Rekha's most versatile performances through the years, from Umrao Jaan to Ijaazat

FP Staff

Oct,10 2017 11:29 06 IST

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On her 63rd birthday, we look back at the most evergreen roles of the eternal diva Rekha. Arguably her most popular role till date is the titular character of Muzaffar Ali's 1981 historical drama Umrao Jaan.

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Rekha's most memorable onscreen pair was with Amitabh Bachchan. Their irresistible chemistry was last witnessed in Yash Chopra's 1980 romantic drama Silsila

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It was with Gulzar's 1987 romantic drama Ijaazat that Rekha, the queen of commercial cinema, proved her acting prowess in parallel cinema, when she matched up to the performance of Naseeruddin Shah

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In her 60s, Rekha continues to act in films. She popularly featured as Hrithik Roshan's mother in Rakesh Roshan's 2003 sci-fi drama Koi Mil Gaya