Leena was offered Ganga Ki Saugand (1978) opposite Amitabh Bachchan. But, she was not doing films at that time and turned it down.
At the peak of her career, Leena could not do many films due to date constraints like Sharmeelee (1971), Khilona (1970), Kati Patang (1970), Khaan Dost (1976), Resham Ki Dori (1974), Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973).
The first movie, which Sunil Dutt offered to Leena was Maseeha, starring Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar and Mumtaaz. However, after a muhurat in 1966, the film never took off.
Leena was a model for Khatau Sarees, Maclean's Toothpaste, Murphy Radio and Gold Spot before she came into films. Sunil Dutt spotted her in the Gold Spot ad, in which, she was a fairy and gave her a break.
When Leena was not getting any roles in the beginning of her career, she almost signed Marathi movies with Sudhir Phadke and Vasant Joglekar. Even Kiran Shantaram offered her a supporting role in 'Boond Jo Ban Gaye Moti' but advised her not to take it, if she wants to become a heroine.
Leena took part in the United Producers' Talent Contest from Madras because, she felt she had a better change of standing out among duskier contestants. But, unfortunately for her, the finals were in Mumbai.
She was the fourth wife of Kishore Kumar. She is the mother of Sumit Kumar, who else is a singer.
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