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Rekhitha R. Kurup

(1988-05-23) 23 May 1988 (age 34)[ citation needed ]
Kottayam, Kerala, India
Other namesBhama Kurup
Years active2007 – 2019
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Arun Jagadish
(m. 2020)
Parent(s)Rajendran Kurup

Rekhitha R. Kurup, better known by her stage name Bhamaa, is a former Indian actress who mainly appeared in Malayalam and Kannada-language films. She made her cinematic debut in 2007 with the Malayalam film Nivedyam, directed by A. K. Lohithadas and had acted in over 42 films.


Personal life

Bhama is the youngest daughter of Rajendra Kurup & Shylaja. She has two elder sisters, Reshmitha R Kurup and Renjitha R Kurup.

Bhama did her schooling at St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Manarcad, and at Infant Jesus Bethany Covent Girl's Higher Secondary School, Manarcad. She pursued bachelors in Sociology by correspondence course. [1]

Bhama is married to Arun Jagadish, a businessman from Chennithala, whose family is settled in Kochi, Kerala. [2] The couple got married in January 2020. They have a daughter.[ citation needed ]


Before her entry into the film industry, she was the host of a show on Surya TV titled Thaali. She has also acted in a Christian devotional album. Director Lohithadas, selected her as the lead heroine, in Nivedyam, her first movie. Her second film was Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan directed by Vinayan, in which she was cast opposite Manikuttan. She paired with Vineeth Sreenivasan in Cycle directed by Johny Antony.

Bhama said that until 2011, she was getting the same kind of roles in Malayalam. She started taking up Kannada film offers, after which she started getting fresh and interesting characters in Malayalam. [3] She acted in Sohanlal's Kadhaveedu , where she played the heroine in M. T. Vasudevan Nair's segment and her character was that of a modern girl, a media person, who is smart and energetic. She had a small but significant role in Vinod Vijayan's segment of D Company , Day of Judgement, featuring Fahadh Faasil where she played a psycho and wore no make-up. [4]

In 2014, she had five Malayalam releases. She played a Christian housewife in Rakesh Gopan's 100 Degree Celsius and was seen as a 15-year-old mother in Vinod Mankara's Ottamandaram. [5] In her only non-Malayalam release of the year, the Tamil-English biographical film Ramanujan based on the mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, she played the role of Janakiammal, Ramanujan's wife. [6] [7]

Playback singing

Bhama has occasionally worked as a playback singer as well. She had reportedly sung the song "Kannil Kannil", composed by Rahul Raj for a film titled Bike; [8] however the film was cancelled and the song remains unreleased. She lent her voice for the devotional album Maaya Madhavam (2009), [9] and has sung the title song for the upcoming children's film Meow Meow Karimppoocha. [10] She did voice over for the short film ; Pacha directed by Sarayu. She has sung a song in the movie 100 Degree Celsius along with other heroines Ananya, Meghana Raj and Shwetha Menon. [11] [12]



2007NivedyamSathya Bhama Malayalam Malayalam debut
Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan IndhuMalayalam
2008 Cycle AnnieMalayalam
One Way Ticket SunandaMalayalam
Ellam Avan Seyal Chinthamani Tamil Tamil debut
2009Swapnangalil Haisal MaryHaisal MaryMalayalam
Kannerinu MadhuramSubhadraMalayalam
Colours PoojaMalayalam
Ivar Vivahitharayal KavyaMalayalam
Oru Black and White Kudumbam MinnuMalayalam
2010 Sakudumbam Shyamala NandanaMalayalam
Koottukar AswathyMalayalam
College DaysAthiraMalayalam
Modalasala Deepu Kannada Kannada debut
2011 Janapriyan MeeraMalayalam
Sevenes GowriMalayalam
Swapna Sanchari Aswathi (Achu)Malayalam
ManchivaduIndu Telugu Telugu debut
Shyloo Shaileshwari (Shyloo)Kannada
2012 Sevarkkodi ValliTamil
Husbands in Goa AbhiramiMalayalam
Ondu Kshanadalli DivyaKannada
101 Weddings RukhiyaMalayalam
Madha Gaja Raja HafraTamil
2013 Auto Raja Radha/RaniKannada
Barfi KushiKannada
Appayya GowriKannada
D Company JeenaMalayalam
Ambara ArundhathiKannada
Kadhaveedu JeenaMalayalam [19]
2014 Konthayum Poonoolum AmrithaMalayalam
Naku Penta Naku Taka ShubhaMalayalam
Ramanujan Janakiammal RamanujanEnglish/Tamil
100 Degree Celsius NancyMalayalam
Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla AnnammaMalayalam
2015 Arjuna Piya ArjunaKannada
2016 Maalgudi Days JanetMalayalam
Marupadi SarahMalayalam
2017 Raaga AnuKannada


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