There is no one in showbusiness quite like Rekha, who turns 50 on Sunday, October 10.
Truly, age cannot wither her stunning beauty nor diminish her ability to stir continued controversy.
rediff.com wishes the enigmatic icon a very happy birthday and many, many years of happiness and great roles.
Do check out the memorable milestones in Rekha's career in this special series of photofeatures, slideshows and interviews.
The best Rekha pix!
Govind Menon: Rekha is far ahead of Mallika
Rakesh Roshan: Rekha is very homely
Saawan Kumar: Rekha has never been troublesome
'I will always be Bhanurekha'
The magic that is Rekha
The divine diva
'Today there is a lot of finesse, but no soul'
'People call me a recluse...that is a myth'
'I have never taken stardom seriously'
'So many things have been taken away from me'
47 facts about Rekha