Abhinay Vaddi (Actor) Arun Kumar Vaddi Dr. Rajesh Swaminathan (Doctor) Dr. Deepu Rajkamal Selvaraj (Doctor) Dabloo
Yaniv Syed Ilan Syed Aydin Rajan Syed
S.M. Abbas (Director)
Tej Sapru (Actor) Govinda Rao Dr. SFV Selvaraj
Sehar Khan Naveed Roopa Syed
Church Park Convent, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Radha Usman Syed (born 1955) is the younger sister of bollywood actress Rekha & the daughter of tamil actor Gemini Ganesan and actress Pushpavalli.
Radha got married to her childhood lover Usman Syed in 1981 and settled in the United States. Usman is the son of director S.M. Abbas known for Shriman Satyawadi (1960), Hungama (1971), Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968) and Ek Bechara (1971).
After her marriage with Usman Syed, she converted to islam and became Rabia. She is now a famous artiste.
Naveed Syed and Aman Syed are Radha’s 2 sons with Usman Syed.
Her son, Naveed Syed (Ozman) tried to become and actor in bollywood in 2008 but he packed his back and went back to San Francisco, California after a year because he was not able to sign any films. In an interview with Hindustan Times in September 2009, Naveed told that his superstar aunt, Rekha was of no help. He said, “My maasi (Rekha) was not very helpful (in meeting filmmakers). I had been there (in Mumbai) for too long and I just needed a film to prove myself. Without my family backing me, it was tough to meet any filmmakers regarding work.“ He further added, “My maasi was kind enough to take me to a few events with her when she did make a ‘cameo’ and for that I am thankful, but the industry is a relationship business. It comes with give and take. I think I have had enough of the industry. I am too seedha to be an actor and I just want simple things in life. From what I saw of ‘those people close to me’, I never wanted to be anything like them… and I lost that desire. Unfortunately, I wasn’t willing to keep struggling and wasting my whole life away.”
Naveed Syed is married to Sehar Khan, daughter of actor Sameer Khan and Iram Khan. Sameer Khan is the brother of Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan. Naveed and Sehar are now the parents of twin boys, Yaniv Syed and Ilan Syed.
Her other son, Aman Syed is married to Roopa Rajagopalan and their son, Aydin Rajan Syed was born on 2nd August 2019.
Radha acted in a few Tamil films and modeled for several magazines in the 1970s. Filmmaker Raj Kapoor had offered her the leading role in his film Bobby (1973) but she declined she did not want to act and was more interested in modeling.
Actress Rekha is her only biological sibling but she has 7 half-sisters and 3 half-brother.
Dr. Revathi Swaminathan, Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Dr. Jaya Shreedhar and Narayani Ganesh are Gemini Ganesan’s children from his marriage to T. R. Aramelu.
Sathish Ganesan and Vijaya Chamundeswari, a physiotherapist are Gemini Ganesan’s children from his marriage to Savitri Ganesan. Actor Abhinay Vaddi is the son of Vijaya Chamundeswari and her husband Govinda Rao.
Babuji Rangachari and Rama Rangachari are Pushpavalli’s children from her first marriage to lawyer I. V. Rangachari.
Dhanalakshmi Sapru and Seshu (Seshgiri) are Pushpavalli’s children from her third marriage to cinematographer K. Prakash.
Illinois-based radiation oncologist Dr. Revathi Swaminathan is her half-sister. She has a son Raj Swaminathan, who is also a doctor.
Half-sister Dr. Kamala Selvaraj is a gynecologist. She is married to Dr. SFV Selvaraj and they are running GG Super Speciality Hospital with their children Dr. Deepu Rajkamal Selvaraj & Dr. Priya Selvaraj in Chennai. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj had commissioned the First Test Tube Baby of South India in August 1990.
Half-sister Dr. Jaya Shreedhar is a doctor and has also starred in a tamil film Ninaivellam Nithiya (1982). She used her nickname “Gigi” as her screen name.
Journalist Narayani Ganesh is her half-sister and she is working as an Associate Editor at The Times Of India, New Delhi.
Half-sister Dhanalakshmi has acted in one tamil film, Oru Thayin Sabhatham (1987). She is married to actor Tej Sapru and is the mother of twin daughters, Rene Sapru and Riya Sapru.
Half-brother Sheshu (Seshgiri) passed away on 21st May 1991. He battled with drug addiction for years.
Her half-sister Rama Rangachari is mentally challenged. She was married for a year and has a son Dabloo. They lived with Rekha in the the 1980’s.
Radha Usman Syed was seen after a long time with her elder sister Rekha at Armaan Jain‘s wedding bash in February 2020.