Rekha (Bigg Boss Tamil) Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & Facts


Rekha (born 28 August 1970) is an Actress in the South TV and filming industry from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The veteran actress does not need any introduction as she holds a strong impact in the South Film industry.

But now she made it to the headline by participating in Bigg Boss 4 Tamil. The show is aired on 4 October 2020 and is hosted by legendary actor Kamal Haasan Rekha’s age-old co-star.

She will appear on the show with Suresh Chakravarthy, Shivani Narayanan, Ramya Pandian, Aajeedh Khalique, Anitha Sampath, and Balaji Murugadoss.



Real Full Birth Name Sumathi Josephine.
Stage Name Rekha.
Profession Actress.
Famous for Participating in Bigg Boss 4 Tamil.
Social Media Accounts Instagram:rekhaharris (23.5k followers).
Age (How old, as of 2020) 50 years old.
Date of Birth 28 August 1970.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) Taurus.
Birthplace Alappuzha, Kerala.
Current Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Nationality Indian.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Gender Female.
Religion Christianity.


Debut Kadalora Kavithaigal (1986).
Various projects Movies:
1. Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai.
2. Enga Ooru Pattukaran.
3. Kavalan Avan Kovalan.
4. Ninaive Oru Sangeetham.
5. Veeran Veluthambi.
6. Meendum Mahaan.
7. Arul Tharum Ayyappan.
8. Krishnan Vandhaan.
9. Ullam Kavarantha Kalvan.
10. Chinnamanikkuyile.
11. Megam Karuththirukku.
12. Shenbagamae Shenbagamae.
13. Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye.
14. Makkal Aanaiyittal.
15. Katha Nayagan.
16. Raasave Unnai Nambi.
17. En Bommukutty Ammavukku.
18. Kazhugumalai Kallan.
19. Mappillai Sir.
20. Dashratham.
TV Shows:
1. Kana Kaanum Kaalangal.
2. Metti Oli.
3. Kasthuri.
4. Ahalya.
5. Kolangal.
6. Alaigal.
7. Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu.
8. Mandharam.
9. Bigg Boss Tamil 4.
Awards 1. Filmfare Award for Best Actress Malayalam for the film Dasharatham(1989)
2. Kalaimamani Award.
3. Cinema Express Award.
4. Critics Award.


Income Source Acting, Shows, etc.
Net worth (approx.) Rs 10 Crore Indian Rupees, as of 2020.

Personal Information

Marital Status Married.
Husband/Spouse Name George Harris.
Boyfriend None.
Children Son: None.
Daughter: Anusha Harris.
Language Known Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu.
Eating Habits Non-Vegetarian.
Smoke or Drink? No.


Parents Father: T. Bastian Cruze.

Mother: Never talked about.
Siblings Brother: None.
Sister: Not known.


Highest Qualification Graduate.
School Local High School.

Physical Statistics & More

Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.
Centimeters: 165 cm.
Meters: 1.65 m.
Weight Kilograms: 58 Kg.
Pounds: 128 lbs.
Bra Size 34B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips) 40-30-42.
Shoe Size (UK) 5.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Hair Color Dark Brown.

Hobbies & Favorite Things

Love to do Traveling, Reading Books, Watching Movies, etc
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Food Crabs.
Favorite Color(s) Purple.


Early Life & Family

The famous south actress is born in Alappuzha, Kerela. She did her schooling in Ooty in Tamil Nadu. She never mentions her family, but she shares pictures of her dad on her IG who is no more now.

There is no information about her siblings or mom.


Marriage & Spouse

Tamil actress likes to keep her personal life very private. If you closely observe her IG you can notice that she is active on social media but she never posts any picture with her husband.

It seems that George Harris Rekha’s husband is not very camera friendly and did not like to get clicked. The couple has a daughter named Anusha who often accompanies her mom to the sets. The veteran artist also admitted that she is very close to Anusha.


Filmography & Serials

The actress did a brilliant job in the glamour industry. She is working for 36 years and even now no one can match her on-screen performance.

The actress did an amazing performance in Dasharatham IMDb[1]IMDb for which she even won the “Filmfare” award. the movie was released in 1989.

She acted in more than 100 films in order to earn this stardom. The 50-year-old actress was considered as the best female lead in South movies. Her acting made a strong impression in Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu movies. 

But by the time she started TV too. In 2020 she is profoundly active on television.

“Kana Kaanum Kaalangal” daily soap opera gave her a firm base in the television industry. This serial is one of its kind and remained a regular hit in Tamil families. The show portrayed beautifully the confusion and happiness of adolescence.

Physical Structure

“Punnagai Mannan” star is an active member of the acting industry since 1986. She is still part of many serials and actively contributing her best to the industry.

In order to keep going the actress works very hard to stay fit. Her day is incomplete without the gym. Mrs. Harris works out daily to remain fit and fine.

The actress looks beautiful even in this middle age with her carefully maintained body. She is medium fair in complexion and looks very pretty with her typical Indian features.

Rekha’s height is around 5’5” and her weight is around 58 kgs even after she is a hardcore foodie.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rekha

  • Rekha is very foody. She loves to try a variety of food from different cuisines. Her table is always filled with various dishes.
  • But her most favorite course of the meal is desserts. The actress is a sweet-tooth and never misses a chance to relish her favorite icecream.

  • The veteran actress evolved with time and get used to the latest trends and fashions. She adapted very well with the modern culture and carry western attires with as grace as a saree.

  • The 50 years-old actress loves to dress up and complete her look every time. Whenever she is dressed in Indian outfits she often applies mehndi too. Her IG account verifies that Rekha from Bigg Boss applies mehndi now and then.

  • Her talent did not need any recognization. She proved with her skill that her on-screen presence is charismatic and ruled the South Film industry for more than a decade.
  • Therefore she is oftentimes awarded and acknowledged for her work and contribution to South movies. On 9th March 2018, Rekha received a token of appreciation from “Realistic Awards”.

  • The Bigg Boss participant is Christian by religion but she is well accustomed to Hindu festivals of the state. The actress celebrates Onam and even make rangoli at home.

  • Dasharatham actress has won Filmfare for her acting in the same movie but she still feels that she did not get any power-packed characterlike her fellow actors. The Filmfare awardee is still waiting for such kind of roles.

  • The experienced actress started her career in days when the Internet was not even part of anyone’s imagination. There were no social media to bother stars back then. However, she adopted new technology very soon and debuted on IG on 25 January 2015.
  •  But she earned a huge fan following at the platform. She is followed by 23.5k people who keep on appreciating her for her work.

  • Rekha is still an active part of the South industry. Her fame did not bring only money but respect also. She is an honored public figure in South India. The actress is often spotted at the various event as a chief guest including convocations and inaugurations.


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