, Karnataka, India
Leena Chandavarkar was an Indian actress who appeared in Bollywood movies. She came into the limelight after she won the Fresh Face Competition organized across the country by Filmfare. Born to dentist parents in Dharwad she forayed into Bollywood at a very young age. Initially she worked in advertisements but eventually ventured into films. She made her debut in `Man Ka Meet`. Between 1969-1979, Leena acted in many films. She was cast opposite numerous popular heroes of that era. She gave one of her best acting performances in `Mehboob Ki Mehndi` with Rajesh Khanna in 1971. `Bairaag` is another example where she acted against the great screen legend Dilip Kumar and a mighty star cast including Saira Bano, Prem Chopra and Helen.
She is currently seen in reality TV shows. She appeared as the guest judge for the first 2 episodes of "K for Kishore", a new reality TV singing show launched by Sony TV during December 2007. She also penned down some songs for Amit Kumar for a music album.
She was married to Kishore Kumar