Rukayat Akinsanya popularly known as Rukky Sanda is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, director, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She was born on 23rd August 1984 in Ikorodu, Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. She is currently 33 years old. She is a Muslim by religion. She was born in a polygamous family.
Her father married many wives. Rukky Sanda is originally from Ikorodu, Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. She is very beautiful, creative, gifted, skillful and talented. She completed both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Rukky Sanda proceeded to Lagos State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance in 2007. In 2004, Rukky Sanda joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) while still a student of Lagos State University.
Rukky Sanda has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Lethal Woman, Obscure Motives, Lovelorn, Miami Heat, Keeping My Man, White Chapel, The Seekers, Legal War, Campus Love, Keeping my Man, Gold Diggin, What’s within, etc.
Before she began acting, she used to deal in the buying and selling of clothes and fashion accessories. Rukky Sanda now owns her production company “Rukky Sanda Productions” and Rukky Sanda Studios, in Lagos State, where filmmakers could rent up-to-date equipment, as well as an editing studio for post production.
She has written and produced several movies in Nigeria. In 2008 she produced “Lethal Woman”. In 2009 she produced “Obscure Motives”. In 2012 she produced “Lovelorn” and “Miami Heat” and in 2013 she produced “Keeping My Man”.
Rukky Sanda considers marriage to be a very beautiful thing. When it comes to relationships, she believes love should not discriminate against a person’s religion. According to her, the first time she dated a male was in her SSS1 and the guy ended up being her first boyfriend.
Her first real relationship was in the university and this happened in 1999 and she concluded that the relationship didn’t work out. In 2007, Rukky Sanda was romantically linked to American singer Akon, but she denied the rumors to be dating American hip hop star Akon. She does not believe in the practicality of “love at first sight”. She is currently single and yet to be married.
In 2014, Rukky Sanda was rumoured to have been in a sexual relationship with Tonto Dike. However, during an interview with the media she debunks the rumour and stated she hates lesbianism. She stated that Tonto Dikeh was just her friend and a colleague in the entertainment industry and she has no emotional or romantic attachment with her.
Rukky Sanda is a business woman and also a philanthropist, she once revealed in an interview how she feeds 100 people every week. According to her, when they cook the food, they take it to the homeless people every week. She further stated that she does the financing while her mom does the work.
Rukky Sanda makes her money from directing movies, producing movies and acting in movies as an actress. She recently acquires a house in Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria and few days later, she added thirty-five million naira latest Range Rovers Sport known as Evogue to some of her cars.
She considers herself a very business-minded person and has always been thrilled by being able to make money as an actress and as a movie producer. She produces her movie under the brand name of her production company, Rukky Sanda Studios. Her first movie cost her over three million naira and has generated her more than she invested.
Rukky Sanda in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Rukky Sanda is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $400,000.
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