Bollywood actress Rekha is one of the most renowned icons of the Indian film industry. Her timeless movies, dazzling looks and alleged affairs with Amitabh Bachchan and a host of other actors. She is perhaps most famous for her role in the sensational film Umrao Jan. On the occasion of her 61st birthday, here are a couple of facts you might not know about the actress:-
1. Rekha had married to industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal, who committed suicide one year when she was abroad.
2. Upon entering the Indian film industry, she was cruelly labeled as ‘Ugly Duckling’ for her dark complexion. However, she transformed into a beautiful and graceful woman in a movie named Do Anjaane.
3. You might not know this but she was nominated for Rajya Sabhya and in 2012, was elected for the Upper House.
4. In a career that spanned more than 40 years, Rekha has acted in more than 180 films. In 2010, Rekha was conferred the Padma Shiri award by the Indian government.
5. Her most alleged affair was with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, and the two were also rumoured to have tied the knot the same day that Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor had gotten married.
Here are some timeless, classical songs that were picturised on Rekha:-