Today, we celebrate the birthday of a glamorous Bollywood diva who is
better known by her stage name, Rekha
. Born as Bhanurekha Ganesan in
Chennai on the 10th of October, 1954, Rekha
came from a filmy background
with her parents being actors as well. Thus, the acting bug bit her
early and she quit school to start a career in films.
first appeared on screen at the tender age of twelve in the Tamil movie, Rangula Ratnam
. She also made a successful Kannada debut in Goa Dalli CID 999
and in the Hindi movie, Anjana Safar
. However, her debut film as a lead actress came in the form of Sawan Bhadon
1970. Though thoroughly successful, Rekha
was always scorned for her
looks and was often referred to as the 'Ugly Duckling'. In order to
break this image, she underwent a makeover which left everyone
spellbound of her divine beauty. Since then, Rekha
has left her mark in
movies such as Do Anjaane
, Mukkadar Ka Sikander
, Umrao Jaan and Khoon Bhari Maang
. She also attained success as a villain in Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi.
has acted in more than 180 films and has bagged the Filmfare award thrice. Her roles in Khoobsurat
and Khoon Bhari Maang
received her the Best Actress award while she was honored with the Best Supporting actress award for Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
has also been honored with the National Award for her performance in Umrao Jaan
and the Padma Shri in 2010. She is a prestigious Rajya Sabha member as well.
order to celebrate Rekha
's birthday, here are a few mesmerizing tracks
of this fabulous actress and even more graceful dancer:
- In Ankhon Ki Masti - Umraao Jaan
- O Saathi Re - Mukkadar Ka Sikander
- Salame Ishq Meri Jaan - Mukaddar Ka Sikander
- Dekha EK Khwab - Silsila
- Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum - Silsila
- Sun Sun Sun Didi - Khoobsurat
- Yeh Hawa Yeh Bata - Ghazab
Here's wishing this glamorous diva a very happy birthday from this writer and the entire team of BollyCurry!
Writer: Vibha B
Editors: Siona M. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.