Happy Birthday Rekha: Legendary Indian actress Bhanurekha Ganesan is celebrating her 65th birthday, on Thursday.
Widely known as Rekha, she has been acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in the Indian cinema.
Rekha began her career as a child actress in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam in 1966. In 1970, she made her debut as a lead in Sawan Bhadon.
Rekha has appeared in more than 180 films in a career spanning over 50 years.
She has won three Filmfare awards, two for Best Actress and one for the Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Khubsoorat (1980), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), respectively.
Her role in Umrao Jaan (1981) won her the National Film Award for Best Actress. She was honored with the Padma Shri in 2010 by the Government of India.