Name in Native Language: "रेखा" (Hindi/HI)
Film Actress / Politician / Playback Singer / Musician / Actress | * 10/10/1954 (66) | Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. Acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema, she has starred in more than 180 films and is the recipient of several accolades, including one 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, Rekha has gained a reputation for reinventing herself numerous times and has been credited for her ability to sustain her status. In 2010, the Government of India honoured her with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. The daughter of actors Pushpavalli and Gemini Ganesan, 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). Her Hindi debut with Sawan Bhadon (1970) established her as a rising star, but despite the success of several of her early films, she was often panned in the press for her looks and weight. Motivated by criticism, she started working on her appearance and pu... ()
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Rekha Ganesan, the most elegant and successful actress of the Bollywood and Indian Cinema, was born on 10th October 1954 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a woman of strength and believes and this is what she portrays in the characters played by her in various movies. She has worked in the Bollywood and Tollywood Cinema.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Rekha

Padma Shri in Arts National Film Award for Best Actress Bollywood Movie Award – Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award 2x Filmfare Award for Best Actress Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award Style Diva of The Year Padma Shri

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Movies with Rekha as Actress(111)

as Special Appearance2018 Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
as herself2015 Shamitabh
as Meenakshi Ragavendra2008 Dasavatharam
as Special Appearance in "Deewangi Deewangi" Song2007 Om Shanti Om
as Sonia Mehra2006 Krrish
as Rukmini / Richa / Gurpreet2005 Bachke Rehna Re Baba
as Sonia Mehra2003 Koi... Mil Gaya
as Sarita2003 Bhoot
as Saritaji2002 Dil Hai Tumhaara
as Mandira Devi2001 Zubeidaa
as Ramdulaari2001 Lajja
as Kamini Mathur2001 Save Me from My Wife
as Lakshmi2000 Bulandi
as Asha Britannia1999 Mother
1998 Qila
as Varsha Sahay1997 Udaan
as Jankidevi Prasad1995 Ab Insaf Hoga
as Anjali / Geeta1993 Geetanjali
as Namrita Singh1991 Phool Bane Angaray
1989 Clerk
as Bhavani Dutt1989 Bhrashtachar
as Aarti Saxena / Jyoti1988 Khoon Bhari Maang
as Shalu S. Bhandari1988 Biwi Ho To Aisi
as Sudha1987 Ijaazat
as Uma V. Sharma1987 Sansar
as Soni1987 Pyar Ki Jeet
as Meenabai1986 Jaal
as Special Appearance1986 Janbaaz
as Jhansi Rani1986 Insaaf Ki Awaaz
as Laxmi1986 Sadaa Suhagan
as Maya1985 Faasle
as Kalpana Srivastav1985 Jhoothi
as Alka1984 Jhutha Sach
as Mrs. Asha Sharma1984 Baazi
1984 Utsav
as Rita1983 Nishaan
1982 Ghazab
as Moon-Moon Dhawan1981 Saajan Ki Saheli
as Champa1981 Khoon Aur Paani
1981 Kalyug
as Amiran1981 Umrao Jaan
as Chandni1981 Silsila
1981 Baseraa
1981 Daasi
as Gauri Singh1980 Judaai
as Shobha1980 Ram Balram
as Namita1980 Jal Mahal
1980 Neeyat
1980 Aanchal
as Manju Dayal1980 Khubsoorat
as Champa1979 Jaani Dushman
1979 Suhaag
as Shanno1979 Mr. Natwarlal
as herself1979 Gol Maal
as Aarti1978 Ghar
as Dancer1978 Kasme Vaade
as Zohrabai1978 Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
as Dhaniya1978 Ganga Ki Saugand
as Tulsi1978 Rahu Ketu
as Durga1977 Immaan Dharam
as Chanda1977 Khoon Pasina
as Radhakumari (Radhiya)1977 Alaap
as Sunita1976 Nagin
as Rekha Roy/Sunita Devi1976 Do Anjaane
1975 Zorro
as Basanti1975 Dharam Karam
as Anu1975 Dharmatma
as Guest apperance in song "Aao Yaaro Gao.."1974 Hawas
as Sudha1973 Keemat
as herself1973 Kahani Kismat Ki
1971 Elaan

TV Shows/Series with Rekha as Actress(1)

Movies with Rekha as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1981 Kalyug

Citizenship: India
Born: Sunday, 10/10 1954 (October) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India) (current age: 66 years + 345 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: Hindi (HI), Tamil (TA), Telugu (TE)
Spouses (current/former): Vinod Mehra
Siblings: Kamala Selvaraj
Mother: Pushpavalli
Other names for Rekha (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
Rekha frequently works together with these people:
Shashi Kapoor (22x, Actor)
Rakesh Roshan (20x, Crew)
Jeetendra (19x, Actor)
Amitabh Bachchan (16x, Actor)
Asrani (16x, Actor)
Aruna Irani (14x, Actress)
Prem Chopra (13x, Actor)
Dharmendra (12x, Actor)
Vinod Mehra (11x, Actor)
Upasna Singh (2x, Actress)

Other people with this name: Rekha

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:490373, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2021