Rekha Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

10 / October / 1954


70 Years



Rekha (Actress) Height, Age, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Rekha was born Bhanurekha Ganesan on the 10th of October 1954, in Tamil Nadu, India, is an Indian actress who has been featured in Bollywood films. She is 69 years old.

She is known for her versatility and versatility as an actor Rekha was especially praised for her female-oriented roles, like the schoolgirl in Khubsoorat and the avenger who is decisive from Khoon Bhari Maang. Both roles brought Rekha an award from Filmfare Best Actress Award.

The character she played in the film of an elegant courtesan in Umrao Jaan earned her an award called the National Film Award for Best Actress and was followed by several highly praised performances. In the 70s and beyond, she was frequently featured as a sex icon throughout media in the Indian media.

Childhood and Early Life

Rekha’s parents did not have a marriage and her father didn’t recognize his paternity throughout her early years. It was in the early 1970s, as she was seeking an entry point into the Bollywood film industry when she came out about her family’s origins.

In the later years, near the height of her profession, Rekha spoke to an interviewer in a newspaper about her father’s denial was still a source of frustration and that she had resisted the efforts of reconciliation.


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Personal Life

Rekha has had several failed relationships with other Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Mehra, and then in the year 1990, she got married to the Delhi-based businessman Mukesh Aggarwal who committed suicide in the year 1991.

Rumors suggested that she had been engaged to actress Vinod Mehra, in 1973, however during a television interview with Simi Garewal, she denied that she was married to him and referred to Vinod Mehra as a “well-wisher”.

Political Career

A lot of politicians opposed her as elected to the Rajya Sabha since she was absent from the meeting. Rekha’s nomination was also made during the Rajya Sabha in April 2012 alongside Sachin Tendulkar. In the end, she elects by the Food, Consumer Affairs, and Public Distribution Committee. Rekha is still at the Rajya Sabha only for 80 days out of 348.


Due to the high amount of financial stress within her household at that time, she was left with no choice but to take on the role. She was in search of employment at the time, and as both her parents worked for the Telugu film industry it was possible for her to land a part in one film titled Rangula Ratnam. This was her debut public appearance as a child actor (in 1996).

Her first lead role as an actress came as part of The Kannada film Goadalli CID999. She was a heroine in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi films. Her Hindi film Sawan Bhadon, which was released in the year 2000, became a box-office hit. The film helped her climb to fame in just a few seconds.

Movie List

Movies Roles Year
Inti Guttu 1958
Rangula Ratnam 1966
Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 Mona 1969
Sawan Bhadon Chanda 1970
Do Anjaane Rekha Roy/Sunita Devi 1976
Khubsoorat Manju Dayal 1980
Umrao Jaan Amiran/Umrao Jaan 1981
Khoon Bhari Maang Aarti Verma/Jyoti 1988
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Maya 1996
Koi… Mil Gaya Sonia Mehra 2003
Krrish 3 Sonia Mehra 2013
Super Nani Bharti Bhatia 2014
Shamitabh Herself 2015

Playback Singing Career

Film Song Year
Khubsoorat Qayda Qayda 1980
Agar Tum Na Hote Kal To Sunday Ki Chhuti 1983
Ek Naya Rishta Ehsaas Ka Sauda Hai 1983

Awards and Achievement

Award Category Year
National Film Award Best Actress 1982
Filmfare Award Best Actress 1981
Filmfare Award Best Actress 1989
Filmfare Award Best Actress 1997
Filmfare Award Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award 2003
IIFAA Award Samsung Diva Award 2003
IIFAA Award Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema 2012
Star Screen Award Best Villain 1997
Zee Cine Award Lifetime Achievement 2006
Zee Cine Award Forever Diva Award 2007
Stardust Award Role Model of the Year 2006
Stardust Award Stardust Editor’s Choice Icon of the Industry 2010
Bollywood Movie Award Best Supporting Actress 2004

Favorites Things

Favorite Colour Golden, Red
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Actress Kangana Ranaut
Favorite Food Not Known
Hobbies Writing Poetry, Doing Yoga, Making Charcoal Sketches
Favorite Singers Not Known
Favorite Movie Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known

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Rekha and Amitabh

The reason for this was that Rekha reports having asked Amitabh Bachchan to get married since she did not wish to be considered the”other” wife in their life. But, Amitabh Bachchan was not prepared to part with their wife Jaya at the time. The couple eventually decided to take different paths in their lives.


She was married just once, in March 1990, to Mukesh Agarwal, an industrialist and television manufacturer from Delhi. Tragically, their marriage concluded after a mere seven months when Mukesh Agarwal passed away by suicide.

Rekha’s Net Worth

Rekha Ganesan’s net worth: Rekha Ganesan has been a famous Indian actress with an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Net Worth  $40 Million approximately as of 2023
Monthly Salary / Income $5 Million+
House Address Sea Spring, Bungalow No. 2, B.J. Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai
Residence Address Sea Spring, Bungalow No. 2, B.J. Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai

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Body Measurements Waist: 28
Hips: 34
Birth Place Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Children Not Yet Upate
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 168 CM
Height In Meter 1.68 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Gemini Ganesan
Mother: Pushpavalli
Profession Actress
Siblings Brother: Sathish Kumar Ganesan
Sisters: Kamala Selvaraj, Radha, Jaya Sreedhar, Vijaya Chamundeswari, Revathi Swaminathan, Narayani Ganesh
Spous Mukesh Agarwal
Weight 60 Kg
132 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Libra


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