Mumbai, 21 April-2014(Andra Wishes): Flora Saini was born in Chandigarh, Haryana to an army officer, Flora began her schooling in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir and continued her education in 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. She has acted in over 50 films in Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.
Flora Saini essayed supporting roles in more than a dozen Telugu films 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 2010, Flora Saini was honoured with the Uttarakhand Ratan Award.
She has also received The Great Daughter of Soil Award in Mauritius for her work towards the poor and helpless. Flora Saini who made a small come-back in Salman Khan Starrer ‘Dabangg 2′ has recently turned down a Pakistani film offer which also had controversial actor of ‘Bol’ fame Manzar Sehbai. According to the sources, Flora was offered ‘French Colony’ to be directed by Sarmad Sehbai and produced by IQ Studio (Pakistan) .
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