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Monica (actress)

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Full Name  Rekha
Role  Film actress
Occupation  Actress
Spouse  K.H. Malik (m. 2015)
Name  M. G. Rahima
Parents  Gracy, Maruthi Raj
Religion  Islam

Monica with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a red scarf, earrings, and a black and maroon dress with sequins

Born  25 August 1987 (age 33) (1987-08-25) Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names  Monica, Rekha, Parvana, M. G. Rahima
Movies  Silandhi, Azhagi, Nanjupuram, Varnam, Imsai Arasan 2
Similar People  Balu Mahendra, Monica Bedi, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Anjali, Tejashree

Years active  1990–1995; 2001–2014

Actress Monika (RAHEEMA) Weds Malik | Marriage Video

Monica (born Rekha Maruthiraj) is a former Indian film actress, who starred predominantly in Tamil language films. A child actor in the early 1990s, she mostly appeared in supporting roles, before taking lead roles from the late 2000s on. She is probably best known for performances in the films Azhagi, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi and Silandhi. In 2012, she changed her name to Parvana for Malayalam films. In 2014, she converted to Islam, changing her name to M. G. Rahima, and announced that she had quit acting.


Monica with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a colorful long sleeve blouse with a different patterns, heart necklace, and earrings

Personal life

Monica smiling while wearing a red scarf, earrings, and black and maroon net dress with sequins

On 30 May 2014, Monica converted to Islam. At a press meet, she said, "I didn’t convert for the reason of love or money, I am not such a person. I like Islamic principles, so I converted to Islam. I will intimate about my marriage to media once arranged by my parents and I really thank my dad for his full support. I was not convinced to change my name but finally, I have changed my name to M.G. Rahima (M.– Maruthi Raj (Father), G. – Gracy (Mother)). Hereafter, I won’t act in films". Monika’s father is Hindu and the mother is a Christian.

Monica smiling while wearing a black and blue floral blouse, denim pants, and heels

Rahima tied the knot with Malik. Malik is a Chennai-based entrepreneur, who hails from Madurai. It is said that Malik also happens to be the son of Rahima's father's close friend. Malik is into import and export of electronic items.

Monica smiling while wearing a white and blue striped blouse, heart necklace, and heart earrings

Monica smiling while wearing an orange scarf, black and orange dress, necklace, bracelet, and wristwatch

Monica smiling while leaning on the car and wearing a maroon and green beaded dress, necklace, and bracelets

Monica smiling while hand on her hips and wearing a black sleeveless crop top, black short leggings, and a cloth wrap around her waist


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