Rekha, the popular veteran Hindi cinema actress, turns 66 today. She is known for bringing elegance and glamour to the screens throughout her career. The Silsila actor had started her career as a child in 1958 in Telugu films Inti Guttu and Rangula Ratnam (1966). Her first film as a leading actress was in Kannada movie Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 which came out in 1969.
She made her debut in the Hindi film industry with Sawan Bhadon in 1970. Since then, the actress has become an iconic star with memorable movies like Umrao Jaan for which she won the National Film Award in 1982, Zubeidaa and Lajja in 2001.
Rekha’s love for Kanjeevaram saris is not unknown, and each time she donned it, we could not take our eyes off her.
Other than being a great actress, Rekha is very good at mimicry. She has dubbed for Bollywood ladies Neetu Singh in Yaarana and Smita Patil in Waaris.
Rekha has been an idol for many fashionistas out there. Interestingly, the actress never had a stylist. She designs and styles her own looks.
Rekha happens to be the first-ever actress in Hindi film industry who got herself enrolled in a gym at Hotel Ramee International and she started with swimming and basic exercises.
Rekha is very punctual and she respects time more than anything in the world.