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 Leela Naidu

Leela Naidu

A commemorative postage stamp on Leela Naidu, an Indian actress [a part of the seriesLegendary Heroines of India‘] :

लीला नायडू (లీలా నాయుడు)

Bollywood Actresses : Devika Rani, Nutan, Kanan Devi, Savitri, Meena Kumari and Leela NaiduBollywood Industry : Hindi Retro Film HeroinesIssued by India

Issued on Feb 13, 2011 

Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Leela Naidu.

Credits :
& FDCSankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 500 Paisa

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million (0.3 million for normal distribution and 0.1 million for Indipex-2011)

Miniature Sheets : 0.3 Million (0.2 million for normal distribution and 0.1 million for Indipex-2011)

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Leela Naidu

Born on 1940 at Mumbai, India

Died on Jul 28, 2009 at Mumbai, India

About : 

  • Leela Naidu was an actress who starred in a small number of Hindi and English films, including ‘The Householder‘, Merchant Ivory Productions‘ first film. Selected Femina Miss India in 1954, she was featured in the Vogue along with Maharani Gayatri Devi in the list of ‘world’s Ten Most Beautiful Women‘ and is remembered for her classical beauty and subtle acting style. Leela Naidu was born in Mumbai to Dr. Pattipati Ramaiah Naidu a well known nuclear physicist from Andhra Pradesh, and Dr. Marthe Naidu, an Indologist of Swiss-French origin. Naidu made her film debut alongside Balraj Sahni in ‘Anuradha‘ in 1960. (directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee) a film that went on to win the National Award for Best Film, and garnered Naidu critical acclaim. She played an offbeat role as an adulterous wife in ‘Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke‘ (1963), directed by R.K. Nayyar
  • Naidu made a guest appearance in the Merchant-Ivory film, ‘The Guru‘ (1969). She returned to cinema in 1985 to play a Goan matriarch in Shyam Benegal‘s period film, ‘Trikaal‘ and made a last appearance in ‘Electric Moon‘ (1992), directed by Pradip Krishen. Leela Naidu died in Mumbai on 28 July 2009.
  • Text : Text provided by the Film Archives.
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