Leena Daru

Costume Designer

Leena Daru is the most senior costume designer of Bollywood. She was graduate from the JJ School of Arts. She started her first assignment for Asha Parekh's period stage show and nearly four decades ago.

Leena Daru's profile includes so many big names of the Industry like Neetu Singh, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Dimple, Madhuri, Meenakshi and so many more.

She won National Film Award for the Best Costume design for Film Lamhe in 1991.




About Rekha:-

It was 1980, I met Rekha at Neetu Singh's home. As a designer, Ram Balram was the first film which I did for Rekha. After it we did Khoobsurat ,for which she appreciated for her looks. From the success of Khoobsurat we got closed to each other and popular too.

Then we did Umrao Jaan, Utsav, Silsila,Mr. Natwar lal, Suhaag, Khon bhari Maang and many more. I have designed her clothes more than 25 films

I did my best every time but I remember for Silsila Yash ji wanted to give Rekha a very dreamy and soft feel, so I designed her clothes in pastel color in chiffon ,used lace and long kurtas. We then coordinated Amitabh's clothes with her's

Yash Chopra Silsila was in news not only for its story , but also for the way Rekha was portrayed in it. The epitome of love, grace and sophistication, she played the role of the other woman with finesse. The white saree in the face-off scene in the film became very popular besides the pastel chiffon sarees, teamed with sleeveless silk cholis created by me.

Apart from it Rekha's sensuous flowing dupattas and Magyar sleeved blouse and chiffon Sarees were also famous.
Muzzfar Ali Umrao Jaan gave Rekha a National Award ,her clothes were no less popular. Thus started a 15 years long relationship between me and Rekha- The Diva of the Film Industry.

At one time I and Rekha were inseparable . People took it granted that I did costumes only for her. What should I say about her. She is so natural, loving and supportive. I never forget the days spend with her. She is a great Actress.

About Our Organization:-

Dear Amit and Rishabh, Really It is hard to believe but its true that you people running a Non-Profit Organization named- Rekha The Diva in Delhi. Its truly Amazing to know that you celebrate her birthday and her Glorious Journey every year on her Birthday.

Undoubtedly Your hard efforts are easily seen in the form of your lovely website that covers all the aspects of Rekha's Life.

Its a Master Piece indeed. As you shared with me about your projects and dreams then I would like to say that my Heartiest and Best Wishes are always with you. Keep it up dear. Stay Blessed and Happy.