Bollywood diva Rekha will be honoured for her achievements in Indian cinema at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held in Singapore next month. “I am extremely humbled to be appreciated and considered for my contributions to the film fraternity. It has been a long journey and hopefully my passion and love for cinema will continue to reach out to all my fans. I am especially happy to be honoured at a time when the industry celebrates a centenary of Indian films,” Rekha said in a statement.
Daughter of south Indian film stars Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli, Rekha made her acting debut with Hindi film Sawan Bhadon in 1970, which was followed by a string of hits like Namak Haram, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Silsila and Umrao Jaan. She was recently sworn-in as a Rajya Sabha member.