Hrishikesh Mukherji's Anuradha marked half-Irish/French half-Indian Leela Naidu's debut into films and it won a national award for the best film and a nomination for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961.
The beautiful actress passed away on 28th July 2009.Director Hrishikesh Mukherji chanced upon her pictures taken by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and declared that he had found his Anuradha, the protagonist of his eponymous 1960 film.
She was 69.
In 1956, at the age of 17, Leela Naidu married Tilak Raj Oberoi, scion of the Oberoi Hotels chain, who was 33 years old. After a divorce, later, she married her childhood sweetheart poet Dom Moraes.
Images: Cleaned and brushed up an old image that I came across at hamaraforums
and the second one is a cap from 'The Householder'.