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Leela Chitnis

  • Sep 09, 1909 - Jul 14, 2003 (age 93)
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2003
Leela Chitnis
PersonalJuly 2003

Leela Chitnis

Leela Chitnis passed away.
1984
Jeevan Mrityu
MovieJan 6, 1984

Jeevan Mrityu

Ashok Tandon (Dharmendra) is a bank manager. He is in love …
Ashok Tandon (Dharmendra) is a bank manager. He is in love with Deepa (Raakhee) and they are to be married soon. However, Ashok is arrested for theft from the bank. He asks Deepa to look after his mother (Leela Chitnis), which she agrees to. He is sentenced to prison for several years. After his release he finds out that his mother has passed away; Deepa is married and has re-located; and he was framed by his colleagues at the bank. Devastated but still honest, he is befriended by Raja Ranbir Singh, who gives him a job as well a new identity. Ashok now becomes Bikram Singh and he must seek out Deepa as well as his shrewd and calculating colleagues at the bank to exact vengeance.
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1978
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime
MovieMar 22, 1978

Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime

Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew …
Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an artistic exploration of beauty and disfigurement, society's values and more importantly how a girl, teenager and a bride was treated during the times. Rajeev (Shashi Kapoor) the stereotype male engineer falls in love with the Rupa who has a divine singing voice, and the unscarred left cheek. When he sees the scarred cheek, after marriage, he heads off into a tizzy and continues nightly dalliance with his mistress - the beautiful cheek. Little does he realize that his wife and mistress are two faces of the same person.
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1969
Badi Didi
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MovieJun 22, 1969

Badi Didi

Badi Didi (English:Elder Sister;) is a 1969 Bollywood drama film, …
Badi Didi (English:Elder Sister;) is a 1969 Bollywood drama film, produced by Narendra Suri and Nand Kumar under the Archana Films banner and directed by Narendra Suri. Starring Jeetendra, Nanda in the lead roles and music composed by Ravi.
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Prince
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MovieJan 1, 1969

Prince

Prince is a 1969 Hindi movie produced by F. C. Mehra and …
Prince is a 1969 Hindi movie produced by F. C. Mehra and directed by Lekh Tandon. The film stars Shammi Kapoor with Vyjayanthimala in the lead while Rajendranath, Ajit, Helen, Leela Chitnis and Asit Sen form an ensemble cast. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Faruk Qaiser. Prince is a drama set in the times of resurgent India when the nation threw off the British yoke, but some states still languished under the Princely yoke. It is the story of a Prince who brought about his own downfall so that he may rise as a human being. The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
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1966
Phool Aur Patthar
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MovieAug 14, 1966

Phool Aur Patthar

Circumstances have made Shaka a career criminal. When plague …
Circumstances have made Shaka a career criminal. When plague empties a town of its inhabitants, he takes the opportunity to burgle a house. He finds nothing except Shanti, a widowed daughter-in-law who has been left to die by her cruel relatives. Shaka nurses her back to health. When her relatives return they are not pleased to find her alive and even less pleased to discover that someone has tried to rob them. Shanti gets the blame and a beating. Shaka saves her from worse, at the hands of brother-in-law, and the pair flee. They set up home in Shaka's house, much to the displeasure of the respectable neighbours who are all too ready to think the worst. Shanti's relatives are dismayed when a lawyer arrives to announce that Shanti has been left a legacy. They hatch a plot to get her back. Meanwhile, Shaka's rehabilitation is proceeding - much to the chagrin of his former criminal associates. Fire and redemption for some, death and handcuffs for others is what fate has in store.
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1965
Waqt
MovieJul 28, 1965

Waqt

Waqt (Hindi: वक़्त Vaqt, English: Time) is a 1965 bollywood …
Waqt (Hindi: वक़्त Vaqt, English: Time) is a 1965 bollywood drama film, directed by Yash Chopra. It made it onto the BFI's long list of films in consideration for their top ten of Indian films award. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and starred an ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Achala Sachdev and Rehman.
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Guide
MovieFeb 6, 1965

Guide

After being released from prison for Forgery and Theft, multi …
After being released from prison for Forgery and Theft, multi-linguist Raju (Dev Anand) reflects on his life as a Guide; his meeting with the daughter of a prostitute, Rosie (Waheeda Rehman), who was unhappily married to Marco (Kishore Sahu) and wants to take up acting and dancing as a career. Rosie separates and moves in with Raju and his mother (Leela Chitnis). They both re-locate and with Raju's encouragement, she succeeds in an acting and dancing career resulting in both becoming very wealthy. He then succumbs to gambling and alcohol and forges Rosie's signature. He is arrested, tried in court, found guilty and imprisoned. Now discharged from prison, he changes his mind about returning home to his mother and decides to go elsewhere and start afresh - a decision that will alter his life and way of thinking forever.
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1964
Dosti
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MovieNov 6, 1964

Dosti

The breadwinner of the Gupta family "Mr. Gupta" passes …
The breadwinner of the Gupta family "Mr. Gupta" passes away after a serious accident and his wife too kindly embraced death after that too. Both of them leave a school-going son named Ramnath to fed for himself but he too is handicapped since he is knocked down and run over by a speeding car, losing the use of his left leg. Ramnath is soon, after his parents death is thrown out by the landlord on the outskirts of Bombay. Ramnath stave for a couple of days since he has no money but he soon befriends a young man of his same age, the young man name is Mohan and he has been blind by birth. The two friends roam the street of Bombay and is soon shown some light to begin there new era of life.
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1963
Dil Hi To Hai
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MovieJan 1, 1963

Dil Hi To Hai

After three of her four children pass away, wealthy Nawab …
After three of her four children pass away, wealthy Nawab Jallaudin and his wife decide to leave the 4th, Yusuf, with their relatives, Sabra and Farida, who also have their very own son, Sheku. After 3 years, they want Yusuf to be brought back, but wily Farida decides to abandon Yusuf at the railway station and pass off Sheku as him. She does pull wool successfully over the Nawab and Sheku is accepted, while Yusuf ends up with an impoverished Hindu Aaya, who ironically, loses her job with the Nawab himself, after deciding to adopt Yusuf. Years later, Yusuf has grown up, sings on All India Radio as 'Chand', meets and falls in love with wealthy widower Khan Bahadur's daughter, Jamila Banu - unknowingly setting forth a chain of events - some hilarious, some tragic, but mostly that result in his humiliation.
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1961
Gunga Jumna
MovieJan 1, 1961

Gunga Jumna

Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with …
Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious, Gungaram is the opposite, but has a good heart and decides to use his ...
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Aas Ka Panchhi
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MovieJan 1, 1961

Aas Ka Panchhi

Rajan "Raju" Khanna lives with his elderly father, Nihalchand, …
Rajan "Raju" Khanna lives with his elderly father, Nihalchand, mom, and a younger sister. He studies Arts in college, and has a sweetheart in fellow-collegian, Neena Bakshi. When Rajan ...
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Dharmputra
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MovieJan 1, 1961

Dharmputra

Circa British Rule in India is the tale of two Delhi families, that of …
Circa British Rule in India is the tale of two Delhi families, that of Nawab Badruddin and Gulshan Rai. The two families are so close that they virtually share the same house. The Nawab's ...
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1960
Parakh
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MovieAug 5, 1960

Parakh

Niravan (Nazir Hussain), the village postmaster receives an …
Niravan (Nazir Hussain), the village postmaster receives an envelope with a cheque for a very large amount, with the instructions that he is to turn this cheque over to the most honest man ...
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Kohinoor
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MovieMay 6, 1960

Kohinoor

After the passing of Maharaj Dhiraj Rana Chandrabhan of …
After the passing of Maharaj Dhiraj Rana Chandrabhan of Kailash Nagar, the Senapati, Veer Singh, crowns Rajkumar Dhivendra Pratap Bahadur Chandrabhan as the next King. Veer's wife, who has ...
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Bewaqoof
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MovieJan 1, 1960

Bewaqoof

In his quest for a heir, Rai Bahadur has an affair with a prostitute …
In his quest for a heir, Rai Bahadur has an affair with a prostitute Meher. When Meher becomes pregnant he promises to take the child and educate him. But fate has other plans, for his wife Meena also becomes pregnant at the same time, and shortly thereafter both women give birth to two boys. Meher threatens to expose him if he does not take her son, and leave Meena's son in an orphanage. However, both children end up in his palatial home. He belittles Meher's son and finally accuses him of stealing. Fed up of these accusations, Meena leaves the house with Kishore, and ironically ends up with Meher. In the meantime, Rai's son has grown up to be an arrogant, and a champion boxer. And it is in the boxing ring that both half-brothers will meet again -- for a match of their lives -- as the trophy is none other than the beautiful Mala -- who both love and hope to marry.
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Maa Baap
MovieJan 1, 1960

Maa Baap

Sohan and Raju are two brothers. Raju works for a tea garden …
Sohan and Raju are two brothers. Raju works for a tea garden in Ooty and Sohan works for a textile mill and stays with his blind father, mother, wife Sarju, younger sister Pratima and son ...
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Barkha
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MovieJan 1, 1960

Barkha

Ajit is a poor farmer who has mortgaged his land with …
Ajit is a poor farmer who has mortgaged his land with Zamindar Haridas. Ajit gets in the bad books of Haridas, and as a result he loses his house and property, on the very day of his sister's marriage. Ajit loses his temper and assaults Haridas, and as a result is arrested and imprisoned. His sister, Parvati, on her own now, gets molested, but is rescued in the nick of time by Haridas' son, Dr. Manohar, who eventually marries her, much to the anger of his dad. When Ajit is released from prison, he comes to Haridas' house with a sharp knife, bent on vengeance at any cost, not knowing that his sister is married in this family.
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1959
Main Nashe Men Hoon
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MovieJan 1, 1959

Main Nashe Men Hoon

Belonging to a family that has a grandfather addicted to …
Belonging to a family that has a grandfather addicted to alcohol, Mohan Khanna (Raj Kapoor) too is addicted to alcohol, compounded by the fact that he is enamoured with a woman, Miss Reeta ...
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1959

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Sadhna".
Filmfare Award
Dhool Ka Phool
MovieJan 1, 1959

Dhool Ka Phool

Meena Khosla has an bicycle accident with fellow collegian …
Meena Khosla has an bicycle accident with fellow collegian Mahesh Kapoor, and after a few misunderstandings both fall in love with each other. They would like to get married, plan ...
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1957
Naya Daur
MovieAug 15, 1957

Naya Daur

Naya Daur (English: New Era) is a 1957 Indian sports drama …
Naya Daur (English: New Era) is a 1957 Indian sports drama film, starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit and Jeevan. It was directed and produced by B.R. Chopra, and written by Akhtar Mirza and Kamil Rashid. Originally filmed in black and white, the film was colourised and re-released on 3 August 2007. The film is a classic "man vs. machine" tale, involving a race between a village tongawallah who rides a tonga horse cart against a landlord who drives a bus.
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1956
Basant Bahar
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MovieDec 7, 1956

Basant Bahar

The only son of the Royal Astrologer, Narsin (Om …
The only son of the Royal Astrologer, Narsin (Om Prakash) namely Gopal (Bharat Bhushan) is not interested in astrology but in music and songs, much to the dismay of Narsin. Gopal's talents are well-known and he could become the Emperor's Chief Musician if he wins in the contest. His rivals live next door, and in order to win the approval of the emperor (Chandrashekhar), they poison Gopal's drink, and Gopal loses his voice completely. His mom (Leela Chitnis) is sorry at the loss of his voice. A young dancing girl, Gopi (Nimmi) takes interest in Gopal, and through her help and a hard knock on the head, he recovers his voice. But Gopal's challenges are far from over, and he will be called upon to prove his worth, as well as his association with Gopi.
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1952
Sangdil
MovieNov 28, 1952

Sangdil

A loose adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre. …
A loose adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre. In this version childhood sweethearts are separated and grow up in different worlds. The girl is brought up to be a 'pujaaran' (priestess) while the boy grows up to be a dejected 'thakur', turned vindictive by life's injustices. Fate inevitably brings them together at a later juncture, and all seems happy and perfect for the young couple, until she discovers his deep, dark secret.
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1951
Awaara
MovieDec 14, 1951

Awaara

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his …
Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (pickpocket bandit) as his surrogate father only to realize that the man is actually responsible for the original misunderstanding between his parents. Raju kills him, and then tries killing his father, but fails, is arrested, and is taken to court right before his very own father, who presides there as the Judge. Raju has his childhood girlfriend as his legal representative, and the onus is now on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal sentiment.
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1909
Leela Chitnis
BirthSeptember 1909

Leela Chitnis

Leela Chitnis was born.
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