Regina Cassandra (born 11 December 1988) is an Indian actress best known for her work in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her Tamil film debut in Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005) and her Telugu film debut in Siva Manasulo Sruthi (2012), for which she received the SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut - Telugu. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was her first Hindi film (2019).
Cassandra began her career in films such as Routine Love Story (2010), Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013), Power, and Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham (2014). She was praised for her performances as a traditional girl in Subramanyam for Sale (2015), a dental student in Jyo Achyutananda (2016), a child in Maanagaram (2017), and a drug addict in Awe (2018). She was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Telugu for Jyo Achyutananda. Cassandra was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role for her performance as a businesswoman in Evaru (2019). Silukkuvarupatti Singam (2018), Nenjam Marappathillai, Mughizh both (2021), and Saakini Daakini followed suit (2022). She made her web debut in Rocket Boys (2022), for which she received a Filmfare OTT nomination for Best Supporting Actress - Female.
Cassandra has received CineMAA and Zee Telugu Apsara Awards. In addition to her acting career, she is a well-known celebrity brand and product endorser.
Regina Cassandra was born on December 13, 1988, in Madras (now Chennai), India. Her native language is Tamil.
Career Beginnings and Early Years (2005-2010)
Cassandra began anchoring for Splash, a kids' channel, when she was nine years old, and later moved on to work in commercials.
Kanda Naal Mudhal, her first feature film appearance, was in Tamil (2005). She later starred in the Kannada film Suryakaanti (2010) directed by K. M. Chaitanya (Aa Dinagalu). She appeared in the film alongside actor Chetan, and because she couldn't speak Kannada, she was instructed to act out scenes in English and then add Kannada to it. The film received positive reviews and did well at the box office. However, the film's low-key release meant that it failed to gain attention, so she took a break from films and went on to graduate in psychology from Women's Christian College, Chennai, before taking a final decision on joining the film industry.
During her break, Cassandra appeared in several short films, including Balaji Mohan's Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, in which she co-starred with Adith Arun and was later adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2012. In 2010, it was announced that she would star alongside Adith Arun in the Tamil film Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey, but the film was eventually delayed and then restarted with a new cast.
Telugu film debut, various roles, and success (2012-2018)
Cassandra appeared in Tatineni Sathya's Shiva Manasulo Shruti, a remake of the 2009 Tamil film Siva Manasula Sakthi, in 2012. She was next seen in the Telugu romantic comedy Routine Love Story, co-starring Sundeep Kishan, which she signed even before her first Telugu release.
In 2013, she appeared in two Tamil films: Pandiraj's Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, in which she was one of the two lead actresses, and Nirnayam, in which she played an important role. Despite the fact that the former was a box office success, she did not sign any more Tamil films and instead focused on Telugu films. Cassandra's first 2014 release was Kotha Janta, directed by Maruthi. Her performance in the film received positive feedback. According to the Deccan Chronicle, "Regina Cassandra is unquestionably the film's star. She is adorable and bubbly, and she gives a delightful performance. She has portrayed her character with ease and the appropriate expressions ". Her next films were Ra Ra... Krishnayya, in which she reteamed with Sundeep Kishan, and Power, in which she played a Bengali girl, which was a commercial success. In AS Ravi Kumar Chowdary's Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam, she played the lead opposite Sai Dharam Tej.
Her performance in Rajathandhiram (2015), her first film in two years, was praised. Cassandra's next hit was the well-received Subramanyam for Sale and Soukhyam. She starred in the action thriller Shankara (2016), a remake of the Tamil hit Mouna Guru. She also starred in the commercially successful film Jyo Achyutananda, for which she received critical acclaim.
Maanagaram, Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen, and Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum were her Tamil films in 2017. Cassandra In 2018, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Awe, and she also appeared in Mr. Chandramouli and Silukkuvarupatti Singam. The latter was a commercial and critical success.
Cassandra's recent success and work (2019-present) Cassandra's Bollywood debut Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) featured her in an unconventional role. She claims that cinema in general is evolving, and that the Tamil film industry has been more aggressive in producing unconventional films. She received critical acclaim for her performance in Evaru in 2019. For the first time in 7, she played a negative character.
In 2021, she reprised her negative role in Chakra before starring in leading roles in Nenjam Marappathillai, Kasada Thapara, and the critical success Mughizh. She appeared as B. Saroja Devi in Thalaivii.
The long-awaited 1945 will be her first release in 2022. Cassandra made her web debut as Mrinalini Sarabhai in the Sony LIV series Rocket Boys. Critics gave it favourable reviews. She had a special number in Chiranjeevi's Acharya at the time.
Cassandra's upcoming films include the bilingual Telugu Tamil film Soorpanagai, as well as the Telugu films Saakini Daakini and Karungaapiyam. Borrder, Party, and Kallapart are also among her Tamil films. In the series Farzi, she will co-star with Vijay Sethupathi.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2005||Kanda Naal Mudhal||Latha||Tamil|
|2012||Siva Manasulo Sruthi||Shruti||Telugu|
|Routine Love Story||Tanvi|
|2013||Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga||Paappaa||Tamil|
|Ra Ra... Krishnayya||Nandeshwari "Nandu"|
|Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham||Shailaja "Shailu" / Sirisha "Siri"|
|Subramanyam for Sale||Seetha||Telugu|
|Jyo Achyutananda||Jyotsna "Jyo" Kumari|
|Shankara||Ananya / Pappu|
|Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen||Thenmozhi|
|Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum||Lavanya|
|Silukkuvarupatti Singam||Rajeshwari "Raji"|
|2019||Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga||Kuhu||Hindi|
|Thalaivii||B. Saroja Devi||Hindi||Bilingual film; cameo appearance|
|Acharya||Mandakini||Telugu||Special appearance in a song "Saana Kastham"|
|2022||Rocket Boys||Mrinalini Sarabhai||Hindi|
|Shoorveer||Flt Lt. Avantika Rao||Hindi|
|Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke||Kavya Iyer||Hindi||ZEE5Season 1|
|2013||2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Female Debut – Telugu||Siva Manasulo Sruthi||Won|
|CineMAA Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Promising Face of the Year||Won|
|2016||Zee Telugu Apsara Awards||Rising Star of the Year||Subramanyam for Sale||Nominated|
|Youth Icon of the Year||—||Nominated|
|Entertainer of the Year||—||Won|
|2017||6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress – Telugu||Jyo Achyutananda||Nominated|
|2019||Critics' Choice Film Awards India||Best Actress - Telugu||Evaru||Nominated|
|2021||9th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Nominated|
|2022||2022 Filmfare OTT Awards||Best Supporting Actor (Female)||Rocket Boys||Nominated|
|Real Name||Regina Cassandra|
|Profession||Actress and Model|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 168 cm|
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 6”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 56 kg|
in Pounds- 123 lbs
|Date of Birth||13 December 1990|
|Age (as in 2016)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Women's Christian College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Science in Psychology|
|Debut||Film Debut: Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005)|
|Family||Father- Not Known|
Mother- Not Known
|Hobbies||Reading romantic novels|
|Food Habit||Vegetarian (earlier, she was non-vegetarian)|
|Favourite Food||Ferrero Rocher’s Chocolates, Cheese|
|Favourite Actor||Ajith Kumar, Suriya|
|Favourite Actress||Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Radhika Apte|
|Favourite Author||Paulo Coelho|
|Favourite Football Club||Manchester United F.C.|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Salary (approx.)||₹1.5 crore/film|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
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