|Years active||1986–1996 |
|Spouse(s)||Harris Kottadath |
Sumathi Josephine, better known by her stage name Rekha is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Tamil and Malayalam films. She also starred in few Telugu and Kannada films.She was one of the contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. 
She was introduced to the Tamil cinema with the film, Kadalora Kavithaigal (1986) directed by Bharathiraja with Sathyaraj in the lead role. 
Her notable works include Punnagai Mannan (1986), Enga Ooru Pattukaran (1987), En Bommukutty Ammavukku (1988), Puriyaadha Pudhir (1990) and Gunaa (1991).  In Malayalam, Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), Aey Auto (1990) and In Harihar Nagar (1990) were also successful.
She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for the film Dasharatham (1989). 
After few roles as a heroine, she started to act in character roles, such as sister in law and mother.
In 2020, she is entering as a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 4 . 
Sumathi Josephine born and brought up in Eramalloor, Alappuzha Kerala. She married Harris Kottadath, a Malayali seafood exporter, in 1996. They have a daughter. 
|1986||Kadalora Kavithaigal||Jennifer||Debut film|
|Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru||Seetha|
|Ini Oru Sudhanthiram||Kannamma|
|Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai||Radha|
|Enga Ooru Pattukaran||Kaveri|
|Kavalan Avan Kovalan||Uma Chakravarthy|
|Ninaive Oru Sangeetham||Sandhya|
|Arul Tharum Ayyappan||Lakshmi|
|Ullam Kavarantha Kalvan||Geetha|
|Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye||Shanthi|
|Raasave Unnai Nambi||Ranjitham|
|En Bommukutty Ammavukku||Mercy|
|Naan Sonnathey Sattam||Aasha|
|Thambi Thanga Kambi||Uma|
|1989||En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan||Vatsala|
|1990||Paattukku Naan Adimai||Sandhya|
|Varavu Nalla Uravu||Uma|
|Sigappu Nirathil Chinnappoo||Kasturi|
|Vedikkai En Vadikkai||Neelaveni|
|Puriyaadha Pudhir||Geetha Chakravarthi|
|Irumbu Pookkal||Pavunnu||Guest Appearance|
|Nallathai Naadu Kekum||Radha|
|1992||Enga Veetu Velan||Kalyani|
|Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada||Priyanka|
|Thirumathi Palanisamy||Jyothi||Guest Appearance|
|1994||Rasa Magan||Chellachamy's wife|
|Vaa Magale Vaa||Kalyani|
|1996||Kaalam Maari Pochu||Lakshmi|
|2002||Roja Kootam||Bhumika's mom, inspector||Comeback film after her marriage|
|Kadhal Sadugudu||Kausalya's mother|
|2005||Aadum Koothu||Manimekhala's mother|
|Anbe Vaa||Karthik's mother|
|Amirtham||Pasupathi Pillai's wife|
|2007||Pokkiri||Mrs. Mohammed Maideen Khan|
|Inba||Priya's sister in law|
|Adada Enna Azhagu||Vasan's mother|
|Thambi Arjuna||Radhika's mother|
|Ilamai Itho Itho|
|2011||Marudhavelu||Vidhya Venugopalan's mother|
|Ya Ya||Ramarajan's mother|
|2015||Rombha Nallavan Da Nee||A. SowmiyaKannan - IPS|
|2016||Bangalore Naatkal||Sarah's mother|
|Sowkarpettai||Shakthi's / Vetri's mother|
|Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi||Saravanan's mother|
|2017||Muthuramalingam||Ashok Pandian's mother|
|En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom||Sandhya's mother|
|Goli Soda 2||Seetha Kumari|
|Pyaar Prema Kaadhal||Sree's mother|
|Plan Panni Pannanum||Ambal's mother|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking||Rani|
|1990||Dasharatham||Annie||Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam|
|Randam Varavu||Indu Jayakumar|
|In Harihar Nagar||Annie Philip/Sr Josephine|
|Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran||Radhika|
|Mumpe Parakkunna Pakshi|
|2006||Chinthamani Kolacase||Lal Krishna's sister|
|Pachakuthira||Akash's foster mother|
|Avan Chandiyude Makan||Ealikutty|
|Nagaram||Mayor Sreelatha Varma|
|2008||Chandranilekkoru Vazhi||Sulochana Kumaran|
|2009||Vairam: Fight for Justice||Dr. Susan|
|Ivar Vivahitharayal||Adv. Nandini|
|2 Harihar Nagar||Annie Philip/Sr. Josephine|
|2012||My Boss||Priya's mother|
|Asuravithu||Sara Shaikh Muhammed|
|No. 66 Madhura Bus||Subhadra|
|2013||Annum Innum Ennum||Indu|
|3G Third Generation||Manu's mother|
|2014||Bangalore Days||Sarah's mother|
|Jo and the Boy||Catherine|
|2019||Edakkad Battalion 06||Surayya|
|2022||Dear Friend||Vijayakumari Viswanathan|
|2012||Money Money, More Money||Geetha Maadhuri|
|2008||Neelo Naalo||Priya's sister in law|
|2000||Micro Thodar Macro Sinthanaigal - Oru Kadayin Sila Kilai Kadaigal||Raj TV||Tamil|
|Micro Thodargal Macro Sinthanaigal - Savukkadi||Devanai|
|2001–2004||Ninne Pelladatha||Seetha||Gemini TV||Telugu|
|2006–2009||Kana Kaanum Kaalangal||Lakshmi||Vijay TV|
|2006||Neelakkurinju Veendum Pookkunnu||Surya TV||Malayalam|
|2010||Rani Maharani||Surya TV||Participant||Malayalam|
|2011–2012||Comedy Festival Season 1||Mazhavil Manorama||Judge||Malayalam|
|2016||Comedy Super Nite||Flowers TV||Guest|
|2016–2017||Malayali Veetamma||Flowers TV||Judge|
|2017||Onnum Onnum Moonu||Mazhavil Manorama||Guest|
|2017||Lal Salam||Amrita TV||Guest|
|2018||Vanakkam Tamizha||Sun TV||Guest||Tamil|
|2019–2020||Cooku with Comali||Star Vijay||Contestant|
|2020||Bigg Boss 4|
|2021||Bigg Boss Kondattam||Guest|
|2021||Cooku with Comali (season 2)||Guest|
|2021||Red Carpet||Amrita TV||Mentor||Malayalam|
|2022||Top Singer season 2||Flowers TV||Judge|
|2022||Comedy Stars Season 3||Asianet||Judge|
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