Rekha is one of the iconic actresses of Bollywood and a legit diva at the Bechuzi head-quarters. She entered Bollywood at the age of 14 with the movie Anjana Safar (1969). Rekha slowly and steadily climbed her way to the top position. She is now known as one of the most glamorous and enchanting actresses in the Indian film industry. The evergreen actress worked in over 170 films. Here, we are going to mention the top 10 best movies of ethereal beauty, Rekha.
- Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
Rekha mesmerized the audience with her flawless performance as ‘Zohra Bai’ in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Directed by Prakash Mehra, the film features Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rekha and Rakhee Gulzar. It is the story of a kotha owner, Zohra, who silently loves Sikandar (Amitabh Bachchan) immensely. The song Salam-E-Ishq from this film remembered even today. It is also the highest-grossing film of the year.
- Do Anjane (1976)
Directed by Dulal Guha, the film is a thriller movie. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in the lead roles. We can have a glimpse of what can happen when relations turn sour from this film. The movie also remade in Telugu and Kannada.
- Ghar (1978)
Directed by Manik Chatterjee, the film stars Vinod Mehra and Rekha in lead roles. The story revolves around the life of a young married couple who are coping with the aftermath of rape. Rekha’s performance is beyond the appreciation in this film. The film also remade in Tamil and Malayalam.
- Khubsoorat (1980)
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Rekha played a comic role, Manju Dayal, in this film. Her comic timing and witty dialogues are hilarious and also the highlights of the film. Rekha received great applause for her performance from the people. The film also features Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, and Shashikala.
- Umrao Jaan (1981)
Rekha’s performance in this movie is one of the best performances in her career. She played the role of Umrao Jaan who is a dancer and poetess. The film also features Farooq Shaikh, Raj Babbar, Shaukat Azmi and Prema Naraya. Rekha also received National Film Award for Umrao Jaan.
- Silsila (1981)
The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and Rekha in the lead roles. Silsila showcases the love triangle between the lead actors. The chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha adored by the viewers in this film. Although the film failed at the box office, it has been considered the best cult film of Bollywood.
- Jeevan Dhara (1982)
Jeevan Dhaara is one of the best movies in her career. She played the role of a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness and freedom only to look after her family. Directed by Tatineni Rama Rao, the film also features Raj Babbar, Amol Palekar, and Rakesh Roshan in pivotal roles. The movie is a big success at the box office.
- Utsav (1984)
Directed by Girish Karnad, Rekha played the role of a courtesan named Vasantsena. This film totally changed the onscreen and offscreen stature of Rekha. Her sensual and bold performance is pathbreaking for Bollywood at that time. It is one of the super hit films in 1984. The film also features Shankar Nag and Shashi Kapoor in important roles.
- Ijaazat (1987)
Ijaazat is another best movie of Rekha. She won many hearts of the audience with her mature and nuanced performance through this film. The film stars Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, and Anuradha Patel in lead roles. Rekha essays the role of Naseeruddin Shah’s ex-wife. The film also won two National Film Awards.
- Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)
Khoon Bhari Maang is a revenge drama starring Rekha, Kabir Bedi, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakesh Roshan, and Sonu Walia. Rekha played the character of a loving wife, Aarti. After getting betrayed by her husband who has left her to die, she returns as Jyoti for revenge. Khoon Bhari Maang is a women empowerment film.
These are the top 10 best movies of Rekha. There are many more memorable movies of her that are worth to watch.