Rekha (South Indian actress)

Sumathi Josephine, better known by her stage name Rekha is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Tamil and Malayalam films. She also starred in few Telugu and Kannada films.She was one of the contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4.[1]

Rekha
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Born
Sumathi Josephine
OccupationActress
Years active1986–1996
(Lead actress)
2002–present
(Supporting actress)
Spouse(s)George Harris
(m.1996-present)
ChildrenAnusha

CareerEdit

She was introduced to the Tamil cinema with the film, Kadalora Kavithaigal (1986) directed by Bharathiraja with Sathyaraj in the lead role.[2]

Her notable works include Punnagai Mannan (1986), Enga Ooru Pattukaran (1987), En Bommukutty Ammavukku (1988), Puriyaadha Pudhir (1990) and Gunaa (1991).[3] In Malayalam, Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), Aey Auto (1990) and In Harihar Nagar (1990) were also successful.[4][5][6]

She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Dasharatham (1989).[7][8]

After few roles as a heroine, she started to act in character roles, such as sister in law and mother.[9]

In 2020, she is entering as a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 4.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Sumathi Josephine born and brought up in Eramalloor, Alappuzha Kerala. She married George Harris, a Malayali seafood exporter, in 1996. They have a daughter.[11]

FilmographyEdit

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kadalora Kavithaigal Jennifer Debut film
Punnagai Mannan Ranjani
Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru Seetha
1987 Solvathellam Unmai Rekha
Aankalai Nambathey Soorya
Ini Oru Sudhanthiram Kannamma
Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai Radha
Enga Ooru Pattukaran Kaveri
Kavalan Avan Kovalan Uma Chakravarthy
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham Sandhya
Veeran Veluthambi Meghala
Meendum Mahaan Julie
Arul Tharum Ayyappan Lakshmi
Krishnan Vandhaan Sumathi
Ullam Kavarantha Kalvan Geetha
Megam Karuththirukku Chithra
Chinnamanikkuyile Unknown Unreleased
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae Shenbagam
Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye Shanthi
Katha Nayagan Radha
Raasave Unnai Nambi Ranjitham
En Bommukutty Ammavukku Mercy
Naan Sonnathey Sattam Aasha
Makkal Aanaiyittal -
Kazhugumalai Kallan -
Thambi Thanga Kambi Uma
Mappillai Sir Uma
Dhayam Onnu Shanthi
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Vatsala
Pillaikkaga Kannamma
Moodu Manthiram Kalpana
Thangamana Purushan Sumalatha
Thaya Tharama Uma
Kutravali Radha
Kakka Kadi -
Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi Thenmozhi
Idhaya Geetham Divya
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai Sandhya
Varavu Nalla Uravu Uma
Sigappu Nirathil Chinnappoo Kasturi
Vedikkai En Vadikkai Neelaveni
Puriyaadha Pudhir Geetha Chakravarthi
Thiyagu Vidhya
Nangal Puthiyavargal Bharathi
1991 Sigaram Sukanya
Irumbu Pookkal Pavunnu Guest Appearance
Nallathai Naadu Kekum Radha
Vaidehi Kalyanam Vasanthi
Paattondru Ketten Usha
Gunaa Rosie
Sirai Kadhavugal Durga
1992 Enga Veetu Velan Kalyani
Idhuthanda Sattam Lakshmi
Annamalai Shanthi
David Uncle Malathi
Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada Priyanka
Thirumathi Palanisamy Jyothi Guest Appearance
Palaivana Raagangal -
Harihara Puthiran -
Vasantha Malargal
1994 Rasa Magan Chellachamy's wife
Vaa Magale Vaa Kalyani
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Lakshmi
Krishna Anandhi
Gnanapazham Professor Nirmala
Priyam Aunty
2002 Roja Kootam Bhumika's mom, inspector Comeback film after her marriage
2003 Anbu Veena's mother
Kadhal Sadugudu Kausalya's mother
Villain Rajalakshmi
Vikatan Ramu's mother
2004 Kovil Angel's mother
Arul Ganapathy's wife
2005 Aadum Koothu Manimekhala's mother
Anbe Vaa Karthik's mother
Priyasakhi Judge
2006 Madhu Jennifer
Amirtham Pasupathi Pillai's wife
Thodamaley Narmada
2007 Pokkiri Mrs. Mohammed Maideen Khan
Malaikottai Malar's mother
2008 Dasavathaaram Meenakshi
Inba Priya's sister in law
Pazhani Pazhanivel's mother
2009 Madhavi Lakshmi
Adada Enna Azhagu Vasan's mother
2010 Thairiyam Kumaran's mother
Thambi Arjuna Radhika's mother
Uthama Puthiran Meenakshi
Indrasena -
Ilamai Itho Itho
2011 Marudhavelu Vidhya Venugopalan's mother
2013 Thalaivaa Ganga Ramadurai
Ya Ya Ramarajan's mother
Sibi Lakshmi
2014 Vazhum Dheivam Durga
2015 Rombha Nallavan Da Nee A. SowmiyaKannan - IPS
Achaaram Suriya's mother
Sakalakala Vallavan Meenakshi
Maanga Samyuktha
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Sarah's mother
Sowkarpettai Shakthi's / Vetri's mother
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi Saravanan's mother
2017 Muthuramalingam Ashok Pandian's mother
En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom Sandhya's mother
2018 Keni Judge
Diya Thulasi' mother
Goli Soda 2 Seetha Kumari
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Sree's mother
Antony Antony's mother
2019 Dharmaprabhu Ayyo
100% Kadhal Aruna
2020 Dagaalty Malli's mother
2021 Chidambaram Railwaygate Thillaiamma
Pei Mama Jothi
Raajavamsam Rani
Plan Panni Pannanum Ambal's mother
2022 Chellammaa Chellamma Short film

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Rani
1990 Dasharatham Annie Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Oliyambukal Usha
Arhatha Anju
Aey Auto Meenakshi
Randam Varavu Indu Jayakumar
In Harihar Nagar Annie Philip/Sr Josephine
Lal Salam Stella
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Radhika
1991 Sundarikakka Princy John
Swanthwanam Gayathri
Pookkalam Varavayi Nirmala
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Meera
Adayalam Latha
Nettipattom Indu
1992 Vasudha Vasudha
Grihapravsam Radhika
1993 Janam Gomathiyamma
Sarovaram Devu
Yaadhavam Jayanthi
Kudumbasneham
1994 Bheeshmacharya Shanthi
Manathe Vellitheru Julie
Harichandanam
1995 Kidilol Kidilam Raji
Thakshashila Lakshmi
Mumpe Parakkunna Pakshi
1997 Sankeerthanam Pole Joyamma
Poonilamazha Leena
2005 Naran Sunanda
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase Lal Krishna's sister
Pachakuthira Akash's foster mother
Prajapathi Narayanan's mother
Jayam Bhanumathi
2007 Veeralipattu Gayathri
Avan Chandiyude Makan Ealikutty
Nagaram Mayor Sreelatha Varma
2008 Chandranilekkoru Vazhi Sulochana Kumaran
2009 Vairam: Fight for Justice Dr. Susan
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Nandini
2 Harihar Nagar Annie Philip/Sr. Josephine
2010 Kadaksham Rosamma
2012 My Boss Priya's mother
Asuravithu Sara Shaikh Muhammed
No. 66 Madhura Bus Subhadra
2013 Annum Innum Ennum Indu
3G Third Generation Manu's mother
2014 Bangalore Days Sarah's mother
2015 My God -
Jo and the Boy Catherine
2016 PachakKallam Viswanathan's wife
2017 Vedham Nirmala Devi
2019 Edakkad Battalion 06 Surayya
2021 Kunjeldho Kunjeldho's mother
2022 Dear Friend Vijayakumari Viswanathan

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2018 Kanam Thulasi's mother
2012 Money Money, More Money Geetha Maadhuri
2008 Neelo Naalo Priya's sister in law
1995 Muddayi Muddugumma Shobha
1993 Kondapalli Raja Shanthi
1991 Teneteega Aparna
1991 Sarpayagam Santhi
1991 Minor Raja Seeta
1989 Rudranetra Swarnarekha

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poornachandra Kumuda
1992 Nanna Shathru Asha

TelevisionEdit

SerialsEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Language
1996 Sudigundalu Gayathri ETV Telugu
2000 Micro Thodar Macro Sinthanaigal - Oru Kadayin Sila Kilai Kadaigal Raj TV Tamil
Micro Thodargal Macro Sinthanaigal - Savukkadi
2001–2004 Ninne Pelladatha Seetha Gemini TV Telugu
2006–2009 Kana Kaanum Kaalangal Lakshmi Vijay TV Tamil
2006 Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu Surya TV Malayalam
2007 Mandharam Aparna Kairali TV
2021 Baakiyalakshmi Herself Star Vijay Tamil
2022–Present Bharathi Kannamma Sharmila

ShowsEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language
2011–2012 Comedy Festival Season 1 Mazhavil Manorama Judge Malayalam
2012 Nakshathradeepangal Kairali TV
2016–2017 Malayali Veetamma Flowers TV
2018 Urvashi Theatres Asianet Mentor
2018 Vanakkam Tamizha Sun TV Guest Tamil
2019–2020 Cooku with Comali Star Vijay Contestant
2020 Bigg Boss 4
2021 Red Carpet Amrita TV Mentor Malayalam
2022 Top Singer season 2 Flowers TV Judge

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil 4 contestants name list with photos 2020: Confirmed list of contestants of Bigg boss Rekha". The Times of India. 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Actress Rekha reveals why she already selected her resting place after death - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Actress Rekha denies her daughter entry into films". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Ramji Rao Speaking (1989) | Ramji Rao Speaking Movie | Ramji Rao Speaking Malayalam Movie Cast & Crew, Release Date, Review, Photos, Videos". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Aye Auto (1990) | Aye Auto Movie | Aye Auto Malayalam Movie Cast & Crew, Release Date, Review, Photos, Videos". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  6. ^ "In Harihar Nagar (1990) | In Harihar Nagar Movie | In Harihar Nagar Malayalam Movie Cast & Crew, Release Date, Review, Photos, Videos". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Exclusive biography of #Rekha(MalayalamActress) and on her life". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Rekha Harris reminisces working for 'Dasharatham' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Kollywood Movie Actress Actress Rekha Biography, News, Photos, Videos". Nettv4u.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Actor Rekha becomes first to leave 'Bigg Boss' Tamil season 4 house". The News Minute. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "37th Annual Filmfare Awards South winners". 22 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Vidura". C. Sarkar. 22 August 1990 – via Google Books.

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