Rekha Harris (Bigg Boss Tamil 4) Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Rekha Harris, also known as Sumathi Josephine, is a South Indian actress. She is known for her roles in the films “Dasharatham” (1989), “In Harihar Nagar” (1990), and “Oliyampukal” (1990).


Sumathi Josephine was born on Monday, 18 May 1970 (age 50 years; as of 2020) in Eramalloor, Alappuzha, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She was inclined towards acting since childhood. Sumathi started her career as an actress at the age of 16.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

Parents & Siblings

Sumathi Josephine’s father’s name is Varadaraja. Not much is known about her mother.

Sumathi Josephine’s father

Sumathi Josephine with her mother

Husband & Children

Sumathi Josephine got married to George Harris, a seafood exporter, in 1996. Together, they have a daughter, Anusha, who was born in 1998.

Sumathi Josephine and her daughter



Sumathi started her acting career in 1986 with the Tamil film “Kadalora Kavithaigal” as ‘Jennifer.’

Kadalora Kavithaigal Film Poster

Some of her Tamil films include “Roja Kootam” (2002), “Kovil” (2004), “Thambi Arjuna” (2010), “Pyaar Prema Kaadhal” (2018), and “Dharmaprabhu” (2019).

Thambi Arjuna Film Poster

She made her Malayalam film debut in 1989 with the film “Ramji Rao Speaking” as ‘Rani.’

Ramji Rao Speaking Film Poster

Subsequently, she appeared in the Malayalam films “Lal Salam” (1990), “Janam” (1993), “Saamoohyapadom” (1996), “Jayam” (2006), and “Kinar” (2018).

Kinar Film Poster

Her Telugu film debut came in 1989 with the film “Rudranetra” in which she played the role of ‘Swarnarekha.’

Rudraneta Film Poster

She made her Kannada film debut in 1987 with the film “Poornachandra” as ‘Kumuda.’

Poornachandra Film Poster


In addition to films, she has also appeared in many TV serials like “Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu,” “Kana Kaanum Kaalangal,” “Kolangal” (2003), “Alaigal” (2001), and “Ninne Pelladatha.”

Ninne Pelladatha Poster

In 2020, she participated in the game reality show “Bigg Boss Tamil 4.”

Sumathi Josephine in Bigg Boss Tamil 4


Sumathi Josephine made it to the headlines in 2020 after her controversial kissing scene with co-actor Kamal Haasan from the 1986 Tamil film “Punnagai Mannan” resurfaced on the internet. [1]

Favourite Things

  • Food: Egg Roast
  • Colour: Orange
  • Actress: Sridevi
  • Holiday Destination: Kashmir


  • Her hobbies include travelling and reading books.
  • She is fluent in six languages- Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Sumathi Josephine’s Instagram Post

  • Rekha considers cinematographer B. Kannan her guru.

    Sumathi Josephine with B. Kannan


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