Veteran Actress Surekha Sikri in ICU after brain stroke

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Veteran Actress Surekha Sikri in a movie still
Veteran Actress Surekha Sikri in a movie still

New Delhi : National Award-winning actress Surekha Sikri suffered a brain stroke on Tuesday. She has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital and is currently in the ICU, the actor's agent Vivek Sidhwani told news agency PTI.

He mentioned that her health condition is 'critical but stable'. Doctors are keeping a close eye on her health.

"She suffered a stroke earlier today. She is in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Her parameters continue to be monitored closely. She is critical but stable. She was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai this afternoon," PTI quoted Vivek Sidhwani as saying.

In an interview with Hindustan Times last year, the actress had said that she had a brain stroke in 2018 as well and that she has been recovering since then. "I fell down and hit my head in the bathroom while shooting in Mahableshwar. I have not been able to work due to my illness. The doctors say that I will be alright soon," she said in the interview.

She is well known for her acting in popular TV show Balika Vadhu. Surekha Sikri is a recipient of three National Film Awards.