Lisa Ray

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Lisa Ray
Ray at the launch of TLC Oh My Gold in 2012
Born (1972-04-04) 4 April 1972 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active1996–present
Jason Dehni (m. 2012)

Lisa Ray (born 4 April 1972) is an Indian-Canadian actress. She began her modelling career in the early 1990s. She appeared for leading brands, such as Lamké and Bombay Dyeing. She began acting in 1996 with the Tamil language action movie Nethaji. Her first Bollywood appearance was the 2001 romantic-thriller movie Kasoor.

In 2009 Ray was diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma.[1] She began writing The Yellow Diaries, a blog about her experiences with cancer. She is an active advocate for stem cell therapy.[2] Ray has participated in several fundraisers and cancer awareness campaigns.

In 2011 Ray began hosting a popular travel show on Discovery Channel India.[3] She also appeared as judge and host in Food Network's Top Chef Canada.

In March 2019 Ray participated as a panelist on the 2019 edition of Canada Reads. She worked for David Chariandy's award-winning second novel Brother.

Ray was born in Toronto, Ontario.

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Global Actress Reveals Her Private Fight: An Incurable Cancer". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  2. "Lisa Ray Emerges Enriched from Battle with Cancer". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  3. "Lisa Ray to Show Her Quest for Gold". Retrieved January 3, 2021.