Actress Waheeda Rehman, who established herself in the Hindi cine world with super hit films like ‘CID’, ‘Guide’ and ‘Chaudhavi Ka Chand’. His most successful film career was ‘Khamoshi’ in 1970. He was accompanied by Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna. At an event, famous actor-filmmaker Gurudutt saw Waheeda, after which his luck shone.
Waheeda was born on 3 February 1938 in Chengalpatt, Tamil Nadu to a Tamil-Urdu speaking family. His father was DM, which led to his posting in many parts of the country. The sudden demise of his father in 1948 led to many troubles on Waheeda. His mother also died in the year 1955. A year after his father’s death, Waheeda, who was well versed in Bharatanatyam, appeared in the lead role in the Telugu film ‘Rosulu Marai’. The film was a success and Waheeda was spotted by Bollywood’s famous actor-filmmaker Gurudutt at a party organized to celebrate his success.
Gurudutt immediately offered her the film ‘CID’. After this, he never looked back. Gurudutt gave Waheeda his film ‘C.I.D.’ Apart from this, Waheeda also acted in five of his popular films including ‘Pyaasa’, ’12 O’Clock’, ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’, ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam’ and ‘Chaudhavi Ka Chand’. Waheeda and the evergreen actor Devananda became very popular in Hindi cinema. He gave five blockbuster films simultaneously. Waheeda has been awarded the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. She has also been a National Award winner.