Rukayat Akinsanya, popularly called Rukky Sanda is a Nigerian actress, movie producer and director. She was born in Lagos State, on the 23rd of August, 1984. Rukky started pursuing her acting career in the year 2004, when she was still a student at LASU (Lagos State University. She has been fully committed to it after her graduation in 2007.
Rukky Sanda is a cousin to Bolanle Ninalowo, the talented Nigerian actor and movie producer.
Below are few of the films she has featured in:
Miami Heat (2012), The Seekers, Lethal Woman (2008), Keeping my Man (2013), Lovelorn (2012), Gold Digging (with Yvonne Nelson), White Chapel, Campus Love, What’s Within (with Joseph Benjamin), Legal War, The Relationship (with Eddie Watson Jnr., Lisa Omorodion and Jennifer Eliogu), and Obscure Motives (2009).
Rukky sanda biography
Rukayat Akinsanya (Rukky Sanda) is well known in the Nollywood industry. She is a talented actress, director, producer, philanthropist, and an entrepreneur. The 36 years old movie producer is a Muslim. She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Rukky is from a polygamous home, her father has many wives. The creative actress completed her both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos. She later proceeded to Lagos State University (LASU) where she studied Banking and Finance. Rukky joined the Nollywood industry while still studying in LASU. By the time she graduated from the University, she was grounded in the industry, and went full time.
Till date, the gifted actress has starred in over 150 movies. And she has had several awards, including nominations. Among them are Miami Heat, Campus Love, My Man, and Lethal Woman.
Rukky Sanda was a successful entrepreneur before she began her acting career. She has bought and sold fashion accessories and clothes. She currently has her production company and a studio, which she named ‘Rukky Sanda Productions’ and ‘Rukky Sanda Studios’, both in Lagos. Filmmakers can rent modern equipments. Her studio is also used for post production editing.
The beautiful actress and movie producer has written and produced many Nollywood movies. One of her movie production in 2008 was Lethal Woman. In 2009, Rukky Sanda also produced Obscure Motives. And in year 2012, the talented producer made Miami Heat and Lovelorn. The movie Keeping My Man was also produced by Rukky in 2013.
How has Rukky’s love been? The actress sees marriage as a nice thing to be in. Her believe about relationships is that love has no discrimination, irrespective of a person’s religion. The gifted producer once revealed the first time she ever fell in love, which was when she was in the secondary school (SS1). The guy was her first boyfriend.
The first serious relationship Rukky has ever been in was when she was in the university. This was in 1999, but the relationship didn’t work out. Sometime in 2007, there were different rumors that she had romantic affair with Akon, the African-American singer – Rukky Sanda denied it. The actress doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Rukky is not yet married, she is still single.
There was another rumor in 2014. Rukky Sanda was alleged of having a sexual relationship with a fellow Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike. Rukky later debunked that in an interview where she revealed her hatred for lesbianism. She said Tonto Dike was just a colleague in the industry, and a very good friend. There wasn’t any romantic attachment between them, she claimed.
As a philanthropist and a successful business woman, Rukky Sanda once stated in an interview how she feeds over one hundred people weekly. Cooked meals were taken to homeless individuals weekly. According to her, the finance was taken care of her while her mother does the work.
The beautiful actress makes money solely from producing, directing, and acting different roles in movies. She has several properties. Rukky recently bought a house in Lekki, Lagos State. She also acquired a 35 million Naira Range Rovers Sports – the Evogue.
Rukky Sanda is very business minded. She makes good money as a producer and an actress. Her movies were produced under her production company name “Rukky Sanda Studios”. According to her, she invested over 3 million Naira in her first movie she produced. She later made back more than what she invested on the movie.
As an actress, she has won many awards. Few of them are Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards; Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award; and Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
What’s Rukky Sandra’s net worth? You may be curious to know this also. The actress is very influential in the Nollywood industry. She is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. Her net worth was estimated to be around $400,000.
Rukky sanda instagram
As an influence person in the Nigerian movie industry, Rukky Sanda has many followers on Instagram. Her Instagram page handler is @rukkysanda.
You can connect with her Instagram page directly here:www.instagram.com/rukkysanda.