Rekha, the famous Indian film actress turns 63 today. She is noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema. She started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu film, Rangula Ratnam though her her film debut as a lead happened four years later with Sawan Bhadon.
Despite the success of several of her early films, she was often panned for her looks and it was not until the mid-to-late 1970s that she got recognition as an actress.
Rekha has acted in over 180 films in her career spanning over 50 years. Throughout her career, she has often played strong female characters and, apart from mainstream cinema, appeared in arthouse films. She has won three Flimfare Awards, two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Khubsoorat (1980), Khoon Bari Maang (1996), respectively. Her portrayal of a classical courtesan in Umrai Jaan (1881) won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.
As Rekha turns 63 today, she continues to defy age and those who haven’t seen her in her younger days are definitely missing out on something. Here’s taking a look at some pictures from Rekha’s early days in Bollywood, which prove that she was always a diva. Have a look by yourself.
Happy birthday to the timeless and iconic beauty, Rekha jee.