Siddharth Kak

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Siddharth Kak
Siddharth Kak.jpg
Years active1972-present
Spouse(s)Gita Siddharth
ChildrenAntara Kak

Siddharth Kak is an Indian documentary maker, television producer, and presenter, best known as the producer and presenter of Surabhi (1990–2001).[1] Subsequently, Kak established the 'Surabhi Foundation' with the assistance of Ford Foundation and started a project on preserving cultural artefacts.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Lawrence School, Sanawar[3] and subsequently graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.[2]


Siddharth Kak currently hosts the Travel Show "Indiadhanush" on NDTV Imagine with Ami Trivedi, a popular Gujarati drama artist.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Gita Siddharth until her death in 2019.[4][5] Their daughter, Antara Kak, is a documentary filmmaker.[4][6]


Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1987 Raj Kapoor Yes Yes
1993 Surabhi Yes
2006 Mano Ya Na Mano Yes

As an actor[edit]

Year Films Roles Notes
1979 The Great Monkey Rip-Off Superintendent
1981 Bulundi CBI Inspector Salim Shirazi
1981 Daasi Eye Specialist
1982 Arth Anil
1982 Suraag Paul Khanna
1987 Mr. India Chief officer CBI (uncredited)
2020 Love Aaj Kal 2 Harshwardhan Mehta

As an actor on TV[edit]

Year Title Roles Notes
1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series) - Crossing the River Rajendra Singh


  • Looking in, looking out. Writers Workshop, 1975. ISBN 0892531169.
  • Surabhi Ke Sau Sawaal. Rupa & Co. 2005. ISBN 81-291-0544-6.


  1. ^ Kavita Awaasthi (14 July 2016). "Surabhi showcased India's diversity: Siddharth Kak, Renuka Shahane". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Glorifying India's diverse culture on the celluloid screen". Indian Express. 18 May 2002.
  3. ^ Hemal Ashar (9 May 2009). "Ragging a reflection of our brutal world". Mid-Day. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b IANS (15 December 2019). "Parichay Actress Gita Siddharth Kak Dies". Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ IANS (15 December 2019). "Garam Hawa actress Gita Siddharth dies in Mumbai". India Today. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  6. ^ Juwale, Vrunda (16 June 2002). "Creative daughters of celebrity parents". The Tribune. Chandigarh. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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