Rekha (South Indian actress)

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Rekha
Born Josephine
(1970-05-18) May 18, 1970 (age 44)
Kerala
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1986–1996
2002-present

Josephine, better known by her stage name Rekha, is a Malayalam and Tamil actress who acted in hit movies like Ramji Rao Speaking, Aey Auto and Sagaram Sakshi in Malayalam and Punnagai Mannan, En Bommukutty Ammavukku and Kadalora Kavithaigal in Tamil.[1] She was born in Kerala and completed her studies at Ooty in Tamil Nadu.[2] She now acts in TV serials and in character roles in films.[3] She won Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam film Dasharatham

Personal life[edit]

She has been married to a seafood exporter since 1996 and has one daughter.[4]

Filmography[edit]

As actress[edit]

In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Vazhiyorakazhakal
1989 Dasharatham Annie Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Rani
1990 Oliyambukal Usha
1990 Arhatha Anju
1990 Aey Auto Meenakshi
1990 Randam Varavu Indu Jayakumar
1990 In Harihar Nagar Sr Josephine
1990 Lal Salam Stella
1990 Sankarankuttikku Pennuvenam
1990 Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Radhika
1991 Sundarikakka
1991 Swanthwanam
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Nirmala
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Meera
1991 Adayalam Latha
1991 Nettipattom Indu
1992 Vasudha
1992 Grihapravsam Radhika
1993 Janam Gomathiyamma
1993 Sarovaram
1994 Bheeshmacharya Shanthi
1994 Manathe Vellitheru Merlin's Sister
1994 Sankeerthanam
1995 Kidilol Kidilam Raji
1996 Kinnam Katha Kallan
1996 Saamoohyapadom
1996 Sankeerthanam Pole
2000 Puraskaaram
2005 Udayon
2005 Naran Sunanda
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase Lal Krishna's sister
2006 Pachakuthira Akash's foster mother
2006 Prajapathi Narayanan's mother
2006 Jayam
2007 Veeralipattu Hari's mother
2007 Avan Chandiyude Makan Ealikutty
2007 Nagaram Mayor Sreelatha Varma
2008 Chandranilekkulla Vazhi Sulochana Kumaran
2009 Vairam: Fight for Justice Dr. Susan
2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Nandini
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Sr. Josephine
2010 Kadaksham Cicily's mother
2012 My Boss Priya's mother
2012 Asuravithu Shaikh Muhammed' wife
2012 No. 66 Madhura Bus
2013 Annum Innum Ennum Indu
2013 3G Third Generation Manu's mother
2014 Bangalore Days Sarah's mother

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kadalora Kavithaigal Jennifer
1986 Punnagai Mannan Ranjani
1987 Senbagame Senbagame
1987 Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan
1987 Katha Nayagan
1988 En Bommukutty Ammavukku Mercy
1988 Megam Karuththirukku
1988 Kavalan Avan Kovalan
1988 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Kaveri
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi
1988 Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye
1989 Paattukku Naan Adimai
1989 Varavu Nalla Uravu
1989 Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
1989 Thambi Thanga Kambi
1989 Pillaikkaga
1987 Vedikkai Enn Vadikkai
1990 Moodu Manthiram
1990 Puriyaadha Pudhir
1990 En Kadhal Kanmani
1990 Varavu Nalla Uravu
1991 Guna
1991 Irumbu Pookkal Guest Appearance
1992 Idhuthanda Sattam Lakshmi
1992 Annamalai Geetha
1992 David Uncle Malathi
1993 Thirumathi Palanisamy Guest Appearance
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Lakshmi
2002 Roja Kootam Bhumika's mom, inspector
2003 Kovil Angel's mother
2003 Villain Shiva's Mother
2008 Dasavatharam Meenakshi
2010 Uthama Puthiran Meenakshi
2013 Ya Ya Vasanthi
2013 Thalaivaa Ganga Ramadurai

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Money Money, More Money Geetha Maadhuri

Awards[edit]

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