It seems like Reenu Mathews leads a very busy life. From being an Indian actress working in Malayalam movies to being an air hostess in the Emirates Airlines, she does both the jobs well. Born as the youngest daughter of parents, Mathews, and Santhamma in Kottayam, she has done great work in Malayalam movies.

Her debut movie was ‘ Immanuel’ which released in 2013 and she worked with Mammootty. She played the role of a middle- class wife named Annie. She was again paired with him in the movie ‘Praise the Lord’ in 2014. Lal Jose, who had introduced many beautiful actresses, introduced her through his creation ‘Emmanuel’. She was in cabin crew with Emirates Airlines but also followed her passion and tried her luck in modeling.

Before making it to the big screen, she also appeared in two small screen films namely, ‘December Mist’ and ‘Kanappurangal’. It happens only by luck that a newbie gets the chance to star opposite legend actors like Mammootty, Mohanlal, etc., and Reenu had that luck with her. The most anticipated film of 2013 had Amal Neerad’s anthology ‘ Anju Sundarikal’ which had short movies by five top class directors and Reenu Mathews got the opportunity to star in it.

According to an interview with The Times of India, Reenu said that the roles she was offered with are mature than her actual age. She told that she always approached for elder and de-glam roles, roles which had an age higher than hers because she looks like that and fits her comfortably. If we look at her career, though it has been short she has done great work in films like December Mist (2006) and Kanapurangal.

She has given her best to the Malayalam industry through movies like Emmanuel (2013), Anju Sundarikal (2013), Praise the Lord (2013), Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014), Iyobinte Pustakam (2014), Ennum Eppozhum (2014) and Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015).

Reema Nagra Hindi Actress

Reema Nagra

This lanky actress who debuted in Punjabi film Work Weather Wife is a Canadian actress and producer presently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Standing at a height of 5 feet and 8.5 inches tall, Reema called world’s attention when her movie Work Weather Wife was the first ever Punjabi film to get shortlisted for 87th Academy awards in the category of best original song and best feature film. She is a bachelor degree holder in applied sciences and a bachelor of education degree from Fraser University. The major works include the role of Dimple in Work Weather Wife, however before venturing into movies, she had earlier worked as school teacher and fitness instructor. She was born in Matsqui, Vancouver while her childhood revolved around playing basketball; her father was a boxer as well as a businessman. Her upcoming project includes Harpreet Sandhu’s venture ‘’The Blackmail’’. Her favourite Hindi actors include Sharmila Tagore and Asha Pareek to name a few. Her role in well- known movie Work Weather Wife in which she played a character of the Indo-Canadian girl in her mid 20’s won her accolade. She attempts to experiment with negative shade in her role. In an interview when asked about how she does justice to the workload of the entire creative process she mentioned about how much hard work it takes to get the ultimate performance. Besides, life has essential duties like work and family relationships. Interestingly, this actress with Canadian descent has also worked as an announcer for the Kabaddi World Cup, 2013. In 2014, Work Weather Wife was out which brought worldwide attention. Work Weather Wife is an outstanding compilation of social life cooked with drama and sentiments of Indian community living abroad.

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Rehana Sultan

Rehana Sultan was born to Baha’i parents in Allahabad in 1950. She came to fame through her two movies: Dastak, and Chetna, which got her critical appraisals; Dastak got her a National Award for Best Actress. She is known in the industry as someone taking up bold roles with such finesse and getting the sexual revolution in place, since 1970’s. Recently seen in Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar (2013) playing as Chitrangada’s mother, she remembers her past, and how she forgot what it meant to be relaxed and free. She recalls her times when she was awaiting her high school results, and she happened to see FTII advertisement for an acting course. With her father’s advice, she filled the admission form, with no hopes of getting selected. Once selected, she was taken by her father to Delhi for auditions. And since then there was no looking back for Rehana Sultan.  Someone without stage experience, Rehana was auditioned by distinguished luminaries like B.R. Chopra and Gajanand Jagirdaar. In an interview, with a reporter, Rehana recalls how her father was supportive of her passion. She says, coming from a Baha’i background, she was free to choose her career, but her father had a little hitch, as her daughter was entering a male-dominated industry that might have difficulty in being alone and independent. However, when Jagirdaar happened, it convinced him that she would prosper and grow in the industry.  Rehana was used to a laid back and lazy lifestyle of a small town. With her selection in FTII, it took her time to adjust constant drills of her course. She turned aloof and ignorant. It was later her professor, Roshan Taneja who helped her come back on track. With his constant guidance and support, she bagged a gold medal for the best student during her course. To add to these, she also was able to bag a film from the renowned Rajendra Singh Bedi, opposite Sanjeev Kumar! Though the adult films aesthetically and artistically portrayed sexuality, Rehana feels it hindered her from getting a ‘girl next door’ type roles in future. Age has been kind to her, because she still glows like she used to, in yesteryears. With her short role in Sudhir Mishra’s flick ‘Inkaar’, (who was quite surprised by Rehana’s hold over the character, even after a long 15-year break) Rehana is preparing for more meaty roles in future. So, we are yet to see some more of her in coming years! 

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Rehana Sultan Hindi Actress