Regina Askia is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She has been in the industry for over two decades and is known for her action, romantic and criminal role in movies. Regina Askia is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, model, television personality, social activist and an American-based registered nurse. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character giving to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She acts mostly in epic, action, glamour and romantic movies.
She was born on 17th May 1967 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 52 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 and also Nollywood most beautiful actress of all time.
Regina Askia is a well dedicated actress. She started her career as a model before venturing into acting. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any role given to her by a movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She can act in romantic movies, comedy movies, horror movies, action thriller movies, tragic and sorrowful movies. Because of her extra-ordinary beauty she frequently plays the role of a marine spirit, a possessed young girl and a princess of the marine kingdom.
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. Regina Askia had the passion for acting at a very tender age and started acting from her secondary school days. She had so much passion for acting and wanted to study a course related to Theatre, Drama or Performing Arts in the university. While growing up Regina Askia has done so many stage performances and has acted in several stage dramas. She is a member of many theatre and dramatic clubs while still in school and was attending movie auditions right from her undergraduate days.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Regina Askia proceeded to University of Lagos (UNILAG) 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 the 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 popularly known as 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 Nigeria. In 1995, Regina Askia rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Most Wanted” an action thriller movie where she acted as a disguised male arm robbery. The movie won her an award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Regina Askia has acted in over 150 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted 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 in the cause of her acting career has won several awards and recognitions. Some of the 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 Afro Hollywood Awards.
Regina Askia is indeed beauty with brain. She is one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actresses Nigeria has ever produced. She can interpret any role given to her perfectly and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She can act like a village girl, a city girl, a spoilt brat, a born again and a marine spirit. She can also feature in action thriller movie, romantic movie, epic movie, horror movie, sorrowful movie and comedy movie. She is very versatile in all ramification of acting and therefore regarded as the princess of Nollywood.
Regina Askia currently has an estimated net worth of over $1.7 Million making her one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria. In 2005, Regina Askia won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the movie titled 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 performing actress in Nigeria. She also contributed a lot to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.
Unfortunately, Regina Askia is no longer acting in Nollywood movies. She has quit acting and has relocated to the United States of America with her family, where she is currently practicing as 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 in the cause of her career as a Nollywood actress has been listed in many publications as the most beautiful actress in Nigeria and also one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria. Since she quit the industry nothing much has been heard of her. She now lives quietly in America with her family where she is currently practicing as a registered nurse.