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Actress Laila Mehdin


Laila Mehdin is an Indian actress. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi language films.  Laila Mehdin is probably best known for her Critically Acclaimed and Award-Winning Performances in the Bala-directed films Nandha (2001) and 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 Mehdin 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. Laila Mehdin 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 her unawareness of Rambha also being a part of the film. Laila Mehdin 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 Mehdin 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 is a very successful Tamil actress.

Laila Mehdin  got married to Mehdin, an Irani businessman, on 6 January 2006. She dated him for 8 years before marriage. According to Laila, they were engaged three years before marriage. She now has two sons, and has no intention of returning to film’s in the near future. Laila Mehdin  mother tongue is Konkani and she belongs to Goan Catholic community however she prefer speaking in English at home.

Born 24 October 1980 (age 35)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–2006
Spouse(s) Mehdin (2006–present)

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