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Rekha Biography
Real NameBhanurekha Ganesan
Full NameBhanurekha Gemini Ganesan
NicknameMadame X
ProfessionLegendary Indian film actress.
Years Active1958-Present
Date of BirthOctober 10, 1954
Age (In 2023)69 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mother TongueTelugu
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 5in
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusWidow
Husband/SpouseMukesh Aggarwal (1990-1991)
Boyfriend(s)/Affair(s)Amitabh Bachchan
Raja Khara
Akshay Kumar
akshay kumar with rekha
FatherGemini Ganesan (Tamil actor)
I V Rangachari (Step-father)
K. Prakash (Step-father)
MotherPushpavalli (Telugu actress)
T. R. Aramelu (Step-mother)
Savitri Ganesan (Step-mother)
Juliana Andrew (Step-mother)
Sister(s)Radha Usman Syed
Dr. Revathi Swaminathan (half-sister)
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj (half-sister)
Dr. Jaya Shreedhar (half-sister)
Narayani Ganesh (half-sister)
Vijaya Chamundeswari (half-sister)
Dhanalakshmi (half-sister)
Rama (half-sister)
Brother(s)Sathish Kumar Ganesan (half-brother)
Seshgiri (Sheshu) (half-brother)
Babuji (half-brother)
Cousin(s)Shubha (actress)
Other Relative(s)
Nephew(s)Naveed Ozman Syed
Abhinay Vaddi
Aman Syed
Uncle(s)Vedantam Raghavaiah
Brother-in-law(s)Tej Sapru (Actor)
Usman Syed
Education Details
SchoolChurch Park Convent, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
CollegeNot Attended
Educational Qualification9th Class
Debut MovieInti Guttu (Telugu, Child Artist, 1958)
Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 (Kannada, 1969)
Amma Kosam (Telugu, 1970)
Sawan Bhadon (Hindi, 1970)
Famous MoviesSuper Nani (2014)
Krrish 3 (2013)
Krrish (2006)
Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
Umrao Jaan (1981)
Khubsoorat (1980)
Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
Nagin (1976)
Sawan Bhadon (1970)
Other Details
Award(s)/Title(s)Padma Shri (2010)
3 Filmfare Awards
National Film Award for Best Actress for Umrao Jaan (1981)
SignatureRekha signature
Net Worth (Approx)$40 millions
Alternate NamesRekha Ganesan
Her brother Sheshu passed away on May 21, 1991. He battled with drug addiction for years.
Rekha married New Delhi-based industrialist and television manufacturer Mukesh Aggarwal in March 1990. Mukesh Aggarwal committed suicide after seven months of marriage.
Rekha's step-sister Dhanalakshmi is married to actor Tej Sapru.
Chennai-based gynecologist Dr. Kamala Selvaraj is her step-sister.
Her step-sister Dr. Jaya Shreedhar starred in the movie Ninaivellam Nithiya (1982). She used her pet name "Gigi" as her screen name for the movie.
Rekha confirmed in an interview with a Movie Magazine in October, 1990 that she was married to actor Vinod Mehra but later on in an interview with Simi Garewal she denied ever being married to him and referred him only as a "well-wisher".
Her secretary Farzana Jafri initially wanted to become a film director. She also assisted Shekhar Kapur, Lekh Tandon and Chetan Anand.
rekha with secretary farzana jafri
Rekha has a sister named Rama who is mentally challenged. She was married for a year and had son Dabloo from the marriage. Rekha lived with both of them in the 1980s.
Rekha was engaged to businessman Raja Khara in 1992. Raja Khara's sister Ameera Khara was married to actor Karan Shah.
In an interview Rekha told that she was the fattest girl in her school and ws bullied by many of her schoolmate, who called her "Lotta".
Rekha's nephew Naveed Syed is married to actor Sameer Khan's daughter Seher Khan. Sameer Khan is the younger brother of actor Feroz Khan. Naveed and Sehar have two boys.
The Times of India's journalist Narayani Ganesan is her step-sister.
She has a search engine named after her with the domain name
The Times of India's journalist Narayani Ganesan is her step-sister.
Illinois-based radiation oncologist Dr. Revathi Swaminathan is her step-sister.
Step-sister Vijaya Chamundeswari is a fitness expert. His son Abhinay Vaddi is an actor.
Sister Radha married film director S.M. Abbas's son Usman Syed and converted to Islam and became "Rabia" in 1976.