- Birthday07 January, 1957
- Fun Trivia:Reena Roy had replaced Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman as the highest paid actress from 1981-85 and was also the 2nd highest paid Hindi actress from 1976-81.
Reena Roy was a well-known leading lady of Hindi films from 1972-1985. She hailed from a broken home, a Muslim father and Hindu mother, who separated after having four children together. Reena had to start working in films in her early teens to support her family financially. Her career as an actress started off on a bad note with the movie “Nayi Duniya Naye Log” (1973), which was shelved temporarily. The director B.R. Ishara cast her again in “Zaroorat” (1972), along with another newcomer Vijay Arora, and the film became a hit. Her much-publicized relationship with Shatrughan Sinha, with whom she delivered 9 hits from the total 16 movies they did together, ended as he married Poonam in 1981. In 1983, at the peak of her career, she decided to quit films for marrying Pakistani cricketer, Mohsin Khan, but the marriage ended up in a divorce.