• Birthday10 October, 1954
  • Zodiac:Libra
  • Fun Trivia:Rekha’s real name is Bhanurekha Ganeshan.
  • Famous Quote:For a woman to be complete, she has to be a blend of Paro and Chandramukhi. I feel I am that woman.


Born to Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli, Rekha first appeared on the silver screen as a child artist in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam (1966). She had no interest in acting initially and was forced to do so to support her family financially. Rekha made her full-fledged debut with 1970 Bollywood film Sawan Bhadon. With the release of the film, she became an overnight star and went on to star in several successful films including Khubsoorat, Khoon Bhari Maang, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Umrao Jaan.  She is the recipient of one National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards. She was conferred the Padma Shri in 2010.

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