Thursday, May 29, 2014

LEELA MISHRA

Leela Mishra acted in character roles mostly as  Mother, Grandmother or Aunt for  five decades in more than 200  Bollywood films.She started to play mother roles when she was very young at the  age of 18 itself.
Leela Misra was born in Jais, Uttar Pradesh in the year 1908 and got married at the age of 12 to an actor Ram Prasad Mishra.At the age of seventeen she was the mother of two daughters.When she decided to join films as an actress, she was offered roles as heroine but she refused to act in love scenes and thus selected  mother roles which proved to be very suitable for her.She used to appear in negative type characters also and also in comedy characters.In 1962 she acted in the first Bhojpuri film 'Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo'.
In the film 'Anmol Ghadi' which was a musical hit film directed by D.D.Kashyap, she acted along with Surendra,Suraiya and Noorjehan.
In 'Aaram'(51) she acted with Dev Anand and Madhubala.
In 'Awaara'(51) she acted with Raj Kapoor and Nargis.
In the film 'Aandhiyan' she acted with Dev Anand and Nimmi.
In the film 'Pyasa' which was directed by Guru Dutt she acted as the mother of Vijay(Guru Dutt).
In the film 'Lajwanti' (58) which was selected in to 1959 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Palme d' Or for Best Film, she acted as Nirmal's(Balraj Sahni) sister.
In the 1964 super hit movie 'Dosti'  which focused on the friendship between a blind boy and a cripple lad, she acted as 'Mausi'.
In the 1967 film 'Raat aur Din' directed by Satyen Bose she acted with Pradeep Kumar and Nargis.
Leela Mishra had 'Mausi' role in 'Amar Prem' directed by Shakti Samanta in 1972 in which Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore were the main pair.










She acted with Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan in 'Saudagar'(73).
In the film 'Khushboo' she acted with Jeetendra and Hema Malini in 1975.
In the film 'Shatranj Ke Khilari' directed by Satyajit Ray in 1977, and in which Sanjeev Kumar and Shabana Azmi acted in main roles, she acted as 'Khurshid's(Shabana Azmi) maid.
In the film 'Katha' she acted with Naseeruddin Shah and Deepti Nawal.
In the film 'Abodh' she acted as Tapas Pal's Grandmother.Madhuri Dixit was the heroine of this film.
Leela Mishra died on January 17, 1988 in Mumbai.
Selected Filmography
Gangavataran
Chitralekha
Vish Kanya
Mahakavi Kalidas
Dil Ki Baat
Zenat
Ghunghat
Bindya
Anmol Ghadi
Bhakt Dhruva

Shri Ram Avtar
Sheesh Mahal
Nirala
Kamal Ke Phool
Jalte Deep
Awaara
Daag
Aadhiyan
Teen Batti Char Rasta
Samaj
Rishta
Nastik

Darwaza
Teen Bhai
Railway Platform
Baap Re Baap
Paise Hi Paisa
Fashionable wife
Kanhaiya
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Patang
Maa Baap
College Girl
Apne Ghar
Suhag Sindoor
Shola aur Shabnam
Soorat aur Seerat
Zindagi aur Hum
Umeed
Dosti
CHa Cha Cha
Lootera
Awaaz
Ram aur Shyam
Raat aur Din
Bahu Begum
Tumse Acha Kaun Hai
Balak
Deedar
Patanga
Pyar ka Sapna
Parichay
Shaadi ke Baad
Annadata
Pratiggya
Sholay
Prem Kahani
Jai Santoshi Maa
Phool aur Insan
Bairaag
Shatrang ke Khilari
Kinara
Nasbandi
Sajan Bina Suhagan
Dil se Mile Dil
Sargam
Naiyya
Man Pasand
Pathar se Takkar
Geet Gata Chal
Naani Maa
Gungroo ki Awaaz
Ek hi Bhool
Shriman Shrimati
Prem Rog
Sadma
Tohfa
Zakhmi Aurat
Purani Haveli
Dilli Ka Dada




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