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    Rehana Fathima Wiki, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

    Rehana Fathima is an activist based in Kerela, who thrust into the limelight after the Sabarimala temple row. She is known to break stereotypes and traditions of society for which she is embroiled in controversies now and then.

    Rehana Fathima is an activist based in Kerela, who thrust into the limelight after the Sabarimala temple row. She is known to break stereotypes and traditions of society for which she is embroiled in controversies now and then.

    Wiki/Biography

    Rehana Fathima was born on Friday, 30th May 1986 (age 34 years; as in 2020) in Ernakulam, Kerela. Her full name is Rehana Fathima Pyarijaan Sulaiman, whereas her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her other name is Surya Gayatri. She completed her schooling in 2001 from the Government Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam. Thereafter, she attained B.Com & MCA degrees from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and is working at BSNL as a Telecom Technician.  Apart from that, she has featured in a film ‘Eka’ and has also done modelling for several years. Fathima is a renowned social activist in Kerela, who is known to break the social barriers and raise her voice for equality and freedom.

    Physical Appearance

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    Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

    Hair Colour: Black

    Eye Colour: Black

    Family & Religion

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    Fathima was born into an orthodox Muslim family, however, she turned disillusioned with religion following her father’s demise.

    Parents & Siblings

    He father, Pyarijaan Sulaiman died when she was in class 12th.

    Relationships & Children

    Fathima is in a live-in relationship with Manoj Sreedharan, a film producer and a social activist.

    Rehana with her partner Manoj outside their residence

    An old picture of Fathima along with Manoj Sreedharan captured in 2009

    The couple together has two children.

    A picture of Rehana and Manoj along with their children

    Activism & Controversies

    The description in her Facebook bio says, ‘Break the Rules.’ Therefore, her activities to break the glass ceilings have constantly kept her on and off in the controversies.

    • In March 2014, she took part in the Kiss of love agitation against the Kerela government’s moral policing. She, along with her live-in partner, Manoj Sreedharan was at the vanguard of the Kiss of Love campaign against moral policing. Manoj shared a video clip of the kiss on his Facebook account.

    my kiss of love from whatsapp with Rehana Fathima

    Manoj K Sreedhar ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 16, 2014

    • Since her childhood, she has challenged the dogmatic rituals and tenets of different religions. In 2016, she was among the first women to take part in the ‘Ayyanthol Puli Kali,’ a traditional male festive Onam tiger dance done by all-male troupes.
    • In March 2018, she joined ‘Bare the Chest’ campaign by sharing a picture holding watermelons on her breasts to protest against derogatory remarks made by a professor in Kozhikode on who reportedly linked woman’s breasts to sliced watermelons.
    • In 2017, she acted in a Malayalam film ‘Eka,’ an artwork focused on intersexuality. Reportedly, Eka is inspired by real incidents and is the first Indian movie to have brought out and shown the atrocities against transgenders, transsexuals, LGBT and all the gender minorities. However, the movie is banned in India.
    • In February 2019, she was jailed for 18 days in connection with a cheque bounce case for which she even had to pay a fine of Rs 2.1 lakh.
    • On 24th June 2020, a non-bailable case under the Information Technology Act and the Juvenile Justice Act, and POSCO was registered against Fathima for posting a video on social media. Wherein, her minor kids a girl aged 8 years, and a boy aged 14 years were seen painting phoenix on her half-naked body. She was denied for the anticipatory bail in the POSCO case by the Kerela High Court, later on, in August 2020, she moved to the apex court which also refused to accept her anticipatory bail plea saying that she is spreading obscenity using social media.

    Facts/Trivia

    • In 2018, the Kerala Muslim Jamaat Council dismissed her from the Muslim community for trying to enter the Sabarimala Temple.
    • She worked in the BSNL till May 2020, after which BNL forced her to take voluntary retirement.
    • She holds that nudity need not be associated with sex, and it is the time we stop considering nudity vulgar.
    • She is a left-wing activist and holds a progressive ideology.
    • Although born into an orthodox Muslim family, she is fascinated by Hinduism. This was one reason she used to go by the name Surya Gayatri.
    • Rehana takes an interest in both men and women. She has shared about it on her Facebook page.
    • As per her Facebook info, she is multilingual, speaking English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu and Arabic.

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