Waheeda Rehman Turns 81: Some Interesting Facts to Know about this Living Legend

by | Feb 12, 2019 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Waheeda Rehman was born on 3rd February 1938. She is a legendary actress who not only did Hindi films but was also a part of Tamil, Telugu and Bengali films. This Veteran actress mesmerized the audience in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s.

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about this renowned actress of her era:


  • Waheeda Rehman was first casted in a Telugu movie. She was just a 16-year-old teenager when she confronted the camera lenses.

  • Waheeda Ji had many relationships with Amitabh Bachchan. Not in real life, but in reel life. She played the role of the sister-in-law, mother in ‘Trishul’ and wife in ‘Kabhie Kabhie’.
  • Who knew that Waheeda Rehman wanted to a doctor? Yes, you heard it right. She wanted to be a doctor. But destiny had different plans for her and she landed into acting at a very young age.
  • There is nothing that this actor can’t do. She has shown her versatility by playing different roles. Waheeda Ji was also a part of Tamil, Telugu and Bengali films.
  • This superstar has been awarded 4 times by the Government of India.
1971: National Award for best actress (Reshma Aur Shera)
1972: Padma Shri
2006: NTR National Award
2011: Padma Bhushan
  • The actress has even won the Filmfare award thrice.

1966: Award for best actress (Guide)

1968: Award for best actress (Neel Kamal)

1994: Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Eid pe Sevaiyan Nahi? Ye Kaise Ho Sakta Hai? Well, Waheeda Rehman ji’s own hand cooked Sevaiyan are very popular.
  • Apart from her love for movies, she was passionate about photography. She had a strong desire to shoot and visit the National Parks of Africa.

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