- born 7 January 1985 in Kolkata, India, is an actress in the Bollywood
film industry, she was also a very successful and experienced model. Her
name "Koena" is a name of a river in India.
A fantastic dancer, Koena was trained with Mamata Shankar ballet troupe
for 12 years and that shows on her dance numbers on the screen. When she
became an actress, she never had any godfather to guide her on her path
to stardom. She had to make her own decisions. If not an actress, she
would have been a designer. She likes to work on her own clothes and
She is a practicing Hindu. As quoted of her saying:
"Spirituality is a very relative term. It is more of a personal belief.
I believe in Ma Kali and Durga. If I am in Mumbai I visit the temple
every Saturday. It is like a feel good factor. Having said that, I don't
think people who go to temples are more religious or something."
She initially gained prominence through winning Gladrags magazine's Mega
Model Contest in 2002,Koena’s first break in Bollywood was an item
number in Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Road’; the song “Khullam Khulla” became a
big craze. She also appeared in a Tamil film Dhool with actor vikram in
the title song. Koena played the lead lady in Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena.
Road (September 27, 2002), Sp. App In 'Khullam Khulla' Item Number
Musafir (December 10, 2004), Lara
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (November 18, 2005), Natasha Kapoor
Shaadi No. 1 (November 2, 2005), Special Appearance
Insan (January 14, 2005)
Apna Sapna Money Money (November 10, 2006), Julie
Cash (2007) (Released), Nisha
Heyy Babyy (2007) (Released) Special Appearance In title Song
Agar (2007) (To Go On Floor)
Anamika (2007) (Under Production)
Om Shanti Om (2007) (Released) Special Appearance in Filmfare awards