Sikri is known for her character as Kalyani Devi in
(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.