Imaobong Regina Askia popularly known as Regina Askia is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, model, social activist and an American-based registered nurse. She was born on 17th May 1967 in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. She is currently 50 years old.
She is originally from Ukanafun, a small village in Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is very beautiful, intelligent, creative, gifted and talented and has been described as Nollywood best actress of all time.
She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any role given to her by a movie director. She can act in romantic movies, comedy movies, horror movies, action movies, and tragic movies.
Regina Askia 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 secondary school education, Regina Askia proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. In 1989, Regina Askia contested and won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, a beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television.
In 1990, Regina Askia represented Nigeria at Miss Charm International beauty pageant held in Leningrad, Russia and came out as First 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 movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first television soap opera “Fortunes” a film that gave her an advantage in Nollywood and draw her closer to movie directors and producers.
In 1995, Regina Askia rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Most Wanted” where she acted as a disguised male arm robber. The movie won her an award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Regina Askia has acted in over 100 Nollywood movies which include Slave Warrior, Festival of Fire, Dangerous Babe, Man Snatcher, Full Moon, High Way to the Grave, Most Wanted, Fortune, etc.
Regina Askia in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which 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 Afro Hollywood awards.
Unfortunately, Regina Askia quit acting and relocated to the United States of America with her family and became a full time registered nurse. Regina Askia is currently married to an American citizen Rudolph Williams and together the couples are blessed with two beautiful kids.
Regina Askia is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
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