Rekha

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Date of Birth : 10 October 1954
Birthname : Bhanurekha Ganesan
Nickname : The Bollywood Queen Madame X Rekhaji
Height : 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

Mini Biography :
Rekha is daugher of the well known film superstar Gemini Ganeshan and actress Pushpavalli. Both of her parents were film stars hence studio became her playground. Film studio was like second home for her. Rekha started acting very early, at the age of Thirteen . She did not even know Hindi at that time. But she was a quick learner and learnt hindi in three months and dancing in one month. Her first film Sawan Bhadon done with with Navin Nischol, was released in 1970. Throughout the Seventies, she remained an insignificant entity in Bollywood with nothing but moderate success to her credit. Rekha turned out to be a smart girl. With the help of Yoga and make overs she underwent amazing transformation in early 1980s both physically and mentally, transforming from a plump, darkish, also-ran sort of leading lady to an athletic sexy looking damsel. This overnight transformation boosted her image in the Bollywood so much so that she reigned as number one for almost a decade! The transformation was so complete that it did not only change her appearance but also seemed to have enhanced her acting capabilities. It was at this stage that Amitabh Bachchan entered her personal and professional life. Their hits together like ‘Mukaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Mr. Natwarlal’, ‘Khoon Paseena’ and ‘Silsila’ made Amitabh-Rekha one of the most successful pairs on the Hindi screen. Her most memorable film is Umraoo Jaan in which she played the role of a court dancer with such charm and captivated the audience with her mastery of classical dances. She acted in over 20 films with the then reigning superstar Amithbh Bachchan with whom her reported love Affair culminated in Yash Chopra’s art-imitating-life movie Silsila.

Filmography :

  1. Krrish 2 (2008) (announced)
  2. Yatra (2006)
  3. Krrish (2006)
  4. Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana (2006)
  5. Parineeta (2005)
  6. Bachke Rehna Re Baba (2005)
  7. Bhoot (2003)
  8. Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002)
  9. Lajja (2001)
  10. Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao (2001)
  11. Censor (2001)
  12. Zubeidaa (2001)
  13. Bulandi (2000)
  14. Mother (1999)
  15. Qila (1998)
  16. Udaan (1997)
  17. Aastha: In the Prison of Spring (1997)
  18. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
  19. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)
  20. Aurat Aurat Aurat (1996)
  21. Ab Insaf Hoga (1995)
  22. Nishana (1995)
  23. Madam X (1994)
  24. Geetanjali (1993/I)
  25. Insaaf Ki Devi (1992)
  26. Time Machine (1992)
  27. Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
  28. Phool Bane Angaarey (1991)
  29. Yeh Aag Kab Bujhegi (1991)
  30. Amiri Garibi (1990)
  31. Aag Ka Dariya (1990)
  32. Azaad Desh Ke Gulam (1990)
  33. Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai (1990)
  34. Sheshnaag (1990)
  35. Bahurani (1989)
  36. Bhrashtachar (1989)
  37. Ladaai (1989)
  38. Souten Ki Beti (1989)
  39. Clerk (1989)
  40. Kasam Suhaag Ki (1989)
  41. Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)
  42. Ek Naya Rishta (1988)
  43. Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
  44. Soorma Bhopali (1988)
  45. Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987)
  46. Sansar (1987)
  47. Apne Apne (1987)
  48. Ijaazat (1987)
  49. Pyaar Ki Jeet (1987)
  50. Janbaaz (1986)
  51. Locket (1986)
  52. Jaal (1986)
  53. Insaaf Ki Awaaz (1986)
  54. Musafir (1986)
  55. Sadaa Suhagan (1986)
  56. Jhoothi (1985)
  57. Faasle (1985)
  58. Nishan (1985)
  59. Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985)
  60. Jhutha Sach (1984)
  61. Utsav (1984)
  62. Zameen Aasmaan (1984)
  63. Baazi (1984)
  64. Asha Jyoti (1984)
  65. Maati Maangey Khoon (1984)
  66. Bindiya Chamkegi (1984)
  67. Khazana (1984)
  68. Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)
  69. Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983)
  70. Film Hi Film (1983)
  71. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  72. Deedar-E-Yaar (1982)
  73. Apna Bana Lo (1982)
  74. Raaste Pyar Ke (1982)
  75. Jeevan Dhaara (1982)
  76. Ghazab (1982)
  77. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  78. Vijeta (1982)
  79. Ek Hi Bhool (1981)
  80. Ghungroo Ki Awaaz (1981)
  81. Baseraa (1981)
  82. Silsila (1981)
  83. Daasi (1981)
  84. Khoon Aur Paani (1981)
  85. Mangalsutra (1981)
  86. Kalyug (1981)
  87. Chehre Pe Chehra (1981)
  88. Saajan Ki Saheli (1981)
  89. Umrao Jaan (1981)
  90. Aanchal (1980)
  91. Neeyat (1980)
  92. Agreement (1980)
  93. Jal Mahal (1980)
  94. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  95. Kali Ghata (1980)
  96. Judaai (1980)
  97. Khubsoorat (1980)
  98. Maang Bharo Sajana (1980)
  99. Ram Balram (1980)
  100. Ahimsa (1979)
  101. Do Shikaari (1979)
  102. Suhaag (1979)
  103. Kartavya (1979)
  104. Prem Bandhan (1979)
  105. Jaani Dushman (1979)
  106. Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
  107. Muqabla (1979)
  108. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
  109. Dil Aur Deewar (1978)
  110. Do Musafir (1978)
  111. Kasme Vaade (1978)
  112. Ghar (1978)
  113. Ganga Ki Saugand (1978)
  114. Aakhri Daku (1978)
  115. Bhola Bhala (1978)
  116. Karmayogi (1978)
  117. Muqaddar (1978)
  118. Parmatma (1978)
  119. Rahu Ketu (1978)
  120. Ram Kasam (1978)
  121. Sawan Ke Geet (1978)
  122. Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (1977)
  123. Khoon Pasina (1977)
  124. Immaan Dharam (1977)
  125. Aap Ki Khatir (1977)
  126. Alaap (1977)
  127. Chakkar Pe Chakkar (1977)
  128. Dildaar (1977)
  129. Ek Hi Raasta (1977)
  130. Farishta Ya Qatil (1977)
  131. Kachcha Chor (1977)
  132. Ram Bharose (1977)
  133. Saal Solvan Chadya (1977)
  134. Nagin (1976)
  135. Aaj Ka Mahaatma (1976)
  136. Do Anjaane (1976)
  137. Kabeela (1976)
  138. Khalifa (1976)
  139. Santan (1976)
  140. Dharam Karam (1975)
  141. Aakraman (1975)
  142. Dharmatma (1975)
  143. Dafaa 302: Indian Penal Code Section 302 (Section of Murder) (1975)
  144. Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja (1975)
  145. Zorro (1975/II)
  146. Do Aankhen (1974)
  147. Duniya Ka Mela (1974)
  148. Hawas (1974)
  149. Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974)
  150. Woh Main Nahin (1974)
  151. Namak Haraam (1973)
  152. Anokhi Ada (1973)
  153. Barkha Bahar (1973)
  154. Dharma (1973)
  155. Kahani Kismat Ki (1973)
  156. Kashmakash (1973)
  157. Keemat (1973)
  158. Khoon Khoon (1973)
  159. Mehmaan (1973)
  160. Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972)
  161. Double Cross (1972)
  162. Do Yaar (1972)
  163. Ek Bechara (1972)
  164. Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara (1972)
  165. Gora Aur Kala (1972)
  166. Sazaa (1972)
  167. Zameen Aasmaan (1972)
  168. Dost Aur Dushman (1971)
  169. Elaan (1971)
  170. Haseenon Ka Devata (1971)
  171. Saaz Aur Sanam (1971)
  172. Ammakosam (1970)
  173. Sawan Bhadon (1970)
  174. Rangula Ratnam (1966) (as Baby Bhanurekha)
Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Nominated Popular Award Actress in a Supporting Role
for: Lajja (2001)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role
for: Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)

2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Lajja (2001)

1997 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)

1992 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Phool Bane Angaarey (1991)

1989 Won Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)

1983 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Jeevan Dhaara (1982)

1982 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Umrao Jaan (1981)

1981 Won Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Khubsoorat (1980)

Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Judaai (1980)

1979 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actress
for: Ghar (1978)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1982 Won Silver Lotus Award Best Actress
for: Umrao Jaan (1981)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2002 Nominated Screen Best Supporting Actress
for: Lajja (2001)

1997 Won Screen Best Perfomance in a Negative Role – Female
for: Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Popular Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role
for: Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)

2002 Nominated Popular Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Lajja (2001)

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