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Waheeda Rehman was a popular name in the Tamil film industry when Guru Dutt's eyes fell on her, and he decided to bring the radiant beauty to Mumbai. Waheeda Rehman made her debut in Guru Dutt's production, CID. The film, Pyaasa, was the beginning of a new revolution in Indian cinema and the maiden voyage of the iconic love tale between the two actors, Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt. The on-screen chemistry of Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt was readily received by the audience.
The veteran actress is 83 years old and is having the time of her life with her daughter, Kashvi. We can often find endearing pictures of Waheeda ji on her daughter, Kashvi's IG handle. For Waheeda ji's 82nd birthday on February 3, 2020, the veteran actress had taken a trip to the holy city, Varanasi with her daughter. Kashvi had shared pictures from the same on her IG handle.
Waheeda Rehman, 83 went snorkelling with her daughter, Kashvi, and the internet went into a frenzy of admiration for the veteran actress and her adventurous soul. Kashvi posted a picture with her mom, Waheeda ji from under the water and wrote, "Snorkelling with Mom #waterbabies." On her post, fans went crazy and commented loads of appreciation messages for the veteran actor. Have a look:
Talking about Waheeda ji's personal life, it is said that Guru Dutt's suicidal death on October 10, 1964, was because of his immense love for her. For the uninitiated, Dutt sahab's biopic, Pyaasa is in the making and according to a report by ETimes, a source had revealed that the film is going to unfold all the decade-long questions regarding his depression and suicide. The source had stated, "While doing her research, Bhavna spoke to a few people who worked with him and found out that he was not unhappy with his professional or personal life. While there have been speculations for years that he committed suicide (ended his life) because of his love for Waheeda Rehman, but it is not the truth. According to an actor who worked in Guru Dutt's films, he had moved on in life and was not in an unhappy space at all."
Waheeda Rehman had marked her debut in the glamour world at the age of 17 with a scintillating dance sequence in the 1955 Telugu film, Roju Marayi (remade as Kaalam Mari Pochu in Tamil). Waheeda ji had gotten hitched to the actor, Shashi Rekhi (also known as Kamaljeet) in 1974. Together, they have two children, Sohail Rekhi, who is a writer and Kashvi Rekhi. Waheeda ji's husband, Shashi Rekhi had died in the year 2000. Waheeda Rehman's sister, Shahida Rehman had once talked about the veteran actress with The Hindu and had said, "We have never treated Waheeda as a celebrity, but only as our sister. She also has never wanted it to be any different."
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