Regina Cassandra

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Regina Cassandra
Regina Cassandra 2013-06-16 22-10.jpg
Regina Cassandra in 2013
Born (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 30)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present

Regina Cassandra (born 13 December 1990) is an Indian film actress, active primarily in Tamil and Telugu films. When aged nine, she appeared on Splash, a kids' channel, and later worked in commercials. She also acted in several short films.

She won SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut (Telugu) at 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards for her role in the film Siva Manasulo Sruthi (2012).

Early life[edit]

Regina was born in Chennai,[2] Tamil Nadu, India.

Career[edit]

Regina started anchoring when she was nine for Splash, a kids' channel and then moved on to work in commercials. Aged 16, she shot for her first film, Kanda Naal Mudhal directed by V. Priya, which also starred Prasanna, Laila and Karthik Kumar.

However the film's low-key release meant that the film failed to gain attention, so she took time out from films and then went on to graduate in psychology from Women's Christian College, Chennai and took another year off before taking a final call on joining movies.[3][4] During her break she also acted in several short films, including Balaji Mohan's Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi alongside Adith Arun, which was later made into a feature film in 2012 under the same name.[citation needed]

Regina was next seen in the Kannada film Suryakaanti by director K. M. Chaitanya of Aa Dinagalu fame. The film featured her alongside actor Chetan, and as she could not speak Kannada, she was told to act out scenes in English and add Kannada to it.[5] The film won good reviews and performed moderately at the box office. It was announced that she would feature in the Tamil film Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey alongside Adith Arun, but the film was eventually delayed and then restarted with a fresh cast.[6]

In 2012, she appeared in Shiva Manasulo Shruti by Tatineni Sathya, which was a remake of the 2009 Tamil film Siva Manasula Sakthi. She was next seen in the Telugu romantic-comedy, Routine Love Story, alongside Sundeep Kishan,[7] which she signed even before her first release in Telugu.

In 2013 she had two Tamil releases, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga by Pandiraj, in which she was one of the two lead actresses, and Nirnayam in which she played a vital role. Although the former proved successful at the box office,[8] she did not sign more films in Tamil and instead shifted her focus to Telugu films. Kotha Janta directed by Maruthi was Regina's first 2014 release.[9] She received positive response for her performance in the film.[10] Deccan Chronicle wrote, "The star of the film is undoubtedly Regina Cassandra. She looks cute and bubbly and delivers a delightful performance. She has done her character with ease and with the right expressions".[11] Her next releases were Ra Ra... Krishnayya,[12] which saw her reuniting with Sundeep Kishan,[13] and Power in which she played a Bengali girl.[2] Power was declared as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year and this is the biggest hit in Regina's career till date.[citation needed] She played the lead role opposite Sai Dharam Tej in Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam directed by AS Ravi Kumar Chowdary.[14]

In 2020, she signed a Telugu cop drama, a remake of the Korean movie Midnight Runners along with Nivetha Thomas.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Regina Cassandra at the 60th South Filmfare Awards in 2013
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Latha Tamil Debut Tamil film
2006 Azhagiya Asura Mahalakshmi
2008 Panchamirtham Seetha
2010 Suryakaanti Kanthi Kannada Debut Kannada film
2012 Shiva Manasulo Shruti Shruti Telugu Debut Telugu film
Routine Love Story Tanvi
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Paappaa Tamil
Nirnayam Jeni
2014 Kotha Janta Suvarna Telugu
Ra Ra... Krishnayya Nandeshwari (Nandu)
Power Vaishnavi
Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham Shailaja (Shailu) / Sirisha (Siri)
2015 Rajathandhiram Michelle D'Mello Tamil
Subramanyam for Sale Seetha Telugu
Soukhyam Shailaja (Shailu)
2016 Shourya Netra
Jyo Achyutananda Jyotsna Kumari (Jyo)
Shankara Ananya (Pappu)
2017 Maanagaram Youngster Tamil
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Thenmozhi
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Lavanya
Nakshatram Jamuna Telugu
Balakrishnudu Aadhya
2018 Awe Mira
Mr. Chandramouli Madhu Tamil
Silukkuvarupatti Singam Rajeshwari (Raji)
2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Kuhu Hindi Debut Hindi film
7 Saraswathi Telugu
Tamil
Evaru Sameera Maha Telugu
2020 Nenjam Marappathillai dagger Mary (alias Mariam) Tamil
Party Films that have not yet been released Madhu Delayed
Chakra Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [16]
Kallapart Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming
Kasada Thapara Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Happy Birthday Regina Cassandra: 5 movies of the actress that you cannot miss. India Times (13 December 2019)
  2. ^ a b 'Telugu films are my priority': Regina Cassandra Deccanchronicle.com (3 May 2014) Retrieved on 28 April 2015
  3. ^ Y. Sunita Chowdhary (10 May 2011). "Navigation News : Model moves". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Cinema Plus / Columns : Working vacation". The Hindu. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ Sharadha Srinidhi (12 April 2009). "Chetan is a very handsome Kannada hero: Regina". Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Assistant Directors launch Production – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Cassandra's having a great time in Tollywood". Times of India. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga completes 100 days! – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Allu Sirish-Regina film is Kotta Janta". Times of India. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  10. ^ Regina on a high after Kotha Janta – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (5 May 2014). Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  11. ^ Movie review Kotha Janta: It’s Regina all the way!. Deccanchronicle.com (2 May 2014). Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  12. ^ Sundeep and Regina to pair up again – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (12 August 2013). Retrieved on 28 April 2015.
  13. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo (3 July 2014). "Krishnayya arrives". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Regina to romance Sai Dharam Tej". Times of India. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  15. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (2 February 2020). "Prep for Telugu version Korean cop act begins". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  16. ^ "'Chakra' trailer: Vishal, Shraddha Srinath star in hacker drama". The Hindu Net. The Hindu. 27 June 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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