Bhanurekha Gemini Ganesan, commonly known as Rekha, is one of the all time greatest actresses of Bollywood. She is the daughter of the well known film superstar Gemini Ganeshan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli. She was born on 10 October 1954, in Chennai. Rekha appeared as a child actor in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam (1966). Rekha made her debut as heroine in the successful Kannada film Goadalli CID 999 with Dr. Rajkumar in 1969.
Rekha made her debut in Bollywood in Sawan Bhadon (1970), starring opposite Navin Nischol, which was a hit. But her inability to speak Hindi, a dusky complexion, as well as her weight, came in the way of her popularity. She did get a few offers for flms, but nothing much to talk about. She then decided to lose weight, and took courses in Hindi ...» read full biography