Rekha was the daughter of Mr. Gemini Ganesan and Mrs. Pushpavalli Ganesan. As her birth name is Bhanurekha Ganesan. Her nickname is Rekha, The Bollywood Queen or Madame X, as she was reward with the last two titles in film industry. Rekha is one of her seven sisters and also has one brother. Stepping her career in film industry, she could barely speak a word of Hindi, thereafter Rekha learned Hindi and also learned later the nuances of Urdu for the role of a courtesan in Umrao Jaan (’81), after some movies, she was first engaged with Mr. Mukesh Aggarwal, 1990-1991 he expire.
Then Rekha again made her world with Vinod Mehra a Bollywood actor and later they were divorced. In her first films in the early 70s she was plumpy and looking obese. In Hindi Cinema she was paired with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as the famous and well-known couple and also has made total nine films as a heroine opposite him. The entire film industry had a great shock in early 80s when Rekha’s secret affair was crook out with the Big-B (Amitabh Bachchan) that was already paired with Jaya Bhaduri. Accordingly enough, the all three of them was later starred in the movie Silsila (’81) that indicate the topic of married man in love with a woman other than wife.
This was almost the last film of Rekha with Amitabh Bachchan being together. She is also named as Madonna and Cher of Bollywood industry due to her constant recovering throughout her career. She won the icon status in Bollywood industry for her four-decade career in Indian Cinema. Rekha was acted as a lead in Market (’03) when she was considered as the teacher of Kama Sutra in the controversial movie Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (’96), several people at that time thought that this would be the finishing point of her career. As her younger sister who resides in California was considered for the role of Queen Noor Jahan in the movie _Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (’03).
Rekha tried to stop the author Mohan Deep for publishing her so-called biography on ‘Eurekha’ in (’01) but she failed in doing this so she used to go to every book stall and ask them to not keep the copies of ‘Eurekha’ in their shops. She also dated with Akshay Kumar who is presently the husband of Twinkle Khanna. She always says that if she had a son, it would be like Hrithik Roshan and her wish came true when she was offered Hrithik’s mother in Koi… Mil Gaya (’03) and his grand mother in Krrish (’06). Rekha and Meena Kumari were best friends before Meena’s death.In 1986, forty-eight pieces of Jewelery was stolen from her house. The thief, Muniraj Kanappa, was later caught and was sentenced to seven years in prison. The court held the jewelery and decided to returned it back after filling the due application form. She has also being the staunch feminist and was listed #50 by the UK magazine Eastern eye one of “ Asia’s Sexiest Women” in September (’06).