For the youngsters of this generation, she must be the old woman who portrayed a mother's role in movies like 'Delhi 6' and 'Rang De Basanti'. But surely, they all agree to one thing- her portrayal was brilliant, touching and showcased her perfection at acting even at such an old age.
But much before playing a mother to our beloved actors, Waheeda Rehman herself used to be the most beloved actress of the sixties. And not just beloved, she was considered as the one most beautiful faces of the industry with exceptionally brilliant acting skills.
While the versatile actress is busy getting birthday wishes from the film fraternity that have remained under her charm since the past 6 decades, let us look at the movies that made her a big star.
Her biggest claim to fame, the move in itself is a classic and Rehman's performance as the good-hearted prostitute who falls in love with Guru Dutt and becomes a supporting factor in the poet's life which is otherwise filled with fickle people, won several hearts.
2. Kaagaz Ke Phool:
Movies of the earlier times have been termed as classics because they used to have huge amount of human depth in them. And 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' was another such story Waheeda Rehman plays a loner who meets another loner only to fall for him but due to a sudden rise in her acting career and circumstances the two separate forever. The intensity with which she played this character and her various phases of life would amaze you!
'Guide' is all about Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand, who had become a hit on-screen pair by then! Her performance as the innocent and hen-pecked wife who longs to get back to her passion and later, the arrogance after becoming a popular name was appreciated by all. She even won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role.
4. Neel Kamal:
A quite unique film in its own way, 'Neel Kamal' was about past life and how it haunts Sita (Waheeda Rehman)'s present life. She portrayed two different roles with so much conviction and perfection that she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress once again!
5. Reshma Aur Shera:
While her popularity and stardom was reaching heights, playing the lovable Rajasthani women who sacrifices her love to protect Amitabh Bachchan won her the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actress.
Here's wishing the once-upon-a-time reigning beauty of Bollywood a very Happy Birthday and thanking her for entertaining us all these years in variety of roles.