Happy Birthday Rekha: Unknown facts about Rekha – Career, Affairs, and story behind her sindoor

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Unknown facts about Rekha – Evergreen, an epitome of grace Bollywood Diva Rekha’s life is a mystery. Rekha, who is a famous Indian film actress was originally born as Bhanurekha Ganesan. She was born on 10 October 1954 and is famous for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in the Hindi cinema. In her career spanning over 50 years, Rekha has acted in more than 180 films. Here are some hidden facts about Rekha. Get to know about her childhood, career, films, affairs, and achievements.

unknown facts about Rekha

 Unknown facts about Rekha-career, films, affairs, and achievements

  • Rekha is the daughter of South Indian actor Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli.
  • Rekha’s father never married her mother and she remained an unlawful child. She had a very tough childhood as her father never looked after her during her childhood.
  • Rekha wanted to become an air hostess but was rejected due to some reasons.
  • During her initial days in the film industry, Rekha was rejected because of her dark complexion and features.
  • Rekha debuted in 1969 with the Kannada film Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999. In the same year, she signed her first Hindi film, Anjana Safar, which was postponed due to censorship problems and was released eight years later with a different title. Her first Bollywood release was SawanBhadon.

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unknown facts about Rekha

Unknown facts about Rekha

  • Reports say that she secretly married her co-star Vinod Mehra in 1973, but when asked she denied the reports of the marriage.
  • In 1980, on Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s wedding reception, Rekha attended the party wearing a white sari, with a bindi, mangalsutraand red sindoor. This made everyone shocked. Later, in an interview, Rekha cleared that the sindoor and mangalsutra were part of a film she was shooting at that time. She further added, “I forgot to remove them, as I attended the reception right after the shoot”.
  • In 1990, Rekhamarried industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal, who committed suicide after around seven months into the

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unknown facts about Rekha

Unknown facts about Rekha

  • Rekha was linked with most of her co-stars including Vinod Mehra, Raj Babbar, Jeetendra, Yash Kohli, NavinNischol, Shatrughan Sinha, Kiran Kumar, and some others.
  • She also dated Amitabh Bachchan for a very long time.
  • Did you know, Rekha is very passionate about singing and on the request of legendary RD Burman, she sang two songs in her film titled ‘Khoobsurat’?
  • The actress always wears Kanjeevaram sarees. She loves to reinvent her old sarees with a new style.

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unknown facts about Rekha

Unknown facts about Rekha

  • Some of her best films are Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Silsila, Jeevan Dhara, Utsav, Ijazat, KhoonBhariMang, UmraoJaan.
  • Rekha is Hema Malini’s best friend.
  • She has won three Filmfare Awards, two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She won National Film Award for Best Actress for UmraoJaan (1981).

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