Leena Nair shot to fame as Abhirami, with the first teleserial aired on Mazhavil Manorama Kadhayile Rajakumari in 2011, directed by K.K. Rajeev. She played the character of Abhirami, who is a journalist and the wife of the hero Ananthan played by Kishore Satya. Their harmonious life turns turbulent when women enter Ananthan’s life. She became famous with this serial. She is a trained classical dancer and a singer. She loves playing the musical instrument Veena, which she is trained to play. She has worked in some movies as a child artist. She was the Kalathilakam twice from Trivandrum district and was a state level winner in Kuchipudi dance form. She began her career in television acting in the serial Kudumbam that was aired on Doordarshan. Her few other serials are Manaporutham, Rahasyam in Asianet. She was also part of a show on television called Tharolsavam on Kairali TV in 2010, where she gave several classical dance performances that were highly appreciated. She has acted in the Movie Kunjaliyan in a supporting role.
She got married to Mahesh in April 2013. She then worked on the serial Aardram as Priyamvada, on Asianet.