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Lisa Ray

Actress, Model & Television Host

One of India’s first supermodels. Actor. Cancer survivor. Mother of twins through surrogacy. Woman of no fixed address. Lisa Ray shares her brave and inspiring story of a life lived on her terms.

Hong Kong, HK


A Letter to My Cancer
In this presentation, Lisa speaks about her continuing journey through cancer and how she’s managing to control it, not just by having medications but also by a change in her lifestyle — diet, exercise, stress-release, yoga, and coming at cancer from an integrative method. She uses forthright discussion and humour to tell her story, and help to educate and teach others how to navigate a difficult illness.

Platform Plus

Celebrity Partnerships


Diamond Jubilee Medal

Miss India-Canada | Special Achievement Award
Voice Achievers Award

Summary Profile

Lisa Ray has had a long and serendipitous career in the entertainment arts spanning multiple countries and films including the Oscar-nominated Water, television (Top Chef Canada) and modelling. She starred in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Afreen Afreen’ video.

Her entrepreneurial activities include starting her own yoga studio and a line of ethical perfume. When diagnosed with a rare blood cancer in 2009, she chose to share her experiences in a blog called ‘The Yellow Diaries’ which led to her first book (her forthcoming memoir). She is a well-known advocate for cancer awareness through her writing and public talks.

Lisa writes poetry centred on identity, and a life of no fixed address. Her upcoming acting releases include A.R. Rahman’s first production, ’99 Songs’ and an original Amazon series. Lisa recently announced the birth of her twin daughters via surrogacy, writing and speaking about it as a way to normalize fertility options and choices for others.