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
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.
Rekha's full name is Bhanurekha Ganesan. It was only when she entered the industry that she cut her name short to Rekha.
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.
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.
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.