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Reena Roy

Reena Roy was a famous leading lady of Hindi films from 1972-1985. She came from a broken home, a Muslim father and Hindu mother, who separated after having four children together. Reena is their third child, and she started films in her early teens. Her career in films started off inauspiciously with B.R. Ishara's "Nayi Duniya Naye Log" (1973) with another newcomer Danny Denzongpa, which was shelved temporarily. B.R. Ishara cast both actors again in "Zaroorat" (1972), along with another newcomer Vijay Arora, and the racy film became a hit. Reena was now called the "Zaroorat Girl." She had to wait a while for her next break with Jaise Ko Taisa (1973), where her rain-soaked dance to the song "Abke Sawan" with Jeetendra raised temperatures. She was a working actress with films like Jangal Mein Mangal, Rani Aur Lalpari, Madhosh, Goonj, and Umar Qaid, but most didn't make an impact, until the mid-1970s, when Zakhmee (1975) and "Kalicharan" (1976) made her more popular among directors and audiences. Initially, there was low expectations with Kalicharan, since Subhash Ghai, a failed actor, was making his directorial debut, and Shatrugan Sinha, an actor known for his villainous roles, was making his first mark as the lead hero. But the film defied everyone's expectations and became a surprise hit, and Reena as Shatrugan's love interest got attention from audiences. They became a off-screen pair as well, and they signed several films together. Her pairing with Sunil Dutt was also popular with audiences. The successes of "Zakhmee" and "Kalicharan" led to her star vehicle Nagin(1976). Playing the title role of the deadly 'Nagin', she avenges the death of her lover by ruthlessly murdering five leading male-stars. The film became a huge hit, and Reena received her first Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. She was now one of the top heroines in Hindi films. Raj Kumar Kohli worked with Reena and churned out greatest multi-starer blockbusters Nagin, Jaani Dushman (1979), Muqabla (1979) and Raaj Tilak (1984).


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Born:
Jan 7, 1957 In Bombay, India
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie Madhosh 1974-02-27
Latest Project:
Movie Refugee 2000-06-30
Known For
Poster of Rajkumar
Poster of Aadmi Khilona Hai
Poster of Jaani Dushman
Poster of Nagin
Filmography
Movie Refugee Amina Mohammad 2000-06-30
Movie Jeeo Shaan Se 1997-06-30
Movie Rajkumar Rani Maa 1996-03-22
Movie Ajay 1996-12-20
Movie Janam Kundli Rita 1995-05-12
Movie Policewala Gunda 1995-05-19
Movie Aadmi Khilona Hai Ganga Verma 1993-09-03
Movie Bedardi 1993-11-12
Movie Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari Aarti Saxena 1985-01-02
Movie Hum Dono 1985-03-22
Movie Ghulami Moran 1985-03-02
Movie Raaj Tilak 1984-08-09
Movie Arpan Shobha 1983-04-01
Movie Andhaa Kaanoon Meena Srivastav 1983-04-08
Movie Naukar Biwi Ka 1983-08-09
Movie Dharam Kanta 1982-01-01
Movie Main Inteqam Loonga 1982-02-01
Movie Sanam Teri Kasam Nisha 1982-05-06
Movie Badle Ki Aag Geeta 1982-05-27
Movie Naseeb Julie 1981-03-17
Movie Rocky Lajwanti / Hirabai 1981-04-25
Movie Jail Yatra Shanu 1981-09-07
Movie Ganga aur Suraj 1980-01-01
Movie Jwalamukhi Anju 1980-12-26
Movie Jaani Dushman Raja / Reshma 1979-05-22
Movie Gautam Govinda 1979-03-02
Movie Bhayanak Champa 1979-09-21
Movie Chor Ho To Aisa Champa 1978-12-11
Movie Black Magic Varsha 1977-01-01
Movie Taxi Taxie 1977-08-09
Movie Nagin Nagin (female serpent) 1976-01-19
Movie Kalicharan Sapna Mathur 1976-02-07
Movie Udhar Ka Sindur Rekha 1976-10-16
Movie Barood Sapna - Bakshi's Assistant 1976-03-06
Movie Zakhmee 1975-05-05
Movie Madhosh Minal 1974-02-27