In pics: The Gemini Ganesan-Rekha family tree

Movies | | January 30, 2012, 2:58 pm
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Ganesan's only son Sathish Kumaar is settled abroad with his family.

Ganesan's only son Sathish Kumaar is settled abroad with his family.

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Rekha is the only one in the family who followed her parents footsteps and made it big in the film industry. Her bold onscreen avatars and acting talent contributed to her Bollywood success.

Rekha is the only one in the family who followed her parents footsteps and made it big in the film industry. Her bold onscreen avatars and acting talent contributed to her Bollywood success.

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In 1973, Rekha was rumoured to be married to Bollywood actor Vinod Mehra. Years later at a chat show, Rekha denied the marriage rumours and called him a 'well-wisher'.

In 1973, Rekha was rumoured to be married to Bollywood actor Vinod Mehra. Years later at a chat show, Rekha denied the marriage rumours and called him a 'well-wisher'.

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Rekha was highly criticized for her affair with the Big B, as he was already married to actress Jaya Bachchan.

Rekha was highly criticized for her affair with the Big B, as he was already married to actress Jaya Bachchan.

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Interestingly, Rekha and Amitabh often bump into each other at award functions, but prefer to avoid each other.

Interestingly, Rekha and Amitabh often bump into each other at award functions, but prefer to avoid each other.

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As media reports claim, Ganesan secretly married Telugu actress Savitri. Both of them kept their marriage under wraps for three years.

As media reports claim, Ganesan secretly married Telugu actress Savitri. Both of them kept their marriage under wraps for three years.

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Just an year after their marriage, when Rekha was in the US, Mukesh committed suicide.

Just an year after their marriage, when Rekha was in the US, Mukesh committed suicide.

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Ganesan and Savitri soon became a hit onscreen pair. They have two kids together, Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumar.

Ganesan and Savitri soon became a hit onscreen pair. They have two kids together, Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumar.

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Vinod Mehra was first married to Meena Broca, it was an arranged marriage. Later he got married to actress, Bindiya Goswami. However, this marriage also didn't last for long. After that he was rumoured to be married to Rekha.

<br><br>His last marriage, to Kiran, lasted until his death.

Vinod Mehra was first married to Meena Broca, it was an arranged marriage. Later he got married to actress, Bindiya Goswami. However, this marriage also didn't last for long. After that he was rumoured to be married to Rekha.

His last marriage, to Kiran, lasted until his death.

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Rekha's personal life has always been surrounded with controversies. After starring together in many films together, media reports claim Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha fell in love.

Rekha's personal life has always been surrounded with controversies. After starring together in many films together, media reports claim Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha fell in love.

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And then, Gemini Ganesan entered the film industry and became one of the most popular Tamil actors of his time.

And then, Gemini Ganesan entered the film industry and became one of the most popular Tamil actors of his time.

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Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli worked in many films together and fell in love. Though both of them never tied the knot, but the couple had two daughters together, named Rekha and Radha.

Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli worked in many films together and fell in love. Though both of them never tied the knot, but the couple had two daughters together, named Rekha and Radha.

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Better known as 'Kadhal Mannan' (King of Romance), Gemini Ganesan wanted to be a doctor. TR Alamelu promised him a medical seat after graduation and in return offered to marry his daughter. Gemini agreed and married Alamelu in 1940.
<br><br>Alamelu's father passed away just a month after their marriage and Ganesan's dream of becoming a doctor was shattered. 
<br><br>The couple have four daughters together Revathi Swaminathan, Kamala Selvaraj, Narayani Ganesh and Jaya Shreedhar.

Better known as 'Kadhal Mannan' (King of Romance), Gemini Ganesan wanted to be a doctor. TR Alamelu promised him a medical seat after graduation and in return offered to marry his daughter. Gemini agreed and married Alamelu in 1940.

Alamelu's father passed away just a month after their marriage and Ganesan's dream of becoming a doctor was shattered.

The couple have four daughters together Revathi Swaminathan, Kamala Selvaraj, Narayani Ganesh and Jaya Shreedhar.

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Gemini Ganesan passed away in March 2005. He is survived by seven daughters and a son. 
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His children are Revathi Swaminathan, Kamala Selvaraj, Narayani Ganesh, Jaya Shreedhar, Rekha, Radha Usman Syed, Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumaar Ganesan.

Gemini Ganesan passed away in March 2005. He is survived by seven daughters and a son.

His children are Revathi Swaminathan, Kamala Selvaraj, Narayani Ganesh, Jaya Shreedhar, Rekha, Radha Usman Syed, Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumaar Ganesan.

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Ganesan never got married to Rekha's mother Pushpavalli. That is why he did not acknowledge Rekha's paternity during her childhood. Rekha spoke about her family when she was trying to make it big in the industry. 
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For long Rekha ignored his efforts for reconciliation.

Ganesan never got married to Rekha's mother Pushpavalli. That is why he did not acknowledge Rekha's paternity during her childhood. Rekha spoke about her family when she was trying to make it big in the industry.

For long Rekha ignored his efforts for reconciliation.

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Rekha's younger sister Radha Usman Syed Ganesan also acted in a few Tamil films. Later, she got married and is settled in USA.

Rekha's younger sister Radha Usman Syed Ganesan also acted in a few Tamil films. Later, she got married and is settled in USA.

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Unlike the usual perception about step siblings, Rekha and her clan bonds well. 

<br><br> (L-R)Revathi Swaminathan (Doctor), Narayani Ganesan (Journalist), Kamala Selvaraj (Doctor), Rekha (Actress), Vijaya Chamundeswari (Fitness expert) and
Dr Jaya Shreedhar (Health advisor).

Unlike the usual perception about step siblings, Rekha and her clan bonds well.

(L-R)Revathi Swaminathan (Doctor), Narayani Ganesan (Journalist), Kamala Selvaraj (Doctor), Rekha (Actress), Vijaya Chamundeswari (Fitness expert) and Dr Jaya Shreedhar (Health advisor).

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Some reports claim that Rekha was also pregnant with Amitabh Bachchan's baby. However, many call it a publicity stunt by Rekha, who was trying to scare her ex boyfriend who was now seeing Parveen Babi.

Some reports claim that Rekha was also pregnant with Amitabh Bachchan's baby. However, many call it a publicity stunt by Rekha, who was trying to scare her ex boyfriend who was now seeing Parveen Babi.

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Rekha is actor Gemini Ganesan and actress Pushpavalli's daughter. Meet the entire Ganesan clan

Rekha is actor Gemini Ganesan and actress Pushpavalli's daughter. Meet the entire Ganesan clan

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In 1990, Rekha married Delhi-based industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal.

In 1990, Rekha married Delhi-based industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal.