Name Laila Mehdin
Years active 1996–2006
Spouse Mehdin (m. 2006)
|Born 24 October 1980 (age 35) (1980-10-24) |
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Movies Pithamagan, Unnai Ninaithu, Pellichesukundam, Egire Paavurama, Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy
Similar People Rambha, S V Krishna Reddy, Sangeetha, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Laila Khan
Actress Laila Mehdin talks about her film, Dushman Duniya Ka
Laila 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 (2001), Pithamagan (2003), the commercial blockbusters Dheena (2001) and Dhill (2001).
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 she was unaware of Rambha also being a heroine in the film. Laila subsequently dropped out of the project, wanting to make her Tamil debut in a film where she played the sole heroine.
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 was one of the successful Tamil actresses for a brief time.
She got married to Mehdi, an Irani businessman, on 6 January 2006. She dated him for 8 years before marriage. According to Laila, they were engaged for four years before marriage. The couple has two sons, aged 6 and 8. She is Goan but speaks English at home and she is a Roman Catholic.