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This article is about an actress. For tropical cyclones, see Tropical Storm Sarika.

Sarika Thakur, better known as Sarika, is an Indian actress.

Early life[edit]

Sarika Thakur was born in New Delhi, India and she is a half Marathi and half Rajput. Her father left the family when Sarika was very young. She became the bread winner of the family and was forced to work. She did not go to school. Her mother often abused her and forced her to work. When she became a successful actress, her mother abused and thrashed her in public.

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Sarika started her film career as a child actor at age 4, Master Sooraj, playing the role of a boy during the 1960s in Bollywood. Her most notable and popular appearance as a child artist was in the 1967 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 to better films with Rajshri Productions Geet Gaata Chal with Sachin, with whom she starred in many Hindi and Marathi films and is known to have had a brief affair as well. After their break-up, she got involved with actor and model Deepak Parashar, before she came into contact with Kamal Hassan, whom she worked with in Karishma.

In her acting career, she was often cast as a "westernized girl" in films from 1980's. She gave up her career after her marriage to Kamal Hassan and moved to Chennai with him during the peak of her career. After separation, she has now 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, she 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, fetched her the National Film Award for Best Actress.

She has starred as Sheetal Thadani in the movie Bheja Fry (2006). 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.

She has made television debut in Sony TV's Yudh (TV series) which stars Amitabh Bachchan in lead role.

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Club 60 (2013) .... Dr. SayraDavid (2013).... Item SongJab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) .... Dr. KhanShoebite (2012) .... AditiSociety (2010)Kaccha Limbu ( Marathi)(2009)Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (2008) .... Hari Puttar's MotherY.M.I. Yeh Mera India (2008) .... Sushma TalrejaTahaan (2008) (uncredited) .... Tahaan's MotherManorama Six Feet Under (2007) .... ManoramaBheja Fry (2007) .... Sheetal R. ThadaniBaabul (2006) .... Pushpa KapoorSacred Evil (2006) .... IpsitaKal: Yesterday and Tomorrow (2005) .... Ira HaksarParzania (2005) .... ShehnazAmerican Daylight (2004) .... DollyRaghu Romeo (2003) .... Party guestPunnagai Poove (2003)Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) .... SeetaSantosh (1989) .... Munni/SarikaAjeeb Itefaq (1989) .... Aparna/ArpanaKharidar (1988)Swati (1986) .... Dancer/SingerShart (1986) .... RuhiDilwaala (1986) .... SapnaMangal Dada (1986)Zinda Laash (1986)Ek Daku Saher Mein (1985) .... RanjanaRam Tere Kitne Nam (1985) (uncredited) .... Lily (scene from "Devta")Ek Bhool (1985) (TV)Karishmaa (1984) .... NeetaGangvaa (1984)Ram Tera Desh (1984) .... Lily D'SouzaAasmaan (1984)Akalmand (1984) .... Advocate Shobha''Raaj Tilak (1984) .... GypsyBade Dil Wala (1983) .... Juhi Sinha/Juhi V. GuptaNastik (1983) (as Baby Sarika) .... MalaBagga Daku (1983)Razia Sultan (1983)Vidhaata (1982) .... NeelimaBadle Ki Aag (1982) .... AshaMeharbaani (1982)Teesri Aankh (1982) .... RekhaYeh Vaada Raha (1982) .... Rita SaxenaShriman Shrimati (1982) .... Aruna GuptaSatte Pe Satta (1982) .... SheelaDaulat (1982) .... SushmaDil Hi Dil Mein (1982) .... Gulabo/RaniSannata (1981)Dahshat (1981) .... KiranKranti (1981) .... SheetalNai Imarat (1981)Plot No. 5 (1981)Sharada (1981) .... Anita KohliJyoti Bane Jwala (1980) .... AshaNazrana Pyar Ka (1980) .... AnuradhaPyaara Dushman (1980)Yeh Kaisa Insaf? (1980) .... SudhaBin Phere Hum Tere (1979) .... ShikhaGriha Pravesh (1979) .... SapnaJaan-E-Bahaar (1979) .... Kuku RaiJaani Dushman (1979) .... BindiyaRaakhi Ki Saugandh (1979) .... Paro/TinaTil Til Dalekha (1979)Dil Aur Deewaar (1978) .... Laxmi RaiTik...Tik...Tik.... as Miss IndiaAnpadh (1978) .... Geeta 'Anpadh'Devata (1978) ...... LilyMadhu Malti (1978)Paradh(1977) Marathi Film (Nutan Sachin & Shiram Lagu)Bundal Baaz (1976) (uncredited) .... TV NewsreaderRaksha Bandhan (1976) .... AshaKhushboo (1975) .... KaliGeet Gaata Chal (1975) .... RadhaKaagaz Ki Nao (1975)Vandana (1975)Haar Jeet (1972) (as Baby Sarika)Chhoti Bahu (1971) (uncredited) .... GopiJawan Muhabat (1971) (as Baby Sarika) .... Rekha SareenBeti little NandaDevi (1970) (as Moppet Suraj) .... DeepakBalak (1969) (as Baby Sarika) .... Deepak 'Deepu'Jyoti (1969)Satyakam (1969) (as Baby Sarika) .... Kabul S. ArcharyaAashirwad (1968) (as Baby Sarika) .... NeenaHamraaz (1967/I) .... SarikaMajhli Didi (1967) .... Uma – Hemangini ^ "Sarika item song for vikram movie". Timesofap.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

Personal life[edit]

Sarika married Tamil actor Kamal Haasan. They have two daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. The couple separated in 2002.

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