Rekha

Rekha | Actress | Member of Parliament | Rajya Sabha | Celebrity

Rekha
Rekha

Born - October 10, 1954 in Madras, Madras State, India

Birth Name - Bhanurekha Gemini Ganesan

Nicknames - The Bollywood Queen
                     Madame X
                     Rekhaji

Residence - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality - Indian

Occupation - Actress

Years active - 1966–present

Height - 5' 5¼" (1.65 m)

Spouse(s) - Mukesh Agarwal (m.1990–1991; his death)

Parent(s) - Gemini Ganesan (father)
                  Pushpavalli (mother)

Awards - Padma Shri (2010)

Filmography

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1966

 Rangula Ratnam

-

 Child actress

 Telugu film

 

1969

 Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999

 Mona

 Kannada film Debut as lead role

 

1970

 Sawan Bhadon

 Chanda

 Hindi Debut film

1970

 Amma Kosam

 Gita

 Telugu film

 

1971

 Saaz Aur Sanam

-

 

1971

 Haseenon Ka Devata

 Sunita/Chabili

 

1971

 Elaan

 Mala Mehta/Mary

 

1971

 Dost Aur Dushman

-

 Special Appearance

1972

 Zameen Aasmaan

 Kalpana

 

1972

 Sazaa

-

 Special Appearance

1972

 Gora Aur Kala

 Phoolwati

 

1972

 Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara

 Parvati (Paro)

 

1972

 Ek Bechara

 Kavitha

 

1972

 Do Yaar

-

 

1972

 Double Cross

 Rekha

 

1972

 Raampur Ka Lakshman

 Rekha Choudhury

 

1973

 Mehmaan

 Sheela

 

1973

 Khoon Khoon

-

 

1973

 Keemat

 Sudha

 

1973

 Kashmakash

-

 

1973

 Kahani Kismat Ki

 Rekha

 

1973

 Dharma

 Mrs. Asha Singh

 

1973

 Barkha Bahar

-

 

1973

 Anokhi Ada

 Neeta Gupta

 

1973

 Namak Haraam

 Shyama

 

1974

 Woh Main Nahin

 Anjali

 

1974

 Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye

 Janniya/Sheetal

 

1974

 Hawas

-

 Guest appearance in song "Aao Yaaro Gao"

1974

 Duniya Ka Mela

-

 

1974

 Do Aankhen

-

 

1975

 Zorro

 Rajkumari Rekha

 

1975

 Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja

 Rina

 

1975

 Dafaa 302

-

 

1975

 Dharmatma

 Anu

 

1975

 Aakraman

 Sheetal

 

1975

 Dharam Karam

 Basanti

 

1976

 Suntan

 Sarita

 

1976

 Khalifa

 Rekha

 

1976

 Kabeela

 Shobha

 

1976

 Do Anjaane

 Rekha Roy/Sunita Devi

 

1976

 Aaj Ka Mahaatma

 Mala

 

1976

 Nagin

 Sunita

 

1977

 Saal Solvan Chadya

 Wedding entertainer

 

1977

 Ram Bharose

 Kiran

 

1977

 Kachcha Chor

-

 

1977

 Farishta Ya Qatil

-

 

1977

 Ek Hi Raasta

-

 

1977

 Dildaar

 Lata

 

1977

 Chakkar Pe Chakkar

 Shila Sahini

 

1977

 Alaap

 Radha Kumari (Radhiya)

 

1977

 Aap Ki Khatir

 Sarita

 

1977

 Immaan Dharam

 Durga

 

1977

 Khoon Pasina

 Chanda

 

1977

 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein

 Dancer

 Guest Appearance

1978

 Saawan Ke Geet

-

 

1978

 Ram Kasam

-

 

1978

 Rahu Ketu

 Tulsi

 

1978

 Parmatma

 Deepa

 

1978

 Muqaddar

-

 

1978

 Karmayogi

 Rekha

 

1978

 Bhola Bhala

 Champa

 

1978

 Aakhri Daku

-

 

1978

 Ganga Ki Saugandh

 Dhaniya

 

1978

 Ghar

 Aarti Chandra

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1978

 Kasme Vaade

 Dancer

 Guest Appearance

1978

 Do Musafir

 Bijli

 

1978

 Muqaddar Ka Sikander

 Zohrabai

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

1979

 Muqabla

 Qawwali singer

 

1979

 Mr. Natwarlal

 Shanno

 

1979

 Jaani Dushman

 Champa

 

1979

 Prem Bandhan

 Mahua

 

1979

 Kartavya

 Nita

 

1979

 Suhaag

 Basanti

 

1979

 Do Shikaari

 Sunita

 

1979

 Ahinsa

 Radha

 

1979

 Gol Maal

 Herself

 Guest Appearance

1979

 Naya Bakra

 Qawwali singer

 Guest Appearance

1980

 Ram Balram

 Shobha

 

1980

 Maang Bharo Sajana

 Radha

 

1980

 Khubsoorat

 Manju Dayal

 Winner, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1980

 Judaai

 Gauri Singh/Gauri S. Verma

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1980

 Kali Ghata

 Rekha/Rashmi

 Double role

1980

 Jyoti Bane Jwala

 Courtesan

 Special appearance

1980

 Jal Mahal

 Namita/Gayatri Devi/ Rekha

 

1980

 Agreement

 Mala Mathur

 

1980

 Neeyat

 Rekha

 

1980

 Aanchal

 Tulsi

 

1981

 Umrao Jaan

 Amiran/Umrao Jaan

 Winner, National Film Award for Best Actress

 

1981

 Saajan Ki Saheli

 Moon-Moon Dhawan

 

1981

 Chehre Pe Chehra

 Daisy

 

1981

 Kalyug

 Supriya

 

1981

 Mangalsutra

 Gayatri B. Prasad

 

1981

 Khoon Aur Paani

 Champa

 

1981

 Daasi

 Tara

 

1981

 Silsila

 Chandni

 

1981

 Baseraa

 Purnima Kohli aka Nima

 

1981

 Ghungroo Ki Awaaz

 Kajal/Kiran Gomes/Rani

 

1981

 Ek Hi Bhool

 Sadhana Srivastav

 

1981

 Chashme Buddoor

 Herself

 Cameo appearance

1982

 Vijeta

 Neelima

 

1982

 Mehndi Rang Layegi

-

 

1982

 Ghazab

 Jamuna

 

1982

 Jeevan Dhaara

 Sangeeta Shrivastav

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1982

 Raaste Pyar Ke

 Gauri

 

1982

 Apna Bana Lo

 Roopadevi

 

1982

 Deedar-E-Yaar

 Husna

 

1983

 Prem Tapasya

 Bela

 

1983

 Nishaan

 Rita

 

1983

 Film Hi Film

-

 Special Appearance

1983

 Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye

 Shakuntala

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

1983

 Agar Tum Na Hote

 Purnima Mehra/ Radha Bedi

 

1984

 Bindiya Chamkegi

 Radha

 

1984

 Maati Maangey Khoon

 Shyamlee

 

1984

 Asha Jyoti

 Asha

 

1984

 Baazi

 Asha

 

1984

 Zameen Aasmaan

-

 

1984

 Utsav

 Vasantsena

 

1984

 Jhutha Sach

 Alka

 

1984

 Paan Khaye Saiyan Hamaar

 Courtesan

 

1985

 Ram Tere Kitne Nam

 Mrs. Radha Aloknath Gupta

 

1985

 Faasle

 Maya

 

1985

 Jhoothi

 Kalpana Srivastav

 

1986

 Sadaa Suhagan

 Laxmi

 

1986

 Musafir

-

 

1986

 Insaaf Ki Awaaz

 Inspector Jhansi Rani

 

1986

 Jaal

 Amita S. Singh/ Meenabai

 

1986

 Locket

 Shalu

 

1986

 Janbaaz

 Cabaret Singer

 Guest Appearance

1987

 Pyar Ki Jeet

 Soni

 

1987

 Ijaazat

 Sudha

 

1987

 Apne Apne

 Sharda R. Kapoor

 

1987

 Sansar

 Uma V. Sharma

 

1987

 Jaan Hatheli Pe

-

 

1987

 Khazana

 Anita Mathur

 

1988

 Soorma Bhopali

 Drunk Woman

 Special Appearance

1988

 Khoon Bhari Maang

 Aarti Verma/Jyoti

 Winner, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1988

 Ek Naya Rishta

 Aarti Saxena

 

1988

 Biwi Ho To Aisi

 Shalu Mehra

 

1989

 Kasam Suhaag Ki

-

 

1989

 Clerk

 Mrs. Sneh Kapoor

 

1989

 Souten Ki Beti

 Radha S. Verma

 

1989

 Ladaai

 Shakuntala Verma

 

1989

 Bhrashtachar

 Bhavani

 

1989

 Bahurani

 Madhuri/Malti Chaudhary

 

1990

 Sheshnaag

 Champa

 

1990

 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai

 Sharda Dayal Sharma

 

1990

 Azaad Desh Ke Gulam

 Bharti Bhandari

 

1990

 Amiri Garibi

 Sona

 

1990

 Aag Ka Darya

-

 

1991

 Yeh Aag Kab Bujhegi

-

 

1991

 Phool Bane Angaray

 Namrata Singh

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Actress Award

 

1992

 Insaaf Ki Devi

 Sadhana S. Verma

 

1993

 Geetanjali

 Anjali Mehra/Geeta S. Bhardwaj

 

1994

 Madam X

 Madam X/Sonu

 Double role

1995

 Nishana

-

 

1995

 Ab Insaf Hoga

 Jankidevi Prasad

 

1996

 Aurat Aurat Aurat

 Sita Vajpai

 

1996

 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

 Maya

 Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

1996

 Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

 Rasa Devi

 

1997

 Aastha: In the Prison of Spring

 Mansi

 

1997

 Udaan

 Varsha Sahay

 

1998

 Qila

 Yamini

 

1999

 Mother

 Asha Britannia

 

2000

 Bulandi

 Lakshmi

 

2001

 Zubeidaa

 Maharani Mandira Devi

 

2001

 Censor

 Ms. Shrivastav (Censor Board Member)

 

2001

 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao

 Kamini Mathur

 

2001

 Lajja

 Ramdulaari

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

2002

 Dil Hai Tumhaara

 Saritaji

 

2003

 Bhoot

 Sarita

 

2003

 Koi... Mil Gaya

 Sonia Mehra

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

2005

 Bachke Rehna Re Baba

Rukmini/Richa/ Gurpreet

 

2005

 Parineeta

 Moulin Rouge singer

 

2006

 Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana

 Mayuri

 

2006

 Krrish

 Sonia S. Mehra

 Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award

 

2007

 Yatra

 Lajwanti

 

2007

 Om Shanti Om

 Herself

 

2010

 Sadiyaan

 Amrit

 

2013

 Krrish 3

 Sonia Mehra

 

2014

 Super Nani

 Bharti Bhatia

 

2015

 Shamitabh

 Herself

 

2018

 Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se

-

 Special Appearance in "Rafta Rafta" Medley Song

2019

 Panipat

 Sakina Banu Begum

 

Awards and Nominations

National Film Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

1982

 Umrao Jaan

 Best Actress

Won

Filmfare Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

1979

 Ghar

 Best Actress

Nominated

1979

 Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

 Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

1981

 Khubsoorat

 Best Actress

Won

1981

 Judaai

 Best Actress

Nominated

1982

 Umrao Jaan

 Best Actress

Nominated

1983

 Jeevan Dhaara

 Best Actress

Nominated

1984

 Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye

 Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

1989

 Khoon Bhari Maang

 Best Actress

Won

1992

 Phool Bane Angaray

 Best Actress

Nominated

1997

 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

 Best Supporting Actress

Won

2002

 Lajja

 Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

2003

-

 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

Won

2004

 Koi... Mil Gaya

 Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

2007

 Krrish

 Best Supporting Actress

Nominated

International Indian Film Academy Awards

Year

Award

Result

2003

 Samsung Diva Award

Won

2012

 Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema

Won

Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

1985

 Utsav

 Best Hindi Actress

Won

Star Screen Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

1997

 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

 Best Villain

Won

1998

 Aastha: In the Prison of Spring

 Best Actress

Nominated

Zee Cine Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

2006

-

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Won

2007

-

 Forever Diva Award

Won

Stardust Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

2006

-

 Role Model of the year

Won

2010

-

 Stardust Editor's Choice Icon of the Industry

Won

2012

-

 Role Model of the Industry Award

Won

Bollywood Movie Awards

Year

Film

Category

Result

2004

 Koi Mil Gaya

 Best Supporting Actress

Won

Other awards

  • 1977: Film World (magazine) Best Actress Award for "Immaan Dharam".
  • 1997: Lakme Timeless Beauty Award.
  • 2004: Maha Style Icon of the year.
  • 2005: Sony Golden Glory Award.
  • 2006: Idea Zee F Awards - Fashionable Film Star.
  • 2012: Big Star Eternal Youth Star Award
  • 2018: Lux Golden Rose Awards - Lux Golden Rose Legendary Beauty Award

Honours and recognitions

  • 1998: Lachhu Maharaj Award for the Best Kathak Dancer in Hindi films.
  • 2001: Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image, an award for her abiding contribution to Cinema.
  • 2006: Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.
  • 2007: Living Legend in the world of entertainment by FICCI.
  • 2008: "IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures' Producers Association) Award" for outstanding contribution to Bollywood.
  • 2009: "Raj Kapoor Pratibha Gaurav Puraskar" by the Government of Maharashtra for outstanding contribution to the Indian cinema.
  • 2010: She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour from the Government of India.


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