Regina Askia Biography, True Life Story, Age, Family, Lifestyle And Net Worth
Regina Askia is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood. She has been in the industry for over two decades and is known for her action, romantic and criminal roles in films. Regina Askia is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, model, television personality, social activist and an American-based nurse. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpreting film roles. She is very good at interpreting her roles and able to fit into any character that film directors and producers in Nigeria give her. She mainly stars in epic, action, glamor and romantic movies.
She was born on May 17, 1967 in Lagos State in southwestern Nigeria. She is currently 52 years old. She is originally from Ukanafun, a small village in Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria. She is very beautiful, intelligent, creative, gifted and talented and has been described as the best Nollywood actress of all time and also the most beautiful Nollywood actress of all time.
Regina Askia is a dedicated actress. She began her career as a model before venturing into acting. She is very good at interpreting her roles and fits into any role that is given to her by a film director and producer in Nigeria. She can act in romantic movies, comedy movies, horror movies, action thriller movies, tragic and sad movies. Because of her extraordinary beauty, she frequently plays the roles of a sea spirit, a possessed young girl, and a princess of the sea kingdom.
Regina Askia completed both her primary and secondary education in Lagos State, Nigeria and received both her first school leaving certificate and her West African Senior School Certificate. Regina Askia had a passion for acting from a young age and started acting while she was still in secondary school. She was so passionate about acting that she wanted to study a degree related to theatre, acting or performing arts at university. While growing up, Regina Askia made so many stage performances and acted in several stage dramas. She was a member of many theater and drama clubs while still at school and attended film auditions while she was still a student.
After completing her primary and secondary education, Regina Askia went to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 1989, Regina Askia took part in a beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television and won the title of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. In 1990, Regina Askia represented Nigeria at the Miss Charm International beauty pageant in Leningrad, Russia, and was runner-up. Regina Askia also made history by becoming the first Nigerian at Miss International in Japan with outstanding traditional costume.
In 1993 Regina Askia joined the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood and starred in her first television soap opera Fortunes, a film that gave her an advantage in Nollywood and introduced her to film directors and producers in Nigeria. In 1995, Regina Askia rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster Most Wanted, an action thriller in which she starred as a disguised male arm robber. The film earned her a Best Actress award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Regina Askia has acted in over 150 Nollywood films. Movies she has acted in include Slave Warrior, Festival of Fire, Dangerous Babe, Man Snatcher, Full Moon, High Way to the Grave, Most Wanted, Fortune and many more. Regina Askia has won several awards and recognitions for her acting career. Awards she has won include Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria at the Afro Hollywood Awards.
Regina Askia is indeed a beauty with brains. She is one of the most gifted, skillful, creative and talented actresses Nigeria has ever produced. She can perfectly interpret any role that is given to her and can fit into any character that is given to her by film directors and producers in Nigeria. She can act like a village girl, a city girl, a spoiled brat, a reborn and a sea spirit. She can also act in action thriller movies, romantic movies, epic movies, horror movies, sad movies and comedy movies. She is very versatile in all areas of acting and is therefore considered the princess of Nollywood.
Regina Askia currently has an estimated net worth of over US$1.7 million making her one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria. In 2005, Regina Askia won the Best Actress award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the film entitled Full Moon. In 2006, Regina Askia also won the award for Best Supporting Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Regina Askia is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on her official Instagram handle. She is indeed one of the best outspoken actresses in Nigeria and also one of the best actresses in Nigeria. She has also contributed a lot to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Unfortunately, Regina Askia no longer acts in Nollywood films. She gave up acting and moved to the United States with her family, where she currently practices as a full-time registered nurse. Regina Askia is currently married to American citizen Rudolph Williams and together the couples are blessed with two beautiful children. Regina Askia has been listed in many publications as the most beautiful actress in Nigeria and also one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria due to her career as a Nollywood actress. Not much has been heard from her since she left the industry. She now lives quietly with her family in America, where she currently practices as a registered nurse.