Sumathi Josephine (Bigg Boss Tamil 4) Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Sumathi Josephine

Sumathi Josephine also known as Rekha 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

Sumathi Josephine

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’s father

Sumathi Josephine with her mother

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 Josephine and her daughter



Sumathi started her acting career in 1986 with the Tamil film “Kadalora Kavithaigal” as ‘Jennifer.’ Some of her Tamil films include “Roja Kootam” (2002), “Kovil” (2004), “Thambi Arjuna” (2010), “Pyaar Prema Kaadhal” (2018), “Dharmaprabhu” (2019).

Thambi Arjuna Film Poster

Thambi Arjuna Film Poster

She made her Malayalam film debut in 1989 with the film “Ramji Rao Speaking” as ‘Rani.’ Subsequently, she appeared in the Malayalam films “Lal Salam” (1990), “Janam” (1993), “Saamoohyapadom” (1996), “Jayam” (2006), and “Kinar” (2018).

Kinar Film Poster

Kinar Film Poster

Her Telugu film debut came in 1989 with the film “Rudranetra” by playing the role of ‘Swarnarekha.’ She made her Kannada film debut in 1987 with the film “Poornachandra” as ‘Kumuda.’

Poornachandra Film Poster

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

Ninne Pelladatha Poster


Sumathi Josephine made 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]News18

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

    Sumathi Josephine’s Instagram Post

  • Rekha considers cinematographer B. Kannan her guru.
    Sumathi Josephine with B. Kannan

    Sumathi Josephine with B. Kannan

References   [ + ]
1. News18
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