Happy Birthday Rekha: Here are some lesser-known facts about the Umrao Jaan of Bollywood

On her special day, we brought to you some lesser-known facts about Rekha who turns 66 today; Read on
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: October 10, 2020 15:59 IST
Happy Birthday Rekha: Here are some lesser-known facts about the Umrao Jaan of Bollywood

As the diva of Bollywood celebrates her 66th birthday today, here are some lesser-known facts about her which will leave you stunned.

 
Early life Not many people know that the Umrao Jaan actress is a daughter of Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli.
 
Real name:
Rekha's full name is Bhanurekha Ganesan. It was only when she entered the industry that she cut her name short to Rekha.
 
Debut film:
Rekha made her debut in a Telugu film Rangula Ratnam in 1966. After that, she did almost 180 films in her career in 50 years.
 
She was disrespected by Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher:
After her husband's demise, filmmaker Subhash Ghai and Anupam Kher disrespected the actress by calling her with names like witch and man-eater.
 
Sibling:
Rekha has a younger sister named Radha who is settled in California.
 
She has a biography:
Rekha has a biography with the name Rekha: An Untold Story which is written by Yasser Usman.
 
Amitabh Bachchan:
Rekha was madly in love with Amitabh Bachchan and some people believe that she's still in love with him. The actress wears a sindoor and mangal sutra ever since there were rumors of their marriage.




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