Actress Gita Siddharth Kak breathed her last on the evening of December 14 in Mumbai. She is best known for her role in M.S. Sathyu’s 1973 classic Garam Hawa. 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.
Gita 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, Noorie, Desh Premee, Dance Dance, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Shaukeen, Arth, Mandi, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Gaman and Doosra Aadmi.
Gita, who was an actress and philanthropist, married TV host and documentary maker Siddharth Kak. Their daughter Antara is also a documentary maker.