Laila Mehdin

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Laila
Born(1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 33)
OccupationActress
Years active1996–2006
Spouse(s)Mehdin (2006–present)
Website
http://www.laila.net/
 
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Laila
Born(1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 33)
OccupationActress
Years active1996–2006
Spouse(s)Mehdin (2006–present)
Website
http://www.laila.net/

Laila Mehdin 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 and Pithamagan.

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 her unawareness of Rambha also being a part of 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 is a very successful Tamil actress.

Personal Life[edit]

She got married to Mehdin, an Iranian businessman, on 6 January 2006. She dated him for 7 years before marriage. According to Laila, they were engaged three years before marriage. She now has two sons, and has no intention of returning to movies in the near future. Her mother tongue is Konkani and she belongs to Goan Catholic community however she prefer speaking in English at home.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1996Dushman Duniya KaLataHindi
1997Egire PaavuramaTelugu
UgadiTelugu
PellichesukundamTelugu
KelonaUrdu
Itha Oru SnehagathaMalayalam
1998Khaidi GaruTelugu
Pavithra PremaTelugu
SubhalekaluTelugu
Love Story 1999Telugu
1999KallazhagarTamil
MudhalvanShubhaTamil
Naa Hrudayamlo Nidurinchee CheliTelugu
RojavanamRojaTamil
2000Parthen RasithenSarikaTamil
Nuvve KavaliTeluguSpecial appearance
Devara MagaKannada
2001DheenaChithraTamil
DhillAashaTamil
Alli Thandha VaanamDivyaTamil
NandhaKalyaniTamilFilmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
KamarasuVasanthiTamil
Moosa KhanUrdu
2002Unnai NinaithuNirmalaTamil
Mounam PesiyadheTamilGuest appearance
2003Three RosesNandhuTamil
PithamaganManjuTamilFilmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
ITFA Best Actress Award
War and LoveSerinaMalayalam
SwapnakooduMalayalamGuest appearance
2004GambeeramVijayalakshmiTamil
JaisuryaBabyTamil
RamakrishnaLakshmi VishwanathKannada
Mr & Mrs Sailaja KrishnamurthySailajaTelugu
2005Ullam KetkumaePoojaTamil
Kanda Naal MudhalRamyaTamil
InsanInduHindi
2006ParamasivanMalarTamil
Tandege Takka MagaPancharangiKannada
ThirupathiTamilSpecial appearance
Mahha SamudramDeviMalayalam

References[edit]

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

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