Sarika Thakur (born 3 June 1960), better known as Sarika, is an Indian actress. Apart from acting, she also served as costume designer, sound designer & associate director for Kuruthipunal under Raaj Kamal Films International. In 2005, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for the English film Parzania.[1]

Sarika
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Born
Sarika Thakur

(1960-06-03) 3 June 1960 (age 60)
Years active1967—present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1988; div. 2004)
ChildrenShruti Haasan
Akshara Haasan

Early lifeEdit

Sarika was born in New Delhi into a family of Maharashtrian and Rajput descent.[2] Her father abandoned the family when she was very young. From then on, she became the head of the family and had to work. She did not attend school.[3]

CareerEdit

Sarika started her film career as a child actor at the age of 5,[4] playing the role of a boy, Master Sooraj, during the 1960s in Bollywood. Her most notable and popular appearance as a child artist was in the year 1967 in the musical superhit Hamraaz, where she was seen as the daughter of Vimi named baby Saarika. She appeared in many children's movies. Later, she moved on to films with Rajshri Productions Geet Gaata Chal with Sachin, with whom she starred in many Hindi and Marathi films.

In Sarika's acting career, she was often cast as a "westernized girl" in films due to her Non-Indian looks. She gave birth to a baby girl, Shruti Hassan in 1986. She gave up her acting career after her marriage to Kamal Haasan and moved to Chennai with him during the peak of her career. After separating from her husband, she made a comeback in Hindi films. She played Ipsita Ray Chakraverti in the film Sacred Evil – A True Story which failed at the box office.

In year 2000, Sarika won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for the film Hey Ram. Her performance in Parzania in which she plays the role of a Zoroastrian woman who loses her child during the 2002 riots of India, earned her the National Film Award for Best Actress. Khalid Mohamed wrote for Hindustan Times of her performance, "Sarika is marvellously restrained and lifelike, making you care for Parzania straight from the heart."[5]

Sarika has starred as Sheetal Thadani in the movie Bheja Fry (2006), where she played the wife of Rajat Kapoor. She also had a small but important role in Manorama Six Feet Under. Her latest movie is Shoebite, which has been delayed for production, where she stars opposite Amitabh Bachchan.

Sarika made her television debut in Sony TV's Yudh which stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role/Notes
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Mrs. Varma
2014 Purani Jeans Sherry Lawrence
2013 David
2013 Club 60 Dr. Saira Shaikh
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Dr. Zoya Ali Khan
2012 Shoebite Aditi
2010 Society
2009 Kaccha Limboo
2008 Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors Hari Puttar's Mother
2008 Yeh Mera India Sushma Talreja
2008 Tahaan (uncredited) Tahaan's Mother
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Manorama
2007 Bheja Fry Sheetal R. Thadani
2006 Baabul Pushpa Kapoor
2006 Sacred Evil Ipsita
2005 Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow Ira Haksar
2005 Parzania Shehnaz
2004 American Daylight Dolly
2003 Raghu Romeo Party guest
2003 Punnagai Poove
1997 Aakhri Sanghursh Seeta
1989 Santosh Munni/Sarika
1989 Ajeeb Itefaq Aparna/Arpana
1988 Kharidar
1986 Swati Dancer/Singer
Shart Ruhi
1986 Dilwaala Sapna
1986 Mangal Dada
1986 Zinda Laash
1985 Ek Daku Saher Mein Ranjana
1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam (uncredited) Lily (scene from Devta)
1985 Ek Bhool (TV)
1984 Karishmaa Neeta
1984 Gangvaa Chameli
1984 Ram Tera Desh Lily D'Souza
1984 Aasmaan
1984 Akalmand Advocate Shobha
1984 Raaj Tilak Gypsy
1983 Bade Dil Wala Juhi Sinha/Juhi V. Gupta
1983 Nastik (as Baby Sarika) Mala
1983 Bagga Daku
1983 Razia Sultan
1982 Vidhaata Neelima
1982 Badle Ki Aag Asha
1982 Meharbaani
1982 Teesri Aankh Rekha
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Rita Saxena
1982 Shriman Shrimati Aruna Gupta
1982 Satte Pe Satta Sheela
1982 Daulat Sushma
1982 Dil Hi Dil Mein Gulabo/Rani
1981 Khara Khota With actor Raj Kiran
1981 Sannata
1981 Dahshat Kiran
1981 Paanch Qaidi
1981 Kranti Sheetal
1981 Nai Imarat
1981 Plot No. 5
1981 Sharada Anita Kohli
1980 Jyoti Bane Jwala Asha
1980 Nazrana Pyar Ka Anuradha
1980 Pyaara Dushman
1980 Yeh Kaisa Insaaf? Sudha
1979 Bin Phere Hum Tere Shikha
1979 Griha Pravesh Sapna
1979 Jaan-E-Bahaar Kuku Rai
1979 Jaani Dushman Bindiya
1979 Raakhi Ki Saugandh Paro/Tina
1979 Til Til Dalekha
1978 Dil Aur Deewaar Laxmi Rai
Tik...Tik...Tik Miss India
1978 Anpadh Geeta "Anpadh"
1978 Devata Lily
1978 Madhu Malti
1977 Paradh Marathi Film (Nutan Sachin Pilgaonkar Shreeram Lagoo)
1976 Bundal Baaz (uncredited) TV Newscaster
1976 Raksha Bandhan Asha
1975 Khushboo Kali
1976 Zid
1975 Geet Gaata Chal Radha
1975 Kaagaz Ki Nao
1975 Vandana
1972 Haar Jeet Child artist
1971 Chhoti Bahu (uncredited) Gopi
1971 Jawan Muhabat Child artist - Rekha Sareen
1970 Devi (as Moppet Suraj) Deepak
1969 Beti Little Nanda
1969 Balak Child artist - Deepak "Deepu"
1969 Jyoti
1969 Satyakam Child artist - Kabul S. Archarya
1968 Aashirwad Child artist - Neena
1967 Hamraaz Child artist - Sarika
1967 Majhli Didi Uma – Hemangini

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Channel Role
2014 Yudh (TV series) Sony Gauri Sekhar
2015 Darr Sabko Lagta Hai episode eleven in &TV Miss Consica

AwardsEdit

 
Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Best Film Actress Award for the year 2005 to Ms. Sarika for her role in English Language Film "Parzania", at the 53rd National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on September 14, 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "53rd National Film Awards – 2006". Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 30. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  2. ^ "I get devastated at the idea of marriage: Shruti Haasan". Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/girl-interrupted/story-MZ5FNHd6wjEeWYqGWWe49J.html
  4. ^ "Times of India". Times of India. p. 6. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  5. ^ Mohamed, Khalid (2006). "Parzania". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 23 February 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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