Rekha Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Rekha Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954) better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian film actress. Noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema, she has acted in more than 180 Hindi films and won a National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards. She has often played strong and complicated female characters, from fictional to literary, in both mainstream and independent films. Though her career has gone through certain periods of decline, she has gained a reputation for reinventing herself numerous times and has been credited for her ability to sustain her status.

The daughter of actors Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli, Rekha started her career as a child actress in Telugu films Inti Guttu (1958) and Rangula Ratnam (1966). Her first film as a lead happened with the Kannada movie Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 (1969). She made her Hindi debut with Sawan Bhadon (1970), which gained her wider recognition. Despite the success of several of her early films, she was often panned for her looks and weight, and it was not until later in the decade that change was taking place.[7] Motivated by criticism, Rekha started working on her appearance and put effort into improving her acting technique and command of the Hindi language. Early recognition came for her performances in films such as Ghar and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (both 1978). This period marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career, and she was one of Hindi cinema’s leading stars through most of the 1980s until the early 1990s.

Profession(s)Actress
NicknameThe Bollywood Queen, Rekhaji, Madame X
Height (Approx)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 34-28-34
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
  
Personal Life———–
Date of Birth10 October 1954
Age (as in 2020) 66 Years
Birthplace/BornChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolChurch Park Convent, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
DebutAs a Child ArtistRangula Ratnam (Telugu, 1966)
As Female Lead
Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 (Kannada, 1969)
FamilyFatherGemini Ganesan (Tamil Actor)
Mother
Pushpavalli (Telugu Actress)
BrotherSathish Kumar Ganesan
Sisters
Kamala Selvaraj, Radha, Jaya Sreedhar, Vijaya Chamundeswari, Revathi Swaminathan, Narayani Ganesh
ReligionHinduism
AddressSea Spring, Bungalow No.2, B.J. Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai. 400050
HobbiesWriting Poetry, Doing Yoga, Making Charcoal Sketches
Awards, Honors, AchievementsPadma Shri
1992: In the field of Art
Filmfare Awards
1972: Special Award for Uphaar
1974: Best Actress Award for Abhimaan
1975: Best Actress Award for Kora Kagaz
1980: Best Actress Award for Nauker
1998: Special Award for Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
2001: Best Supporting Actress Award for Fiza
2002: Best Supporting Actress Award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
2004: Best Supporting Actress Award for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2007: Lifetime Achievement Award
Filmfare Awards
1972: Special Award for Uphaar
1974: Best Actress Award for Abhimaan
1975: Best Actress Award for Kora Kagaz
1980: Best Actress Award for Nauker
1998: Special Award for Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
2001: Best Supporting Actress Award for Fiza
2002: Best Supporting Actress Award for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
2004: Best Supporting Actress Award for Kal Ho Naa Ho
2007: Lifetime Achievement Award
Note: She has many more accolades to her name.
Boys Affairs and More———-
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsBiswajit Chatterjee, Actor
Late Vinod Mehra, Former Actor
Sajid Khan, Actor
Late Navin Nischol, Actor
Jeetendra, Actor
Shatrughan Sinha, ActorYash Kohli, Film Producer
Amitabh Bachchan, Actor
Late Mukesh Agarwal, Entrepreneur
Akshay Kumar, Actor (Rumoured)
Husband/SpouseLate Vinod Mehra (rumored)
Late Mukesh Agarwal (m. January 1990; d. October 1990)
  
Favorite Things———-
Favorite Actor(S)Kangana Ranaut
Favorite ActressesDilip Kumar
Favorite ColorGolden, Red
HusbandLate Vinod Mehra (rumored)
Late Mukesh Agarwal (m. January 1990; d. October 1990)

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