Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehman

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Name: Waheeda Rehman
Occupation: Theater Personalities
Gender: Female
Height: 160 cm (5' 3'')
Birth Day: February 3, 1938
Age: 84
Birth Place: Chengalpattu, India
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Height: 160 cm (5' 3'')
Weight: 55 kg
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: White
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A


Husband Kamaljeet (born as Shashi Rekhi); Actor (1974–2000; until his death)
Waheeda Rehman and her Husband Kamaljeet
Affairs / Boyfriends Guru Dutt, Indian Filmmaker & Actor
Waheeda Rehman and Guru Datt
Children Son- Sohail Rekhi
Daughter- Kashvi Rekhi
Waheeda Rehman with daughter Kashvi
ParentsFather- Abdul Rehman (District Commissioner)
Mother- Mumtaz Begum
Brother- Not Known
Sister(s)- Sayeeda Malik, Shahida, and Zahida
Waheeda Rehman With Her Mother and Sister Sayeeda Rehman
Wheeda Rehman's Sister Sayeeda Malik

Waheeda Rehman

Waheeda Rehman was born on February 3, 1938 in Chengalpattu, India (84 years old). Waheeda Rehman is a Theater Personalities, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Waheeda Rehmannet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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Biography Timeline


Waheeda Rehman was born on 3 February 1938 to a Dakhini Muslim family in Chengalpet of present-day Tamil Nadu, India. It is a common misconception that Rehman was born in Hyderabad instead of Tamil Nadu. Her father was Mohammed Abdur Rehman and her mother was Mumtaz Begum, and she was the youngest out of 4 daughters. As a child, she and her sisters were trained Bharatanatyam in Chennai. She studied in St. Joseph's Convent in Visakhapatnam when her father was posted there in the then-Madras Presidency. Her father, who worked as a district commissioner, died in 1951 while she was in her early teens.


Vijay Anand's magnum opus, the 1965 romantic drama Guide presented Rehman with a different outlook of success that resulted in major fame and popularity to her name and turned one of the most iconic actresses of Hindi Cinema. The film itself was an adaptation of the same book written by R. K. Narayan, published in 1958. Rehman and Dev Anand played the lead roles in the film, after having last worked together in Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962), an average success at the box office. The film itself proved difficult for Rehman, as her character Rosie was rebellious, strong-willed and didn't fit the mould of the usual women Bollywood films portrayed. However, Guide was an instant success, becoming the fifth-highest grossing Hindi film of 1965 and a fan-favorite in Rehman's repertoire. Guide opened to high critical acclaim and Rehman's performance received particular praise, with Trisha Gupta of Hindustan Times writing, "Rosie was triply unusual: a woman who walks out of an unhappy marriage, begins a romantic relationship with a man who isn’t her husband, and simultaneously embarks on a successful career as a dancer. She would be an unusual Hindi film heroine even today." and her performance was ranked amongst her and Bollywood's best. She won her first Filmfare Award—Filmfare Award for Best Actress—and soon after, she became a sought-over actress in the latter half of the 1960s. Guide became India's official entry to the Oscars and won for National Film Award for Best Feature Film in the 13th National Film Awards and a staple film in Hindi cinema and is considered a Bollywood classic.


Besides Kala Bazar, Rehman acted in 3 other films in 1960, which were Ek Phool Char Kaante, Girlfriend and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. The lattermost was another partnership between Rehman and Dutt, and was the fourth-highest grossing Hindi film of 1960. It was considered a "saving" point in Dutt's career, after their last collaboration, Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) received an underwhelming response at the box office, which now is considered a classic. It also represented the strained relationship of the duo. Dutt's existing marriage and her film successes with other directors caused them to drift apart both personally and professionally, although they continued to work together into the 1960s. Their last film together was the drama Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), starring Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rehman and Rehman herself in a supporting role, and the movie was a huge success and was lauded by Indian and international critics. The film earned Rehman her first Filmfare nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress, and the film itself received nominations for the Golden Bear at the 13th Berlin International Film Festival and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars, in addition to a Filmfare Award for Best Film. Rehman and Dutt finally broke away in 1963, and a year later, Dutt was found dead on 10 October 1964 in Mumbai, reportedly from an overdose mixture of sleeping pills and alcohol.


At the beginning of her career, Rehman is rumoured to have been involved with her frequent collaborator Guru Dutt. At the time, Dutt was married to singer Geeta Dutt and had children. One of their films, Kaagaz Ke Phool, which chronicles a film director falling in love with an actress, is thought to be inspired by their ill-fated affair. Eventually, the pair broke off due to personal and professional reasons in 1963. Dutt eventually died in 1964 due to mixing of alcohol and sleeping pills. Rehman is private about her life and seldom speaks about it, as said in an interview at the launch of Conversations With Waheeda Rehman:


Her career continued throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her roles in Guide (1965) and Neel Kamal (1968) where she hit the peak of her career, but despite excellent offbeat roles in subsequent films, including a National Award-winning performance in Reshma Aur Shera (1971) and Zindagi Zindagi (1972), some of her films failed at the box office. Seeing her films being successful, Rehman decided to experiment with roles at this stage of career. She accepted Reshma Aur Shera in 1971 which received nominations for the Golden Bear at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars, opposite her older co-star Sunil Dutt, with whom she had previously in hits such as Ek Phool Char Kaante (1960), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Meri Bhabhi and Darpan (1970). Her performance was appreciated by critics, but the film failed at the box office. But Rehman continued to experiment with roles and accepted the offer to play a mother to Jaya Bhaduri in Phagun (1973). This, she regards the mistake of her career, as after this film flopped, suddenly people started offering her motherly roles to heroes.


From the mid-'70s, Rehman's career as a lead heroine ended and her career as a character actor began. At around this time, Kamaljit, who starred opposite her in Shagoon (1964), proposed to her and they got married in 1974. After her appearance in Lamhe (1991), she retired from the film industry for 11 years.

In April 1974, Rehman married Shashi Rekhi (also known by his screen name Kamaljeet), and both had worked together prior in the film Shagoon (1964). She has 2 children: Sohail Rekhi and Kashvi Rekhi, both of them are writers. After her marriage, she lived in a farmhouse in Bangalore but after the death of her husband on 21 November 2000, she moved back to her ocean-view bungalow in Bandra, Mumbai, where she currently resides.


In her new innings from the '70s, her successful films where she played pivotal roles include Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Trishul (1978), Jwalamukhi (1980), Namkeen and Namak Halaal (1982), Mashaal (1984), Chandni (1989) and Lamhe (1991).Namkeen, Chandni and Lamhe garnered her nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She played the central character in the Mahesh Bhatt-directed film Swayam (1991) which also starred Anupam Kher and Akash Khurana. She also appeared in a tele-series being directed by Gulzar.Initially, Rehman was supposed to play the role of frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan's mother in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001). However, after having shot a few scenes, she dropped out of the film due to her husband's death in November 2000. Subsequently her role then was then played by Achala Sachdev.


In October 2004, a Waheeda Rehman film-retrospective was held at the Seattle Art Museum and the University of Washington where Rehman participated in spirited-panel-and-audience discussions on her most memorable films; Pyaasa, Teesri Kasam and Guide.


In recent years, she made a comeback playing elderly mother and grandmother roles in Om Jai Jagadish (2002), Water (2005), 15, Park Avenue (2005), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Delhi 6 (2009) all of which received critical acclaim. In 2011 , she was honoured with the Padma Bhushan and in 2013 with the Cenetary Award for Indian Film Personality on the occasion of 100 years of Indian Cinema for her contribution to Indian Cinema.


A biography has been written and published in 2014 about Rehman, entitled Conversations With Waheeda Rehman, which consist of interviews collected by author and director Nasreen Munni Kabir.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Kashvi Rekhi Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Sohail Rekhi Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Kamaljit Singh Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Waheeda Rehman is 84 years, 11 months and 26 days old. Waheeda Rehman will celebrate 85th birthday on a Friday 3rd of February 2023. Below we countdown to Waheeda Rehman upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

81st birthday - Sunday, February 3, 2019

Happy Birthday Waheeda Rehman: The 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' Who Made Our Hearts Flutter!

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman celebrates her 81st birthday today and its the prefect time to quickly reflect into her journey thats been filled with many milestones.

Waheeda Rehman 81st birthday timeline
80th birthday - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy birthday Waheeda Rehman: A playlist of her most popular dance songs

Best known for her dance skills, she even proved that age has failed to take away her charm when she performed on Sonam Kapoor’s song from Salman Khan-starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015. On her birthday, we list a few popular songs where Waheeda showcased her skills to the max:

Waheeda Rehman 80th birthday timeline
79th birthday - Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Birthday: Here’s glimpse of Waheeda Rehman’s splendid Bollywood career

Happy Birthday: Here’s glimpse of Waheeda Rehman’s splendid Bollywood career

Waheeda Rehman 79th birthday timeline
77th birthday - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Waheeda ji

 ( Today is the 77th birthday of one of Hindi cinema’s finest actresses, Waheeda Rehman. Born on 3rd February, 1938 in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu and blessed in abundance with immense talent an…

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