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BornRekitha Rajendra Kurup
Manarkadu, Kottayam, Kerala
Years active2007 - present
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BornRekitha Rajendra Kurup
Manarkadu, Kottayam, Kerala
Years active2007 - present

Bhama (Malayalam: ഭാമ; Rekhita) is an Indian film actress, who has mainly appeared in Malayalam and Kannada language films. She debuted in 2007 through Nivedyam directed by A. K. Lohithadas.

Personal life[edit]

Bhama is the youngest daughter of Rajendra Kurup and Shylaja. She has two elder sisters, Reshmitha and Renjitha. She completed her schooling from St Mary's Higher Secondary School & Infant Jesus School Manarcad.[1]


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, whom she considers her Mentor/Guru cast her in Nivedyam, her first movie.[citation needed] 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.[2] 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.[3] In Rakesh Gopan's 100 Degree Celsius, she plays a Christian housewife, for the first time, while she plays a 15 year old mother in Ottamandaram, directed by Vinod Mankara.[4]

Playback singing[edit]

Bhama has occasionally worked as a playback singer as well. She had reportedly sung the song "Kannil Kannil", composed by Rahulraj for a film titled Bike;[5][6] however the film was cancelled and the song remains unreleased. She lent her voice for the devotional album Maaya Madhavam (2009),[7] and has crooned the title song for the upcoming children’s film Meow Meow Karimppoocha.[8]



2007NivedyamSathya BhamaMalayalam
2007Hareendran Oru NishkalankanIndhuMalayalam
2008Ellam Avan SeyalChinthamaniTamil
2008One Way TicketSunandaMalayalam
2009Ivar VivahitharayalKavyaMalayalam
2009Oru Black And White KudumbamMinnuMalayalam
2010Sakudumbam ShyamalaNandanaMalayalam
2010College DaysAthiraMalayalam
2011Swapna SanchariAswathi (Achu)Malayalam
2012ShylooShaileshwari (Shyloo)Kannada
2012Husbands in GoaAbhiramiMalayalam
2012Ondu KshanadalliDivyaKannada
2012101 WeddingsRukhiyaMalayalam
2013Auto RajaRadha/RaniKannada
2013D CompanyJeenaMalayalam
2014Konthayum PoonoolumAmrithaMalayalam
2014Naku Penda Naku TakaShubhaMalayalam
2014100 Degree CelsiusNancyMalayalamFilming
2014Ramanujan[16]Janakiammal RamanujanEnglish/TamilFilming
2014Kanneerinum MadhuramAminaMalayalamFilming (delayed)
2014Swapnangalil Haisal MaryHaisal MaryMalayalamDelayed


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  2. ^ "Finally, I'm getting my due in Malayalam: Bhamaa - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  3. ^ "Finally, I'm getting my due in Malayalam: Bhamaa - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
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  5. ^ "Bhama turns Playback singer - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2008-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Bhama Takes to Singing!". 2008-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Bhama turns a singer - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2009-10-05. 
  8. ^ January 15, 2012 By Jiji Ann Cherian DC Kochi (2012-01-15). "Bhama, the girl next door". Deccan Chronicle. 
  9. ^ "Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : Ujala-Asianet film awards announced". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Kerala / Kollam News : Sathyan memorial film awards announced". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-11-07. 
  11. ^ PTI Jan 31, 2008, 09.13pm IST (2008-01-31). "`Ore Kadal', `Thaniye' share critics award for best film - Economic Times". 
  12. ^ "Kerala / Kozhikode News : ‘Thaniye’ bags Ala award". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-01-17. 
  13. ^ "Vanitha awards for Mammootty, Meera Jasmine - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2008-02-07. 
  14. ^ "Welcome to Amrita TV". 
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  16. ^ "Gemini's grandson to play lead in Ramanujan biopic". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2013-04-29. 

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