Reena Roy was born in Mumbai to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother. Her parents divorced and it is said she got into films to support her family
Reena Roy debuted in B. R. Ishara's film 'Zaroorat'. The film did not perform well at the box-office, but Reena Roy was undeterred to make it big in Bollywood
Reena Roy grabbed eyeballs when she starred opposite Jeetendra in 'Jaise Ko Taisa' and the song from the film 'Ab Ke Saawan Main Jee Dare' became a hit overnight
Jeetendra and Reena Roy have worked in 22 films together and in 17 movies they were paired romantically. 12 of the 17 films where she was heroine to Jeetendra were super-hits
Reena Roy became the top heroine in Bollywood at that time
Her film 'Bezubaan' with late Shashi Kapoor became a very talked about film
She won the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress for 'Apnapan'
She has acted with Shashi Kapoor in four films - 'Yaadon Ki Zanjeer', 'Bezuban', 'Rahu Ketu', 'Ganga Aur Suraj'
Reena and Raj Babbar have appeared in 8 films together - 'Aap Jaisa Koi Nahin', 'Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari', 'Inteha', 'Maati Maangey Khoon', 'Naukar Biwi Ka', 'Arpan', 'Lakshmi', 'Sau Din Saas Ke'
Reena Roy took a break from Bollywood after marriage with Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan. After her marriage failed, she came back to Bollywood in 1992. She even campaigned for Indian National Congress
Her second stint in Bollywood wasn't as successful as her previous one, but she managed to get some good films
Reena Roy even acted in a television show called as 'Eena Meena Deeka' which was directed by her sister, Barkha
Reena Roy has a daughter with her ex-husband Mohsin Khan named Sanam. She had initially lost custody of her daughter, but since her husband got remarried, she regained custody of her daughter
Her film 'Aasha' was a blockbuster and the highest earner of 1980. The movie surpassed the earnings of movies such as 'Kaalapatthar', 'The Great Gambler' which were Amitabh Bachchan starrers
Reena Roy was also seen in the J. P. Dutta film 'Border'
In the 1980's she was one of the top paid actresses in Bollywood, but after 'Refugee' she hasn't appeared in Bollywood film
She was in the news for wanting to launch her daughter Sanam in Bollywood, but so far nothing has materialised on that end
Reena Roy is set to appear on the small screen again in the show 'Baatein Kahi Ankahi', after a gap of 16 years
Reena Roy has also talked about her early acting days and how it was difficult for her to portray serious characters during her initial days in Bollywood
Reena Roy, recently spoke in an interview that she had a crush on Manoj Kumar when she was a child
Reena Roy was rumoured to be a relationship with actor Shatrughan Sinha, but those rumours ended when he married Poonam Sinha, also a former actress
Apparently, the Reena-Shatrughan affair is also mentioned in Shatrughan Sinha's biography - 'Anything But Khamosh'
Reena Roy and Shatrughan Sinha's affair rumours reached a peak when they did the film 'Hathkadi' together. The song 'Disco Station' featuring Reena Roy is a cult classic even today
Even though Reena Roy's marriage to Mohsin Khan was shortlived, Shatrughan Sinha is still happily married to his wife Poonam Sinha
Reena Roy is still cordial with actor Jeetendra, with whom she has done the maximum number of movies
She along with her sisters even started an acting academy, but it didn't help her reach the pinnacle of success
As of today, Reena Roy is looking for her third stint in showbiz and the show is expected to start in the coming days
On the eve of Reena Roy's 61st birthday, let us take a look at Reena Roy's career in Bollywood, from being the topmost actress to quitting it for marriage, Reena Roy has faced a lot of ups and downs in her professional life