An Indo-Canadian model, television host, philanthropist and social activist, Lisa Ray made her cinematic debut in the Indian film industry with the Tamil film 'Nethaji'. This was followed by her big Bollywood break with Aftab Shivdasani's 'Kasoor'. She also appeared in a Telugu film 'Takkari Donga'. However she received critical acclaim with Deepa Mehta's 'Water' where she played a young widow named Kalyani. Lisa was in a lot of news for having fought cancer and emerging out stronger.