Lehar Khan is an Indian actress who got an appreciation for her acting in ‘Jalpari’. Lehar was born on 5 July. She lives with her family in
. Casting directors noticed Lehar while scouting for a child artist for Nestlé’s Maggi noodles commercial. In the advertisement for the food company, Lehar played the role of Rajkumari, a girl who received taunts from her school friends over her name. When Rajkumari asked her mother about the choice of her name, the latter decided to make amends by cooking the noodles. When Lehar’s character conveys her wish to have a “special” Maggi, her mom convinces that her daughter is a princess and the name suits her. The ad got praises from all over the country.
Nila Madhab Panda
chose Lehar as one of the child actors to play a pivotal character in ‘Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid’. Just like her previous movie, Jalpari focuses mainly on kids. It had Parvin Dabbas,
in the lead roles. Lehar portrayed the character of Shreya, a girl belonging to an affluent family. As the family visits their ancestral village, Shreya and her brother uncover the truths which would make people question about their responsibilities in the society. Before its release, the cast and crew attended a special screening of Jalpari at the Cannes in the month of July. ‘Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid’ released on 31 August 2012 to positive reviews.
Apparently, Jalpari was one of the films to get a direct nomination for Best Foreign Film (Oscar) Award. At the 2013 Dada saheb Phalke film festival, Lehar won the Best Child Actress award. In 2015, Lehar became a part of Leena Yadav’s ‘
’. ‘Parched’ revolved around four Rajasthani women who suffer from social evils like dowry, sexual abuse, and child marriage. Lehar essayed the role of Janki, an innocent girl who becomes a child bride. However, ‘Parched’ ran into troubles when the Censor Board expressed its reservation about the scenes.
Moreover, unknown sources leaked Radhika Apte’s nude scenes on the internet. Regardless of its difficulties in releasing the movie, the squad of ‘Parched’ got praises from all over the world for its depiction of taboos in the society. ‘Parched’ did not perform well at the box-office despite getting critical acclaim from the critics. ‘Parched’ received a nomination in the category of Best Screenplay at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in the year 2016.