Raakhee was born on August 15, 1947 She hailed from an ordinary and non-filmi family and was born on the day India attained Independence. She is originally from the state of West Bengal .
She achieved phenomenal success at her very first movie in Bengali 'Bandhu Baran' during the year 1967. She was then noticed by noted Bollywood actor, Sunil Dutt, who recommended her for a lead role in 'Reshma Aur Shera'. But before the release of this movie, Rakhee had already appeared in 'Jeevan Mritya' and 'Sharmeelee' opposite Dharmendra and Shashi Kapoor respectively. Her personal life hasn't been very happy for her. While still a teenager, Raakhee had a very brief unhappy marriage to Bengali film director Ajay Biswas. She is now married to famous film director, poet and lyricist ...» read full biography