Born on 24th January 1964, Rekha Bhardwaj is an iconic Indian singer and live performer. She has been the voice behind a plethora of Bollywood hot-selling tunes. From songs like Hamari Atariya to playful and mixes like Sasural Genda Phool and Kabira, Rekha has consistently struck the right tunes delivering power-packed performances over the past decades. There is no doubt that she has been entertaining a larger audience since the day she started her acting career. Many of her fans are still in search of more information to know about her. While she may have been in the limelight for far too long, here are some hidden 8 facts that you may not know about Rekha. Let us have a look!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rekha Bhardwaj
1- Beauty with a Brain
Rekha Bhardwaj went to Hindu College in Delhi, following which she attended the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, School of Indian Classic music and dance. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
2- Music Training
Her preliminary training on music was at home by none other than her older sister. After music school, she received training in Gharana singing under Pandit Amarnath.
3- Debut Album
In collaboration with Gulzar and ten years since its inception, her first album Ishqa Ishqa was released in 2002. A song in the album Raat Ki Jogan was conceived as early as 1994. The release won her massive accolades, allowing her to secure songs like Namak Ishq Ka for Omkara (2006).
4- Known For
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Haider (2014), and Talvar(2015) are, to name a few, classics that skyrocketed Rekha’s popularity.
Receiving two Filmfare Awards and one National Award, Bhardwaj has swiped the slate clean with back-to-back hits and nominations. In 2009 and 2011, Rekha won the Female Vocalist Of The Year for Sasural Genda Phool and Darling at Mirchi Music Awards.
6- Marital Status
In 1991, Bhardwaj tied knots with Vishal Bhardwaj six years after she first met him. Her beau Vishal is a renowned filmmaker-composer and playback singer.
7- VB Music
Owing to the lockdown, the couple finally launched their much-awaited independent music label. Written by Gulzar, Dhoop Aane Do is premised on the migrants who are grateful for the sun despite walking miles in its scorching canopy. The song was the couple’s first release.
8- Multi-lingual Singer
Not only Hindi, but her vocals also extend to languages like Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, and Malayam. Her credits include the Marathi song Unn Matlabi, Doshomi a Bengali song, and Doore Doore, a song in Malayam.