Rekha is probably among the most renowned and well-known personalities of Bollywood. With over 180 movies to her name, and a career spanning over 40 years, she is still recognized as the “Diva” of Bollywood. She is a Living Legend in true meanings, a style icon, an enigmatic beauty in its full form and the 70’s sex symbol. Rekha’s career path is full of success, turns, and controversies, but this vibrant personality has survived the test of all. Rekha was introduced to the screen in her early years, but her first lead role debut was in a Kannada film Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 in 1969, which turned out to be a success. But she did not rest there. In the same year, she gave her first appearance in a Hindi film Anjana Safar. Although this film faced censorship problem due to a kissing scene and the release was delayed until 1979. “SawanBhadon” is considered her official debut in Bollywood. She had to learn Hindi for this film because it was not her mother tongue.”SawanBhadon” became a hit, sending Rekha’s reputation as an actor to the skies, but not completely for now. In an interview, Rekha pointed out that she was regarded as the “Ugly Duckling” of Bollywood early in her career because she was dark skinned and chubby, which was quite against the perceived beauty standards of that time. She also stated that this image of her motivated her to go through a transformation and make it big on merit. In the early 1980’s she won her first Best Actress award for the movie “Khubsoorat”. Her change in on-screen personality and role selection was widely recognized and her career prospects had begun to improve significantly. She starred with the great Bachchan for the first time in the movie “Do Anjaane”, and proved to be a big turn for Rekha. After this, the duo gave back to back hits like “Mr. Natwarlal or “MuqaddarkaSikandar”. This phase of her life is filled with controversies of her and Mr. Bachchan’s love scandal, and let’s not forget the “Silsila”, her most scandalous film, marking an end to the affair. Rekha was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress for her leading and highly applauded performance in “UmraoJaan” in 1981. She went on to take on several different kinds of roles. From a betrayed wife in “Ek Hi Bhool” to a young single breadwinner in “JeevanDhara”, from a Lawyer in “MujheInsaafChahiye” to a supporting mother in “Vijeta”, Rekha has pleased her critics every time. After the 1990’s, Rekha suffered in her career. Critics noticed that she was still playing lead roles with younger stars, when most of her generation’s actresses were starring as older characters. In 1991, she played as a female Police Officer to avenge the death of her husband in “Phool Bane Angaray”. This movie lead other directors and film makers to offer her similar roles, which she did and got labeled as “Avenging Angel”. In mid 1990, she did a couple of more controversial movies like “Kama Sutra” and “Aastha”. By 2000, her appearance on screen was significantly reduced. She turned to mostly mother roles and that of other elder women. With films such as “ Krrish Click to look into! >> Read More... ” and a failure “ Yatra Click to look into! >> Read More... ”, Rekha was coming towards the end of her career. In 2010, she was awarded the 4th highest civilian award, Padma Shri by the Indian Government. After her long history of acting, it may be hard for her to let go, and is no surprise to us that she is still active in the industry.
Rashmi Nigam Hindi Actress

Rashmi Nigam

Rashmi Nigam started her acting career with the 2004 movie ‘Popcorn Khao Mast HoJao’.This movie’s story revolved around four main characters who were involved in an extremely complicated love triangle. In this film Rashmi played the role of ‘Sonia’ whose appearance in the movie only complicates the already existing love triangle. The film, however, did poorly at the box office as it only received a rating of 4.1/10. In 2008, she was then a part of the movie ‘Mr. Black Mr. White’ alongside Suniel Shetty and Arshad Warsi. She played the role of a girl named Anuradha one of the girls out to steal diamonds worth crores. This movie was able to get a rating of 3.5/10 only. Rashmi was also part of the 2012 production ‘Heroine’ which followed the downfall of an actress named Mahi after her married boyfriend refuses to commit to her due to personal issues. In this flick, she did the role of Sanjay Suri’s wife, a well -established actor. Her role portrays the hardships that the wives of actors have to face throughout their life. This movie again did not do well at the box office receiving a rating of 5/10. On 3rd Feb 2015, she was seen at Jyoti Kapoor’s Jewellery Exhibition. Later on, she was spotted at various events and her dressing sense was well acclaimed by all fashion reporters. In an interview, she also expressed her love for DeepikaPadukone stating that she was blown away by Deepika’s acting skills after seeing her in the movie ‘Piku’. She also a part of the initiative ‘Yoga by The Bay’ started by the NGO ‘I love Mumbai’ and Times of India. She told TOI how being healthy and sustaining her health throughout the year was important to her.