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Raakhee Gulzar

Raakhee Majumdar (born 15 August 1947) is an Indian film actress, who has primarily appeared
in Hindi films, as well as several Bengali films. She is popularly known as Raakhee Gulzar after her marriage to lyricist-director Gulzar.

In four decades of acting, Raakhee won three Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award, among others. At the Filmfare, Raakhee has been nominated 16 times (8 for Best Actress and 8 for Best Supporting Actress), making her the overall most-nominated performer in the female acting categories.

Rakhee was born in a Bengali family at Ranaghat in the Nadia district, West Bengal, in the early hours of 15 August 1947, just hours after the declaration of independence of India. She received her early education in a local girls' school. Her father had a flourishing shoe business in his native village in East Pakistan, modern-day Bangladesh, before the partition and thereafter he settled in West Bengal. While still a teenager, Raakhee had an arranged marriage to Bengali film director Ajay Biswas, which ended shortly thereafter.

In her second marriage, she married film director, poet and lyricist, Gulzar. The couple had a daughter, Meghna Gulzar (Bosky); when their daughter was only one year old, they separated but never divorced. Meghna Gulzar grew up with her father and, after completing her graduation in films from New York University, went on to become a director of films like Filhaal, Just Married and Dus Kahaniyaan, and authored the biography of her father Gulzar, in 2004.

At one point, Raakhee stayed in her bungalow, "Muktangan," on Sarojini Road in Khar, Mumbai, later she sold off the property and moved to an apartment two buildings away, though the new high rise is still called by the same name, as she had wished. These days she mostly stays in the Panvel farmhouse on Mumbai outskirts. 

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

Raakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress

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