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Leela Chitnis Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 September 1909Dharwar, Karnataka, India
Date of Death 14 July 2003Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Dr. Gajanan Yeshwant Chitnis (? - ?) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (1)

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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