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Leela Chitnis (1909–2003)


Leela Chitnis was born on September 9, 1909 in Dharwar, Karnataka, India. She was an actress and director, known for Guide (1965), Dosti (1964) and Sadhna (1958). She was married to Dr. Gajanan Yeshwant Chitnis. She died on July 14, 2003 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1987 Dil Tujhko Diya
Mrs. Sahni
 1978 Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime
Bade Babu's Wife
 1973 Mehmaan
Rajesh's mom
 1970 Bhai-Bhai
 1970 Jeevan Mrityu
Ashok's Mother
 1970 Man Ki Aankhen
Mrs. Dinanath
 1969 Intaquam
Mrs. Mehra
 1969 Prince
Mrs. Shanti Singh
 1969 Badi Didi
Mother
 1969 The Killers
 1967 Dulhan Ek Raat Ki
Nirmala's mom
 1967 Majhli Didi
Kishan's Mother
 1967 Woman
Parvati's Mom
 1966 Phool Aur Patthar
Blind Beggar
 1965 Faraar
Mrs. Choudhry
 1965 Waqt
Mrs. Mittal
 1965 Johar-Mehmood in Goa
Pandit's Wife
 1965 Guide
Raju's Mother
 1964 Aap Ki Parchhaiyan
Mrs. Dinanath Chopra
 1964 Dosti
Mrs. Gupta
 1964 Pooja Ke Phool
Mrs. Singh (Balam's Mother)
 1964 Punar Milan
Sonal's mom
 1964 Shehnai
 1964 Suhagan
Uma & Vijay Kumar's mom
 1964 Zindagi
Beena's mom
 1963 Dil Hi To Hai
Aaya
 1962 Asli-Naqli
Renu's mother
 1962 Man-Mauji
Bhagwanti
 1962 Naag Devata
 1962 Hum Dono
Anand's Mother
 1962 Aashiq
 1961 Dharmputra
Meena's mom
 1961 Gunga Jumna
Govindi
 1961 Ram Leela
 1961 Aas Ka Panchhi
Mrs. Nihalchand Khanna
 1961 Batwara
 1961 Char Diwari
Sunil's mom
 1960 Bewaqoof
Mrs. Leela Rai Bahadur
 1960 Ghunghat
 1960 Hum Hindustani
Savitri Nath
 1960 Kala Bazar
Raghuvir's Mother
 1960 Kohinoor
 1960 Maa Baap
Raju's Mother
 1960 The Test
Mrs. Nivaran
 1959 Dhool Ka Phool
Gangu Dai
 1959 Main Nashe Men Hoon
Mrs. Rajni Khanna
 1959 Barkha
Mrs. Haridas
 1959 Ujala
Ramu's Mother (as Leela Chitnes)
 1958 Phil Subha Hogi
Sohni's Mother (uncredited)
 1958 Post Box 999
Mrs. Gangadevi (as Lila Chitnis)
 1958 Sadhna
Mohan's Mother
 1957 Naya Daur
Shankar's Mother
 1956 Aawaz
Mrs. Bhatnagar
 1956 Basant Bahar
Gopal's mom
 1956 Funtoosh
 1955 Aaj Ki Baat
 1954 Baadbaan
 1953 Hari Darshan
 1953 Naya Ghar
 1952 Mother
Bhanu's & Raju's mom
 1952 Sangdil
Dhaayi Maa
 1951 Awaara
Leela Raghunath
 1951 Saiyan
Rani Sahiba
 1950 Saudamini
 1949 Namoona
 1946 Shatranj
 1944 Char Aankhen
 1943 Rekha
 1941 Jhoola
Gata
 1941 Kanchan
 1940 Ardhangi
Arundhati
 1940 Azad
 1940 Bandhan
Beena
 1940 Ghar Ki Rani
Arundhati
 1939/II Sant Tulsidas
Ratnavali
 1939/I Sant Tulsidas
Ratnavali
 1939 The Bangle
Radha
 1938 Chhote Sarkar
 1938/II Jailor
Kanwal
 1938/I Jailor
Kanwal
 1938/I Raja Gopichand
 1938 Master Man
 1937 Insaaf
 1937 Wahan
Princess Jayanti
 1936/II Chhaya
Chhaya
 1936/I Chhaya
Chhaya
 1935 Dhuwandhar
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Leela Chitnes | Lila Chitnis
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Trivia:

She is remembered as the first Indian movie star to endorse Lux soap, in 1941. Foreign celebrities had previously been the ones to endorse this and other consumer products.

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Virgo

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