Story of Legendary Actress – Leela Naidu

05 Mar 2021  Fri

Remembered for her stunning classical beauty and subtle acting style, Leela Naidu was born in 1930.

She was an actress who starred in a small number of Hindi and English films, including Yeh Raste Hain Pyar Ke (1963), based on the real-life Nanavati case, and The Householder, Merchant Ivory Productions’ first film.

She was Femina Miss India in 1954, and was featured in the Vogue along with Maharani Gayatri Devi in the list of ‘World’s Ten Most Beautiful Women’, a list she was continuously listed from the 1950s to the 1960s in prominent fashion magazines worldwide.

She acted only in nine films during her lifetime, and even during the prime of her career shunned the limelight. Leela Naidu was a charming Indian beauty with a conspicuous touch of Western sophistication and elegance.

The beautiful actress passed away on 28th July 2009, in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. A documentary on her life, Lila, was released in 2009 after her death.

To honour here India Postal Department has issued a stamp of value 500 Paise in 2011.

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