In aankhon ki masti ke, mastaane hazaaron hain...The song from Umrao Jaan sums up the beauty of Bollywood's evergreen and eternally beautiful actress Rekha like no other.
Though in the pre-autumn of her life, Rekha still retains the charisma to woo her audiences.
Age is just a number for her.
So, just like an old wine as Rekha grows an year younger and celebrates her 59th Birthday, let's take a look at some facts that you didn't know...
If you think that being born to parents, both actors, becoming an actress was a natural progression for Reka, read this.
The actress wanted to travel the world, hence, she wanted to become an airhostess but was rejected due to her young age.
After studying in a convent school with Irish nuns, she wanted to become one.
After being in the industry for more than four decades and working with biggest of stars, there's still an unfulfilled dream that Rekha yearns for.
Her ultimate dream is to play any role opposite Dilip kumar.
Everyone knows that Rekha is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood, but not many know that she is immensely good when it comes to mimicry.
A funny habit that she honed as a kid came to rescue when she had to dub for actresses like Neetu Singh in Yaarana and Smita Patil in Waaris.
Talking about the multiple facets of the actress, yet another side of Rekha is that she doesn't have a stylist.
She designers her looks and shoots herself.
She owns uncountable number of her signature Kanjeevaram sarees, but at the same time she loves to reinvent his old sarees with a new twist.
Despite not being a mother, Rekha has a motherly instinct in her.
In one of her interviews she said that if she ever had a son, she would want him to be like Hrithik Roshan.
She is so fond of the star and considers him to be a perfect human being.
They have worked together in Koi Mil...Gaya and Krrish.
Rekha is known to be very punctual and she acquired this trait from none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who is very particular about respecting time.
Hema Malini considers Rekha as her closest friend in the industry.
when it comes to inviting close pals on her birthday party, Hema has Rekha on the speed dial.
Rekha loves her make-up so much that at one point in time, she use to befriend airhostesses, who would bring he lavish and high-end make up products from abroad.
The gorgeous diva who can give any young actress run for her money, was the first actresses to enroll herself in a gym.
Her first gym membership was at Hotel Ramee International, where she went for swimming and exercise.
The membership is still intact.
While her link-up with Amitabh Bachchan is the most talked about, the mysterious beauty had a few more men coming in and out of her life before Big B including Sajid Khan, Naveen Nishchol, Biswajit, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Yash Kohli, Kiran Kumar.
Mukesh Kumar was the last man in Rekha's life.