Leela Mishra

  • Birthday: 01. June 1906
  • Birthplace: Jais, Uttar Pradesh


Leela Mishra (1908 – January 17, 1988) was an Indian film actress, who worked as a character actor in over 200 Hindi films for five decades, eventually playing stock characters like aunts (Chachi or Mausi). She is most known for her role of mausi in blockbuster Sholay (1975) and Rajshri Productions hits like Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) and Abodh (1984).

Leela Mishra was married to Ram Prasad Mishra who was a character artist, then working in silent films. She got married at the very young age of 12. By the time she was 17 she had two daughters. She hailed from Varanasi, and she and her husband were from zamindar (landowners) families