One of the talented actresses that our industry has got is none other than Bhanu Rekha or Rekha as she is popularly known.
The enigmatic, dusky, beautiful and reserved actress of Bollywood, is celebrating her 65th birthday today. She was born on 10 October 1954 in Chennai. Her father was Gemini Ganeshan a famous Tamil actor from South and her mother Pushpavalli was also a famous actress of both Telugu and Tamil industry.
The timeless diva of Bollywood, Rekha is also known for her acting prowess, unabashed opinions, and classic style. Almost completing her 50 years in Bollywood, Rekha has left a deep impact by playing some iconic role in the films like Umrao Jaan, Silsila, Khoobsurath Ijjaazath and many more. She has worked in more than 180 films in her career.
Rekha made her first debut in Telugu film Rangula Ratnam. Later it was Anjana Safar in 1969 that she stepped into Bollywood.
Rekha has got a magical ability to nail expressions while dancing like a dream. From feeling of first love to beautiful classical dance moves, Rekha never missed an opportunity to make her fans happy through her films.The iconic roles and some of the memorable songs of her are still used as reference by young aspiring women who wish to become Bollywood actresses.
On this special day of Rekha, let's take a trip down the memory lane and see the 5 best songs and iconic roles, she has played in her career.
1. Dil Cheez Hai Kya Aap Meri Jaan Lijiye from Umrao Jaan (1981)
2. In Aankhon Ki Masti Ke from Umrao Jaan (1981)
3. Pardesia from Natwarlal
4. Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai from Souten Ki Beti
5. Katra Katra Milti Hai Katra Katra Jeene Do from Ijaazat 1987