Rekha , the beauty queen of the Bollywood industry, does not need any identity today. The actress has got her name inscribed with golden letters in the world of Bollywood on her own. She has given many hit films to Bollywood, but it is also true that Rekha remains in the discussion due to her personal life more than her films. The actress has seen many ups and downs in her life, due to which people love to read about Rekha and know about her life.
Rekha was born on 10 October 1950 in Chennai. The real name of the actress is Bhanurekha and she is the daughter of ‘King of Romance’ Gemini Ganesan and actress Pushpavalli. Rekha did her schooling from the popular ‘Church Park Convent School’. His father was a successful actor of South Film Industry and mother was also the number one actress of South Industry. For this reason, Rekha also wanted to become a superstar like him. Although Rekha wanted to study earlier, her studies were snatched away by her poor financial condition. Rekha was very young when her mother Pushpavalli had to face financial crisis, due to which Rekha decided to make Telugu film industry her life by keeping distance from studies at a young age.
Rekha had stepped into the film world at the age of just 16. He started his career with the Tamil film ‘Rangula Ratlam’ released in the year 1966. Rekha was seen as a child artist in this film. After this Rekha got a chance to make a mark as a lead actress in Kannada film. The name of this film is ‘Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999’, in which the famous actor of that era Raj Kumar was seen with Rekha. Rekha’s work in this film was well-liked, due to which the actress got a place in the Bollywood industry in a very short time.
Rekha made her Bollywood debut in 1969 with the film ‘Anjana Safar’, but the film became a victim of controversy due to a kissing scene of Rekha and actor Vishwajit Chatterjee, due to which the film reached the court. Surprisingly, Rekha was not even informed about the kissing scene in this film, which Rekha told in her biography ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’.
The author of this book, Yasir Usman, wrote that, during the shooting of a romantic scene in this film, as soon as the director spoke the action, then actor Vishwajeet started kissing Rekha forcibly. During this, Rekha had tried hard to remove Vishwajeet, but he did not stop. This scene lasted for about 5 minutes. During this, everyone present there was whistling, but Rekha’s eyes were moist. However, due to these controversies, the film got stuck for years.
After this Rekha made her debut in Bollywood through the film ‘Sawan Bhadon’ released in 1970. Rekha’s very first film proved to be a hit at the box office, after which Rekha became an overnight star. But Rekha got her real identity from the 1976 film ‘Do Anjaane’, in which she was seen opposite actor Amitabh Bachchan. From Rekha’s acting in this film to her chemistry with Amitabh Bachchan, the fans were very much liked by the fans. After this Rekha gave many superhit films to Bollywood, including ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Mr Natwarlal’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Judaai’, ‘Kamasutra: Tale of Love’, ‘Umrao Jaan’, Many hit films including ‘Silsila’, ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’, ‘Ram Balram’ are included. Through all these films, Rekha has proved herself as a versatile actress.
However, the more successful Rekha’s professional life has been, the more pain she has to face in her personal life. Rekha fell in love many times, but she has always been deceived in the end, due to which the actress is forced to spend her life alone in today’s time. Rekha’s name was associated with Bollywood actors Jeetendra Kumar, Kiran Rao, Vinod Mehra, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, and Amitabh Bachchan. The news of the actress’s affair with all these stars had been in discussions for a long time, but fans still read the love story of Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan with great interest.
Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan first met on the sets of the film ‘Do Anjaane’. From here both of them became friends and the friendship gradually turned into love. But the interesting thing is that, when Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan started coming closer to each other, then Amitabh Bachchan was already married. He was married to Jaya Bhaduri in 1973, due to which Amitabh and Rekha’s love life became a victim of controversy.
There is no doubt that Rekha is the beauty queen of Bollywood even today. Of course, she is not as active in films as before, but even today she competes with many actresses with her strong looks. For this reason people also like Rekha’s work and films. Rekha has worked in more than 180 films in her career span of 50 years, for which the actress has been awarded with many awards.
Rekha has won ‘Filmfare Award’ 3 times, ‘Best Actress Award’ twice and ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’ once. Apart from this, Rekha has also been honored with the ‘National Award’ for the film ‘Umrao Jaan’ and in 2010 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Rekha net worth
Rekha has not appeared on the film screen for a long time, but still the actress earns crores of money every year. Most of Rekha’s earnings go to brand ambassadors, launch of events and store openings. Talking about her income in an interview, Rekha had said that, she spends her money wisely and tries to save them. However, it is also true that Rekha has worked continuously in films for a long time, due to which her total net worth is in crores. According to media reports, Rekha’s total net worth is $ 40 million and according to Indian rupees, her assets are more than 28 crores 40 lakhs.
Rekha’s Car Collection
Bollywood’s beauty queen Rekha lives a luxury lifestyle. He is very fond of expensive cars and for this reason he also has many vehicles. Rekha has an Audi A3 car, whose price is more than 36 lakhs. The actress also owns a Honda City car, which costs more than 10 lakhs. Apart from this, Rekha owns a number of cars from BMW to XUV, in which she is often spotted while traveling.