Name : Rekha
Birth Name : Bhanurekha Gemini Ganesan
Sex : Female
Nationality : Indian
Birth Date : 1954-10-10
Birth Place : 10 October 1954, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Profession : Actress
Zodiac : Libra
Height : 170 cms
Rekha is one of the most popular actresses of bollywood. She is known for her beauty. She is a versatile actress, who has done almost all kind of role in various movies. She was born on 10 October 1954 in Chennai, India. She is daughter of popular Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavali.
Her father was one of the most successful actors in Tamil film. She was also interested in acting. She has performed in over 180 movies so far. She got various awards for her performance in Hindi movies throughout her career in bollywood. She became famous as sex symbol by the Indian media. She married to Mukesh Aggarwal in 1990. But, in 1991 he committed suicide.
She completed all her education from her hometown Chennai.
Rekha started her career as child artist in Telugu film Rangula Ratnam in 1966. After that she appeared in a Kannada movie Goadalli CID 999 in 1969. In the same year she did a bollywood movie with Anjana Safar. This film was not released due to censorship problem. But in 1970, she made her debut in Hindi movies with film Sawan Bhadon. She was not proficient in Hindi language, but later she learned it. Sawan Bhadon became super hit at the box office, and Rekha became well known face in Hindi film industry.
In 1976, she was appeared in Do Anjaane, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. This film was super hit,. She showed her best performance in this movie. After that, in 1978 she acted in Ghar, and this movie was turning point of her career. She got much appreciation from people for her performance in this movie. In the same appear; she appeared in movie Muqaddar Ka Sikander. This movie got huge success at the box office and it was declared the biggest hits of the decade. After that in 1981, she performed in Yash Chopras Silsila co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, and it was her last film with actor Amitabh Bachchan.
In the same year she didi another movie Umrao Jaan, a super hit movie. She appeared in Kaam Sutra and Khiladio ka Khiladi in 1996. Kaam Sutra was most controversial film for her career and she faced many controversies. But later she was awarded for her performance in the movie. In 2001 she played a strong character of Ramdulari in Rajkumar Santoshi’s film Lajja. Her role in this movie was appreciated by the people. In 2003, she appeared in Koi Mil Gatya. In this film she played a role of Hrithik’s mother, and she got much appreciation for her role.
Sawan Bhadon, Rampur Ka Lakshman, Dharma, Dharam Karam, Kabeela, Aap Ki Khatir (1977), Ghar, Muquaddar Ka Sikander, Prem Bandhan, Suhaag, Mr. Natwarlal, Jaani Dushman, Judaai (1980), Khoobsurat (1980), Silsila, Umrao Jaan, Vijeta, Jeevan Dhara, Nishan, Agar Tum Na Hote, Faasle, Payar Ki Jeet, Ijaazat, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Udaan, Kaam Sutra, Lajja, Bhoot, Koi Mil Gaya, Parineeta, Krrish, Yatra, Om Shanti Om, and many more.
She won Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khubsoorat in 1981. In 1989, she got Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khoon Bhari Maang. She got Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi in 1997. She got Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Apart from that, she was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award for many films like Ghar, Umrao Jaan, Judaai, Jeeven Dhaara, Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye, Phool Bane Angaray, Lajja, Koi Mil Gaya, and Krishh.