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Leena Chandavarkar (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 29, 2021

Short Biography

Leena Chandavarkar was born on 29-08-1950 in Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India. She is an Indian Film Actress who is known for her work in Bollywood.

Leena Chandavarkar Complete Bio & Career

She participated in the Fresh Face Competition organized by Filmfare. She emerged 1st runners up and it paved her way to the Bollywood films. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film titled Man Ke Meet in the year 1968. She was cast alongside legendary actor Suni Dutt in this film. She rose to prominence after her splendid performance in the film, Mehboob Ki Mehndi in 1971 in which she was cast alongside superstar Rajesh Khanna. She gave hits after hits in films like Hamjoli, Jawab, Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Mein Sundar Hoon, Bairaag, and Jaane Anjaane. 
Her career though beyond these films couldn’t flourish as she would have wanted it to be. She preferred the roles which were best suited for her and rejected the ones in which she was not sure. She ended her acting career after doing some 25 films. Her last released film was Sarfarosh (1985 film). Her acting career lasted almost one and a half-decade after which, she retired from acting. Some of the famous songs which were pictured on her include ‘Jaane Kyun Log Mohabbat Kiya Karte Hain’, ‘Man Chali Kaha Chai’ and ‘Saare Shehar Me Aapsa Koi Nahi’. 

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Leena Chandavarkar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was first married to Siddharth Bhanodkar. He died just a few days after her marriage and she was left a widow at the young age of 25. She was then married to legendary singer Kishore Kumar. Her family initially opposed but then greeted Kumar as their son-in-law. Together the couple had a son named Sumit Kumar. Kishore Kumar died after 7 years of their marriage and she has again left a widow at the age of 37. She is the sister-in-law of Anoop Kumar and Ashok Kumar.

Life's Important Dates Of Leena Chandavarkar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Dharwad
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharastra, India
School Basel Mission High School, Dharwad
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Man Ka Meet (1969)
Best Movies Humjoli (1970), Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971), Manchali (1973), Honeymoon (1973), Bairaag (1976) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Blue, White
Favorite Player Saina Nehwal
Favorite Sport Badminton
Favorite Actress Nargis Dutt
Favorite Actor Rajesh Khanna , Dilip Kumar , Sunil Dutt
Favorite Film Director Raj Kapoor
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place Religious Places

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Leena Chandavarkar

  • She married to Legendary Bollywood playback singer "Kishore Kumar".
  • She was the "runners-up" for the "Fresh Face Competition" by Filmfare.
  • After the death of Lina's first Husband, she had gone into depression who died accidentally before she married Kishore Kumar.
  • Her son "Sumit was born" just before the death of Kishore Kumar.
  • She is 20 years younger to Kishore Kumar.

Leena Chandavarkar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

73 years, 10months, 16 days old age Leena Chandavarkar will turn 74 on 29 August, 2024. Only 1 months, 13 days, 19 hours,5 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Leena Chandavarkar has celebrated the total number of 74 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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