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Raiza Wilson is an Indian model and actress. She rose to fame following her appearance in the Tamil reality TV show Bigg Boss hosted by Kamal Haasan.[1]

Raiza Wilson
Born
Raiza Wilson
NationalityIndian
Other namesRaiza
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2010–present
Home townBangalore, Karnataka, India

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CareerEdit

Wilson completed her schooling at Nazareth Convent Girls High School and then at JSS International School in Ooty, before moving on to college in Bangalore[citation needed]. During her studies, she also worked as the PR, sales and marketing manager of Hint Lounge and Club in Bangalore.[2] After gaining an interest in modelling, Wilson competed for the Miss India South 2011 title in late 2010, and was awarded the HICC Femina Miss South Beautiful Smile award during the competition.[3][4] Wilson appeared in her first acting role in Tamil film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017), where she portrayed the personal assistant of Vasundhara Parameshwar, played by Kajol.[5][6]

In mid-2017, Wilson received widespread media attention in Tamil Nadu after signing on to appear on the Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss (Tamil) - Season 1, hosted by Kamal Haasan. She was evicted from the show after 63 days and in the process became the longest-lasting original female contestant. After her exit, Wilson stated that she felt "fortunate to become the part of the show" and "would cherish the memory forever".[7] Wilson has acted in the lead role in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, in which she pairs with another Bigg Boss contestant, Harish Kalyan.

After Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Raiza was signed on to play an important role in Varmaa the Tamil remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy directed by Bala.[8] However, this film was later redeveloped as Adithya Varma without Bala and Raiza's involvement.[9] After from the success of Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Raiza collaborating again in Yuvan’s third production venture with PPK's co-director Mani Chandru and the film, titled as Alice and revealed first look at 14 January 2019.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Vasundhara's PA Tamil
2018 Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Sindhuja Tamil
2019 Alice  Tamil Filming[11]
2019 Kadhalikka Yarumillai  Tamil Filming
Television

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Language Result Ref
2018 Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Debut Actress Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Tamil Won [12]
2018 BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards Best Debut Actress-People's Choice Won
2018 JFW Awards Best Actress in a Debut Role Won
2018 Edison Awards Best Debut Actress Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I was angry about Oviya being cornered: Raiza Wilson - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Reenu Vijaya Kumar - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes".
  3. ^ "Raiza Wilson - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes".
  4. ^ "GET, SET, GO: (L to R) Rikee Chatterjee, Raiza Wilson, Pallavi Singh, Kavya Shetty, Nisha Barhamand, Aakanksha Patil, Apoorva Mittra, Denzilina Brown, Nidhi Sunil, Reenu Vijaya Kumar, Yamini Acharya, Shweta Dolli—the 12 gorgeous finalists of Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2011 pose pretty.The girls are all set to compete for the crown at the grand finale of the pageant tonight". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss contestant Raiza is a part of VIP 2 - Times of India".
  6. ^ "'Big Boss Tamil' Contestant Raiza Wilson In 'VIP 2' - Silverscreen.in". 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss Tamil: Raiza gets eliminated from Kamal Haasan's show".
  8. ^ "Arjun Reddy's Tamil remake, Dhruv Vikram's Varmaa trailer out! Watch video here". timesnownews.
  9. ^ "Varmaa undergoes a title change, renamed Adithya Varma". The Indian Express. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Yuvan's third production, Alice, to star Raiza Wilson in the lead". cinemaexpress.
  11. ^ https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2019/jan/14/yuvans-third-production-alice-to-star-raiza-wilson-in-the-lead-9614.html
  12. ^ "ஆனந்த விகடன் சினிமா விருதுகள் 2018 - திறமைக்கு மரியாதை".