Reika Sakurai
Japanese name: 桜井玲香
Date of birth: June 18, 1995 (age 20)
Birthplace: 16 May 1994 (age 21)
Nationality Japan
Bloodtype O
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Agency Ninestyle Model Agency/AKS
Bloodtype A
Occupation Japanese idol, singer, actress
Years active 2011–present
Associated Acts Nogizaka46
Gender: Female
Height: 156cm

Reika Sakurai (桜井 玲香 Sakurai Reika, born May 16, 1994 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese idol singer, actress and a member of the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka46. She is a captain of the group.

Career Edit

In 2011, Sakurai auditioned for Nogizaka46, and was chosen as one of the first generation members. Her audition song wasHappiness's Kiss Me. She was chosen as one of the select members for their debut song Guruguru Curtain, and took the front position for that song. She then made her single debut on February 22, 2012. In June 2012, she was appointed the captain of Nogizaka46.[ After graduating from high school, she studied in the department of sociology at the college. In April 2013, she regularly appeared on the television drama Bad Boys J with other Nogizaka46 members. From October 25 to November 9, 2014, she played heroine in the musical Mr.Kaminari with Misa Etō who is also a member of Nogizaka46.

Appearances Edit

TV dramas Edit

  • Bad Boys J (NTV, 2013), Mariya Miyashita
  • Umi no Ue no Shinryōsho Episode 1(Fuji TV, 2013)
  • Tenshi no Knife (WOWOW, 2015), a cafe staff/Ayumi Nishina
  • Hatsumori Bemars (TV Tokyo, 2015), Bunan
  • Hana Moyu (NHK, 2015)

Films Edit

  • Bad Boys J: Saigo ni Mamoru Mono (2013), Mariya Miyashita

Stages Edit

  • Mr.Kaminari (Sunshine Theatre, 25 October 2014 - 9 November 2014), Doremi Usuki
  • Subete no Inu wa Tengoku e Iku (AiiA Theater Tokyo, 1 October 2015 - 12 October 2015)
  • Princess Knight (Akasaka ACT Theater, 12 November 2015 - 17 November 2015), Hecate

Bibliography Edit

Photobooks Edit

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