As Rekha turns 67 today, we take a look at some of her best performances in Bollywood. Rekha debuted as a child actress in the Telugu films Inti Guttu (1958) and Rangula Ratnam (1959). Her acting career began in 1969 with the Kannada film Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999. Anjana Safar, her first Hindi film, was released the same year. Sawan Bhadon was her debut Hindi film (1970).
Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972), Kahani Kismat Ki (1973), and Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye were her next films (1974). The critical acclaim she received for her parts as a sexual assault victim in Ghar and a courtesan in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) signalled the start of her most successful time. She won her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Khubsoorat (1980).
Rekha turns 67; Happy Birthday Rekha! From ‘Silsila’ to ‘Umrao Jaan‘ – her most iconic roles
In addition, Rekha also appeared in the films Kalyug (1981), Umrao Jaan (1981), Vijeta (1982), Utsav (1984), and Ijaazat (1985)….