‘Sholay’ actress Gita Siddharth Kak passes away

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Veteran actress, Gita Siddharth Kak, breathed her last in Mumbai last evening (December 14). The cause of her death is not yet known.  She was best known for her role in M.S. Sathyu’s iconic film ‘Garam Hava’ (1973). She has acted in mainstream Bollywood as well as art-house cinema.

Back in the 70s and 80s, Gita, was a popular face as she played supporting roles in most of the well-known films of that time. The veteran actress has some of the classic films such as ‘Sholay‘, ‘Arth’, ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, ‘Noorie’, ‘Doosra Aadmi’, ‘Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki’, ‘Shaukeen’, ‘Mandi’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Desh Premee’, ‘Disco Dancer’, to her credit.

In 1974, Gita received a souvenir at the National Awards ceremony for her role in M.S. Sathyu’s ‘Garam Hava’. The actress had made her acting debut with Gulzar’s ‘Parichay’ that released in 1972.

Here’s a still from the film ‘Trishul’, in which Gita is flanked by Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rakhee.

Married to television host-producer and documentary filmmaker Siddharth Kak, Gita was also known for her social work. The couple has a daughter, Antara Kak, who is also a film director and producer.

We offer our heartfelt condolence to Gita’s family and friends.

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