Leela Chitnis (1909-2003) is a Bollywood, Marathi Actress
known for the movies Berozgar
(1936), Shri Satyanarayan
(1935), Kalia Mardan
|Other Names||Lila Chitnis|
|Date Of Birth||9 September 1909|
|Age||(Age at Death: 93 years 10 months 5 days)|
|Place Of Birth||Dharwar, Karnataka, India|
|Date Of Death||14 July 2003|
|Place Of Death||Danbury, Connecticut, USA|
|Husband||Dr. Gajanan Yeshwant Chitnis(She married a much older man at the age of 15 or 16) |
|Sons||Manavendra Chitnis , Benoy Chitnis , Raj Chitnis |
She was born in Dharwad, Karnataka to an English professor. She was one of the first educated film actresses. Her husband was part of a Marathi theatre company called Natyamanwantar
Leela Chitnis: Photos, Pictures
Vintage lux soap ad featuring leela chitnis.
Leela chitnis and master vinayak in ''better half' from film
Master vinayak and leela chitnis in chaaya holy crime
Interesting Facts and Trivia
- Her father adhered to Brahmo Samaj, a religious movement that rejected caste.
- She was one of the first educated film actresses.
- The names of her sons are Manavendra, Benoy and Raj. Until her death, she had three grandchildren.
- She appeared in several movies, and went through a Bombay university to be hired by a major studio, Bombay Talkies; it hired only college graduates.
Leela Chitnis: Filmography (4)