Roopa Rai, now known as Reena Roy, was born on 7 January 1957, in Bombay. She came from a broken home, a Muslim father and Hindu mother, who separated after having four children together. Reena is their third child, and she started films in her early teens to support her mother and siblings.
Reena Roy got her first offer from B.R.Ishara to star opposite newcomer Danny Denzongpa in his film Nayi Duniya Naye Log, but that got shelved temporarily. He then got her to do his film Zaroorat (1972) which marked her debut in Bollywood, alongside Danny and Vijay Arora. After a couple of flops, Reena starred in the hit film Jaise Ko Taisa (1973), starring opposite Jeetendra. By then even Nayi Duniya Naye Log (1973) had released. Then came a few more flops viz. Madhosh (1974), ...» read full biography