The eternal diva of Bollywood Rekha turns 64 yesterday, but honestly, she still continues to surprise her fans by looking half of her age and we can’t stop gushing over how her beauty has remained intact over the years. Apart from her stunning looks, it was her energy and electric screen presence which helped her amass a huge fan following. Since her debut with Sawan Badhon, Even today Rekha has won all the hearts.

She made her acting debut as a child artist in a Telugu film in 1996 and four years later, she made her debut as a lead heroine in Bollywood film Sawan Badhon. The Bollywood diva Rekha has worked in over 180 films in her five-decades long-acting career. She always rules the hearts of her audience.

Films apart, Rekha fashion sense has never failed to impress fans and set new trends. Even in recent years, Rekha has killed it with her fashion style statement sand fashionable pictures.

As Rekha celebrates her 64th birthday,  so here we bring to you some lesser known facts about the timeless beauty.

#Rekha during her initial days in Bollywood was called an ‘ugly duckling’ due to her dark complexion and South Indian features. However, the actress made it big in Bollywood after giving hits like khubsoorat , Khoon Bhari maang aothers.

#Rekha father never married her mother and the actress remains an illegitimate child. In fact, her father did not acknowledge his paternity during her childhood.

#Rekha was born Bhanurekha Ganesan to Tamil actor Gemini Ganeshan and Telugu actress Pushpavalli. With acting in her blood, it was only natural that she should took to the silver screen. However, it wasn’t easy, the actress led a controversial life and it begins with her birth.

#Rekha just after entered Bollywood she was linked with different actors and co-actors. She had often been linked with actors like Vinod Mehra, Raj Babbar, and the most controversial, Amitabh Bachan.

#Rekha married an industrialist, Mukesh Agrawal, who according to rumors committed suicide . After coming to know about Amitabh – Rekha’s love affair. However, In the suicide note left by him, he had written, “Don’t Blame Anyone.”

Here’s wishing the Silsila actress a very happy birthday.