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Rakhee Details
Profession Actress
Age 76 Years
Date Of Birth 15 August 1947
Zodiac Sign Leo
Birthplace West Bengal India
Height 5.2 Feet
Weight 70 Kgs
Notable Work Karan Arjun
Net Worth $13 million



Rakhee Gulzar is an Indian actress who has appeared in numerous Hindi and Bengali films. She has won three Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award in her four decades of acting among many other honours. 

Rakhee has been nominated for 16 Filmfare awards in total (8 times for Best Actress and 8 times for Best Supporting Actress). In 1967 she made her debut in the Bengali film Bodhu Boron alongside Geeta Dutta. Jeevan Mrityu her first Hindi film was released in 1970.

Rakhee quickly established herself as a versatile actress who could effortlessly portray a range of characters. She received critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Sharmilee (1971) Daag (1973) and Kabhi Kabhie (1976).

 Her performance in the latter earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Over the course of her career Rakhee worked with many prominent actors and directors in the Indian film industry. She starred in several hit films such as Tapasya (1976) Ram Lakhan (1989) and Baazigar (1993) among others.


Rakhee Gulzar will be 76 years old in 2023. Rakhi was born on August 15 1947 in West Bengal India. Her zodiac sign is Leo.


Rakhee Gulzar attended a local girls' school for her early education. Raakhee had an arranged marriage to Bengali journalist/film director Ajay Biswas when she was still a teenager which ended soon after.



Raakhee married Gulzar a film director poet and lyricist. Meghna Gulzar is the couple's daughter. They divorced when their daughter was only a year old. Raakhee lived in her bungalow Muktangan on Sarojini Road in Khar Mumbai which she purchased from Marathi playwright P. L. Deshpande. 

She later sold the property and moved to an apartment two buildings away though the new high-rise bears her name as she had wished. As of 2015 she primarily resides in the Panvel farmhouse on Mumbai's outskirts.

Top 5 Movies of Rakhee

Karan Arjun

Rakesh Roshan directed and produced Karan Arjun a 1995 Indian Hindi-language fantasy action film starring Salman Khan Shah Rukh Khan Raakhee Gulzar Kajol and Mamta Kulkarni. The main antagonist is played by Amrish Puri with Johnny Lever Arjun Jack Gaud Ranjeet and Aasif Sheikh appearing in supporting roles. 

The plot revolves around the two titular brothers who seek vengeance on their greedy uncle for murdering their father but are killed by him and reincarnated to complete the revenge. Rakhee played the role of Durga the mother of the two titular characters played by Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. 

In the movie Durga is shown as a strong-willed woman who has immense faith in her sons and their love for her. Despite losing her sons in a brutal manner she does not lose hope and prays for their return. 

Rakhee Gulzar's performance in the movie was widely appreciated by critics and audiences alike. Her portrayal of a mother who is willing to go to any lengths to protect her sons struck a chord with the audience and added an emotional depth to the movie.

Kabhi Kabhie

Kabhi Kabhie is a 1976 Indian musical romantic drama film written and directed by Yash Chopra and starring Amitabh Bachchan Raakhee Shashi Kapoor Waheeda Rehman Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
This was Yash Chopra's second directorial film following Deewaar (1975) and was notable for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam who won Best Music Director and Sahir Ludhianvi who won Best Lyricist for Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein at the 24th Filmfare Awards. Mukesh also won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song. 

Kabhi Kabhie opened to rave reviews from critics and grossed an estimated $40 million at the box office. Rakhee Gulzar played the role of Pooja Khanna in the classic Bollywood film Kabhie Kabhie. 

Pooja was a young woman who falls in love with Amit Malhotra played by Amitabh Bachchan but is forced to marry someone else due to family obligations. Rakhee Gulzar's portrayal of Pooja was both heart-wrenching and nuanced. She perfectly captured the pain and conflict of a woman torn between her duty to her family and her heart's desire.

Lal Patthar

Lal Patthar is a 1971 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Sushil Majumdar and produced by F. C. Mehra. The film is a remake of the Bengali film Lal Pathar from 1964. Raaj Kumar Hema Malini Raakhee Vinod Mehra and Ajit star in the film. 

The film is one of the few in which the lead actress Hema Malini plays a negative role as a jealous mistress of a zamindar who attempts to frame his young wife as an adulteress. Her performance received praise. Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music for the film. Rakhee Gulzar played a significant role in the movie Lal Patthar. 

She portrayed the character of Rani a courtesan who lives in a mansion that was once owned by a wealthy landlord Thakur Ranjit Singh played by Raaj Kumar. 

Rani is a complex character who is deeply affected by the death of her lover an artist named Samir played by Vinod Mehra. Her grief is compounded by the fact that she feels responsible for his death as she had encouraged him to drink himself to death. 

Rani's character is the heart of the movie as she represents the decay and degradation of the feudal system. She is a symbol of the exploitation of women as she is forced to live a life of prostitution to survive. Despite her circumstances Rani is shown as a strong and resilient woman who refuses to be a victim.


Sharmeelee is a 1971 Indian Hindi-language romantic film directed by Samir Ganguly and produced by Subodh Mukherjee. Shashi Kapoor Raakhee Narendra Nath Nazir Hussain Iftekhar S N Banerjee Anita Guha and Asit Sen star in the film. Raakhee played two roles in this film and its success helped propel her to the top of the list of leading ladies in Hindi films of the decade. Ranjeet made his film debut as well. 

The film begins on a romantic note before taking a brilliant turn toward the mystery and thriller genres halfway through. In the film Rakhee played the character of Kanchan the younger sister of Shashi Kapoor's character Captain Ajit Singh. Kanchan is a shy and introverted girl who is deeply in love with her brother's best friend Anand (played by Shashi Kapoor).

 However due to her introverted nature Kanchan is unable to express her feelings to Anand who is already in love with a woman named Sharmila (also played by Rakhee). Overall Rakhee Gulzar's role in Sharmeelee was a standout performance that showcased her acting range and versatility. 

Her portrayal of Kanchan was a poignant reminder of the power of love and the sacrifices one is willing to make for the ones they love.


Shehzada is a 1972 Bollywood drama film directed by K. Shankar and produced by Surinder Kapoor. It is set during the British Raj. Rajesh Khanna and Raakhee play the lead roles and the supporting cast includes Veena Pandari Bai and Karan Dawan. R. D. Burman composed the music. The film was a remake of the Tamil film Idhu Sathiyam (1963). 

Surinder Kapoor the producer was quoted in an interview Rajesh Khanna who played the title role in Shehzada had a princely demeanor. He began shooting for me without ever discussing the price saying that we could negotiate once the film was completed and S. K. International Films became a recognized company. 

Rakhee Gulzar's performance in Shehzada was highly praised by critics and audiences alike. She brought a lot of depth and emotion to her character portraying Rekha as a strong-willed and independent woman who is not afraid to fight for what she believes in. 

Her chemistry with Joy Mukherjee was also noteworthy adding an extra layer of romance and charm to the film. Overall Rakhee Gulzar's role in Shehzada was one of the highlights of the film. Her captivating performance helped to elevate the story and make it a memorable classic of Hindi cinema.

Career Timeline

Year Rakhee Movies Rakhee Character
2019 Nirbaan Bijolibaba
2009 Classmates N/A
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins Purnima
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Mrs. Sharma
2003 Shubho Mahurat Ranga Pishima
2001 Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love Pratima Kapoor
1999 Baadshah Chief Minister Gayatri Bachchan
1999 Dil Kya Kare N/A
1998 Sham Ghansham Ganga Satyadev Singh
1998 Barood Gayetri Sharma
1998 Soldier Geeta Malhotra
1997 Achena Atithi N/A
1997 Border Dharamvir's mother
1997 Jeevan Yudh Mrs. Rai
1997 Ankhon Mein Tum Ho Ranimaa (Mrs. Burman)
1996 Durjan N/A
1996 Jaan Rukmini
1995 Karan Arjun Durga Singh
1995 Kismat Geeta
1994 Phiriye Dao Arjun's mother
1994 Vivekananda N/A
1993 Rudaali Bhikni/Euli
1993 Pratimurti N/A
1993 Khal Nayak Mrs. Aarti Prasad
1993 Kshatriya Maheshwari Devi
1993 Dil Ki Baazi Nirmala Devi
1993 Anari N/A
1993 Baazigar Mrs. Shobha Sharma
1991 Saugandh Ganga
1991 Pratikar Saraswati Devi
1990 Jeevan Ek Sangharsh Dharam Verma
1989 Ram Lakhan Mrs. Sharda Pratap Singh
1989 Santosh Rachna
1988 Gold Medal Shobha / Dimple
1988 Mere Baad Vidya
1988 Falak Durga Verma
1988 Prateek Sunanda
1988 Sagar Sangam N/A
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Laxmi
1987 Dacait Devi Choudhrain
1986 Amma Shanta
1986 Zindagani Sumitra Devi
1985 Pighalta Aasman Aarti
1985 Saaheb Sujata Sharma
1984 Anand Aur Anand Mrs. Arun Anand
1984 Bandh Honth N/A
1984 Parama Parama
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye N/A
1984 Zameen Aasmaan Kavita
1983 Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka N/A
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Mrs. Sharda Rai Bahadur
1982 Taaqat Devi
1982 Shriman Shrimati Parvati Devi
1982 Bemisal Kavita Chaturvedi (Sakhi)
1982 Dil Aakhir Dil Hai Kusum Desai
1982 Shakti Sheetal
1981 Rocky Parvati
1981 Laawaris Vidya
1981 Dhuaan N/A
1981 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat N/A
1981 Anusandhan Rajni
1981 Baseraa Sharda Balraj Kohli
1981 Shradhanjali N/A
1980 Lootmaar Raksha Bhagat
1980 Aanchal Shanti
1980 Hum Kadam Indu Gupta
1980 Shaan Sheetal Kumar
1979 Hamare Tumhare Maya
1979 Jurmana Rama Sharma
1979 Kaala Patthar Dr. Sudha Sen
1979 Shyamla N/A
1978 Chameli Memsaheb Chameli
1978 Trishna Aarti S. Gupta
1978 Kasme Vaade Suman
1978 Trishul Geeta
1978 Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Kaamna
1977 Doosra Aadmi Nisha
1976 Tapasya Indrani Sinha Indu
1976 Kabhi Kabhie Pooja Khanna
1975 Mere Sajna Kammo
1975 Angaarey Shova
1974 Pagli Gori
1974 27 Down Shalini
1973 Heera Panna Reema Singh
1973 Daag Chandni
1973 Blackmail Asha Mehta
1973 Banarasi Babu Neela
1973 Joshila Sapna
1972 Anokhi Pehchan N/A
1972 Aan Baan Rekha
1972 Aankhon Aankhon Mein Parvati
1972 Beimaan N/A
1972 Janwar Aur Insaan Meena
1972 Shehzada Chanda
1972 Shaadi Ke Baad Shova
1972 Sub Ka Saathi Rosie
1972 Wafaa Saraswati
1972 Yaar Mera N/A
1971 Sharmilee Kanchan/Kamini
1971 Reshma Aur Shera Gopal's Wife
1971 Paaras Barkha Singh
1971 Lal Patthar Sumita
1970 Aparajeya Bina
1970 Jeevan Mrityu Deepa


Gulzar Slapped Rakhee

Rakhee was taken aback when she saw her husband emerge from Suchitra Sen's room in the middle of the night. Gulzar attempted to handle the situation but the actress's rage reached the seventh heaven. The hotel staff gathered because her voice was so loud. Gulzar's patience had run out and he appears to have hit his wife. Later the hotel staff learned that Gulzar had severely beaten his wife that night.

Rakhee who had been hurt by her husband's beating decided to go to the movies again and began a new inning with Yash Chopra's film Kabhi Kabhie. Following the birth of their daughter in 1974 the couple divorced.

Net Worth

Rakhee Gulzar has a net worth of $13 Million. She has earned a significant amount of money over the years through her work in the entertainment industry. Her net worth may include her earnings from acting producing and other business ventures.

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