Flora Saini

Flora Saini, also known by her screen name Asha Saini, is an Indian film actress and model.[1] 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.[2]

Flora Saini
Born29 September 1979
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active1999 - 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.[3] Flora made her acting debut in the 1999 Telugu film Prema Kosam in which she enacted the lead female role.[4] 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.[5]

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,[6] being the most notable, which led to her being referred to as "Lux Papa" thereafter.[7] In 2002, she debuted in Hindi, starring in the T. P. Aggarwal-produced Bharat Bhagya Vidhata.[8] 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.[3] Flora starred in several Kannada films, too, including Giri starring Srinagar Kitty and Nammannna starring Sudeep.[9]

In March 2008, she was arrested in Chennai for supposedly having forged visa documents,[7] and was subsequently banned from the Tamil film industry.[10] She claimed innocence,[11] and the ban was lifted a couple of weeks later.[12]

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.[13] In 2010, Flora Saini was honoured with the Uttarakhand Ratna Award.[14] She has also received The Great Daughter of Soil Award in Mauritius for her work towards the poor and helpless.[4] She is last seen in a web-series called Gandi Baat season 2 with Anveshi Jain[15], where she played a lead role. Recently Saini was seen in many web series and notably worked in Mayanagari-City of Dreams of Hotstar.


1999Prema KosamAishwaryaTelugu
2000Antha Mana ManchikeNisha
2000Ammo! Okato TareekhuG k wife
2000Sabse Bada BeimanHindi
2000Yeh Hai Green Signal
2000Manasunna MarajuTelugu
2000Chala BagundiGanga
2001Cheppalani Vundi
2001Sardukupodaam RandiNisha
2001Akka BavekkadaShilpa
2001Navvuthu Bathakalira
2001Narasimha NaiduSandhya
2001Prematho RaaAnitha
2001Nuvvu Naaku NachavAsha
2002O ChinnadanaAsha
2002AdrustamSmita / Pinky
2002Kodanda RamaSangeethaKannada
2002SonthamAshaTeluguCameo appearance
2002Bharat Bhagya VidhataShabnamHindi
2003Ottesi CheputhunnaTelugu
2004Love in NepalMaxiHindi
2004SwamySpecial appearance
2005Mr. ErrababuTeluguSpecial appearance
2005Sorry Enaku KalyanamayidichuManjuTamil
2008Michael Madana KamarajuMandiraTelugu
2008KuselanTamilSpecial appearance
2008DheemakuIndira DeviKannada
2008Dindigul SarathyTamilSpecial appearance
2009Aa IntloPallaviTelugu
2009JunctionSpecial appearance
2010Comedy Express
2010Naane Ennul IllaiTamil
2010Kanagavel KakkaSpecial appearance
2010BrokerGanapathi's wifeTelugu
2010Vismaya PramayaMeeraKannada
2010Vah Re Vah
2011ChattamTeluguSpecial appearance
2011Money Money, More Money
2012Dabangg 2HindiCameo appearance as reporter
2013CID EeshaKannada
2013Aakasamlo SagamVasuTelugu
2013SahasraSpecial appearance
2014Paisa Yaar N PangaMeeraPunjabi
2014Ya RabHindi
2015MSG:The MessengerMuskan
2015Guddu Ki GunNurse
2017Begum JaanMaina
2018Stree Stree
2019Fraud Saiyaan Shraddha

Web Series

YearSeriesRoleLanguage PlatformNotes
2016 Maid in India Maid Hindi Webtalkies [16]
2018Gandi BaatSajeli S02E01Hindi ALTBalaji[17][18]
2018 Inside Edge Ayesha Dewan Hindi Amazon Prime
2018 X.X.X Rukmani Lalwani S01E01 Hindi ALTBalaji [19][20]
2019 Bombers Minister's Wife Hindi ZEE5 [21][22]
2019 Dupur Thakurpo Phulwa Boudi Bengali hoichoi [23]
2019 Mayanagari-City of Dreams Mystery Woman Hindi Hotstar
2019 Inside Edge 2 Ayesha Dewan Hindi Amazon Prime


2019Apna News AayegaHindi


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  12. "Actress relieved from ban". IndiaGlitz. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
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  14. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  15. "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.
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  20. "ALTBalaji's X.X.X: Rithvik Dhanjani and Kyra Dutt's midnight tidbits are NSFW!". DNA India. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  21. "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.
  22. "On set interview with flora saini for her upcoming web series 'Bombers' with ZEE5" – News Stock Live". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  23. "Flora Saini made her debut in Bengali web series".
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