This Article is From Dec 15, 2019

Parichay Actress Gita Siddharth Kak Dies

Gita Siddharth Kak was best-known for her performances in films such as Garm Hava and Parichay

Parichay Actress Gita Siddharth Kak Dies

A file photograph of Siddharth Gita Kak. (Image courtesy: Instagram)


  • Gita Siddharth Kak made her Bollywood debut with Parichay
  • The actress was also known for her social work
  • She was married to filmmaker Siddharth Kak

Actress Siddharth Gita Kak died in the evening of December 14 in Mumbai. The actress was best-known for her role in MS Sathyu's 1973 classic Garm Hava. While Sathyu's effort won a National Award as Best Feature Film on National Integration, she received a souvenir at the ceremony for her role of Amina in the film.

Siddharth Gita Kak made her debut in Gulzar's 1972 film, Parichay, starring Jeetendra and Jaya Bhaduri. She was a familiar face on the Bollywood screen of the seventies and eighties, featuring in films such as Sholay, Trishul, Disco Dancer, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Nooriea, Desh Premee, Dance Dance, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Shaukeen, Arth, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Gaman and Doosra Aadmi.

She was married to television host-producer and documentary filmmaker Siddharth Kak, who is known for his popular TV culture magazine, Surabhi, which aired on Doordarshan from 1990 to 2001. Siddharth Gita Kak was an art director on the show.

Gita and Siddharth Kak's daughter Antara is a documentary filmmaker. Outside her life as an actor, Gita was also known for her social work.

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