Knowledge Identifier: +Rekha
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1954.
Countries: India (90%), United States (5%), Mali (5%)
Linked to: Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, Dalit, Government of India, Rajya Sabha
Gemini Ganesan - It was in the early 1970s, when Rekha was looking for a footing in Bollywood, that she revealed her origins
She began choosing her film roles with more care; her first performance-oriented role came in 1976 when she played Amitabh Bachchan's ambitious and greedy wife in "Do Anjaane"
In 1980, Rekha appeared in the comedy "Khubsoorat", directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, with whom she had developed a strong father-daughter bond during their previous collaborations
Shekhar Suman - He started his Bollywood career with the film "Utsav" opposite Rekha in September 1985
In 1990, Rekha married Delhi-based industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal
Randhir Kapoor - In 1999 he returned to acting with the film "Mother" alongside Rekha and fellow yesteryear actors Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan
Preity Zinta - In 2002, Zinta collaborated once again with director Kundan Shah, as the protagonist in the family drama "Dil Hai Tumhaara", alongside Rekha, Mahima Chaudhry and Arjun Rampal
Film journalist Anupama Chopra, who visited Rekha in 2003, wrote that while tabloids had portrayed her as "a reclusive woman twisted bitter by lecherous men and loneliness", in reality Rekha was "none of these", describing her as "chatty and curious, excited and energetic, cheerful and almost illegally optimistic"
In 2007, she once again portrayed a courtesan in Gautam Ghose's "Yatra"
Ashmit Patel - In 2007, he starred in the comedy "Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana" alongside Mahima Chaudhary and Rekha
In 2010, Rekha was awarded the Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award given by the Government of India