Laila, the 'chubby cheeks dimple chin Goan girl' based in Mumbai, started her
career as a model. This lovely lass is a trained ballerina from the
Royal Academy of Dancing, London; plays the violin and loves music.
Her entry into the film industry was accidental. She was into modeling
when popular comedian, Mehmood spotted her and she got an offer as the heroine in a Hindi
film 'Dushman Duniya Ka' (1996). But the film didn't do well at the box-office.
Then she made her debut in the south with the Tamil
movie 'Kallazhagar'. Later she starred in movies such as 'Dhil'
(2001), 'Nandha'(2001), 'Unnai Ninaithu' etc
In 2003, she fetched the Film fare Best Actress award for her performance
in the Tamil film 'Pithamagan', opposite Vikram. After the success of
'Pithamagan', she took a break and went back to Mumbai. But she returned
to the silver screen with 'Ullam Ketkume'(2005), in which she did an innocent,
tomboy kind of character. Another noted film was 'Kanda Naal Mudhal'
(2005), a Prakashraj production, in which she delivered a matured
Her first Telugu film was 'Egire Pavuramma' with Srikanth and JD Chakravarthy.
Her career failed to take off in the Telugu Film Industry. Films like 'Subhalekhalu'
and 'Ugadi' only added to her woes. This bubbly girl has also done
films in Kannada. She did the female lead in the Upendra starrer 'Thande
thakka Makka', remake of the Tamil original 'Thevar Magan'.
Her Malayalam films lists include 'Itha Oru Snehagatha', 'War and
Love' (2003), 'Swapnakoodu' (2003-Guest role), 'Mahasamudram' (2006) etc.
She got married to Mehdi, an Iranian businessman based in Mumbai,
on January 6th 2006 and has decided to continue acting in films. Laila
has captivated the hearts of movie
goers with her natural beauty, dimpled smile, chirpy presence and effervescent
acting style. This down to earth gorgeous girl believes that the glitter
of the film world does not last forever.