Laila Mehdin

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Laila
Born (1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 36)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–2006
Spouse(s) Mehdi (2006–present)
Children 2
Website http://www.laila.net/

Laila is an Indian actress. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi language films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed and award-winning performances in the Bala-directed films Nandha (2001), Pithamagan (2003), the commercial blockbusters Dheena (2001) and Dhill (2001).

Career[edit]

She made her debut in the Telugu film Egire Paavurama (1996) directed by S V Krishna Reddy. Laila began to receive offers from prominent directors to feature in Tamil films and turned down films such as Dharma Chakram and Kadhal Palli by K S Ravikumar and Pavithran respectively. She subsequently signed on to appear in the lead role in VIP after Pooja Kumar had walked out of the project. However, Laila was left unimpressed when the producer asked her to consider changing her stagename to Pooja, as the invitations for the film had already been printed, and furthermore, she revealed that she was unaware of Rambha also being a heroine in the film. Laila subsequently dropped out of the project, wanting to make her Tamil debut in a film where she played the sole heroine.[1]

The Mumbai-based Laila then worked with Ajith in Dheena and Parthen Rasithen with Prashanth.

Then came Dhill and Pithamagan with Vikram. In between, Laila took a break and went back to Mumbai. However, she returned to Kollywood with a big bang. Her role in the movie Ullam Ketkumae won her accolades from the masses. She was one of the successful Tamil actresses for a brief time.

Personal life[edit]

She got married to Mehdi, an Irani businessman, on 6 January 2006. She dated him for 8 years before marriage. According to Laila, they were engaged for four years before marriage. The couple has two sons, aged 6 and 8. She is Goan but speaks English at home and she is a Roman Catholic.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1996 Dushman Duniya Ka Lata Hindi
1997 Egire Paavurama Telugu
Ugadi Telugu
Pellichesukundam Laila Telugu
Kelona Urdu
Itha Oru Snehagatha Hema Malayalam
1998 Khaidi Garu Telugu
Pavitra Prema Dr.Shakunthala Devi Telugu
Subhalekalu Telugu
Love Story 1999 Meena Telugu
1999 Kallazhagar Andal Tamil
Mudhalvan Shubha Tamil
Naa Hrudayamlo Nidurinchee Cheli Telugu
Rojavanam Roja Tamil
2000 Parthen Rasithen Sarika Tamil
Nuvve Kavali Telugu Special appearance
Devara Maga Kannada
2001 Dheena Chithra Tamil
Dhill Aasha Tamil
Alli Thandha Vaanam Divya Tamil
Nandha Kalyani Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
Kamarasu Vasanthi Tamil
Moosa Khan Urdu
2002 Unnai Ninaithu Nirmala Tamil
Mounam Pesiyadhe Tamil
2003 Three Roses Nandhu Tamil
Pithamagan Manju Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
ITFA Best Actress Award
War and Love Serina Malayalam
Swapnakoodu Malayalam Guest appearance
2004 Gambeeram Vijayalakshmi Tamil
Jaisurya Baby Tamil
Rama Krishna Lakshmi Vishwanath Kannada
Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy Sailaja Telugu
2005 Ullam Ketkumae Pooja Tamil
Kanda Naal Mudhal Ramya Tamil
Insan Indu Hindi
2006 Paramasivan Malar Tamil
Thandege Thakka Maga Pancharangi Kannada
Thirupathi Tamil Special appearance
Mahha Samudram Devi Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://chandrag.tripod.com/aug98/index.html

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