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Rakhee (Actress) Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Rakhee Gulzar Profile

Bio
Real NameRaakhee Majumdaar
ProfessionActress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 August 1947
Age (as in 2016)69 Years
Birth PlaceRanaghat, Nadia distt., West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
SignatureRakhhe Signature
Nationality Indian
HometownRanaghat, Nadia distt., West Bengal, India
SchoolNot known
CollegeDid not attend
Educational QualificationHigh School Graduate
Film DebutBengali: Badu Baran (1967)
Hindi: Jeevan Mrityu (1970)
Jeevan Mrityu
FamilyNot Known
ReligionHindu
AddressSarojini Road, Khar, Mumbai
HobbiesReading
ControversiesNot known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodRice and curd
Favourite ActorsRajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna
Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Not known
Husband/SpouseAjay Biswas (Bengali journalist/film director, m. 1963; div. 1965)
Gulzar (Film director, lyricist, screenwriter, producer, poet, author, m. 1973)
Gulzar
Marriage DateYear - 1973 (With Gulzar)
ChildrenDaughter- Meghna Gulzar (Writer, Film Director)
Meghna Gulzar
Son- None

Rakhee Gulzar

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakhee Gulzar

  • Does Rakhee smoke?: Not known
  • Does Rakhee drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Rakhee was born just a few hours after India’s independence was declared.
  • She along with her family spent few years after independence as refugees as her family had migrated from Bangladesh before partition. Although her father had an established business of ‘Jute’ in Bangladesh, they had to restart their lives after moving to India.
  • In her teenage, she had an arranged marriage with film director Ajay Biswas. But the couple got divorced as Rakhee was unable to adjust in the family’s film oriented environment.
  • Rakhee did not want to become an actress, but her family was financially weak, so she had to join the movie industry.
  • She eventually became the highest paid actress. She has acted in over 90 films in her entire career.
  • Rakhee does not like to celebrate her birthday. Her first and last birthday party was thrown by Sunil Dutt on one of their film’s set in 1972. Her mother used to cook ‘Kheer’ on her birthdays, so she has adopted this habit for her daughter and grandson too.
  • Rakhee was supposed to leave her acting career after her second marriage with Gulzar. But due to some unknown reasons, the couple parted ways after only a few years and Rakhi started working in films again. However, they never got a legal divorce and they raised their daughter almost together.
  • Rakhee used to visit an orphanage where she had become attached to a golden-haired boy. She wanted to adopt the kid, but she was a single woman at that time and that orphanage didn’t allow a single parent to adopt a child.
  • Once while shooting for ‘Dacoit’, she had to scream and shout in an intense scene for the film. She was so into the character that she had admitted to the hospital as she had broken a vocal cord.
  • Rakhee is an admirer of Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.
  • She is the only actress to act as the lead heroine as well as the mother of Amitabh Bachchan.
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