Today when India celebrates it's Independence day, this versatile actress of the Indian film
industry celebrates her birthday. Yes, we are talking about the beautiful and
suave, Rakhee Gulzar
Rakhee was born on 15th August, 1947 to a
Bengali family in Ranaghat, West Bengal. She appeared primarily in
Hindi films, as well as various Bengali films. She went on to marry film
director, Ajay Biswas, but unfortunately it ended shortly after. At a
later stage, she married film director and lyricist,
Gulzar. The couple have a daughter, Meghna Gulzar. They separated when
their daughter was only a year old but are not legally divorced.
debuted as an actor, at the age of 20, in the Bengali film, Badhu Baran (1967). She bagged the lead role in her first Hindi film, Jeevan Mrityu
(1970), where she was paired opposite Dharmendra. The lady firmly
established her name in the film industry as a lead heroine with Sharmilee (1971), Lal Patthar (1971) and Paras (1971).
No sooner, she got the opportunity to work with many popular actors of
her time, including Dev Anand and Shashi Kapoor. Rakhee is fondly
remembered for her roles in the films, Blackmail
(1973), Tapasya (1976), Kabhi Kabhi (1976), Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1977), Trishul
(1978), Bemisal (1982) and Ram Lakhan (1989).
Rakhee received many awards and honors throughout her
career. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for
her last film, Shubho Mahurat (2003), after which she
retired from the film Industry. She was also awarded the Padma Shri Award in the
birthday, we bring to you a small playlist of popular songs from her movies.
1. "Megha Chhaye Aadhi Raat" - Sharmilee
2. "Suni Suni Saanson Ke Taar Par" - Lal Patthar
3. "Sajna Ke Saamne Main Rahoongi" - Paaras
4. "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho"
5. "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein"
- Kabhi Kabhi
6. "Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga" - Jeevan Mrityu
7. "Do Panchi Do Tinkey" - Tapasya
BollyCurry wishing Rakhee Gulzar a very Happy Birthday, with the hope
that she keeps shining and inspiring the younger generation to become a
legendary actor and be cherished for a lifetime!
Editor(s): Tanisha N. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina R.
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