Waheeda Rehman is a legendary actress from the Indian film industry. Most popular between the 1950s and 1970s, Waheeda Rehman established herself as one of the most talented and acclaimed actresses by acting in several movie genres at the time.
Apart from having starred in Hindi movies, Waheeda Rehman was also a major part in the Tamil, Telugu and Bengali film industries too.
In her heydays, Waheeda Rehman was termed as the “most beautiful” actress of her time by numerous media and magazines.
About Waheeda Rehman
|Real Name||Waheeda Rehman|
|Date of Birth||3rd February 1938|
|Age (as of September 2018)||80 years|
|Place of Birth||Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu)|
|Height||5 ft 8"
(177 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 126,00,00,000
(USD 17 Million)
|Famous for||Jayasimha, Kaalam Maari Pochu (1955), CID (1956), Pyaasa (1957), Solva Saal (1958), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Kala Bazaar, Chaudhvin Ka Chaand (1960), Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1961), Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam, Bees Saal Baad, Rakhi (1962), Mujhe Jeene Do, Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya, Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1963), Kohra, Majboor (1964), Guide (1965), Teesri Kasam (1966), Patthar Ke Sanam, Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Aadmi, Baazi (1968), Khamoshi, Shatranj (1969), Prem Pujari, Dharti (1970), Man Mandir, Reshma Aur Shera (1971), Zindagi Zindagi, Subah O Sham (1972), Phagun, Justice (1973), Bangaru Kalalu (1974), Adaalat (1976), Trishul (1978), Jyoti Bane Jwala, Jwalamukhi (1980), Sawaal, Namak Halaal (1982), Himmatwala, Coolie, Ghungroo (1983), Sunny, Mashal (1984), Singhasan (1986), Chandni (1989). Lamhe (1991), Om Jai Jagdish (2002), Water, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara, 15 Park Avenue (2005), Rang De Basanti (2006), Delhi 6 (2009), Love In Bombay (2013), The Song of Scorpions (2017)|
|First Movie||TELUGU -
Kaalam Maari Pochu (1955)
|First Movie||Doing social work|
Waheeda Rehman is considered to be amongst the most beautiful and talented actresses of her time. Despite having made her initial debuts in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, Waheeda Rehman swiftly became an extremely popular actress in the Hindi film industry too.
Waheeda Rehman’s age is 80 years as Waheeda Rehman was born on the 3rd of February, 1938 in Chengalpattu, a small town in Tamil Nadu. Waheeda Rehman’s height is around 5 ft 8 inches (177 cm) while Waheeda Rehman’s weight is around 71 kg (156 lbs). In her spare time, Waheeda Rehman devotes herself to social work and is ambassador of the ‘Rang De’ NGO, which works towards uplifting the impoverished.
Although we do not know her father’s name but he was a district commissioner, who passed award when Waheeda Rehman was only a teenager. Not much is known about Waheeda Rehman’s mother too, however, we do know that Waheeda Rehman’s sister is named Sayeeda Rehman. Although Waheeda Rehman’s name was romantically linked to legendary actor Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman’s husband was Shashi Rekhi, another popular actor, who was known by his screen name of ‘Kamaljeet’. Waheeda Rehman was married to Shashi Rekhi from 1974 to his death in 2000. Waheeda Rehman and Shashi Rekhi have two children – son Sohail Rekhi and daughter Kashvi Rekhi, both of whom are writers.
Thanks to her over 50 years in the Indian cinema as a successful and popular actress, Waheeda Rehman’s net worth today is estimated to be around INR 126 crores (USD 71 Million).
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Waheeda Rehman has won several prestigious awards and also been nominated several times.
The list of Waheeda Rehman’s awards include winning the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in the super hit movie ‘Guide’ (1967), another Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Neel Kamal’ (1968), as well as the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Apart from these, Award was also awarded the Bengalo Film Journalists Association Awards’ Best Actress (Hindi) award for her role in ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1967).
Besides these acting awards, Waheeda Rehman was also awarded the NTR National Award in 2006 before being awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2011.
The list of Waheeda Rehman’s award nominations include being nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nominations for her impressive performance in ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ (1962), the Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967), the Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for ‘Khamoshi’ (1970), the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ (1976), the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for ‘Namkeen’ (1982), as well as being nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Lamhe’ (1991).
Interesting Facts About Waheeda Rehman
- Waheeda Rehman does not smoke nor does she drink alcohol.
- Although she had plans to become a doctor, her father’s death resulted in Waheeda Rehman having to enter in the movies to support her family.
- Waheeda Rehman and her sister are trained Bharatnatyam dancers and have been taught by popular gurus in the genre.
- Waheeda Rehman later wanted to be professional dancer, however, her acting kept her in movies till date.