Bhanurekha Ganesan aka Rekha, who has been spreading her magic for five decades on the silver screen, has turned 65 years old.
Rekha, one of the finest actresses in Bollywood history, was born on 10 October 1954 in the then Madras (present-day Chennai) to Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and Tamil actress Pushpavali.
Rekha, who has worked in more than 180 films in her film career, was already related to the film world and she started working in films from a very young age.
You will be surprised to know that Rekha had to face sexual abuse in the first Bollywood film. Yes, during the shooting of the film ‘Anjana Safar’, she came to shoot one of the romantic songs of the film one day and as soon as the director said the action, the film’s lead actor Biswajit started kissing her on the lips and it The kiss lasted for about five minutes. Rekha was only 15 years old then. This incident brought tears to Rekha’s eyes.
Actually, Rekha had no idea about this scene. Rekha wanted to raise her voice against this but she kept quiet for fear of the consequences. Later Biswajit told that this was the idea of the director of the film.
Yasser Usman, who wrote Rekha’s biography Rekha – The Untold Story, has written about this incident from Tafsil. In this book, the story of Bhanurekha Ganesan becoming the most glamorous star and style diva of Hindi films has been described in an interesting way.