Rekha Birthday, she is one of the most recognisable actors of our time, known for her silky, husky voice, mesmerising dancing ability, and exceptional acting abilities. The diva, who celebrates her 67th birthday on October 10th, appears to have discovered the fountain of youth. Rekha dazzles the nation every time she walks out in her signature Kanjeevaram saree. A quick look at her filmography reveals the actress’s incredible variety and ability from her debut as a child actor in 1958.
On the occasion of Rekha’s birthday, we take a look at ten of her most memorable films that are worth watching again and again.
Umrao Jaan (1981)
This is the job that cemented Rekha’s reputation in the industry, and it’s a must-see. Even now, songs like Dil Cheez Kya Hai and In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke are played whenever Rekha appears on a reality programme or at an event.
Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
Rekha offered us a heroine for the ages in Rakesh Roshan’s Khoon Bhari Maang at a period when female-led films were still considered an anomaly. Her portrayal of a placid housewife who is forced to transform into a whip-wielding force of nature is still a fan favourite today.
Mera Kuch Saamaan, the iconic love ballad from this great film, is remembered. Gulzar’s Ijaazat, on the other hand, is praised for taking a sympathetic and respectful look at the complexities of a shattered marriage and human connections.
Moreover Rekha was the original personification of confidence and charm in Khubsoorat long; before Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan brought us the modern-day fairytale.
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
The film is a testament to Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan’s enthralling chemistry.
In this film, Rekha portrays a rape survivor with sensitivity and empathy.
Despite the ensemble cast, Rekha shone as Ramdulari, a country midwife who defies patriarchy.
Silsila is a Bollywood film that is widely regarded as one of the most popular. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and Rekha Bachchan formed a love triangle.
Utsav is visual poetry directed by Girish Karnad, with Rekha giving a remarkable performance in each shot. This was Rekha in a never-before-seen persona, balancing both sensuality and fragility.
Mr Natwarlal (1979)
Another Amitabh Bachchan film And Rekha in the key parts, performing songs that are still remembered by fans.