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Biography for Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray

Birthdate: 4 April 1972

Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Height in feet: 5 feet 4 inches

Eye Color: Grey

Sun Sign: Aries

Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress

Marital Status: Married

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. Lisa Ray was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She spoke Polish to her maternal grandmother and watched movies of Federico Fellini and Satyajit Ray with her cinephile dad. Ray originally planned to study journalism, but representatives of a high-profile Indian fashion magazine


She excelled academically, doing five years of high school in four, while attending three different high schools: Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute.

Family Background

She bron in hindu Bengali Indian father and a Polish mother and grew up in the suburb of Etobicoke Toronto. She married to Jason Dehni, in 2012.

Acting Career

Ray first came to the public attention when she appeared in an advertisement for Bombay Dyeing wearing a high-cut black swimsuit opposite Karan Kapoor. Subsequently, she returned to Canada to attend university to study journalism, but a car injury which injured her mother derailed those plans. Instead, she returned to India where she appeared on the cover of Glad Rags wearing a red Baywatch-style swimsuit.

The sensation that caused led to more magazine covers, spokesperson deals and a job as host of her own show-business program. A Times of India poll named her the "one of the ten most beautiful woman of the millennium", the only model in the top ten. She first made her cinematic debut in 1994 in a Tamil movie opposite actor Sarath Kumar in the film Nethaji where she appeared in a brief role.

It went unnoticed. After turning down a number of roles, she began her Bollywood acting career with the film Kasoor in 2001 opposite Aftab Shivdasani where her voice was subsequently dubbed by Divya Dutta as she could not speak Hindi.

Her work in that film caught the eye of Deepa Mehta who cast Ray in the romantic Indian-Canadian romp, Bollywood/Hollywood in 2002. In 2005, she worked again with Mehta in the Oscar-nominated film, Water where she did speak her own lines in Hindi; eventually though her voice was dubbed. Since breaking through she has worked in productions from Canada, Europe and the United states.

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