Leela Naidu As the daughter of the Indian scientist Dr Ramaiah Naidu and a French journalist mother, Leela Naidu grew up in a world full of interesting people and events. Hrishikesh Mukherjee?s Anuradha launched her film career that included Shyam Benegal?s Trikaal. Leela also made her own shorts and documentaries. In the early 1980s, she was a communications manager, and later editor of Society and managing editor of Keynote. Leela?s story was completed shortly before her untimely death in August 2009.