Rekha Harris Age, Biography, Husband (Bigg Boss Tamil 4)

Sumathi Josephine (born on 18th May 1970) is an Indian actress who is popularly known by her stage name, Rekha Harris. She is a famous actress in the South Indian film and television industry. Rekha is popularly known for her portrayal of Ranjani in the romantic Tamil film, Punnagai Mannan opposite Kamal Haasan. She has also received appreciation for her roles in the television shows such as Kana Kaanum Kaalangal and Malayali Veetamma. She’s currently appearing in the season 4 of Bigg Boss Tamil as a contestant alongside Som Shekhar, Aari Arjuna and Rio Raj.

Rekha Harris Biography

Rekha Harris Biography

Name Rekha Harris
Real name Sumathi Josephine
NicknameRekha
Profession Actress
Height 5’5” or 1.65 m or 165 cm
Weight 58 kg or 127 lbs
Body Measurements 34-28-30
Date of Birth 18th May, 1970 (50 years as of 2020)
ZodiacLeo
Birthplace Eramallor Village in Alappuzha, Kerala
Hometown Eramallor Village in Alappuzha, Kerala
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
ReligionChristianity
SchoolUnique Public School, Ooty
College/University Tamil Nadu University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Educational Qualifications Graduate
DebutMovie: Kadalora Kavithaigal in 1986TV: Kana Kaanum Kaalangal in 2006
FatherVaradaraja
Mother Not Known
SiblingNot Known
SpouseGeorge Harris
Eye color Black
Hair colorBlack
Marital status Married
Net Worth $1 million (approx.)
HobbiesWorking out, Travelling, Dancing

Early Life and Background

Rekha Harris was born and brought up in a middle-class family in Eramallor village in Alappuzha district, Kerala. Her father, Varadaraja was a farmer while her mother was a housewife. Her family has a Christian ethnicity. Rekha completed her schooling from Unique Public School in Ooty. Later, she went on to complete her graduation from the Tamil Nadu University in Chennai. She was always fond of acting and wanted to pursue her career as an actress in the South Indian Film industry. She was not much interested in studies and was always inclined towards extracurricular activities more during her school days. 

Rekha Harris Family

Personal life

Rekha Harris is a married woman. She got married to George Harris in the year 1996 in a private ceremony. Her husband is a seafood exporter by profession. The couple is extremely happy with their marriage. They were blessed with a baby girl after two years of marriage. Their daughter’s name is Anusha Harris who is a college student and currently studying at Crescent University, Ogun State in Nigeria.

rekha harris daughter

Personal favorites

ActorMahesh Babu
ActressSridevi
MusicIndian music
MusicianBala Subramanian
CuisineSouth Indian
SportCricket
DestinationSri Lanka

Career

Rekha Harris started her acting career in 1986 with her debut movie, Kadalora Kavithaigal starring Satyaraj, Raja and Janagaraj. She has done a number of films which include popular films like Punnagai Mannan, Enga Ooru Pattukaran, Ramji Rao speaking and Any Auto. Apart from films, she also made several appearances in television serials such as Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookunnu, Kinar, PachakKallam, 3G Third Generation, Bangalore Days, and Kana Kaanum Kaalangal. She has also appeared as a judge in the television reality shows like Malayali Veetamma and Nakshathradeepanga, I. Rekha has won several prestigious awards for her outstanding performance in films, one of them being the Filmfare award. She won the Filmfare award as the best actress for her incredible performance in the Malayalam movie, Dasharatham in 1989. Rekha has been working in the entertainment industry for almost 39 years now and is respected by her colleagues.

Rekha Harris Bigg Boss Tamil 4

She has worked in ad many as 100 movies across regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Rekha was last seen in the reality show, Cooku with Comalis as a wild card contestant in which she became the third runner up of the season. Currently, she’s a contestant in the famous television reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 which is hosted by Kamal Haasan. Rekha has worked alongside Kamal Haasan in the popular Tamil film Punnagai Mannan as Ranjani.

Rekha Harris Actress

Tamil Movies

  • Kadalora Kavithaigal in 1986
  • Punnagai Mannan in 1986
  • Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru in 1986
  • Solvathellum Unmai in 1987
  • Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai in 1987
  • Enga Ooru Pattukaran in 1987
  • Ninaive Oru Sangeetham in 1987
  • Veeran Veluthambi in 1987
  • Shenbagamae Shenbagamae in 1988
  • Katha Nayagan in 1988
  • En Bommukutty Ammavukku in 1988
  • Thambi Thanga Kambi in 1988
  • En Purushantaan Enakku Mattumthaan in 1989
  • Thalaivanukkor Thalaivi in 1989
  • Paattukku Naan Adimai in 1990
  • Varavu Nalla Uravu in 1990
  • Sigappu Nirathil Chinna Poo in 1990
  • Vedikkai En Vadikkai in 1990
  • Puriyaadha Pudhir in 1990
  • Thiyagu in 1990
  • Nangal Puthiyavargal in 1990
  • Sigaram in 1991
  • Idhaya Oonjal in 1991
  • Nallathai Naadu Kekum in 1991
  • Vaidehi Kalyanam in 1991
  • Sirai Kadhavugal in 1991
  • Paattondru Ketten in 1991
  • Gunaa in 1991
  • Enga Veetu Velan in 1992
  • Vasantha Malargal in 1992
  • Idhuthanda Sattam Lakshmi in 1992
  • Palaivana Raagangal in 1992
  • Annamalai in 1992
  • David Uncle in 1992
  • Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada in 1992
  • Thirumathi Palanisamy in 1992
  • Harihara Puthiran in 1992
  • Rasa Magan in 1994
  • Vaa Magale Vaa in 1994
  • Kaalam Maari Pochu in 1996
  • Krishna in 1996
  • Gnanapazham in 1996
  • Priyam in 1996
  • Roja Kootam in 2002
  • Anbu in 2003
  • Kadhal Sadugudu in 2003
  • Villain in 2003
  • Vikatan in 2003
  • Kovil in 2004
  • Arul in 2004
  • Aadum Koothu in 2005
  • Anbe Vaa in 2005
  • Priyasakhi in 2005
  • Madhu in 2006
  • Thodamaley in 2006
  • Amirtham in 2006
  • Pokkiri in 2007
  • Malaikottai in 2007
  • Dasavathaaram in 2008
  • Inba in 2008
  • Pazhani in 2008
  • Madhavi in 2009
  • Raghavan in 2009
  • Adada Enna Azhagu in 2009
  • Thairiyam in 2010
  • Thambi Arjuna in 2010
  • Kadhale Ennai Kadhali in 2010
  • Ilamai Itho Itho in 2010
  • Indira Sena in 2010
  • Uthama Puthiran in 2010
  • Marudhavelu in 2011
  • Thalaivaa in 2013
  • Ya Ya in 2013
  • Vazhum Dheivam in 2014
  • Rombha Nallavan Da Nee in 2015
  • Sakalakala Vallavan in 2015
  • Maanga in 2015
  • Bangalore Naatkal in 2016
  • Sowkarpettai in 2016
  • Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi in 2016
  • Muthuramalingam in 2017
  • Keni in 2018
  • Goli Soda 2 in 2018
  • Dharmaprabhu in 2019
  • Dagaalty in 2020
  • Rajavamsam in 2020
  • Kuska in 2020

Malayalam Movies

  • Ramji Rao Speaking in 1989
  • Dasharatham in 1990
  • Oliyambukal in 1990
  • Arhatha in 1990
  • Aey Auto in 1990
  • Randam Varavu in 1990
  • In Harihar Nagar in 1990
  • Lal Salam in 1990
  • Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran in 1990
  • Sundarikakka in 1991
  • Swanthwanam in 1991
  • Pookkalam Varavayi in 1991
  • Kizhakkunarum Pakshi in 1991
  • Adayalam Latha in 1991
  • Nettipattom in 1991
  • Vasudha in 1992
  • Grihapravsam in 1992
  • Janam in 1993
  • Sarovaram in 1993
  • Yaadhavam in 1993
  • Kudumbasneham in 1993
  • Bheeshmacharya in 1994
  • Manathe Vellitheru in 1994
  • Harichandanam in 1994
  • Kidilol Kidilam in 1995
  • Mumpe Parakkunna Pakshi in 1995
  • Saamoohyapadom in 1996
  • Sankeerthanam Pole in 1996
  • Poonilamazha in 1997
  • Chinchaga Kolacase in 2006
  • Pachakuthira in 2006
  • Prajapathi in 2006
  • Veeralipattu in 2007
  • Avan Chandiyude Makan in 2007
  • Nagaram in 2007
  • Chandranilekkoru Vazhi in 2008
  • Vairam: Fight for Justice in 2008
  • Ivar Vivahitharayal in 2009
  • 2 Harihar Nagar in 2009
  • Kadaksham in 2010
  • My Boss in 2010
  • Asuravithu in 2012
  • Annum Innum Ennum in 2013
  • Bangalore Days in 2014
  • My God in 2015
  • PachakKallam in 2016
  • Vedham in 2017
  • Kinar in 2018
  • Edakkad Battalion in 2019
  • Kunjeldho in 2020

Telugu Movies

  • Rudranetra in 1989
  • Minor Raja in 1991
  • Teneteega in 1991
  • Bhagath in 1992
  • Kondapalli Raja in 1993
  • Muddayi Muddugumma in 1995
  • Neelo Naalo in 2008
  • Money Money, More Money in 2012
  • Kanam in 2018

Kannada Movies

  • Poornachandra in 1987
  • Nanna Shathru in 1992

Television

  • Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu in 1992
  • Mandharam in 2014
  • Kana Kaanum kaalangal in 2006
  • Metti Oli in 2002
  • Kasthuri in 2006
  • Ahalya in 2004
  • Alaigal in 2001
  • Cooku with Comali in 2019
  • Bigg Boss Tamil 4 in 2020

Awards

  • Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Malayalam film Dasharatham in 1989
  • Kalaimamani Award in 1989
  • Cinema Express Award in 1989
  • Critics Award in 1989

Lesser-known facts

  • Rekha is very active on social media having millions of followers on her different social media accounts.
  • She is a foodie and loves to try a variety of food from different cuisines.
  • Rekha follows a non-vegetarian diet and her favourite part of the meal is desserts. She has a sweet tooth and never miss out on her desserts.
  • She’s a fitness freak and never skips to work out in the gym.
  • Her daughter is in college pursuing her graduation degree College in Nigeria.

Leave a Comment