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Waheeda Rehman Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Children

Waheeda Rehman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth February 3, 1938
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Waheeda Rehman is an Indian actor and dancer whose career spanned over five decades in which she appeared in a variety of films such as Guide, Rojulu Marayi, Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum, Kaagaz Ke Phool, C.I.D., 12 O’Clock, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Solva Saal, Kala Bazar, Ek Phool Char Kaante, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Bees Saal Baad, RakhiBaat Ek Raat KiMujhe Jeene DoKaun Apna Kaun ParayaEk Dil Sau AfsaneTeesri KasamDil Diya Dard LiyaPatthar Ke SanamRam Aur Shyam, Neel Kamal, Baazi, Khamoshi, Prem PujariMan Ki Aankhen, Vishwaroopam II, Man MandirReshma Aur SheraZindagi ZindagiDil Ka RaajaLove in Bombay, Bangaaru KalaluKabhi KabhieNamkeenDharam Kanta, Himmatwala, Coolie, Bayen Hath Ka KhelMashaalSunnyChandniLamheSinghasan, Om Jai JagadishMaine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, 15 Park AvenueWaterChukkallo ChandruduRang De BasantiDelhi 6The Song of Scorpions, Arshinagar, and Skater Girl. She is regarded as one of Hindi cinema’s most accomplished actors and has been a recipient of numerous accolades including the Padma Shri (the 4th-highest civilian award of the Republic of India) in 1972, the Padma Bhushan (the 3rd-highest civilian award in the Republic of India) in 2011, and Dadasaheb Phalke Award (India’s highest award in the field of cinema) for the year 2021.

Born Name

Waheeda Rehman

Nick Name

Waheeda

Waheeda Rehman as seen at a chat show for NDTV in 2012
Waheeda Rehman as seen at a chat show for NDTV in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Chengalpet, Madras Presidency, British India

Residence

Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Waheeda Rehman attended St. Joseph’s Convent in Visakhapatnam. She also received Bharatanatyam training in Chennai.

Occupation

Actor, Dancer

Family

  • Father – Mohammed Abdur Rehman (Worked as a district commissioner; Died in 1951)
  • Mother – Mumtaz Begum
  • Siblings – Sayeeda Rehman (Older Sister), Shahida Malik (Older Sister), Zahida (Older Sister)

Build

Slim

From Left to Right - Nanda Karnataki, Waheeda Rehman, Helen, and Sadhana as seen while posing for a picture in Mumbai, Maharashtra in 2010
From Left to Right – Nanda Karnataki, Waheeda Rehman, Helen, and Sadhana as seen while posing for a picture in Mumbai, Maharashtra in 2010 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Height

5 ft 1 in or 155 cm

Weight

54 kg or 119 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Waheeda Rehman has dated –

  1. Kamaljeet (b. Shashi Rekhi) (1974-2000) – She tied the knot with actor Kamaljeet in April 1974 and they were blessed with 2 children – a son named Sohail and a daughter named Kashvi. Following their marriage, the duo started living in a farmhouse in Bangalore but Waheeda Rehman relocated to Mumbai after her husband’s demise in 2000.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Waheeda Rehman is of Deccan Muslim descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Smile

Brand Endorsements

She has served as an ambassador for RangDe, an organization combating poverty in India.

Religion

Islam

Waheeda Rehman (Right) receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, on the occasion of 69th National Film Awards ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, India in 2023
Waheeda Rehman (Right) receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, on the occasion of the 69th National Film Awards ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, India in 2023 (Institution: President’s Secretariat / static.pib.gov.in / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Waheeda Rehman Facts

  1. She was a teenager when her father passed away.
  2. Growing up, she aspired to become a doctor but eventually gave up on her dream due to her family’s financial struggles and her mother’s illness.
  3. As she was a trained dancer, Waheeda received film offers which she accepted in order to support her family.
  4. In 1968, she appeared as Rajkumari Neel Kamal/Sita in the Hindi-language romantic thriller film Neel Kamal and this performance won her the Filmfare Award for “Best Actress”.
  5. Alongside Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman co-starred as Nurse Radha in the 1969 black-and-white Hindi drama film Khamoshi. This role got her nominated for a Filmfare Award for “Best Actress”.
  6. She is a private person and prefers to keep her private life away from the public eye. In an interview at the launch of Conversations with Waheeda Rehman, she stated: “I don’t want to get into it. My private life should remain private. It is nobody’s business. I know we are public figures, so when I fight with my husband, do you want to know about it?”

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