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Born Rekitha Rajendra Kurup
Manarkadu, Kottayam, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007 - present

Bhama (Malayalam: ഭാമ; Rekhita) is an Indian film actress, who has mainly appeared in Malayalam and Kannada language films. She debuted in 2007 through Nivedyam directed by A. K. Lohithadas.

Personal life[edit]

Bhama is the youngest daughter of Rajendra Kurup and Shylaja. She has two elder sisters, Reshmitha and Renjitha. She completed her schooling from St Mary's Higher Secondary School & Infant Jesus School Manarcad.[1] She pursued bachelors in Sociology by correspondence.[2]


Before her entry into the film industry, she was the host of a show on Surya TV titled Thaali. She has also acted in a Christian devotional album. Director Lohithadas, whom she considers her Mentor/Guru cast her in Nivedyam, her first movie.[citation needed] Her second film was Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan directed by Vinayan, in which she was cast opposite Manikuttan. She paired with Vineeth Sreenivasan in Cycle directed by Johny Antony.

Bhama said that until 2011, she was getting the same kind of roles in Malayalam. She started taking up Kannada film offers, after which she started getting fresh and interesting characters in Malayalam.[3] She acted in Sohanlal's Kadhaveedu, where she played the heroine in M. T. Vasudevan Nair's segment and her character was that of a modern girl, a media person, who is smart and energetic. She had a small but significant role in Vinod Vijayan's segment of D Company, Day of Judgement, featuring Fahadh Faasil where she played a psycho and wore no make-up.[4] In Rakesh Gopan's 100 Degree Celsius, she plays a Christian housewife, for the first time, while she plays a 15 year old mother in Ottamandaram, directed by Vinod Mankara.[5]

Playback singing[edit]

Bhama has occasionally worked as a playback singer as well. She had reportedly sung the song "Kannil Kannil", composed by Rahulraj for a film titled Bike;[6][7] however the film was cancelled and the song remains unreleased. She lent her voice for the devotional album Maaya Madhavam (2009),[8] and has crooned the title song for the upcoming children’s film Meow Meow Karimppoocha.[9]



Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Nivedyam Sathya Bhama Malayalam
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Indhu Malayalam
2007 Cycle Annie Malayalam
2008 Ellam Avan Seyal Chinthamani Tamil
2008 One Way Ticket Sunanda Malayalam
2009 Colours Pooja Malayalam
2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Kavya Malayalam
2009 Oru Black And White Kudumbam Minnu Malayalam
2010 Sakudumbam Shyamala Nandana Malayalam
2010 Neelambari Parvathy Malayalam
2010 Koottukar Aswathy Malayalam
2010 College Days Athira Malayalam
2010 Modalasala Deepu Kannada
2011 Janapriyan Meera Malayalam
2011 Manchivadu Indu Telugu
2011 Sevenes Gowri Malayalam
2011 Swapna Sanchari Aswathi (Achu) Malayalam
2012 Shyloo Shaileshwari (Shyloo) Kannada
2012 Sevarkodi Valli Tamil
2012 Husbands in Goa Abhirami Malayalam
2012 Ondu Kshanadalli Divya Kannada
2012 101 Weddings Rukhiya Malayalam
2013 Auto Raja Radha/Rani Kannada
2013 Barfi Kushi Kannada
2013 Appayya Gowri Kannada
2013 D Company Jeena Malayalam
2013 Kathaveedu Jeena Malayalam [16]
2013 Ambara Arundhathi Kannada
2014 Konthayum Poonoolum Amritha Malayalam
2014 Naku Penda Naku Taka Shubha Malayalam
2014 Ramanujan[17] Janakiammal Ramanujan English/Tamil
2014 100 Degree Celsius Nancy Malayalam Filming
2014 Ottamandaram Kala Malayalam Filming
2014 Mathayi Kuzhapakaranalla Malayalam Filming
2014 Kanneerinum Madhuram Amina Malayalam Filming (delayed)
2014 Khilafath Malayalam Delayed
2014 Swapnangalil Haisal Mary Haisal Mary Malayalam Delayed


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  2. ^ മലയാളത്തിന്റെ ഭാമസൗന്ദര്യത്തിനും പ്രണയമുണ്ട് (February 2013). pp. 12,13,14. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Finally, I'm getting my due in Malayalam: Bhamaa - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  4. ^ "Finally, I'm getting my due in Malayalam: Bhamaa - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
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  6. ^ "Bhama turns Playback singer - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2008-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Bhama Takes to Singing!". 2008-05-31. 
  8. ^ "Bhama turns a singer - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2009-10-05. 
  9. ^ January 15, 2012 By Jiji Ann Cherian DC Kochi (2012-01-15). "Bhama, the girl next door". Deccan Chronicle. 
  10. ^ "Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : Ujala-Asianet film awards announced". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Kerala / Kollam News : Sathyan memorial film awards announced". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-11-07. 
  12. ^ PTI Jan 31, 2008, 09.13pm IST (2008-01-31). "`Ore Kadal', `Thaniye' share critics award for best film - Economic Times". 
  13. ^ "Kerala / Kozhikode News : ‘Thaniye’ bags Ala award". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-01-17. 
  14. ^ "Vanitha awards for Mammootty, Meera Jasmine - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2008-02-07. 
  15. ^ "Welcome to Amrita TV". 
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  17. ^ "Gemini's grandson to play lead in Ramanujan biopic". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2013-04-29. 

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