Flora Saini, also known by her screen name Asha Saini, is an Indian film actress and model. She predominantly works in Tollywood, and also appeared in a number of Kannada, Tamil and Hindi films as well. Since her debut in Prema Kosam (1999), she has acted in over 50 films and co-starred with noted actors including Rajinikanth, V. Ravichandran, Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Vijaykanth, Prabhu, Karthik, Jagapati Babu and Rajasekhar.
|Born||29 September 1979|
|Years active||1999 - present|
Born in Chandigarh to an army officer, Flora began her schooling in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir and continued her education in The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan Delhi. Her family moved to Kolkata then, where she started pursuing a modeling career. She participated at the Miss Kolkata beauty pageant contest. Flora made her acting debut in the 1999 Telugu film Prema Kosam in which she enacted the lead female role. The film producer of her first film rechristened her as Asha Saini, while years later she would adopt a new screen name, Mayuri, as per an astrologer’s advice, before eventually reverting to her original name.
Flora subsequently played supporting roles in more than a dozen Telugu films in the next three years, with her appearance in the film Narasimha Naidu (2002), which went on to become highly successful, being the most notable, which led to her being referred to as "Lux Papa" thereafter. In 2002, she debuted in Hindi, starring in the T. P. Aggarwal-produced Bharat Bhagya Vidhata. Her second Hindi film Love in Nepal (2004) saw her pairing with popular playback singer Sonu Nigam, which too was produced by T. P. Aggarwal. Flora starred in several Kannada films, too, including Giri starring Srinagar Kitty and Nammannna starring Sudeep.
In March 2008, she was arrested in Chennai for supposedly having forged visa documents, and was subsequently banned from the Tamil film industry. She claimed innocence, and the ban was lifted a couple of weeks later.
Flora had three of her films, Broker (Telugu), Vismaya Pramaya and Vah Re Vah (both Kannada) releasing on 31 December 2010, a rare occurrence that secured her an entry in the Limca Book of Records for the most number of film releases on one day. In 2010, Flora Saini was honoured with the Uttarakhand Ratna Award. She has also received The Great Daughter of Soil Award in Mauritius for her work towards the poor and helpless. She is last seen in a web-series called Gandi Baat season 2 with Anveshi Jain, where she played a lead role. Recently Saini was seen in many web series and notably worked in Mayanagari-City of Dreams of Hotstar.
|2000||Antha Mana Manchike||Nisha|
|2000||Ammo! Okato Tareekhu||G k wife|
|2000||Sabse Bada Beiman||Hindi|
|2000||Yeh Hai Green Signal|
|2001||Nuvvu Naaku Nachav||Asha|
|2002||Adrustam||Smita / Pinky|
|2002||Bharat Bhagya Vidhata||Shabnam||Hindi|
|2004||Love in Nepal||Maxi||Hindi|
|2005||Mr. Errababu||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2005||Sorry Enaku Kalyanamayidichu||Manju||Tamil|
|2008||Michael Madana Kamaraju||Mandira||Telugu|
|2008||Dindigul Sarathy||Tamil||Special appearance|
|2010||Naane Ennul Illai||Tamil|
|2010||Kanagavel Kakka||Special appearance|
|2010||Vah Re Vah|
|2011||Money Money, More Money|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Hindi||Cameo appearance as reporter|
|2014||Paisa Yaar N Panga||Meera||Punjabi|
|2015||Guddu Ki Gun||Nurse|
|2016||Maid in India||Maid||Hindi||Webtalkies|||
|2018||Gandi Baat||Sajeli S02E01||Hindi||ALTBalaji|||
|2018||Inside Edge||Ayesha Dewan||Hindi||Amazon Prime|
|2018||X.X.X||Rukmani Lalwani S01E01||Hindi||ALTBalaji|||
|2019||Dupur Thakurpo||Phulwa Boudi||Bengali||hoichoi|||
|2019||Mayanagari-City of Dreams||Mystery Woman||Hindi||Hotstar|
|2019||Inside Edge 2||Ayesha Dewan||Hindi||Amazon Prime|
|2019||Apna News Aayega||Hindi|
- "#MeToo Movement: Flora Saini appreciates the way men are supporting the movement".
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- "Love in Delhi, the Fllora way". The Hindu. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- Deepa Natarajan (22 April 2010). "Rising like a phoenix". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- Y Sunita Chowdhary (18 February 2012). "Arts / Cinema : Itsy-Bitsy: Name game". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Welcome to". Sify. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Asha Saini arrested in Chennai". Sify. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "rediff.com, Movies: Puru, Chandrachur: Face off!". Rediff. 30 April 2001. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Karnataka / Bangalore News : Flora Shiny had acted in Kannada movies". The Hindu. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Aasha Saini aka Mayuri arrested en route to the US". IndiaGlitz. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Asha Saini claims innocence". Sify. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Actress relieved from ban". IndiaGlitz. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Flora Saini bags a place in Limca Book of Records". 123telugu.com. 1 January 1998. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Anveshi Jain Plays a role with Flora Saini in Gandi Baat Season 2, Vidoes Available on App". Anveshi Jain Official App. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- "Flora Saini: Look at me beyond just a bold actress". mid-day. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "I never felt objectified on Gandii Baat 2 set: Flora Saini". The Indian Express. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- MumbaiMay 2, Indo-Asian News Service; May 2, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 12:20. "Gandi Baat actress Flora Saini: Look at me beyond just a bold actress". India Today. Retrieved 10 July 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Rithvik Dhanjani on Asha Negi's reaction to XXX Uncensored: She is completely fine with it". The Indian Express. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "ALTBalaji's X.X.X: Rithvik Dhanjani and Kyra Dutt's midnight tidbits are NSFW!". DNA India. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Flora Saini to essay the role of a minister's wife in ZEE 5's football based show Bombers". Peepingmoon.com. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "On set interview with flora saini for her upcoming web series 'Bombers' with ZEE5" – News Stock Live". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- "Flora Saini made her debut in Bengali web series".
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