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 Raakhee (JamActor of India)



Raakhee  (Indian Film Actor)


Raakhee Gulzar was born on August 15, 1947 in India, also known as Raakhee or Rakhi, is an Indian Bollywood actress originally from the state of West Bengal . Raakhee Gulzar's career spans from the 1970s to the present.

Raakhee, besides Moushumi Chatterji, was another married Bengali actress to make it in Hindi films. However, it was not easy. She was married to Ajoy Biswas, a journalist and director. After a screen test, she was not selected even for the film he was directing (Sambandh). Rajshri Films gave her the first break opposite Dharmendra in `Jeevan Mrityu` (1970). The film was a hit and a career began.

While still a teenager, Raakhee had a very brief unhappy marriage to Bengali film director Ajay Biswas.

She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2003. She has a daughter called Meghna (Bosky) who had directed a film named Filhaal starring Sushmita Sen, Tabu, Sanjay Suri and Palaash Sen.

Her haunting beauty and talent (`Daag`) win her several admirers. At the peak of her career she married once again. The man was Gulzar. Unfortunately, this marriage too didn't work out. While the couple didn't divorce, they separated. Raakhee made a comeback to films and followed several silver jubilee hits Tapasya and Kabhie Kabhie (1975), Trishul and Muqqadar Ka Sikander (1978), Kaala Patthar (1979) and Laawaris 1981).

Interestingly, both her husbands were romantically involved with Meena Kumari. A Meena Kumari hang-up has always been visible in Raakhee. This turned her into an alcoholic and also aged her faster. But, like Meena Kumari, her strong point was an expressive face and an equally animated dialogue delivery, which helped her make her presence felt. Unlike most of her contemporaries who faded away or cribbed for not getting meaty roles, Raakhee happily accepted mother roles. She even agreed to play mother to Amitabh, once her romantic lead, in `Shakti` and continued playing mother roles in several films.

The films include `Ram Lakhan` (1989), `Khalnayak` (1993) and `Karan Arjun` (1995) where she has played mother to Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

The intensity with which she once projected her love was transferred to strength to becoming an avenging angel in `Karan Arjun` and several other films.

Raakhee loves to cook fish curry and every member has tasted it at least once.

Awards :

1973 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Daag: A Poem Of Love
1976 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Tapsya
1989 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Ram Lakhan
2003 - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Shubho Muhurat
2003 - She was awarded the Padma Shri


Date of Birth: 15 August 1947
Sign: Leo
City: Kolkata
Country: India
Children: daughter Meghna
Marital status: divorced twice
Ex-spouse: Ajay Biswas
Ex-spouse: Sampooran Singh Gulzar
Other facts: she had problem with alcohol
Occupation: bollywood actress
Debut Film: Badhu Bharan
Languages: bengali, hindi, English

Filmography :

Shubho Mahurat (2003)
Dil Ka Rishta (2003)
Talaash: The Hunt Begins (2003)
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001)
Baadshah (1999)
Soldier (1998)
Barood (1998)
Sham Ghansham (1998)
Ankhon Mein Tum Ho (1997)
Jeevan Yudh (1997)
Border (1997)
Kismat (1995)
Karan Arjun (1995)
Baazigar (1993)
Anari (1993)
Dil Ki Baazi (1993)
Kshatriya (1993)
Khal Nayak (1993)
Pratimurti (1993)
Rudaali (1993)
Pratikar (1991)
Saugandh (1991)
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh
Santosh (1989)
Ram Lakhan (1989)
Falak (1988)
Gold Medal (1988)
Dacait (1987)
Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987)
Zindagani (1986)
Saaheb (1985)
Zameen Aasmaan (1984)
Anand Aur Anand (1984)
Paroma (1984)
Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye (1984)
Bandhan Kachche Dhaagon Ka (1983)
Shakti (1982)
Dil Aakhir Dil Hai (1982)
Bemisal (1982)
Shriman Shrimati (1982)
Taaqat (1982)
Yeh Vaada Raha (1982)
Shradhanjali (1981)
Baseraa (1981)
Anusandhan (1981)
Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981)
Dhuaan (1981)
Laawaris (1981)
Rocky (1981)
Shaan (1980)
Aanchal (1980)
Lootmaar (1980)
Kaala Patthar (1979)
Jurmaana (1979)
Hamaare Tumhaare (1979)
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
Trishul (1978)
Kasme Vaade (1978)
Trishna (1978)
Doosara Aadmi (1977)
Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
Tapasya (1976)
Angaarey (1975)
Mere Sajna (1975)
Chameli Memsaab(1975)
27 Down (1974)
Joshila (1973)
Banarasi Babu (1973)
Blackmail (1973)
Daag (1973)
Heera Panna (1973)
Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972)
Aan Baan (1972)
Anokhi Pehchaan (1972)
Beimaan (1972)
Janwar Aur Insaan (1972)
Shaadi Ke Baad (1972)
Yaar Mera (1972)
Shehzada (1972)
Wafaa (1972)
Pagli (1972)
Lal Patthar (1971)
Paaras (1971)
Reshma Aur Shera (1971)
Sharmilee (1971)
Jeevan Mrityu (1970)
Baghini (1968)
Badhu Bharan (1967)


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