Leela Mishra Biography
Born : 1908, in Jais, Uttar Pradesh, British India [now India]
Death : 1988
Mishra began her career in Hindi films during the 1940s. She acted in a number of successful films during this period which includes films such as Anmol Ghadi (1948), Raj Kapoor's Awaara (1951) and Lajwanti (1958). The latter was nominated for the Palme d'Or for Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959. Leela Mishra also acted in a rare well developed role in Pati Patni (1966) where she played an over-the-top rich woman's role. She was highly praised for this role due to her impeccable comic timing.
For the next few decades, Mishra assumed a successful screen persona of an aunt. Within the limitations of the persona, Mishra played the negative role as well as a comic one. She also acted in the first Bhojpuri film, Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962).
She died of a heart attack on 17 January 1988 at the age of 80.