Priyanka Raina was born on 20 March 1982. She is a director who directs short films, and has directed five short films till date. She is also a film critic and has assisted and acted in movies. She is a daughter of ex-defence officer, Trilok Chand Raina, who has traveled the world, finally settling in Mumbai, India.
In 2006, after completing her Software Engineering from SIES College, she joined the theater with the Ekjute group and has done numerous plays with them. Priyanka started her acting career with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, where she did a cameo.
Also, she has acted in a Bhojpuri film called “Raghuveera” (2008). She made her first short film, Azaad Bharat, in 2010. After that, she made Clean and Green India, which won many awards in the film festivals. Her third and fourth short films were ‘
’ and ‘Who is Responsible’, respectively. In 2014, she made her fifth short film,
The movie was a tribute to her dad, and it got released on his birthday. Also, it was honored as the best-making film at the Nashik Film Festival, 2014. Amidst directing short films, she assisted in the feature films, Black Currency and Aanand Balraj in Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai (2012), and also acted in ad films like Apna Bazaar, and Mahindra Tractor. Priyanka is also a film critic and reviews films for Filmy Town, Bharath Cine TV Writers and Omniscient Entertainment. Apart from working, Priyanka loves cycling- she cycled in Cyclothon (2010) in BKC for 12 km, Being Human Camp.
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Priyanka Raina was born on March 20, 1982, in Panvel, Mumbai, India. She lives in Panvel, Mumbai. She is a director, film critic and actor by occupation. She has been involved with the film industry since 2010. Priyanka Raina is a thirty-three-year-old Mumbai-based actor, director and film critic. She did not have any prior connection to the movie and television industry. As a daughter of an ex-defense officer, she had the opportunity to travel to many places since her childhood.
Her father, Trilok Chand Raina, settled in Mumbai with his family after traveling the world. Even though he had an entirely different background, he always supported and inspired young Priyanka. Priyanka’s passion with the television and movie industry developed after she completed her graduation in 2006. Her first experience in acting was when she joined Ekjute theater group. She acted and directed some of the best plays of the group. Priyanka Raina started her career with a cameo role in the famous television drama, directed by
, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. In the later part of her career, she became more involved with directing, which sidelined her acting career.
She directed her first short film, Azad Bharat, in 2010. The very next year, she directed her masterpiece, Clean, and Green India, which won a number of awards in many major award festivals. Her latest short film is Zindagi, which was released in the year 2014. This movie was personally very close to her as this was a tribute to her father for his support. She even released it on her father’s birthday, on 5th May, 2014. Priyanka Raina has contributed greatly towards the Indian cinema by directing some sensational and out of the box films and she has a long list of awards to testify to it. She won the award for Best Short Film Maker at KAF Awards in 2013 for Clean and Green India.
In 2014, her short film, ‘Zindagi’, was awarded the title of Best Making Film at the Nashik Film Festival. Apart from actively directing films, she also assisted in movies like Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, and Black Currency. She also has to her credit ad films like Nakshatra and others. Priyanka Raina is also active as a blogger and as a film critic, and has written film reviews for popular magazines and websites. She also writes for Bharat Cine and TV Writers Association and Universal News line.