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Lisa Rani Ray is an actress, model, television host, social activist and philanthropist born on 4th April 1972. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is probably best known for her roles in Canadian films like “Water” (2005) and “I Can’t Think Straight” (2008), but has also appeared in movies of Indian production such as “Nethaji”(1994), “Kasoor”(2001), “Takkari Donga”(2002) and “Veerappan”(2016).

Have you ever wondered how rich Lisa Ray is? According to sources it has been estimated that Lisa Ray’s overall net worth is over $10 million, acquired through a versatile acting career spanning two continents, which she started during the ‘90s. She has appeared in films and on television, and has been involved in humanitarian work too. Since she is still an active member of the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.

Lisa Ray Net Worth $10 Million

Lisa was born to parents of an intermarriage – her father is a Bengali Hindu, while her mother is Polish. Although born in Toronto, she spent some of her childhood in Kolkata and developed her love for cinematography by watching movies of Satyajit Ray and Federico Fellini with her father. During her schooling, she was an excellent student and finished five years of high school in just four attending three high schools: Richview Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute. At her final year in high school, she was offered modelling for a fashion magazine, and came to public attention after appearing in an advertisement for Bombay Dyeing. This led Lisa to the modeling industry, and a career which lasted for several years, and during which Ray appeared on numerous magazine covers, worked as a host and spokesperson.

Although she turned down several roles she was offered, Lisa finally made her Indian Film Industry debut in 2001, when she appeared in the Hindi film “Kasoor”. She was then noticed by director Deepa Mehta and was soon cast in his romantic Indian-Canadian movie “Bollywood/Hollywood”(2002), persuading Ray that she wanted to devote herself to acting more seriously, and so she moved to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama, The Desmond Jones School of Physical Theatre, the London Centre for Theatre Studies and BADA.

In 2004, she graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, and the following year Lisa cooperated with Mehta once again, this time in his Oscar-nominated film “Water” and has since worked in American, Canadian and European productions. Some of her most notable roles include those in “All Hat”, “The World Unseen”, “I Can’t Think Straight”, “Kill Kill Faster Faster”, “Psych” and “Defendor”. When it comes to her more recent activity, Ray has appeared in Bollywood romantic drama film “Ishq forever” and the biographical drama film “Veerappan” in 2016.

Privately, Ray married Jason Dehni in October 2012. Lisa was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, and has since had a stem cell transplant and severely changed her diet. She is actively involved in bringing attention to the rights of girls around the world, and has been a fundraiser for people living with Multiple Myeloma.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 4, 1972
Birth place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 1.63 m
Profession:Actor, Model, Activist, Presenter, Philanthropist
Education:Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
Nationality:Canadian, Indian
Spouse:Jason Dehni (m. 2012)
Movies:I Can’t Think Straight 2008 The World Unseen 2007 Kasoor 2001 Veerappan 2016 Bollywood/Hollywood 2002
TV shows:Murdoch Mysteries, Top Chef Canada, Endgame, The Summit
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Starred in the shelved movie Jungle: This was to be Sanjay's debut film as producer, directed by Rahul Rawail and with Lisa Ray (replaced by Tisca Chopra) in the female lead. But the project didn't promise to fulfill Sanjay's expectations so in 1991, he cancelled it.One of the reasons's were Lisa Ray unable to learn any Hindi.
2Signed for the film Raaz but opted out.
3Lisa Ray was signed for the film Dus,but later replaced by Karishma Kapoor. Lisa's inability to speak Hindi was causing a problem. Karishma Kapoor later exited the film and Shilpa Shetty was signed.
4Was engaged to model Vishesh Uppal in 1993.
5Based in Toronto and Los Angeles [March 2008]
6Was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on June 23rd, 2009.
7Was strongly considered for the Bond Girl role of Camille in 'Quantam of Solace'.
8Features in Canadian edition of Hello magazine as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' of the country, May 2009.
9Declared 'one of the most beautiful women on film' by Ebert and Roeper in a 2007 review of 'Water'.
10Trained for 5 months in mime in London.
11Cut off her waist length hair for her role in 'Water'. It was done while filming a scene.
12Lived in London for three years while attending drama school.
13Named one of the top-10 most beautiful Indian women of the millennium by the Daily Times of India.
14Is fluent in Hindi, although it is not her first language.
15Is of Indian and Polish descent.
16Voted Star of the Future at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her cat eyes


Quotes

#Quote
1When asked if she is not interested in Bollywood films: "Not if I get the kind of parts Deepa offers me. I worked in one film in Bollywood but I am here, and I look forward to films being made here. I have nothing against good Bollywood films. Many are very camp and very over the top -- those films are not for me. I have lived in India for some years and am very proud of my Indian heritage." (10 May 2006)
2On meeting the audience for Water (2005): "Even before the film was released, we knew it would be wrong to think that Water is only about widows in a holy city in India. And Canadian audiences knew that instantly. Some people have come out of the theater, telling us that Water made them think a lot about their own communities. A Greek woman told me, 'I never realized it, but we did similar things to our widows.'" (10 May 2006)
3On preparing for her role in Water (2005): "Deepa gave us all plenty to read about the state of widows, not only in the 1930s but also today. But I also knew I had to something more. I decided to go to India, and look at how the widows lived in rural areas. I even went to Varanasi. I went there pretending to be a tourist. I even had my camera! I went to the widows' homes, went to temples, heard widows sing the Radha-Krishna bhajans, and watched them for hours. I followed their body language. I was adding (from the observations) what I had read about them and from the memory of widows in my own family." (10 May 2006)
4On how she got the role in Water (2005): "Deepa sent me the script about two years ago. It had cheesy title like River Moon, and I was told it would be shot without any publicity in Sri Lanka, and we were not to talk about it till it was completed. As I was reading it, I knew it was Water. There was no question of rejecting it. When I remembered what had happened to Deepa in India, I became even more determined to be in the film." (10 May 2006)
5"In the past, whenever I have seen myself on screen, I have felt uncomfortable so often, wondering why I reacted in a particular way in one scene, or why I didn't react in a particular way in another. But nothing of that sort happened when I saw it at the premiere. Of course, Deepa had made sure all of us did our work very well." (5-10-2006)
6I do feel that I'm equally at ease in Paris as I am in a village in India as I am in a café in Montreal or on Queen Street in Toronto. I like that. It work for my acting process as well.
7I have no home. I'm kind of placed in London, but Paris is where my boyfriend is. My parents are in Toronto and I work in New York and India a lot. That makes me a bit of a chameleon, and frankly, I like that.
8India is such a strong movie-going culture. Watching a film in a cinema there is radically different from watching one anywhere else. And that, in turn, has informed the way films are made there. That's probably why the films are so incredibly long - it's not just about watching the film. The entire family socializes while watching the movie. (...) That's why the acting has to be so loud.
9When ever I'm stressed I love getting away and going home to Toronto.
10I believe in destiny.
11The story of my so-called affair with Sanjay Dutt came as a shock to me. I couldn't handle it, so I ran away to Canada.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actress - Canadian FilmWater (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Actress - Canadian FilmBollywood/Hollywood (2002)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ZahhakfilmingLiza Merchant
Veerappan2016
Ishq Forever2016Naina
Patch Town2011ShortBethany Franks
Endgame2011TV SeriesRosemary Venturi
Murdoch Mysteries2011TV SeriesMirela
Krach2010Sarah
Let the Game Begin2010Eva Stout
Somnolence2009
Psych2009TV SeriesSita
Cooking with Stella2009Maya Chopra
Defendor2009Dominique Ball
Toronto Stories2008Beth
The Summit2008TV Mini-SeriesRebecca Downy
I Can't Think Straight2008Tala
Kill Kill Faster Faster2008Fleur
The World Unseen2007Miriam
All Hat2007Etta Parr
Blood Ties2007TV SeriesElena
A Stone's Throw2006Lia
Quarter Life Crisis2006Angel Matthews
The Flowerman2006ShortLouise
Seeking Fear2005Nina Atwal
Water2005/IKalyani
Ball & Chain2004Saima
Bollywood/Hollywood2002Sue (Sunita) Singh
Takkari Donga2002Bhuvana
Choron Ka Chor2002
Kasoor2001Simran Bhargav
Jalwa1998Short
City of Dreams1997TV Movie
Nethaji1996Priya
Aafreen Aafreen1996Short
Hanste Khelte1994Girl in song

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can Thrive!2015TV SeriesHerself
Top Chef Canada2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Host
A Day Without Cancer2013DocumentaryHerself
The Real Housewives of Vancouver2013TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself
1 a Minute2010DocumentaryActress / Cancer Survivor
Great Canadian Books2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Standard2005TV SeriesBollywood Actress

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentarySue (Sunita) Singh

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