Amitabh Bachchan
(Movies & TV)
Simi Garewal
(Movies & TV)
Vinod Mehra
(Movies & TV)
Gautam Ghose
(Movies & TV)
(Movies & TV)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
(Movies & TV)
Gemini Ganesan
(Movies & TV)

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Knowledge Identifier: +Rekha



Indian actress who has mainly appeared in Hindi films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: India (90%), United States (5%), Mali (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Vinod Mehra

Linked to: Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, Dalit, Government of India, Rajya Sabha




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Rekha was born in 1954 add something


Rekha made her debut as heroine in the successful Kannada film "Goa dalli CID 999" with Rajkumar in 1969 add something


Critics noted Rekha for having worked hard to perfect her Hindi and acting, and media reporters often discussed how she had transformed herself from a "plump" duckling to a "swan" in the early 1970s add something


Despite the success of several of her early films, she was often panned for her looks and it was not until the mid-to-late 1970s that she got recognition as an actress add something


It was in early 1970s, when she was looking for a footing in Bollywood, that she revealed her origins add something


Since the late 1970s, after undertaking a physical transformation, she has been featured as a sex symbol in the Indian media add something


Gemini Ganesan - It was in the early 1970s, when Rekha was looking for a footing in Bollywood, that she revealed her origins


She was rumoured to have been married to actor Vinod Mehra in 1973, but in a 2004 television interview with Simi Garewal she denied being married to Mehra referring to him as a "well-wisher" add something


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" add something


Her most significant turning point, however, came in 1978, with her portrayal of a rape victim in the movie "Ghar" add something


She later claimed that she was tricked into a kissing scene with the leading actor Biswajit for the overseas market, The film ran into censorship problems, and would not be released until almost a decade later in 1979 add something


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 add something


This relationship ended in 1981, when they starred in Yash Chopra's drama "Silsila" add something


Amitabh Bachchan - Silsila - In 1981, he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film "Silsila", where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and Rekha


In 1982, she received another Filmfare nomination for "Jeevan Dhaara", in which she played a young unmarried woman who is the sole breadwinner of her extended family add something


In 1983, her diet and yoga practice were published in a book called "Rekha's Mind and Body Temple" add something


In 1983, she took the supporting role of a lawyer in "Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye", garnering another Filmfare nomination in the Supporting Actress category add something


Shekhar Suman - He started his Bollywood career with the film "Utsav" opposite Rekha in September 1985


Apart from parallel cinema, Rekha took on other increasingly serious, even adventurous roles; she was among the early actresses to play lead roles in heroine-oriented films, one such film being "Khoon Bhari Maang" in 1988 add something


M.L. Dhawan from "The Tribune", while documenting the famous Hindi films of 1988, remarked that "Khoon Bhari Maang" was "a crowning glory for Rekha, who rose like a phoenix add something


Sonu Walia - She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress *award for "Khoon Bhari Maang" with Rekha and Kabir Bedi in 1988


In 1990, Rekha married Delhi-based industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal add something


The 1990s saw a drop in Rekha's success add something


Randhir Kapoor - In 1999 he returned to acting with the film "Mother" alongside Rekha and fellow yesteryear actors Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan


In the 2000s, Rekha appeared in relatively few movies, usually in supporting mother roles add something


In 2001, Rekha appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi's feminist drama "Lajja", an ensemble piece inspired by a true incident of a woman being raped in Bawanipur two years before add something


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" add something


Vinod Mehra - He was said to be married to superstar Rekha, although in a 2004 television interview with Simi Garewal, she denied being married to him, referring to him as a "well-wisher


In 2006, she reprised the role of Sonia Mehra in "Krrish", Rakesh Roshan's sequel to "Koi add something


This was followed in 2006 by "Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana", a poorly-received sex comedy about four female friends and their personal troubles add something


Abhishek Bachchan - Bachchan starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the period romance "Umrao Jaan", a remake of the 1981 film of the same name starring Rekha and Farooq Sheikh in the lead roles


In 2007, she once again portrayed a courtesan in Gautam Ghose's "Yatra" add something


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 add something


In 2011 she further stated, "I felt even more charged to give my best and knew right then, that this was my calling, what I was born to do, to make a difference in people's lives, through my performances add something


In 2011, Rediff listed her as the ninth-greatest Indian actress of all time, noting, "It's hard not to be bowled over by Rekha's longevity, or her ability to reinvent herself add something


As of 2014, Rekha is currently working on Abhishek Kapoor's next movie, "Fitoor" add something


In 2015 she has left the film due to unknown reasons and now Tabu has been signed as her replacement add something