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Bhanurekha Ganesan, popuarly known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian actress who has appeared in Hindi films. She started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu movie Rangula Ratnam, though her film debut as a lead happened four years later with Sawan Bhadon (1970). Despite the success of several of her early films, she was often panned for her looks and it was not until the mid-to-late 1970s that she got recognition as an actress. Since the late 1970s, after undertaking a physical transformation, she has been featured as a sex symbol in the Indian media.

Film Career

Rekha has appeared in over 180 films in a career spanning over 40 years. She has won three Filmfare awards (two for best actress and one for best supporting actress).

Rajya Sabha Member

In 2012, Rekha was nominated to the Rajya Sahba, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. President Prathiba Patel has approved the nomination on April 26. Rekha took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on May 15, 2012. She signed the members' register and later greeted Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley before walking to her allotted seat of No. 99. She spent 19 minutes after the business of the house started and left.

Rekha in News

Seminar on ""Transitions from School to University: Study Opportunities, Career Planning and Professional Development"" by Jindal Global University
Business Wire IndiaThe International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in collaboration with Delhi Public School (DPS), R.K. Puram organized a conference titled Seminar on “Transitions from School to University: Study Opportunities, Career Planning and Professional Development

FASHION CAPSULE - 'FLEUR DE SPRING' in the Capital adds Style to the Season

Max India Foundation Salutes Breast Cancer Survivors in a Gala Event 'Celebrate Me'
Business Wire IndiaContinuing its commitment and fight against Breast Cancer, Max India Foundation (MIF) culminated its month long breast cancer screening and awareness campaign with “Celebrate Me” event in Delhi

Max India Foundation Makes a Difference to Life by Fighting Breast Cancer
Business Wire IndiaMax India Foundation (MIF), the CSR arm of Max group, organized a month long Cancer screening and awareness campaign in Delhi NCR and across all 8 blocks of Bathinda, Punjab. The campaign which commenced on 23rd February, 2015, reached out to over 500 women through 13 camps in the 2 states

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CDT and TIAA-CREF Invest in Eight Affordable Housing Properties in California
The Community Development Trust (CDT), which provides capital for the preservation of affordable housing, today announced a new partnership with TIAA-CREF, a U.S. financial services organization, to co-invest in affordable housing. The program's initial investment covers eight first mortgages on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in California totaling approximately $20 million.

3-V Biosciences Appoints Rekha Hemrajani as Chief Financial Officer
3-V Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics that modulate key pathways in oncology and infectious diseases, announced today that Rekha Hemrajani has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer, SVP of Business and Financial Operations. Ms

LockPath and Tripwire Enhance Risk and Vulnerability Management Programs With New Integration
OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - November 20, 2014) - LockPath, a leader in innovative governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and information security (InfoSec) solutions, today announced a new integration with technology partner, Tripwire, the leader in advanced threat, security and compliance solutions

Brinqa Joins Tripwire Technology Alliance Partner Program
Brinqa, a leader in unified risk analytics solutions, today announced its partnership with Tripwire, Inc., a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions

FireMon and Tripwire Partner to Enable Continuous Real-Time Threat Analysis and Remediation
FireMon, the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions, and Tripwire, Inc., a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the integration of Tripwire IP360 and FireMon Security Manager with Risk Analyzer.

LockPath and Tripwire Announce Integration Partnership
LockPath, the leader of innovative governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions today announce their integration partnership with Tripwire, a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions Exclusively Launches Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Khoobsurat’ Movie Catalogue by Vishal Online
Sonam Kapoor fans are in for a pleasant treat as a huge release of the style diva is just around the corner. The mega production Khoobsurat directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur is releasing on the 19th of September. With comparisons unavoidable to the era of the ever ebullient Rekha, the movie surely has expectations abound on its shoulders. Zohraa

‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ with Lilavati Hospital
Doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), in their endeavour towards the upliftment of the girl child, takes another step forward, in their initiative ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ on February 5, at Taj Lands End, Bandra (W) from 7 pm onwards

Advent Earns "Excellence in Risk Management Systems and Compliance" Award
Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Advent has been named for 'Excellence in Risk Management Systems and Compliance' by FSO Knowledge Xchange (FSOkx) at the 7th Annual Financial Services Outsourcing Forum with Excellence Awards in New York City

Intuit India Supports Grace Hopper Celebration 2012
Intuit India, true to its spirit of encouraging small businesses and entrepreneurship, recently sponsored the second edition of the Women Entrepreneurship Quest (WEQ) 2012 at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing. WEQ is a platform designed to promote and showcase early-stage ventures with a technology component founded or led by women entrepreneurs

President Pranab gives lessons on Rajya Sabha to Sachin and Rekha
Sachin and Rekha attend Rajya Sabha session for the first time

Monsoon session of Parliament to begin today
BJP planning to corner the government in the Monsoon session over several issues

Sachin and Rekha cast their votes in Vice-Presidential election
Sachin and Rekha would attend the Monsoon session in Rajya Sabha from tomorrow

Sachin Tendulkar made member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology
Rajya Sabha MP made a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT

Doctors stage nationwide strike against Medical Council Act amendments
Medical services across the country came to a standstill on Monday after doctors affiliated to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a one-day strike in protest against the proposed amendments to the Indian medical Council (IMC) Acts related to clinical establishment and private practice.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar declines official bunglow
Cricketer and newly elected Rajya Sabha MP, Sachin Tendulkar set a noble precedent on Saturday, refusing the 7000 square feet-Type 7 official bunglow, as the batting legend felt it would be a waste of taxpayers' money.

BJP MP Sidhu hails Congress for nominating Sachin to Rajya Sabha
Former cricketer and BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday welcomed batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's new innings in the Rajya Sabha, and hailed the ruling Congress Party for selecting a right candidate.

Gadkari welcomes Tendulkar's new innings as Rajya Sabha MP
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nitin Gadkari on Monday congratulated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on his taking oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Anna asks Sachin to pitch for strong Lokpal in Parliament
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Monday congratulated cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on becoming member of the Rajya Sabha and expressed the hope that the batting maestro would raise his voice for a strong Lokpal Bill in Parliament.

Would like to contribute to all sports, says Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Monday, said he looked at it as a great honour, and would like to use the opportunity of being a member of the Upper House of Parliament to contribute in a meaningful manner not only for cricket, but also for other sports.

Sachin Tendulkar takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Monday.

Seat change in Rajya Sabha is Jaya Bachchan's own 'Silsila': Amar Singh
Reacting to reports that Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had demanded a change in her seat in Rajya Sabha after Bollywood actress Rekha's nomination to the Upper House, Rashtriya Lokmanch Party president Amar Singh on Tuesday said it was her own 'Silsila'.

Rekha to take oath as Rajya Sabha MP today
Bollywood actress Rekha will take oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Tuesday.

Congress mocks Bal Thackeray's remark on Sachin's RS nomination
Congress leader and Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday took a dig at Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray over his statements on Tendulkar, saying other political parties could not digest the fact that Tendulkar had been nominated by the Congress-led central government.

Nomination of Sachin to Rajya Sabha, Congess' dirtiest play: Bal Thackeray
Doubting the intentions behind the proposal to nominate Sachin Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha member, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said this was the Congress' 'dirtiest play'.

Political, business fraternity hail Tendulkar's nomination as Rajya Sabha MP
Hailing the proposal to nominate cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, people from the political and business fraternity said this step would surely bring some positive change in the country.

Tinsel town, politicians attend Esha-Bharat Takhtani reception in Mumbai
Family and friends of Bollywood actress Esha Deol attended her wedding reception here on Saturday evening.

Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha MP evokes mixed response from fans
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's new innings in Rajya Sabha has evoked mixed response from his fans.

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