Rekha (South Indian actress)

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Rekha
Born Josephine
(1970-05-18) May 18, 1970 (age 47)[1]
Chennai
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1986–1997
2002-present
Spouse(s) Harris (1996-present)
Children 1 daughter (b.1998)

Josephine, better known by her stage name Rekha, is a Malayalam and Tamil actress who acted in hit movies like Ramji Rao Speaking, and Aey Auto in Malayalam and Punnagai Mannan, En Bommukutty Ammavukku and Kadalora Kavithaigal in Tamil.[2] She was born in Kerala and completed her studies at Ooty in Tamil Nadu.[3] She now acts in TV serials and in character roles in films.[4] She won Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam film Dasharatham.

Personal life[edit]

Shes From Eramallor, Alappuzha. In 1996 she married to Harris, a seafood exporter, they have a daughter, who is a student at Hindustan university.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kadalora Kavithaigal Jennifer
1986 Punnagai Mannan Ranjani
1986 Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru Seetha
1987 Aankalai Nambathey
1987 Ini Oru Sundhanthiram
1987 Solvathellam Unmai
1987 Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Kaveri
1987 Veeran Veluthambi
1987 Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
1987 Kavalan Avan Kovalan
1987 Meendum Mahaan
1987 Arul Tharum Ayyappan
1987 Krishnan Vandhaan
1987 Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan
1987 Chinnamanikkuyile
1987 Megam Karuththirukku
1988 Shenbagame Shenbagame
1988 Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye
1988 Makkal Aanaiyittal
1988 Katha Nayagan
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi
1988 En Bommukutty Ammavukku Mercy
1988 Kazhugumalai Kallan
1988 Mappillai Sir
1988 Naan Sonnathey Sattam
1988 Thambi Thanga Kambi
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Saradha
1989 Pillaikkaga
1989 Kakka Kadi
1989 Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi
1989 Idhaya Geetham
1989 Moodu Manthiram
1989 Thangamana Purushan
1989 Thaya Tharama
1989 Paasa Mazhai
1989 Kutravali
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai
1990 Varavu Nalla Uravu
1990 Sigappu Nirathil Chinna Poo
1990 Vedikkai En Vadikkai
1990 Puriyaadha Pudhir
1990 Thyagu
1990 Nangal Puthiyavargal
1990 En Kadhal Kanmani
1990 Varavu Nalla Uravu
1991 Sigaram Sukanya
1991 Idhaya Oonjal
1991 Irumbu Pookkal Guest Appearance
1991 Nallathai Naadu Kekum
1991 Vaidehi Kalyanam Vasanthi
1991 Sirai Kadhavugal
1991 Gunaa Rosie
1992 Enga Veetu Velan
1992 Vasantha Malargal
1992 Idhuthanda Sattam Lakshmi
1992 Palaivana Raagangal
1992 Annamalai Shanthi
1992 David Uncle Malathi
1992 Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy Guest Appearance
1992 Harihara Puthiran
1994 Rasa Magan
1994 Vaa Magale Vaa Kalyani
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Lakshmi
1996 Krishna
1996 Gnanapazham Professor Nirmala
1997 Parama Pithaa
2002 Roja Kootam Bhumika's mom, inspector
2003 Anbu Veena's mom
2003 Eera Nilam
2003 Kadhal Sadugudu Kausalya's mother
2003 Villain Rajalakshmi
2003 Vikatan
2004 Kovil Angel's mother
2004 Arul Ganapathy's wife
2005 Aadum Koothu Manimekhala's mother
2005 Anbe Vaa
2006 Madhu Jennifer
2006 Thodamaley
2006 Amirtham
2008 Dasavatharam Meenakshi
2008 Inba Priya's sister in law
2008 Pazhani Jeevanandam
2009 Madhavi
2009 Raghavan
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu
2010 Uthama Puthiran Meenakshi
2010 Thairiyam
2010 Kadhale Ennai Kadhali
2010 Ilamai Itho Itho
2010 Indira Sena
2013 Thalaivaa Ganga Ramadurai
2013 Ya Ya Ramarajan's mother
2015 Rombha Nallavan Da Nee
2015 Achaaram
2015 Sakalakala Vallavan Meenakshi
2015 Maanga Samyuktha
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Sarah's mother
2016 Sowkarpettai Shakthi's / Vetri's mother
2016 Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi
2016 Thodari
2017 Muthuramalingam

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 Princy John
1991 Swanthwanam Gayathri
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Nirmala
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Meera
1991 Adayalam Latha
1991 Nettipattom Indu
1992 Vasudha
1992 Grihapravsam Radhika
1993 Janam Gomathiyamma
1993 Sarovaram Devu
1993 Yaadhavam Jayanthi
1994 Bheeshmacharya Shanthi
1994 Manathe Vellitheru Merlin's Sister
1995 Kidilol Kidilam Raji
1995 Thakshashila Lakshmi
1996 Saamoohyapadom
1996 Sankeerthanam Pole Joyamma
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 Bhanumathi
2007 Veeralipattu Hari's mother
2007 Avan Chandiyude Makan Ealikutty
2007 Nagaram Mayor Sreelatha Varma
2008 Chandranilekkoru 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's wife
2012 No. 66 Madhura Bus Subhadra
2013 Annum Innum Ennum Indu
2013 3G Third Generation Manu's mother
2014 Bangalore Days Sarah's mother
2015 My God
2015 Jo and the Boy Catherine
2016 PachakKallam Viswanathan's wife
2017 Vedham Nirmala Devi

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Money Money, More Money Geetha Maadhuri
2008 Neelo Naalo Priya's ister in law
1992 Bhagath
1991 Minor Raja Seeta

Television Serials[edit]

Malayalam
  • Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu(DD)
Tamil

Television show[edit]

  • Malayali Veetamma (Flowers TV) as Judge -Malayalam
  • Nakshathradeepangal (Kairali TV) as Judge -Malayalam

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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