Raiza Wilson

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Raiza Wilson
Raiza Wilson

(1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 32)[1]
Other namesRaiza
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2017–present

Raiza Wilson is an Indian model and actress. She rose to fame following her appearance in the Tamil reality TV show Bigg Boss hosted by Kamal Haasan.[2] She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her role as Sindhuja in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal.


Wilson completed her schooling at Nazareth Convent Girls High School and then at JSS International School in Ooty, before moving on to college in Bangalore [3] During her studies, she also worked as the PR, sales and marketing manager of Hint Lounge and Club in Bangalore.[4] After gaining an interest in modelling, Wilson competed for the Miss India South 2011 title in late 2010, and was awarded the HICC Femina Miss South Beautiful Smile award during the competition.[5][6] Wilson appeared in her first acting role in Tamil film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017), where she portrayed the personal assistant of Vasundhara Parameshwar, played by Kajol ,her screen time was very limited and therefore her role ended up being uncredited and minor.[7][8]

In mid-2017, Wilson received widespread media attention in Tamil Nadu after signing on to appear on the Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss (Tamil) - Season 1, hosted by Kamal Haasan. She was evicted from the show after 63 days and in the process became the longest-lasting original female contestant. After her exit, Wilson stated that she felt "fortunate to become the part of the show" and "would cherish the memory forever".[9] Wilson has acted in the lead role in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, in which she pairs with another Bigg Boss contestant, Harish Kalyan.

After Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Raiza was signed on to play an important role in Varmaa the Tamil remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy directed by Bala.[10] However, this film was later redeveloped as Adithya Varma without Bala and Raiza's involvement.[11] After from the success of Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Raiza collaborating again in Yuvan's third production venture with PPK's co-director Mani Chandru and the film, titled as Alice and revealed first look at 14 January 2019.[12]


  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Vasundhara's PA
2018 Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Sindhuja
2019 Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale Bhargavi Cameo Appearance
2020 Varmaa Raiza Wilson OTT Release
2021 The ChaseFilms that have not yet been released TBA Completed [13]
Alice Films that have not yet been released Alice Filming[14]
Kadhalikka YarumillaiFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming
F. I. R. Films that have not yet been released Anisha Qureshi Filming [15]
Hashtag LoveFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming [16]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Film Award Category Result
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Debut Actress Won
BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards Best Debut Actress-People's Choice Won
JFW Awards Best Actress in a Debut Role Won
Edison Awards Best Debut Actress Won
8th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actress Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Debutant Actress Won


  1. ^ "From Oviya To Raiza, Here's How 5 Kollywood Stars Celebrated Their Birthdays Amid Lockdown". www.zee5.com. 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ "I was angry about Oviya being cornered: Raiza Wilson - Times of India".
  3. ^ "Shooling Tamil: Raiza School". Cinemaexpress.
  4. ^ "Reenu Vijaya Kumar - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes".
  5. ^ "Raiza Wilson - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes".
  6. ^ "GET, SET, GO: (L to R) Rikee Chatterjee, Raiza Wilson, Pallavi Singh, Kavya Shetty, Nisha Barhamand, Aakanksha Patil, Apoorva Mittra, Denzilina Brown, Nidhi Sunil, Reenu Vijaya Kumar, Yamini Acharya, Shweta Dolli—the 12 gorgeous finalists of Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2011 pose pretty.The girls are all set to compete for the crown at the grand finale of the pageant tonight". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss contestant Raiza is a part of VIP 2 - Times of India".
  8. ^ "'Big Boss Tamil' Contestant Raiza Wilson In 'VIP 2' - Silverscreen.in". 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil: Raiza gets eliminated from Kamal Haasan's show".
  10. ^ "Arjun Reddy's Tamil remake, Dhruv Vikram's Varmaa trailer out! Watch video here". timesnownews.
  11. ^ "Varmaa undergoes a title change, renamed Adithya Varma". The Indian Express. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Yuvan's third production, Alice, to star Raiza Wilson in the lead". cinemaexpress.
  13. ^ https://m.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2020/sep/01/caarthick-raju-raiza-wilson-film-titled-the-chase-20049.amp
  14. ^ https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2019/jan/14/yuvans-third-production-alice-to-star-raiza-wilson-in-the-lead-9614.html
  15. ^ https:// www.indiaglitz.com/vishnu-vishal-fir-taught-raiza-these-new-things-tamil-_amp-news-260739
  16. ^ https:// m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/its-hashtag-love-for-raiza-wilson-next/amp_articleshow/74117654.cms