Rakhee

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Date of Birth : 15 August 1947
Height : 5′ 2½” (1.59 m)

Mini Biography :
Rakhee was born in a Bengali-speaking family in West Bengal, on India’s Independence Day – 15th August, 1947. She has no connections with anyone in the film industry in India. She achieved phenomenal success at her very first movie in Bengali ‘Bandhu Baran’ during the year 1967.

She was then noticed by noted Bollywood actor, Sunil Dutt, who recommended her for a lead role in ‘Reshma Aur Shera’. But before the release of this movie, Rakhee had already appeared in ‘Jeevan Mritya’ and ‘Sharmeelee’ opposite Dharmendra and Shashi Kapoor respectively. She has acted in a total of approximately 91 movies, in a career that spanned from 1967 through to 2003.

A total of four awards have been bestowed for her performances in ‘Daag’, ‘Tapasya’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, and ‘Shubhu Muhurat’. She is perhaps the only actress who has acted both as a lead heroine and mother with Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan.

During her teen years, Rakhee was married to Ajoy Biswas, but the marriage was short-lived, and the couple divorced. Rakhee then got married to Music Director-cum-lyricist-cum Film Director, Sampoorna Singh Gulzar. They have a daughter named Megha alias Bosky. Rakhee quit acting in movies during the year 2003, and her last appearance was in ‘Shubhu Muhurat’.


Filmography :

  1. Shubho Mahurat (2003)
  2. Dil Ka Rishta (2003)
  3. Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001)
  4. Baadshah (1999)
  5. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (as Rakhi)
  6. Soldier (1998/II) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  7. Barood (1998)
  8. Sham Ghansham (1998)
  9. Ankhon Mein Tum Ho (1997)
  10. Jeevan Yudh (1997)
  11. Border (1997)
  12. Jaan (1996)
  13. Karan Arjun (1995)
  14. Kismat (1995)
  15. Baazigar (1993)
  16. Anari (1993) (as Raakhee)
  17. Dil Ki Baazi (1993) (as Raakhee)
  18. Kshatriya (1993)
  19. Khal Nayak (1993) (as Raakhee)
  20. Pratimurti (1993) (as Rakhee)
  21. Rudaali (1993) (as Raakhee)
  22. Pratikar (1991)
  23. Saugandh (1991)
  24. Jeevan Ek Sanghursh (1990) (as Rakhee)
  25. Ilaaka (1989)
  26. Santosh (1989)
  27. Ram Lakhan (1989)
  28. Falak (The Sky) (1988)
  29. Mere Baad (1988)
  30. Pyaar Mohabbat (1988)
  31. Sagar Sangam (1988)
  32. Dacait (1987) (as Raakhee)
  33. Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987)
  34. Zindagani (1986) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  35. Saaheb (1985) (as Raakhee)
  36. Pighalta Aasman (1985)
  37. Zameen Aasmaan (1984)
  38. Anand Aur Anand (1984)
  39. Paroma (1984)
  40. Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye (1984) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  41. Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka (1983)
  42. Shakti (1982)
  43. Yeh Vaada Raha (1982)
  44. Bemisal (1982) (as Raakhee)
  45. Shriman Shrimati (1982)
  46. Taaqat (1982)
  47. Shradhanjali (1981)
  48. Baseraa (1981)
  49. Laawaris (1981)
  50. Rocky (1981) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  51. Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981)
  52. Shaan (1980)
  53. Humkadam (1980)
  54. Aanchal (1980)
  55. Lootmaar (1980)
  56. Kaala Patthar (1979)
  57. Jurmana (1979) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  58. Hamare Tumhare (1979)
  59. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
  60. Trishul (1978)
  61. Kasme Vaade (1978) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  62. Trishna (1978)
  63. Doosra Aadmi (1977) (as Raakhee Gulzar)
  64. Kabhi Kabhie – Love Is Life (1976)
  65. Tapasya (1976)
  66. Angaarey (1975) (as Raakhee)
  67. Chameli Memsaab (1975)
  68. Mere Sajna (1975) (as Raakhee)
  69. 27 Down (1974)
  70. Joshila (1973) (as Raakhee)
  71. Banarasi Babu (1973)
  72. Black Mail (1973)
  73. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) (as Raakhee)
  74. Heera Panna (1973) (as Raakhee)
  75. Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972) (as Raakhee)
  76. Aan Baan (1972)
  77. Anokhi Pehchan (1972) (as Raakhee)
  78. Be-Imaan (1972) (as Raakhee)
  79. Janwar Aur Insaan (1972)
  80. Shaadi Ke Baad (1972)
  81. Shehzada (1972) (as Raakhee)
  82. Wafaa (1972)
  83. Lal Patthar (1971)
  84. Paras (1971)
  85. Reshma Aur Shera (1971) (as Raakhee)
  86. Sharmeelee (1971) (as Raakhee)
  87. Jeevan Mrityu (1970)
  88. Baghini (1968) (as Raakhee)
  89. Badhu Bharan (1967) (as Raakhee)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1990 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Ram Lakhan (1989)

1977 Won Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Tapasya (1976)

1974 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Silver Lotus Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Shubho Mahurat (2003)

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