Leena Yadav, a film producer, a director, a screenwriter who had entered the spotlight after making a film like ‘
Parched’ that fetched her internal recognition. She had started her career in the entertainment industry by writing scripts for TV series and even directing them too.
It is from TV industry, she gradually moved to film industry. Her first move to TV industry with a project named ‘This Week That Year' was directed for Star Movies channel. It was while on making this TV episode, she came across camera man Aseem Bajaj, and later got married to him.
After obtaining a diploma in mass communication, Leena joined the film editing work and learned film editing too without getting an assistant from anyone. Later, she took up direction and took up the scope of script writing. She even had edited many ‘ad films’ that was screened for corporate shows and entered the network of TV series production. Her first project was ‘This Week That Year’ for Star Movies.
Following the success of one TV show on Star Movies, she took a step to establish her own production house with Nikhil Kapoor that produced and directed TV shows for Star Best Seller. Her promising venture was TV shows like ’Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle’ and ‘
Sanjeevani’. Leena Yadav also directed the first reality show on Indian television that featured
Madhuri Dixit and was titled as 'Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai' on Sony TV.
Leena Yadav was associated with TV industry for long 12-years and then moved towards filmmaking. She is well known in Bollywood for directing movies like '
Shabd' and '
Teen Patti'. Her first movie 'Shabd' that had stars
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and
Zayed Khan. The film was produced by Pritish Nandy Communications. Her another film was 'Teen Patti' had featured
Ben Kingsley, and Madhavan.