Rekha (South Indian actress)

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Rekha
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Born
Josephine

Chennai
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1986–1996
2002-present
Spouse(s)George Hapis
Parent(s)
  • Varadaraja (father)

Josephine, better known by her screen name Rekha, is a Tamil and Malayalam actress who has acted in hit movies like Ramji Rao Speaking, and Aey Auto 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 works in TV, mostly in serials, and does occasional supporting roles in films.[3] She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Dasharatham.

Personal life[edit]

She hails from Eramallor, Alappuzha. She married George Hapis, a seafood exporter in 1996. The couple has a daughter born in 1998.

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kadalora Kavithaigal Jennifer
Punnagai Mannan Ranjani
Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru Seetha
1987 Solvathellam Unmai
Aankalai Nambathey
Ini Oru Sundhanthiram
Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai
Enga Ooru Pattukaran Kaveri
Kavalan Avan Kovalan
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
Veeran Veluthambi
Meendum Mahaan
Arul Tharum Ayyappan
Krishnan Vandhaan
1988 Ullam Kavarantha Kalvan
1987 Chinnamanikkuyile
Megam Karuththirukku
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae
Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye
Makkal Aanaiyittal
Katha Nayagan
Raasave Unnai Nambi
En Bommukutty Ammavukku Mercy
Kazhugumalai Kallan
Mappillai Sir
Naan Sonnathey Sattam
Thambi Thanga Kambi
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan
Pillaikkaga
Kakka Kadi
Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi
Idhaya Geetham
Moodu Manthiram
Thangamana Purushan
Thaya Tharama
Paasa Mazhai
Kutravali
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai
Varavu Nalla Uravu
Sigappu Nirathil Chinna Poo
Vedikkai En Vadikkai
Puriyaadha Pudhir
Thyagu
Nangal Puthiyavargal Bharathi
En Kadhal Kanmani
Varavu Nalla Uravu
1991 Sigaram Sukanya
Idhaya Oonjal
Irumbu Pookkal Guest Appearance
Nallathai Naadu Kekum
Vaidehi Kalyanam Vasanthi
Sirai Kadhavugal
Paattondru Ketten
Gunaa Rosie
1992 Enga Veetu Velan
Vasantha Malargal
Idhuthanda Sattam Lakshmi
Palaivana Raagangal
Annamalai Shanthi
David Uncle Malathi
Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada
Thirumathi Palanisamy Guest Appearance
Harihara Puthiran
1994 Rasa Magan Chellachamy's wife
Vaa Magale Vaa Kalyani
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Lakshmi
Krishna Anandhi
Gnanapazham Professor Nirmala
2002 Roja Kootam Bhumika's mom, inspector
2003 Anbu Veena's mother
Eera Nilam
Kadhal Sadugudu Kausalya's mother
Villain Rajalakshmi
Vikatan
2004 Kovil Angel's mother
Arul Ganapathy's wife
2005 Aadum Koothu Manimekhala's mother
Anbe Vaa
2006 Madhu Jennifer
Thodamaley
Amirtham
2008 Dasavatharam Meenakshi
Inba Priya's sister in law
Pazhani Pazhanivel's mother
2009 Madhavi
Raghavan
Adada Enna Azhagu
2010 Uthama Puthiran Meenakshi
Thairiyam
Kadhale Ennai Kadhali
Ilamai Itho Itho
Indira Sena
2013 Thalaivaa Ganga Ramadurai
Ya Ya Ramarajan's mother
2015 Rombha Nallavan Da Nee A. SowmiyaKannan - IPS Asst. Commissioner of Police
Achaaram
Sakalakala Vallavan Meenakshi
Maanga Samyuktha
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Sarah's mother
Sowkarpettai Shakthi's / Vetri's mother
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi
Thodari
2017 Muthuramalingam Ashok Pandian's mother
En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom Sandhya's mother
2018 Keni
Diya Thulasi' mother
Goli Soda 2 Seetha Kumari
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Sree's mother
Antony
2019 Dharmaprabhu Yamantaka's mother
100% Kadhal

Malayalam[edit]

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 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
Grihapravsam Radhika
1993 Janam Gomathiyamma
Sarovaram Devu
Yaadhavam Jayanthi
1994 Bheeshmacharya Shanthi
Manathe Vellitheru Julie
Harichandanam
1995 Kidilol Kidilam Raji
Thakshashila Lakshmi
1996 Saamoohyapadom
Sankeerthanam Pole Joyamma
1997 Poonilamazha Leena
2005 Udayon
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 Sr. Josephine
2010 Kadaksham Rosamma
2012 My Boss Priya's mother
Asuravithu Shaikh Muhammed's wife
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
2018 Kinar Judge
TBA Edakkad Battalion 06

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2018 Kanam Thulasi's mother
2012 Money Money, More Money Geetha Maadhuri
2008 Neelo Naalo Priya's sister in law
1993 Kondapalli Raja Shanthi
1992 Bhagath
1991 Teneteega Aparna
1991 Sarpayagam
1991 Minor Raja Seeta
1989 Rudranetra

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Purnachandra ****
1992 Nanna Shatru ****

Television Serials[edit]

Malayalam
  • Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu(DD)
Tamil
Telugu
  • Ninne Pelladatha as Seetha

Television show[edit]

  • Urvashi Theatres (Asianet) as Mentor -Malayalam
  • Malayali Veetamma (Flowers TV) as Judge -Malayalam
  • Nakshathradeepangal (Kairali TV) as Judge -Malayalam

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "മീനുകുട്ടി വി ലവ് യൂ". manoramaonline.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Kamal goes bald and will kiss onscreen". One India. 23 July 2007. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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