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. In a career spanning of 35 years, she has acted over around 180 movies. She was a leading actress between 1986-1996. She has started to playing supporting roles from 2002. She was one of the contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4.
18 May 1968
|Years active||1986–1996 |
|Spouse(s)||George Harris |
Her notable works include Punnagai Mannan (1986), Enga Ooru Pattukaran (1987), En Bommukutty Ammavukku (1988), Puriyaadha Pudhir (1990) and Gunaa (1991). In Malayalam, Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), Aey Auto (1990) and In Harihar Nagar (1990) were also successful.
After few roles as a heroine, she started to act in character roles, such as sister in law and mother.
|Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru||Seetha|
|Ini Oru Sudhanthiram||Kannamma|
|Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai||Radha|
|Enga Ooru Pattukaran||Kaveri|
|Kavalan Avan Kovalan||Uma Chakravarthy|
|Ninaive Oru Sangeetham||Sandhya|
|Arul Tharum Ayyappan||Lakshmi|
|Ullam Kavarantha Kalvan||Geetha|
|Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye||Shanthi|
|Raasave Unnai Nambi||Ranjitham|
|En Bommukutty Ammavukku||Mercy|
|Thambi Thanga Kambi||Uma|
|Naan Sonnathey Sattam||-|
|1989||En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan||Vatsala|
|1990||Paattukku Naan Adimai||Sandhya|
|Varavu Nalla Uravu||Uma|
|Sigappu Nirathil Chinnappoo||Kasturi|
|Vedikkai En Vadikkai||Neelaveni|
|Puriyaadha Pudhir||Geetha Chakravarthi|
|Irumbu Pookkal||Pavunnu||Guest Appearance|
|Nallathai Naadu Kekum||Radha|
|1992||Enga Veetu Velan||Kalyani|
|Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada||Priyanka|
|Thirumathi Palanisamy||Jyothi||Guest Appearance|
|1994||Rasa Magan||Chellachamy's wife|
|Vaa Magale Vaa||Kalyani|
|1996||Kaalam Maari Pochu||Lakshmi|
|2002||Roja Kootam||Bhumika's mom, inspector||Comeback film after her marriage|
|Kadhal Sadugudu||Kausalya's mother|
|2005||Aadum Koothu||Manimekhala's mother|
|Anbe Vaa||Karthik's mother|
|Amirtham||Pasupathi Pillai's wife|
|2007||Pokkiri||Mrs. Mohammed Maideen Khan|
|Inba||Priya's sister in law|
|Adada Enna Azhagu||Vasan's mother|
|Thambi Arjuna||Radhika's mother|
|Ilamai Itho Itho|
|2011||Marudhavelu||Vidhya Venugopalan's mother|
|Ya Ya||Ramarajan's mother|
|2015||Rombha Nallavan Da Nee||A. SowmiyaKannan - IPS|
|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|
|Goli Soda 2||Seetha Kumari|
|Pyaar Prema Kaadhal||Sree's mother|
|Plan Panni Pannanum||-||Filming|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking||Rani|
|1990||Dasharatham||Annie||Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam|
|Randam Varavu||Indu Jayakumar|
|In Harihar Nagar||Sr Josephine|
|Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran||Radhika|
|Mumpe Parakkunna Pakshi|
|2006||Chinthamani Kolacase||Lal Krishna's sister|
|Pachakuthira||Akash's foster mother|
|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||Sr. Josephine|
|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|
|Jo and the Boy||Catherine|
|2019||Edakkad Battalion 06||Surayya|
|2012||Money Money, More Money||Geetha Maadhuri|
|2008||Neelo Naalo||Priya's sister in law|
- Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu (DD)
- Mandharam (Kairali TV) as Aparna
- Kana Kaanum Kaalangal (Star Vijay) as Lakshmi
- Balachandarin Chinnathirai - Micro Thodargal Macro Sinthanaigal - Savukkadi
- Micro Thodar Macro Sinthanaigal - Oru Kadayin Sila Kilai Kadaigal
- Ninne Pelladatha as Seetha
- Urvashi Theatres (Asianet) as Mentor -Malayalam
- Malayali Veetamma (Flowers TV) as Judge -Malayalam
- Nakshathradeepangal (Kairali TV) as Judge -Malayalam
- Comedy Festival Season 1 (Mazhavil Manorama) as Judge -Malayalam
- Cooku with Comali (season 1) (Star Vijay) as Contestant -Tamil- 3rd Runner Up (Wild Card Contestant)
- Bigg Boss 4 (Star Vijay) as Contestant - Tamil - Evicted Day 14
- Cooku with Comali 2 (Star Vijay) as Guest - Tamil - Celebration episode
- Red Carpet (Amrita TV) as Mentor -Malayalam
- Top Singer season 2 (Flowers TV) as Judge --Malayalam
- "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.
- "Actress Rekha reveals why she already selected her resting place after death - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "Actress Rekha denies her daughter entry into films". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "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.
- "Aye Auto (1990) | Aye Auto Movie | Aye Auto Malayalam Movie Cast & Crew, Release Date, Review, Photos, Videos". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "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.
- "Exclusive biography of #Rekha(MalayalamActress) and on her life". FilmiBeat.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "Kollywood Movie Actress Actress Rekha Biography, News, Photos, Videos". Nettv4u.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
- "Actor Rekha becomes first to leave 'Bigg Boss' Tamil season 4 house". The News Minute. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
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- "Fact remains that I didn't consent to it: Rekha on 'Punnagai Mannan' kiss with Kamal". The News Minute. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.