2001Nandha Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award; 2003 Pithamagan Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award; 2003 Pithamagan Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress Winner: 2003 Pithamagan ITFA Best Actress Award
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Laila Mehdin (born 24 October 1980) is an Indian actress. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed and award-winning performances in the Bala-directed films Nandha and Pithamagan.


She made her debut in the Telugu film Yegire Pavurama (1996) directed by SV Krishna Reddy. The Mumbai-based Laila 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.

Personal life

She married Mehdin, an Iranian businessman, on 6 January 2006. She dated him for 7 years before marriage. According to Laila, they were engaged three years before marriage. She now has a son, and has no intention of returning to Kollywood in the near future.