Actress Gita Siddharth Kak passed away on the evening of December 14 in Mumbai. She shot to prominence for her role in M.S. Sathyu's 1973 classic Garam Hava. Gita made her debut with Gulzar's 1972 film, Parichay, starring Jeetendra and Jaya Bhaduri.
She has also appeared in several films of the seventies and eightie such as Sholay, Trishul, Disco Dancer, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Nooriea, Desh Premee, Dance Dance, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Shaukeen, Arth, Mandi, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Gaman and Doosra Aadmi.
Gita 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. Gita 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.
(With inputs from PTI)