Congratulations Mumbai Indians (Winners of IPL 2019) South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 England ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 India ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Australia ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Afghanistan ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Windies ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019 Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup Team 2019

Leela Samson Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More


Leela Samson

#101 | Most Popular #4 |    Like
BIRTHDAY 6 May, 1951
BIRTH PLACE Coonoor , Nilgiris , Tamil Nadu
COUNTRY India
AGE (2019) 68 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Taurus
HEIGHT in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 69 kg
in Pounds- 152.12 lbs
Last Updated on : May 8, 2017

Leela Samson Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

68 years, 0 month, 13 days old age. Leela Samson will turn 69 on 06 May, 2020. Only 11 months, 16 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes has left for her next birthday.



Sunday
Wednesday
Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Leela Samson has celebrated the total number of 68 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

  • 68
    68
  • 10
    15%
  • 10
    15%
  • 10
    15%
  • 10
    15%
  • 9
    13%
  • 10
    15%
  • 9
    13%

Short Biography   Edit

Leela Samson was born on 06-05-1951 in Coonoor, Nilgiris in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. She is an Indian Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Writer, Administrator & Educationist who best-known for her work in Tamil Cinema.

Leela Samson Complete Bio & Career

Leela began learning the dance form Bharatnatyam after she was done with her graduation. She took her dancing lessons from the founder of Kalakshetra named Rukmini Devi Arundale. She after completion of her formal training got trained from the famous schools of Delhi called Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and Bhartiya Kala Kendra. 
 
She then established her own dance group called Spanda. Her dancing career is so inspiring that two documentaries have been made on her illustrious dancing career. Documentaries are titled The Flowering Tree and Sanchari. She is the disciple of Justin Mccarthy and Joyce Paul Poursabahian. 
 
She was made the director of the famous dance school Kalakshetra, Chennai in 2005. She worked there till 2012.  She is also made the chairperson of Sangeet Natak Academy. A post which she held from 2010-2014. She also headed the Central Board of Film Certification from 2011-2015.
 
She was severely criticised during her tenure as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification. She was alleged with charges such as financial irregularities, anti-Hindu bias and illegal appointments amongst others.   

Honours & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1990 Arts

For her contribution to India’s traditional dance form, Bharatnatyam, she has been given Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in 1990. She also received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1999-2000.  




Today's Famous Celebrity Birthdays