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Born on August 15, 1947, Rakhee Gulzar was born in Ranaghat, which is located in West Bengal. His father used to trade shoes. Rakhi was married to Bengali film director Ajay Vishwas at a young age, but this marriage did not last long.

There is a perception in the Hindi cinema that after a while, people do not like to see actresses on screen because they do not get replaced as the main actress and the characters of old mother or sister do not do one time hit heroines. But there are some exceptions like Rakhi Gulzar. Rakhi, who is evergreen like her husband Gulzar, has set a precedent in the Hindi cinema world that is worthy. Apart from pairing with the same actor, playing the role of his mother is an act of courage and this task has been successfully done by Rakhi.

Rakhee Gulzar made her film debut with the Bengali film “Badhu Baran” for the first time. This was his first film at the age of 20. The film proved to be a hit and Rakhi Gulzar started getting work in Hindi films. Rakhi started working in Bollywood in 1970 with the film “Jeevan Mriti”. This film was also a hit. After this, in 1971, he registered his name in the successful heroines in Hindi cinema through “shy”. However, after this, instead of lead heroines, he got more roles of co-actresses, which he played with all his heart. He believed that no roll is small or big.

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In films like “Heera Panna”, “Daag”, “Tapasya”, he also gained a lot of praise by playing small roles. He gave eight hits with Amitabh Bachchan including “Kabhi Kabhie”, “Kasme Vaade”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”, “Trishul”, “Kala Patthar”, “Penalty”, “A rainy night”. While Rakhi played the lead role with Amitabh Bachchan in these films, while she became his mother in “Shaan”, Amitabh Bachchan’s sister-in-law and Shakti. Due to being so full of diversity, Rakhi was able to take herself so far ahead in Bollywood.

Even after 1985, when he stopped getting the lead role, he did not give up and accepted the role of mother and widows in films. It was a bold move and Rakhi got success here too. “Dacoit”, “Ram-Lakhan”, “Saugandh”, “Khalnayak”, “Kshatriya”, “Anari”, “Baazigar”, “Karan-Arjun”, “Border”, “Soldier”, “A Relationship – The Bond” He acted very well in films like “Off Love” and “Dil Ka Rishta”. His performance did not diminish even at this threshold of age.

Rakhi made her second marriage to director, ghazal writer and poet Gulzar. His name was Rakhi Gulzar only after his marriage to Gulzar. The love story of Rakhi Gulzar and Gulzar is also very interesting. Both of their love had reached their destination hiding from the eyes of the world, although after a few years of marriage, both live separately since Rakhi’s daughter, but they have not yet divorced.


At an early age, Rakhi married film director Ajay Biswas in 1963. Rakhi’s marriage did not last long and they divorced in 1965 after two years. She then married the famous lyricist Gulzar on 15 May 1973. He had a daughter Meghna Gulzar with him. Meghna Gulzar stays with her father Gulzar after the parents split up.