Rekha (Actress) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

The Glamourous, Beautiful, Ageless, Graceful, and Sensuous Actress of Bollywood Industry, Rekha is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi Language Films. Her real name is Bhanurekha Ganesan.

She is recognized as one of the finest actresses in the Bollywood Industry. She acted in more than 180 films and won a National Film Award and Three Filmfare Award. Moreover, she was also honored by Padma Shri for her immense contribution to Indian Cinema.

Height / Weight / Age

This Glamourous beauty Rekha seems tall with a height of 168 in centimeters and 5’6” in feet & inches. Born on, 10 October 1954 this beautiful Diva has turned 66 years old in the year 2020. She possesses a healthy and fit figure with a weight of 60 kilograms and 132 lbs in pounds.

Her body is complemented by her beautiful Brown eyes and her silky long Black hair. She is very conscious about her physique as she maintains herself by doing daily yoga and body exercises and her figure measurements are 34 inches breast, 28 inches waist, and 34 inches hips.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Rekha is $30 Million.

Education / Family

Rekha was born and raised up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and belongs to a Hindu family. She is born to Gemini Ganesan (Father) who was a Tamil Actor and Pushpavalli (Mother) who was a Telugu Actress. Rekha has a sister Radha and five half-sisters, Kamala Selvaraj, Jaya Sreedhar, Vijaya Chamundeswari, Revathi Swaminathan, and Narayani Ganesh.

She also has one half-brother, Sathish Kumar Ganesan. She completed her schooling at Church Park Convent, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and there is no information available about her further academic qualifications.



Nickname Madame X, Rekhaji, The Bollywood Queen
Real Name Bhanurekha Ganesan
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Of Birth 10 October 1954
Age 69 Years
Height In centimeters – 168 cm

In feet inches –5’6”

Weight  in Kilograms- 60 kg

in Pounds- 132 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Church Park Convent, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
College Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Debut Child Artist – Rangula Ratnam

As Female Lead – Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 (Kannada, 1969)

Fathers Name Gemini Ganesan (Tamil Actor)

Rekha with her father
Rekha with her father

Mothers Name Pushpavalli (Telugu Actress)



Brothers Sathish Kumar Ganesan
Sister Kamala Selvaraj, Radha, Jaya Sreedhar, Vijaya Chamundeswari, Revathi Swaminathan, Narayani Ganesh


Rekha with her sisters
Rekha with her sisters

Career / Fashion And Style

She commenced her career in the Kannada Film “Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999” in 1999. After that, she featured in the Telugu film “Amma Kosam.” She made her Bollywood debut with the film “Sawan Bhadon” and this film was a hit at the box office.

Furthermore, she featured in commercial hit films like “Do Anjaane,” “Raampur Ka Lakshman,”  “Kahani Kismat Ki,” “Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye,” “Ghar,” and “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.” She played the role of ‘Manju Dayal’ in the comedy “Khubsoorat” in 1980.

In next year she featured in “Umrao Jaan” which was considered one of the best performances of her career and also earned her a National Award for Best Actress. She acted alongside Amitabh Bachchan in numerous films in which most of the films were huge hits.

She appeared in one of the most scandalous films ‘Silsila’ in 1981 opposite Amitabh Bachchan and it was the last film they did together. She lent her voice for Neetu Singh in Yaarana and for Smita Patil in Waaris. She also sings two songs in her movie “Khoobsoorat” at the behest of R. D. Burman.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

She fell in love with many famous personalities such as Biswajit Chatterjee, Actor, Late Vinod Mehra, Former Actor, Sajid Khan, Actor, Late Navin Nischol, Actor, Jeetendra, Actor, Shatrughan Sinha, Actor, Yash Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan, Late Mukesh Agarwal, Akshay Kumar (Rumoured). In 1990, she settled down with Mukesh Aggarwal, a Delhi-based businessman but her husband committed suicide after one year of their marriage.

Boyfriends Biswajit Chatterjee, Actor


Biswajit Chatterjee
Biswajit Chatterjee

Late Vinod Mehra, Former Actor

Sajid Khan, Actor

Rekha & Sajid Khan
Rekha & Sajid Khan

Late Navin Nischol, Actor

Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Navin
Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Navin

Jeetendra, Actor

Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Jeetendra
Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Jeetendra

Shatrughan Sinha, Actor

Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Shatrughan
Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Shatrughan

Yash Kohli, Film Producer

Rekha & Yash Kohli
Rekha & Yash Kohli

Amitabh Bachchan, Actor

Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Amitabh
Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Amitabh

Late Mukesh Agarwal, Entrepreneur

Akshay Kumar, Actor (Rumoured)

Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Akshay
Rekha with her ex-boyfriend Akshay

Marital Status Divorced
Husband Late Vinod Mehra (rumored)


Rekha with her ex-husband Vinod
Rekha with her ex-husband Vinod

Late Mukesh Agarwal (m. January 1990; d. October 1990)

Rekha with her ex-husband Mukesh
Rekha with her ex-husband Mukesh

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.

Favorite Actors Dilip Kumar
Favorite Actress Kangana Ranaut
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known
Favorite Destinations Not Known
Favorite Color(s) Golden and Red


Some Interesting Facts About Rekha

  • She was nominated for the upper house of the parliament in 2012.
  • She follows a purely vegetarian diet.
  • She loves to do writing poetry, doing yoga, and making charcoal sketches.
  • Her Zodiac Sign is Libra.
  • She is very punctual about timings.