Leena Maria Paul born Leena Mariya is a model, TV anchor, TV actress, and Movie actress. She was cast as a Tamil rebel in the Hindi movie Madras CafeClick to look into! >> Read More... in 2013, starring John AbrahamLike some of our sexy stars, John Abraham has had >> Read More... and Nargis FakhriNargis Fakhri is an actress who pivotally works in >> Read More..., a Terrorism movie with a plot in which Sri Lankan terrorists try to assassinate an Indian Prime Minister. She has also acted in Malayalam films, namely, ‘Red ChilliesClick to look into! >> Read More...’ in 2009 directed by Shaji KailasShaji Kailas is an Indian film director who direct >> Read More..., ‘Husbands In Goa’ in 2012 directed by Saji Surendranand, and the comedy cum action thriller movie ‘Cobra’ in 2012 that was written and directed by Lal.
Leena Maria Paul reportedly hails from Angamali of Thrissur, Kerala. She grew up in Dubai, where her NRI parents and brother are still working. She is a BDS graduate, trained at Bangalore, to be a Dentist, but she was attracted by Show Biz and started out modeling. She has modeled for a matrimony website and also for Meat Products of India Limited, which is a public sector company.
Later on, she has started part-time anchoring in Malayalam TV channels and also has landed bit roles in several Malayalam movies. A Kochi fashion coordinator has reportedly introduced her to the Malayalam movie field.
Notable of her TV anchoring career is the one for Mother Media's ‘Snehitha’ in Amritha TV, a Malayalam TV channel. This half-hour show is woman-oriented and her appearance time is just a couple of minutes in each episode. She has reportedly drawn a salary of Rs.750 for each episode, and would shoot 10 episodes in a day, and in all she has appeared in 250 episodes of that show. She has also acted in ‘Chumma!’ English meaning: Just Fun!, another Amrita TV New Generation serial.
She has reportedly suffered depression when she was anchoring a lifestyle show as the show was pulled off air because there were no more sponsors. Her live-in partner Sukesh Chandrasekhar Balaji, a school dropout two years younger than her, whom she met and fell in love when she was studying at Bangalore, reportedly helped her cope with the situation.
Both of them were living in their posh South Delhi farmhouse when in May 2013 they were arrested for the alleged cheating of a bank in Chennai for Rupees 19 Crores. According to reports she had given her age as 25 when she was arrested. Again in June 2015, officials of the Economic Offense Wing swooped on them and arrested them on a 10 Crores cheating case, this time reportedly on about a thousand Mumbaiites under ‘Lion Oak India’, a firm owned by them, with a money circulating scheme.