वहीदा रहमान ( जन्म: 3 फ़रवरी, 1938)

February 03, 2020

वहीदा रहमान (अंग्रेज़ी: Waheeda Rehman, जन्म: 3 फ़रवरी, 1938) एक प्रसिद्ध भारतीय फ़िल्म अभिनेत्री हैं। वहीदा रहमान भारतीय फ़िल्म इतिहास की सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेत्रियों में से एक हैं। गाइड, प्यासा, चौदहवीं का चाँद, काग़ज़ के फूल, साहिब बीबी और ग़ुलाम, तीसरी कसम आदि वहीदा रहमान की उल्लेखनीय फ़िल्में हैं। वहीदा रहमान का चयन वर्ष 2013 की भारतीय फ़िल्म हस्ती के शताब्दी पुरस्कार के लिए किया गया। वहीदा रहमान को यह पुरस्कार गोवा में भारतीय अंतरराष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव (आईएफएफआई) में 20 नवम्बर 2013 को प्रदान किया गया।

जीवन परिचय
वहीदा रहमान का जन्म 3 फ़रवरी, 1938 में हैदराबाद के एक परंपरागत मुस्लिम परिवार में हुआ था। बचपन से ही डॉक्टर बनने का सपना संजो रखा था वहीदा रहमान ने पर किस्मत को ये मंजूर न था, फेफड़ों में इंफेक्शन की वजह से वह यथोचित शिक्षा प्राप्त नहीं कर सकी। भरतनाट्यम में प्रवीण वहीदा रहमान को अपने अभिभावकों से अभिनय की प्रेरणा मिली। सन् 1955 में उन्हें एक के बाद एक करके दो तेलुगू फ़िल्मों में काम करने अवसर मिल गया।

Waheeda Rehman (born 3 February 1938) is an Indian actress and dancer who has appeared in mainly Hindi films, as well as Telugu, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam films. She is noted for her contributions to different genres of films and different roles from the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Her accolades consist of a National Film Award, two Filmfare Awards out of eight nominations, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality. Throughout her career, she has been frequently cited as one of Bollywood's "most beautiful" actresses by various media outlets, a title for which she has received substantial publicity.

Although Rehman achieved her film debut in the Telugu film Rojulu Marayi (1955), she received recognition for her work in Hindi films directed by Guru Dutt, which included Pyaasa (1957), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), for which she received her first Filmfare nomination. She continued acting in the mid-1960s, starring in successful movies and establishing herself as one of the leading ladies in classic Indian cinema. Rehman's career reached its highest point when she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress twice, for the Hindi blockbuster Guide (1965) and Neel Kamal (1968) and received nominations for Ram Aur Shyam (1967) and Khamoshi (1970).

Despite winning the National Film Award for Best Actress for portraying a clanswoman in love with a separate clansman in the commercial failure Reshma Aur Shera (1971), her career came to a standstill when she was reduced to motherly, supporting roles in films. Rehmen's notable performances in the 1970s are Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Namkeen (1982) and Lamhe (1991), and the latter film became her last film credit in the next 12 years until 2002, where she returned to the film industry.

In 2011, the Government of India honoured Rehman with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award of the country. Apart from acting, Rehman is a philanthropist. She is an advocate for education and is an ambassador for Rang De, an organization combating poverty in India.