Birth: 15-08-1947 , West Bengal,India

Rakhee is an Indian film actress, who has primarily appeared in Hindi and Bengali films. She won rave reviews for her first Bengali film, `Badhu Baran` 1967 in Calcutta at the age of 20, after which she was offered the lead role in her first Hindi film, Rajshri Productions `Jeevan Mrityu` with Dharmendra in 1970, the film went on to become a big hit including its song 'Jhilmil sitaron ka aangan hoga...'.

 

She shot to fame in the 1971 film `Sharmilee` where she played a double role alongside Shashi Kapoor. Consequently she established herself as a popular and talented Hindi heroine acting with the best co-stars and directors, in several blockbuster films including `Heera Panna` (1973), `Daag` (1973), `Blackmail` (1973) and `Tapasya` (1976).

 

To her advantage she formed an extremely popular romantic pairing with leading Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. They went on to star in eight hit films including `Kabhie Kabhie` (1976), `Muqaddar Ka Sikander` (1977), `Kasme Vaade` (1978), `Trishul` (1978), `Kaala Patthar` (1979), `Jurmana` (1979), `Barsaat Ki Ek Raat` (1981), and `Bemisal` (1982). Her last film was `Shubho Mahurat` in 2003 for which she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and has since retired from the film industry.