Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram
Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram

Bollywood legend Rekha’s 50 years in film: from Sawan Bhadon, to Silsila and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, the actress who took on India’s misogynistic movie industry

A life full of triumph, tragedy and secrets – the actress born Bhanurekha Ganesan was labelled a ‘man-eater’ after rumours of romances with co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Mehra, and lost her husband Mukesh Agarwal after just seven months of marriage

Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood
Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram
Rekha, for decades one of Bollywood’s most enigmatic and divisive actresses. Photo: @rekhaji_officalfanclub/Instagram
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