For her performance, Reena Roy was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress and this comes as no surprise because Reena played leading roles in several films from 1972 to 1985 and was a leading actress of that era. In fact, the Indian film actress was the highest-paid actress of her time. In 1998 along with Sharmila Tagore, Reena was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to cinema. She used to play women-oriented roles. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Abnaban” (1977), Naagin (1976), and Asha (1980).
6 Facts about the Actress Reena Roy That Will Have You Hooked!
1. Reena Roy’s real name is “Saira Ali”:
Reena Roy (born 7 January 1957) was named Saira Ali Roy as the third daughter of actor Sadiq Ali and Sarda Ali who divorced
After three siblings, Reena Roy’s mother renamed the fourth child Rupa Roy after the divorce.
Her first film was cast as Reena Roy by the producer and Reena Roy entered films at a young age, deciding to help her mother and siblings financially.
Reena Roy has two sisters Barkha and Anju and she also has a brother named Raja.
2. Reena Roy used to dance in the club to feed her family:
The stories related to actress Reena Roy who won the hearts of people with her style are shocking. There is a dark past to the life of the actress who ruled the hearts of crores of people for two decades in Bollywood.
Reena Roy’s parents divorced possibly due to religious indifference because Reena Roy’s mother Sharda Roy was a Hindu woman, so when she married Shakib Ali, her daughter was born. During that time when she was born, she was named Saira Ali. At the same time, when Reena was very young, her mother and father got divorced. After the divorce, the economic condition of Reena’s house worsened. Reena, who lived a very poor childhood, dreamed of earning money when she grew up.
Reena Roy took over the financial responsibility of the family as soon as she grew up. Even for this, Reena’s journey was not easy. At the same time, Reena used to dance in the club to feed the family.
BR Ishara had given Reena Rai a chance with intimate scenes in his film. In such a situation, Reena Roy agreed to do intimate scenes. No heroine was ready to do this film. The film ‘Zaroorat’ was released and became a hit. This film was very much liked by the audience. After this film, Reena Roy started getting films.
3. Reena Roy has been compared to actress Sonakshi Sinha:
A leading lady in Bollywood in the 70s, actress Reena Rai and actress Sonakshi Sinha look almost the same as the former did during her debut in the film industry. Reena, who stayed away from the cinema until the last 10 years, was not talked about that much. However, after actress Sonakshi Sinha came to act, their similarity in appearance has been talked about from time to time.
A senior producer revealed another surprising piece of information: Sonakshi’s father Shatrughan Sinha and Reena acted together several years ago. At that time Reenarai fell in love with Shatrugan Sinha. Then the producer signed a contract to act as Reena along with Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar and others in a film called Hathkadi. In this case, Reena Roy tearfully made a condition that if Shatrughan Sinha accepts her love, she will act in the film and if not, she will marry another person within 8 days. However, Shatrughan Sinha was already married then.
Shatrughan Sinha could not help but shed tears hearing Reena’s love and her request. After that Reinarai got married to Mosin Khan and settled in Pakistan. However, the producer expressed his surprise that Sonakshi, the child born to Shatrughan Sinha’s wife, is a copyprint original in Roy’s form.
4. She didn’t like living in Pakistan, so far from India:
Reena Roy, who married Mohsin Khan, the famous Pakistani cricketer of that era, when her career was in full swing, could not last long.
It is about 1983, when she was at the height of her fame that Reena’s heart fell on Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan. This was the same year, when both had decided to get married. Reena’s career was on the pitch during that time and Mohsin was also a star player of Pakistan, but both of them married each other without worrying about their careers.
In 1983, she left the film industry and married Pakistani batsman Mukusin Khan.
If media reports are to be believed, after marriage, Reena went to Pakistan and settled there. After that Reena distanced herself from films. Reena and Mohsin also had a daughter, who was named ‘Jannat’, but after 7 years of marriage, Reena decided to separate from Mohsin, which was surprising news for both of their fans.
It was claimed in many media reports that Mohsin wanted to live in England by becoming a British citizen, but Reena Roy was not ready to settle there. At the same time, it was also claimed in the reports that Reena was unable to fit herself in the lifestyle of her husband Mohsin, so she divorced her husband in the year 1990.
5. Reena Roy’s daughter Sanam:
There are so many stories related to the life of famous actress Reena Roy of the 70s to 80s, which is difficult to calculate. From childhood till now, many ups and downs have been seen in his life. Today we have brought those parts of her life in front of you, which might have been the saddest moment for Reena Roy.
When Reena Roy had planned of being settled in Pakistan for her husband, the bitter truth of divorce forced her to return to India without a daughter.
After their divorce, Reena returned to India but the custody of her daughter remained with Mohsin.
After that Reena tried her best to bring her daughter from Pakistan to India and finally with the help of Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha, Reena got custody of his daughter. Soon after coming to India, Reena changed her daughter’s name from ‘Jannat’ to ‘Sanam’. After returning to India, Reena tried to return to the screen but she could not succeed, then she along with her daughter started acting classes in Mumbai itself.
6. Later life and career:
After her unsuccessful marriage had ended almost the entire career of Reena Roy. After this, Reena tried to make a comeback in films, but could not succeed. She was last seen in Abhishek and Kareena’s 2000 film ‘Refugee’. Reena now runs an acting school with her daughter in Mumbai and is happy with her daughter.
Reena further said in the interview that in today’s time the relationship between her and her ex-husband Mohsin is normal. Reena said, ‘Since he is my daughter’s father, I respect him a lot. My daughter is still in touch with her father. Mohsin and I have had a beautiful time together at one point of time. She is currently settled in her life and I pray to God that she remains healthy and happy.
Apart from being a cricketer, her husband Mohsin Khan tried to become an actor. After Mohsin Khan retired from the field of cricket to work in films. Mohsin’s first Bollywood film was ‘Bantwara’, which performed brilliantly at the box office.
He and Aditya Pancholi’s pair was well-liked in the film ‘Saathi’. He got divorced from Reena Roy after her career froze solid in Bollywood after working in 10-11 films.
Neither did Mohsin survive in the film industry for long and Mohsin was once again forced to join the world of cricket. At present, he is involved in the activities of Pakistan cricket.