Yesteryears actress Rekha is known to be an eternal beauty. Her presence on screen lights up our living rooms. She still stands apart from the rest and has maintained her niche in the industry for a couple of decades now. Beginning her acting when she was only a child, it was not by choice but unfortunately due to not-so-good financial status of her family. Today the actress continuous to inspire budding talent in the field of cinema.
Today the enigmatic diva turns 65. She was born on October 10, 1955 to Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli - they never tied the knot. Striving her way up in the entertainment world, actress was bestowed with National Award for her spot-on performance in Umrao Jaan in 1982. Later in 2010 she was honoured with the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri by the Government of India for contribution towards the field of entertainment.
On her 65th birthday we pen down top 5 unknown facts of the actress-
Despite being an illegitimate child of Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli, she still shares a close bond with her step siblings. While Rekha has only one sister, she also has five step sisters and one step brother from her father.
Before she discovered the world of cinema, she thought of becoming an airhostess as she was fond of travelling but her dream to become one was never fulfilled due to her young age. Also for a brief period she thought of being a nun as she studied in a convent school.
Unlike the other divas in the industry who have their entourage with them including stylist, makeup artist and so on.., the actress styles herself and doesn’t have any personal stylist. Her signature look in those traditional Kanjeevaram sarees on the red carpet never fails to impress her fans and paps.
This eternal diva was the first ever actress to enroll herself to a gym in town, taking training in basic exercise and swimming.
Rekha happens to be best friends with veteran actress Hema Malini. Infact the Dream Girl’s parties are incomplete without Rekha’s presence in it.
We too wish the diva a very Happy Birthday and a blissful year ahead.