Veteran actress Rekha is a well known face of Bollywood. She is known for her versatility and is one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema. Though she lives alone in her home, do you know she has 6 sisters with whom she shares a great bond.
Rekha’s father, Gemini Ganesan, who was a Tamil film superstar, had married thrice. He had 4 daughters from his first wife, 2 daughters, Rekha and Radha, from his second wife and a daughter and a son from his third wife.
Rekha started working in the industry at a very young age. Despite having a bitter relationship with her father, Rekha shares a great bond with her siblings. In fact, during her initial days in the industry, her siblings had supported her financially too.
Rekha is very close to her sisters. Her sisters are Jaya Shreedhar, Narayani Ganeshan, Vijya Chamundeshwary. Revati Swaminathan, Radha Usman Saiyad, and Kamla Sewalraj. All of them are well established in their own fields.
Let’s look what her sisters do for a living.
Radha Usman Syed
Radha, following the foot steps of her sister Rekha, has worked in the South Indian film industry. But after marriage, she quit acting and settled with her husband.
Dr. Revathi Swaminathan
Elder sister of Rekha, Revathi is a renowned doctor in the USA. She practises radiation oncologist in Illinois, USA.
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj
She is also a doctor and has her own hospital named GG Hospital in Chennai in the honour of her father Gemini Ganesan.
She is an associate editor at The Times of India and writes on environment, science, philosophy and heritage. She edits two popular columns, The Speaking Tree and Sacred Space, in TOI and ET.
Daughter of south actress Savitri and a step sister to Rekha, Vijaya is a well known fitness expert.
Dr. Jaya Shreedhar
The youngest of all sisters, Jaya is a doctor and a health advisor with Inter News Network. She is the one who got to spend the most time with her father. She described meeting her step-sisters during childhood as one wild cousins reunion, in one of her interviews.