Showing posts with label leena chanvarkar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leena chanvarkar. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Leena Chandavarkar- Yeh Jo Chilman Hai


Today we know her the 4th wife of Kishore Kumar, once a successful actress of the 70s. She made her debut in Man Ka Meet for Sunil Dutt, and it was his wife Nargis who groomed her to be an actress. Between 1969 and 1979, Leena acted in many films. 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 was one of the two heroines of Dilip Kumar in Bairag,she  was a heroine for Raj Kumar in Dil Ka Raja,she was heroine of Shammi Kapoor in Jaan Pehchaan,  she was heroine of Dharmendra and Jetendra.
In an interview she said Kishoreji wanted to do a film with me. He had written three scripts for me and he kept meeting me on the pretext of narrating the script and chat with me for hours. One fine day, he proposed to me.
I refused immediately but he didn’t say a word and said he wanted to narrate a script. I refused to meet him. But finally, I signed his film Pyaar Ajnabee and my friendship with Kishoreji deepened.
When I told my parents about my decision to marry him, they were very angry. They had heard stories about him and were concerned. When I called up Kishoreji, the first thing he asked me was whether my parents had consented. I said they hadn’t and had instead left for Dharwad. He was delighted and said, “Well, now I am free to marry you.” Then he said, “Let’s go to Dharwad and take your parents’ permission.”
I was sure my parents would never agree. But when we reached Dharwad, my mother and brother greeted him with so much warmth. He later asked for a mat and a harmonium. He sat down to sing songs to please my father but my father did not relent. His last song was Nafrat karne walon ke seene mein pyaar bhar do. My father came around and hugged him and said, “Your voice has touched my heart and I am sure you will keep my daughter happy.”
After Kishore's death in 1987, she continues to live with her singer-actor step-son, Amit Kumar, and has even written lyrics for his music album.
Songs of Leena Chandavarkar 
Song of Man Ka Meet 1969


Song of HumJolie 1970


Song of Mehboob Ki Mehndi  1971


Song of Jaane Anjane 1971


Song of Dil Ka Raja 1972


Song of Manchali 1973


Song of Bidaii 1974


Song of Bairag 1976





Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Happy Birthday LEENA CHANDAVARKAR


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
Song from Mehboob Ki Mehandi


Song from Bairaag


Song from Manchali


Song from Mein Sunder Hoon


Song from Mein Sunder Hoon


Song from Bidai


Song from Hamjoli


First Song and Dance from Mam Ka Meet

Song from Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka