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Bhanurekha Ganesan, better known by her stage name, Rekha is one of the few actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, who has been bestowed with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. The actress’ excellence in the field of acting is unknown to none. Rekha started her acting career as a child actor, when she appeared in the Telugu film, Inti Guttu, when she was just one year old. It was only after some years that she made her leading acting debut with the movie, Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999, which was released in 1969.
Since then, Rekha has reportedly appeared in more than 180 films and has cemented her legacy in the Hindi cinema as one of the most versatile and iconic actresses of all time. Even at the age of 69, she still carries herself with utmost grace. Whether we talk about her fashion quotient or her thoughts about marriage and life, she is hands-down the OG diva of Hindi cinema.
Well, today, we are going to take a look at some of the most expensive things that Rekha owns and which speak volumes about her luxurious lifestyle. However, before we jump into the details, here’s a quick recap of Rekha’s personal and professional fronts!
For the unversed, Rekha is the daughter of the famous South Indian actors, Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli. On October 10, 1954, Rekha was born to her celebrity parents in Madras when the couple wasn’t married. Until the mid-1970s, Rekha always refrained from answering questions about her family background. As per reports, she wasn’t on good terms with her father, Gemini, as he did not accept Rekha as his daughter in public.
Rekha’s childhood was quite traumatic as she grew up without her father’s guidance, and due to her mother’s busy acting schedule, she was unable to form a bond with her. However, five years before Pushpavalli’s death in 2005, Rekha and her mother started understanding each other. But, sadly, it was way too late by then. However, the doting daughter always speaks highly of her late mother in her interviews and never skips a chance to laud her mother for everything she did for her.
The timeless beauty, Rekha fell in love a couple of times in her life. Some of her most famous alleged relationships were with iconic stars like Jeetendra, Kiran Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Akshay Kumar. Out of all these men, it was Delhi-based businessman, Mukesh Agarwal, who won Rekha’s heart and soul. The couple got married on March 4, 1990, which was followed by a beautiful honeymoon in London.
Unfortunately, soon after their marriage, the entire world was going through a financial crisis, and Mukesh Agarwal’s business also started falling apart, and he went into acute depression. The couple reportedly started having a lot of arguments over Rekha’s acting career, and it was then the actress realised that she had made a mistake by marrying Mukesh Agarwal. As per reports, Mukesh started spending a lot of time in Mumbai in order to stay close to his wife, Rekha, who cut down on her visits to Delhi.
It not only changed the dynamics of their married life but also cracked everything between them. Unfortunately, on September 10, 1990, Mukesh and Rekha agreed on divorce by mutual consent according to Yasser Usman's biography about the actress. However, it is not known, whether the two ever got divorced or not. However, it is true that Mukesh was unable to cope with the pain of his unstable marriage and falling business.
The businessman committed suicide on October 2, 1990. Since the demise of her ex-husband, Rekha decided to never get married again. Fast forward to 2023, and she is still unmarried but quite happy in her life. Moving on to her luxurious lifestyle, here is the list of expensive things that the OG diva of Bollywood owns!
The evergreen diva, Rekha resides in a luxurious bungalow in one of Mumbai’s poshest areas, Bandra Bandstand. The place is also the home of Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar. However, not much info about the property is on the internet. However, as per media sources, Rekha’s luxurious bungalow is worth around the sum of Rs. 100 crores. According to several reports in recent years, Rekha also has invested a lot of money in real estate. Although the exact figure isn’t in the public domain, but the investment made by the actress in real estate is quite huge, as per reports.
Everyone is aware of the fact that Rekha is an exceptional actress and has a great fashion quotient. However, what not a lot of people know is that she is an avid car lover. The actress has a Mercedes-Benz S-Class (Rs. 2.17 crores), Audi A8 (Rs. 1.63 crores), Honda City (Rs. 13lakh), BMW i7 Electric (Rs. 2.03 crores ), and a Rolce Royce Ghost (Rs. 6.01 crores).
Rekha’s love for sarees and jewellery is known to almost everyone out there. Time and again, we have seen Rekha gracing reality shows and award nights in stunning Kanjeevaram sarees and exquisite gold jewellery. If the reports are to be believed, Rekha has a collection of sarees and gold jewellery worth Rs. 25 crores.
As per multiple reports, Rekha has multiple income streams. From appearing in reality shows to doing a lot of photoshoots, she has a series of income sources despite not actively working in films. If the reports are to be believed, she has an estimated net worth of Rs. 332 crores.
Well, we are in love with how Rekha has made a place in the hearts of almost every cinema lover out there with her acting chops, style and grace. Will we ever see a megastar like her again? Share your thoughts with us.