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Rekha is the style queen we need but don’t deserve

It's a Rekha Rennaissance

By ELLE team  December 13th, 2017

We’re calling it. All you young ‘uns, pack up your wardrobes and go home, Rekha is the baddest of them all. The ever-stylish actress doesn’t need to produce a poison apple to maintain her star status, all she needs to do is show up and show these young ‘uns the door.

It’s there.

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Let’s be honest you can experiment with fashion all you want but when it comes to innate style, Rekha’s got you beat. The actress pioneered the red lip in India (motion to change the name of the colour red to Rekha). Rumour has it that if you say Rekha three times in front of a mirror before applying lipstick, none of it gets on your teeth. Make-up tips to live by.


Rekha has been serving lewks long before Rekha red carpet style even came into play. The actress has been a style icon and sex symbol long before Bollywood hit puberty and discovered item numbers. Only she could make your grandmother’s sari look like a seductively draped bedsheet. 

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The only reason bed linen couture isn’t a thing is because no one else could pull it off. Everybody else just leave, Rekha has shown you the door.

It’s there.

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Look at her bestowing her blessings upon Deepika Padukone. “May your winged liner and statement lip never smudge.”

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Here she’s teaching Shilpa Shetty how to pout. Side note: Check her eyeliner. On point.

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Even Jackie Shroff knows to bend the knee. He’s also kissing a ring for good measure. “Khaleesi”.

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No one can say what the secret behind Rekha’s timeless aura is but some would say it’s her mad accessorising skills. Few people have access to a face that can pull off eyewear in all its forms. Also the head gear, somebody give this queen a crown so her collection can be complete.


Look at her holding little Yash Johar, he doesn’t even know that he’s just been made this season’s hottest accessory. Adorable must-haves, we’ll take two. There are literally three toddlers in this picture and a case could be made for Rekha being the youngest. Timeless doesn’t age. 

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While every one in Bollywood is stylish in their own way there’s no denying Rekha is a class apart. While she has way too much poise and humility to ever let you feel inferior, there have been subtle hints that she’s aware of her status.

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So save yourself some face, get a pair of statement sunglasses and accept Rekha as your queen. Don’t make her have to show you the door again.

P.S: It’s there

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