Lisa Ray was born on April 4, 1972.She is a Canadian actress and former fashion Lisa Ray was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a Bengali Indian father and a Polish mothermodel.Ray was spotted by an agent in a crowd during a family vacation in India when she was 16, and then she began modelling.Lisa Ray has been featured in the Canadian edition of Hello magazine as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' of the country.
She is living with her longtime partner the very succesful fashion photographer, Paolo Zambaldi.
Ray first came to the public attention when she appeared in an advertisement for Bombay Dyeing wearing a high-cut black swimsuit.
She first made her cinematic debut in 1994 in a Tamil movie opposite actor Sarath Kumar in the film Nethaji where she appeared in a brief role. It went unnoticed. After turning down a number of roles, she began her Bollywood acting career with the film Kasoor in 2001 opposite Aftab Shivdasani.
She appeared in the famous song "Afreen Afreen" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1996.
She was voted Star of the Future at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, Top Ten most Beautiful Indian Woman of the Millenium by the Times of India and won the Best Actress in a Canadian film for Water by the Vancouver Critics Circle (ref: imdb.com, Glow magazine, December 2007).
She was voted Star of the Future at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, Top Ten most Beautiful Indian Woman of the Millenium by the Times of India and won the Best Actress in a Canadian film for Water .