Bollywood actress Rekha turned 61 today. Rekha has been a part of more than 180 Bollywood films.
Her first film as a lead actress was ‘Sawan Bhadon’ (1970). For the initial few years of her career, Rekha was criticised for her looks. It was in the late 1970s that she went through a transformation and emerged as a sex symbol. And she is rightly referred to as the ever-young Rekha.
Khurki is undoubtedly a big fan of Rekha’s and here’s a peep into the favourite songs of hers forever playing on its playlist…
1. Silsila, of course
Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan starred together in many films. While their on-screen chemistry was working for their careers, their off-screen bonding became a regular feature in the gossip columns. Rekha was highly criticised for being in a relationship with a married man.
2. Another jewel from Silsila
3. The sensational
4. In Aankhon Ki Masti
Released in 1981, Rekha played the title role in ‘Umrao Jaan’. The actress, who couldn’t speak Hindi properly in the beginning of her career, learnt Urdu for the film. Thanks to the songs and her brilliant acting, ‘Umrao Jaan’ is considered as a major milestone in her career. She also won the National Film Award for Best Actress for it.
5. Dil Cheez Kya Hai….
6. Yeh Kya Jagah…
7. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar…
8. The era changed…Ghar!
9. Another hit from Ghar…
10. The homemaker
11. The sultry siren
During an interview, Rekha said because of her dark complexion and south Indian features she was considered an ugly duckling in Bollywood. However, she was determined to change people’s perception about her and she did.