Facts you didn't know about About The Ravishing Rekha on her 61st Birthday!
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Rekha, Bollywood’s eternal beauty revered for her magnificent charm and elegance turned 61 today. Worshipped as the goddess of grace and sheer sophistication, Rekha continues to rule millions of hearts with her evergreen style. The legendary actress has won numerous awards for her performances in some of the finest Bollywood movies including Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr Natwarlal, Khoobsurat, Silsila, Umrao Jaan, Utsav, & the list goes on. Let’s unfold some unknown yet interesting facts on this auspicious eve of her 61st birthday.

Born Star:

Glamour runs in Rekha’s veins as her father Gemini Ganesan is a renowned South Indian actor and her mother Pushpavalli is a celebrated Telugu actress.

Sibling Love:

You’d be surprised to know that Rekha shares a strong bond with her sister and six half siblings from the same father but different mothers.

Fly High:

She is a globe-trotter at heart which is why she was inclined towards being an airhostess. Surprisingly her application was rejected as she was underage as per employment norms.

Career Choices:

You wouldn’t believe that Bollywood’s heart-throb was compelled to work in C grade movies as she has had a tough childhood. Her father didn’t acknowledge her and she continues to remain an illegitimate child.

Troubled Relationships:

Rekha’s first husband industrialist Mukesh Mehra committed suicide a year after their marriage. Later she is said to have married Vinod Mehra but rubbished this claim on Simi Garewal’s show.



Co-star Chemistry:

No other actress of her time had linkups with co-stars like Amitabh Bachcahan, Vinod Mehra, Navin Nischol, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Sajid Khan, Akshay Kumar to name a few.

The Ultimate Charmer:

Salman Khan, Rekha, Kamal Haasan at Vishwaroopam Movie Screening Photos
It is believed that Rekha was one of the important reasons behind differences in mega star Kamal Hassan and his wife Wadi Ganapati.

Unfulfilled Dreams:

Her dream to star against Dilip Kumar continues to remain a dream.

Melody Queen:

She’s an absolutely stunning singer as well! She lent her melodious voice to two songs in the movie “Khoobsurat”.

Sense of Style:

Known for her stunning sense of style, Rekha designs her looks on her own.


Hit Girl’ Asha Parekh charms literati with her frankness.
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Hindustan Times

Asha Parekh, the glamour queen of the Sixties and Seventies, wowed the audiences with her candid charm at the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival late evening on Saturday. Speaking at a well-attended session to discuss her autobiography, she said with grace: “The only man I ever loved was my mentor Nasir Hussain but it ended because I was not cut out to be the other woman”.
Her book ‘The Hit Girl’, written with the famous cine-writer Khalid Mohammed, has been received with much for its sheer sincerity as the actor says, “Why write an autobiography if you wish to hide your life?” The story of how the book was written is interesting. Khalid says in his obituary to Sadhana three years ago in the ‘Mumbai Mirror’ he mentioned that Sadhana, Asha Parekh and Saira Bano had ruled over the Sixties giving a new bouffant persona to the Hindi film heroines. Khalid recalls, “I had been in touch with Asha Parekh but after reading the obit to her friend, she called me. We talked and I asked her that why had she not written her autobiography?” Asha’s straightforward reply was, “No one has asked me!” Khalid’s reply was, “I am asking you now.”


The book that was launched in mid-May has been the centre of many events all over the country and also New York. Khalid says that there is nothing complicated about the star, with an ardent fan following still, and he had no difficulty in working with her. “Just look at her face and it is just as innocent as it was when she made a grand debut at 17 in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’.
There was no looking back Asha after she came as the impish Nita in capri trousers and collared shirt leading a band of trendily clad girls singing to Shammi Kapoor ‘chacha’ (as she calls him) ‘Meri jaan wah wah wah!’. It was also the beginning of a long association with director Nasir Hussain and together they gave super hits like Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966), ‘Pyar ka Mausan’ (1969), ‘Caravan’ (1971) and an offbeat film ‘Baharon Ke Sapne’ (1967).



This child, of a Hindu Gujarati father and a Bohra Muslim mother, moves on in life trying to revive a charitable hospitable that she has set up long ago, telling her story and meeting friends like Waheeda Rehman and Helen. “It is her goodwill in the film industry that who’s who of cinema was present her book launch in Delhi from Waheeda Rehman, Dharmendra and Helen of her times to younger actors like Salman Khan and Aamir Khaan”.
In less than six months the book has gone into its second edition and Asha says, “I am grateful to all the people who supported me in the film industry and my fans to keep showing their interest in my work and life”.


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