Rekha Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rekha is an Indian film actress who is popularly known for her work in films like Umrao Jaan, Khubsoorat, Ghar, and many more. She is considered to be a versatile actress and one of the best actresses of all time. Rekha made her debut as a lead in the film Sawan Bhadon in 1970. She has often played very prominent female parts and has even won a National Film Award.

Sun Sign



Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Rekha is managed by Farzana.





Boyfriend / Spouse

Rekha has dated –

  1. Sajid Khan
  2. Navin Nischol
  3. Biswajit Chatterjee
  4. Jeetendra
  5. Vinod Mehra (1973) – They were rumored to be married in 1973. However, Rekha declined all the rumors stating that he was a “well-wisher”.
  6. Yash Kohli – They were rumored to be married in the past.
  7. Mukesh Aggarwal (1990-1991) – They got married in 1990 but Mukesh committed suicide and died in 1991.

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Often wears a saree

Brand Endorsements

She has been a part of the commercials for brands like –

  • Snickers
  • Gold Spot Drink

Rekha’s Favorite Things

  • Food – Fresh fruits and leafy vegetables
  • Restaurants – China Garden, Shamiana at the Taj, the Zodiac Grill, Thai Pavilion, and Konkan Café.
  • Western Singers – Laura Branigan, , , , and

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Rekha Facts

  1. Her father refused to acknowledge his paternity towards her.
  2. She wanted to be an air hostess but was rejected due to her young age.
  3. Her poor financial conditions forced her to work in B and C grade films.
  4. Due to her dark complexion, she was referred to as an ugly duckling.
  5. She has also sung 2 songs for her film Khubsoorat (1980).
  6. It is believed that she has never had a stylist and picks her own clothes.
  7. She is known to be punctual on sets.
  8. Rekha received the Padma Shri in 2010 for her immense contribution to Indian Cinema.
  9. She made her debut as a child artist in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam (1966).
  10. She is a vegetarian and spends most of her time painting and gardening.
  11. A significant turning point in her career came when she starred in the film Ghar (1978).
  12. Some of her biggest hits have been opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
  13. She loves putting on makeup and it is believed that she used to make friends with air-hostess and ask them to get her the best makeup.
  14. Rekha is known to be the first actress who got herself enrolled in a gym.
  15. She loves to wear Kanjeevaram saree.
  16. Rekha is best friends with Hemal Malini.
  17. Her film, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar was the biggest hit of 1978.
  18. Umrao Jaan (1981) is considered to be her career-best performance and she also won a National Award for her performance.
  19. Rediff listed her as the 9th greatest Indian actress of all time in 2011.

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Facts of Bhanurekha Ganesan

  • Gender Female
  • full nameBhanurekha Ganesan
  • nicknamesRekha, Bollywood Queen, Madame X
  • birthplaceMadras, Madras State, India
  • Date of Birth October 10, 1954
  • Age 68 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundTamilian
  • nationalityIndian
  • net worth$40 Million
  • professionActress, Politician, Singer
  • weight62 kg or 136.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • motherPushpavalli
  • fatherGemini Ganesan

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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