Indian actress. Name variations: Baby Bhanurekha or Bhanurekha; Rekhaji. Born Bhanurekha Ganesan, Oct 10, 1954, in Madras, India; dau. of Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli; m. Vinod Mehra (div.); m. Mukesh Aggarwal, 1990 (died 1991).
Cast by director Mohan Segal in Sawan Bhadon (1970), became instant star; went on to become highest paid actress in Indian film and win National Award for role in Umrao Jaan; stopped acting for music and dance tour of US (1985); returned to cinema with Aurat (1987); appeared in 9 films opposite Amitabh Bachchan, including Silsila (1982), as well as over 170 other films, among them Dharam Karam (1975), Ghar (1978), Geetanjali (1993), Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), and Mother 98 (1998).