Rekha Birthday Special: From Rekha's Humble Beginnings To Becoming A Legendary Actress

Today in our 'Rekha Birthday Special' article, let's take a look at Bollywood's legendary actress Rekha who will turn 67 this Sunday. On the behalf of entire Seelatest, we wish a very Happy Birthday to Rekha aka Bhanurekha Ganesan.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Oct 09, 2021 17:26 IST
Rekha Birthday Special: From Rekha's Humble Beginnings To Becoming A Legendary Actress
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Apart from strong acting, Rekha is known for her captivating voice and beauty. Sunday is Rekha's 67th birthday. Rekha started her career as a child artist (Telugu film). Rekha's parents were well-known actors in Telugu cinema. Rekha got a filmy atmosphere since childhood. Although Rekha's father never married her mother. Read more about Rekha's life in our latest 'Rekha Birthday Special Article'. 

Rekha Wanted To Become A Nun

The beauty of Bollywood's Evergreen Beauty Rekha has always been a topic of discussion. Even at this stage of age, Rekha still competes with everyone with her beauty and her unique style. At the same time, not only the old generation but today's young generation also like Rekha a lot.

Rekha has been awarded the Filmfare thrice and the National Film Award once. Rekha is also honored with Padma Shri. Rekha has worked with big actors like Amitabh Bachchan to Rajesh Khanna, but there was a time when she had to expose herself in B grade films for household expenses. Rekha wanted to become a nun when she was studying in a convent school.

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Rekha has acted in around 175 Hindi and South Indian films in her career including 'Khoobsurat', 'Khoon Bhari Maang', 'Khoon Aur Sweat', 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar' and 'Umrao Jaan'. Rekha started her Hindi career with the film 'Sawan Bhado'. It was also his first hit film.

But Rekha was also a part of B grade films like Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye. Sunil Dutt was in the lead role in this film. Seeing the posters of Rekha exposing in the film, there was a lot of uproar at that time. Rekha was seen in the role of Tawaif in the film. The scene of Rekha taking a bath in the pond and coming out without clothes had made a lot of headlines.

Due to a poor family situation, he started working at an early age. In Bollywood, Rekha also had to be a part of erotic films like 'Kamasutra'. Rekha also worked in some such films in which bold scenes were done without her consent.

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During the shooting of the film 'Anjana Safar', Rekha had reached for the shooting of a romantic song and as soon as the director said action, Vishwajeet, the lead actor of the film, started kissing her on the lips and this kiss lasted for about 5 minutes. . At that time Rekha was only 15 years old. While clarifying this kissing scene, Vishwajeet said that it is not his fault in this. This is mentioned in Yasser Usman's book Rekha: The Untold Story. 

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