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Sarika Sakathi Kamara
Born Sarika
3 June 1962 (1962-06-03) (age 47)
New Delhi, India
Other name(s) Baby Sarika, Sarika, Suraj (previous name)
Occupation Actress, Costume Designer
Years active 1967-1988, 2002-present
Spouse(s) Kamal Haasan
(1988-2000)(divorced)
Domestic partner(s) Deepak Parasher (previous)

Sarika (Hindi: सारिका) (born 3 June 1962) is an acclaimed National Award winning Indian actress.

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Early life

Sarika was born in to a Maharashtrian family in New Delhi, India on 3 June 1962.

Career

Sarika started her film career as a child actor (baby Sooraj) as a boy in the 60's in Hindi movies. She appeared in many children's movies as well as B grade movies . 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 a brief affair as well.

In her acting career, she was often cast as the vamp or 'westernized' girl in films from 1980's. She gave up her career after marriage with Kamal Hassan during the peak of her career. She has now made a comeback in Hindi films. She played Ipsita Ray Chakraverti in the film Sacred Evil 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 also stars as Sheetal Thadani in the movie Bheja Fry (2006).

She also had a small but important role in Manorama Six Feet Under.

Her new upcoming movie is Shoebite (2010 film) releasing in 2010 where she is pairing with Amitabh Bachchan

Personal life

After her break up with Sachin, she was involved with an actor/model Deepak Parashar. Later she married renowned Tamil/Hindi film actor Kamal Hassan. They have two daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. Her daughter, Shruti made her debut in Tamil movie Vaaranam Aayiram as playback singer. Shruti recently starred in a Hindi movie called Luck opposite Imran Khan.

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Awards
National Film Award
Preceded by
Tara
for Hasina
Best Actress
for Parzania

2006
Succeeded by
Priyamani
for Paruthi Veeran
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