Reena Roy

Reena Roy (born Saira Ali), is an Indian actress. Born and raised by her mother in Bombay, Roy had three siblings. At the age of 15, she made her film debut with the drama Zaroorat (1972), but gained wider public recognition with her roles in the romantic comedy Jaise Ko Taisa (1973) and the romance-action film Zakhmee (1975). By 1976, Roy became one of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood after starring in two of the year's biggest box-office successes, the action thriller Kalicharan and the horror film Nagin.Roy went on to earn a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the drama Apnapan (1977), but declined it due to categorical issues. Her success nevertheless continued throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s when she featured in several notable films including the horror film Jaani Dushman (1979), the dramas Aasha (1980), Arpan (1983) and Asha Jyoti (1984), the multi genre Naseeb (1981) and the romantic comedy Sanam Teri Kasam (1982). In 1983, Roy married cricketer Mohsin Khan and announced a sabbatical. She subsequently shifted to Pakistan with her husband and gave birth to their daughter, Jannat, better known as Sanam Khan. Roy returned to India in 1992 after divorcing Khan and made a comeback in Hindi cinema with the drama Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993). She further acted in supporting roles notably in the romance-action films Ajay (1996) and Gair (1999), and the romantic drama Refugee (2000). Since the early 2000s, she has primarily focused on raising her daughter, but has made occasional appearances on television, most recently on Indian Idol. Along with her sister Barkha, Roy also runs an acting school.