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Lisa Ray is a Actor Canadienne born on 4 april 1972 at Toronto (Canada)

Lisa Ray

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Birth name Lisa Ray
Nationality Canada
Birth 4 april 1972 (52 years) at Toronto (Canada)

Lisa Rani Ray (born 4 April 1972) is a Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. In 2005 she appeared in the Canadian film Water, which premièred at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008 she starred alongside Sheetal Sheth in the romance films I Can't Think Straight and The World Unseen.

Ray made her Indian cinematic debut in 1994 with the Tamil film Nethaji, alongside Sarath Kumar, in which she appeared in a brief role. In 2001 she appeared in the Bollywood film Kasoor alongside Aftab Shivdasani. In 2002 she acted in the Telugu film Takkari Donga, alongside Mahesh Babu.

On 16 November 2010, TLC India announced that it would film a new 5-part series, Oh My Gold, with Lisa Ray. It premiered in 2011. The series Oh My Gold was set against the cultural-yet-contemporary backdrop of India. Uncovering the beauty of various cities, Ray played both a host and a travel guide.


On 23 June 2009, Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells known as plasma cells, which produce antibodies. It is a rare disease. In April 2010, she announced that she was cancer-free, after a stem cell transplant. As multiple myeloma is an incurable disease, Ray is not completely cured of the disease. In February 2012, Ray announced her engagement to management consultant Jason Dehni. On 20 October 2012, Ray and Dehni (then a banking executive and philanthropist) were married in the Napa Valley, in California.

In an interview with Times of India, Lisa Ray has said that most of her diet consists of juices, smoothies, and other vegetarian food. She has also cut down on dairy intake.

Best films

Water (2005)

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Filmography of Lisa Ray (19 films)

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Cooking With Stella, 1h44
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Shriya Saran
Roles Maya Chopra
Rating54% 2.7050352.7050352.7050352.7050352.705035
When a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband move into the Canadian embassy in Delhi they threaten to derail the schemes of the longtime cook Stella (Seema Biswas) who has been skimming off the top for years.
1 a Minute
1 a Minute (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Namrata Singh Gujral
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about health care, Films about cancer
Actors Olivia Newton-John, Jaclyn Smith, Namrata Singh Gujral, Kelly McGillis, Barbara Mori, Melissa Etheridge
Rating69% 3.478893.478893.478893.478893.47889
The film is a hybrid between narrative structure and documentary style set to interweave throughout the film's plot. Based on the director's own experiences, the film follow the life of one woman and her struggle with breast cancer. The personal experiences of other celebrities who have themselves dealt with breast cancer, are interspersed throughout the film, as told by the celebrities themselves.
Trader Games, 1h27
Directed by Fabrice Genestal
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Gilles Lellouche, Vahina Giocante, Charles Berling, Michael Madsen, Lisa Ray, François Damiens
Roles Sarah
Rating46% 2.3226352.3226352.3226352.3226352.322635
Trader dans une grande banque new-yorkaise, Erwan mise, joue et gagne. Mais il en veut plus, toujours plus. Lorsqu'il tombe sur un article consacré à la climatologie dans une revue scientifique, il a l'intuition d'une corrélation entre les variations climatiques et le flux boursiers. Persuadé d'avoir mis la main sur la formule magique qui fera de lui le maître des marchés financiers, il persuade Sybille, la scientifique auteur de l'article, de modéliser sa vision et de créer un « hedge fund ».D'abord réticente, celle-ci se laisse convaincre de le suivre. Erwan finit par se prendre à un jeu où tous les coups sont permis.
Defendor (2009)
, 1h35
Directed by Peter Stebbings
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Superhero films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Michael Kelly, Sandra Oh, Kat Dennings, Clark Johnson
Roles Dominique Ball
Rating66% 3.347723.347723.347723.347723.34772
Dr. Park (Sandra Oh), a psychiatrist, is interviewing Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a vigilante known as "Defendor", who tells about assaulting a police officer who claims to be working undercover. Dooney (Elias Koteas) is a corrupt detective who Defendor believes is in the employ of his nemesis, "Captain Industry". Arthur's mother left him as a child, dying of drug abuse later; his grandfather said "captains of industry" killed her. Having not been properly educated, Arthur mistakenly believes it to be one person.
Toronto Stories, 1h29
Directed by David Sutherland, Sook-Yin Lee, Aaron Woodley
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Carly pope, Gil Bellows, Sook-Yin Lee, K.C. Collins, Lisa Ray, Ricardo Hoyos
Roles Beth
Rating56% 2.805582.805582.805582.805582.80558
Opening on the arrival of several overseas flights at Pearson International and the many diverse faces that populate the city’s landscape, a young boy, presumably of African descent, arrives at a customs desk unaccompanied and with no papers. He is taken into the custody of the immigration office, but when a back is turned he is drawn by curiosity into the throng of the airport. He then makes his way onto an express bus and into the city alone. An amber alert is issued signaling that a child has gone missing.
I Can't Think Straight, 1h20
Directed by Shamim Sarif
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Dalip Tahil, Nina Wadia, Kimberly Jaraj, Anya Lahiri
Roles Tala
Rating65% 3.2655453.2655453.2655453.2655453.265545
In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, wealthy Christian Palestinians Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their visiting daughter Tala to Hani in Jordan. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young British Indian Muslim woman who is dating Tala's best friend Ali. Tala sees something unique in the artless, clumsy, sensitive Leyla who secretly works to become a writer. And Tala's forthright challenges to Leyla's beliefs begins a journey of self-awareness for Leyla. After a weekend getaway into the countryside, Tala and Leyla sleep together and the two women begin to fall in love. However, Tala's own sense of duty and cultural restraint cause her to pull away from Leyla and fly back to Jordan where the preparations for an ostentatious wedding are well under way.
Kill Kill Faster Faster, 1h37
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Prison films
Actors Gil Bellows, Lisa Ray, Esai Morales, Shaun Parkes, Moneca Delain, Stephen Lord
Roles Fleur
Rating42% 2.1204952.1204952.1204952.1204952.120495
Joe One-Way (Gil Bellows) is serving a life sentence for the passion murder of his teenage bride Kimba (Moneca Delain). At the urging of his cellmate Clinique (Shaun Parkes), he composes the play White Man: Black Hole about his crime. Joe had been incarcerated 18 years, before Hollywood agent Markie Mark (Esai Morales), who wishes to make a film of the play, arranges that Joe gets an early release from prison. Wanting to create a great deal of media buzz, he brings Joe into his office to rewrite the stage play in order to give it greater audience appeal. There, Joe meets Fleur (Lisa Ray), Markie's arm candy. Learning she had been a fan of his for some time, the two begin a torrid affair. Joe then searches for a way to reconcile the crime for which he had never forgiven himself.
All Hat
All Hat (2007)
, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Luke Kirby, Stephen McHattie, Keith Carradine, Lisa Ray, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Alpay
Roles Etta Parr
Rating51% 2.5549652.5549652.5549652.5549652.554965
Ray Dokes (Luke Kirby), is fresh out of prison. Returning home, he discovers the countryside of his youth transformed. Urban development crawls across the pastoral fields like a rash. Determined to stay out of trouble, Ray heads to the farm of his old friend Pete (Keith Carradine), a Texan cowboy, whose debts are growing faster than his corn.
The World Unseen, 1h34
Directed by Shamim Sarif
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Amber Rose Revah, Nandana Sen, Bernard White
Roles Miriam
Rating66% 3.3041253.3041253.3041253.3041253.304125
In 1950s South Africa, a land torn apart by apartheid, Amina epitomizes individuality and freedom. She runs the Location Café, a haven of fun, food, and festivities open to all. Amina defines her own laws and lives on her own terms undeterred by the reproving police and the disparaging Indian community.
Water (2005)
, 1h57
Directed by Deepa Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Vinay Pathak
Roles Kalyani
Rating76% 3.846163.846163.846163.846163.84616
The film is set in the year 1938, when India was still under British occupation. Child marriage was common practice back then. Widows had a diminished position in society, and were expected to spend their lives in poverty and worship of God. Widow remarriages were legalised by the colonial laws, but in practice, they were largely considered taboo.
Ball and Chain
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Lisa Ray, Kal Penn, Asrani, Purva Bedi, Johnny Kastl, Eric Dane
Roles Saima
Rating45% 2.2725952.2725952.2725952.2725952.272595
Somewhere in the middle of Texas, Ameet (Sunil Malhotra) and Saima (Lisa Ray) have a problem. They were perfectly happy avoiding each other until their parents set them up to get married. The reluctant couple decide to do whatever it takes to break off the engagement. After some very embarrassing efforts, they finally succeed in getting their parents to call off the wedding, only to realize they have another problem, they're in love! Meanwhile, Saima's father (Asrani), deciding that she's passed her expiration date, promises her to Ashol (Ismail Bashey)- a sleazy playboy. Finally, there's a wedding; Ashol's big secret, Ameet's bigger surprise, and Saima's biggest decision.
Bollywood/Hollywood, 1h45
Directed by Deepa Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Rahul Khanna, Lisa Ray, Moushumi Chatterjee, Dina Pathak, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Akshaye Khanna
Roles Sue (Sunita) Singh
Rating59% 2.9516652.9516652.9516652.9516652.951665
Bollywood/Hollywood centres on the character of Rahul Seth (Rahul Khanna), a young, rich, Indo-Canadian living in Toronto whose widowed mother (Moushumi Chatterjee) is eager to get him married after the freak-accidental death of his white pop singer girlfriend, Kimberly (Jessica Paré). Furthermore, the mother proclaims that the impending wedding of her daughter Twinky (Rishma Malik) and Bobby will not take place until Rahul has found himself a bride first. The pressure mounts on Rahul as he finds out that Twinky must get married to preserve the family's reputation because she is pregnant.
Takkari Donga
Directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Mahesh Babu, Bipasha Basu, Lisa Ray, Rahul Dev, Tanikella Bharani, Krishna
Roles Bhuvana
Rating65% 3.2972953.2972953.2972953.2972953.297295
The film starts with Shaka (Rahul Dev) killing his own brother for information, which is also known to another man, Veeru Dada. In the encounter, Veeru Dada (Ashok Kumar) jumps off into a river from a cliff. After 18 years, we have Veeru Dada with a leg cut off giving info to Raja (Mahesh Babu), a mischievous thief who robs banks in style. Raja gives Veeru Dada a share of 50% for all his tip offs. Raja becomes more daring as the price tag on his head increases by thousands.