Born on 30th Aug 1950 to an Army officer in Dharwad in Karnataka,made her Debute in Man Ka Meet for Sunil Dutt, and it was his wife Nargis who groomed her to be an actress.
She was active from 1969 to 1979. She was cast opposite many of popular heroes of that era. She gave one of her best performances in Mehboob Ki Mehndi with Rajesh Khanna in 1971.
She had an arranged marriage to her first husband, Siddharth Bandodkar, who came from a prominent political family. He died from an accidental gunshot wound, a few days into the marriage, leaving Leena a widow at age 25.
A few years later, she defied her father by marrying singing legend Kishore Kumar. Her father initially objected because Kumar had been married three times already, and was more than 20 years older than her, but he soon came around and welcomed Kumar into the family. She has a son with Kishore Kumar named Sumit Ganguly. Kishore died in 1987, leaving Leena once again a widow at age 37. She lives with her son Sumit, her step-son Amit, his wife, and with Amit's mother.
She acted against the legends like Dilip Kumar in Bairaag and Raj Kumar in Dil Ka Raja 1972
She appeared as a guest judge for the first 2 episodes of "K for Kishore", a reality TV singing show launched by Sony TV during December 2007.
Some of Leena's Hit Songs