Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Leela Roy Ghosh recently passesaway in Mumbai, born 1950 in Cuttack , the silver city of Odisha. She was Granddaughter of Karmabir Gouri Sankar Roy, who was well known for the founder editor of Odia news paper Utkaldeepika.
She was an Indian actress and voice-dubbing artist who can speak Hindi, Bengali, English, Marathi and Urdu She is also a Dubbing director. She was also a popular odia singer who has sung much popular song in Prasant Nanda Film. She lent her voice for popular song Paani re Paanire pani jalajeeba aaani in Odia cinema swapana sagar another popular song Mu Gotia dusta pila Dustami Mo kam in Hisabnikas, both the film was being directed by Prasant Nanda. Her odia music album Katakijhia had create a wave in odia music industry, all the song comprise the album was penned by Prasant Nanda.Leela is perhaps best known for being the founder and president of the dubbing studio known as: Sound & Vision India which is located in Andheri, Mumbai City.
Her daughter (Mona Ghosh Shetty) helps her out and they've been doing businesses together for the company in the early 1990s. The company handles Indian voice-dubs (mostly Hindi) for movies that are made by Hollywood production houses such as including: Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. To date, the dubbing studio has dubbed over more than 300 foreign films and over a thousand foreign TV programs. Leela has also dubbed for foreign cartoons, Anime, films and TV programs for many years into Hindi and other Indian regional languages. Among the many firsts achieved by Steven Spielberg's hugely successful movie Jurassic Park was that it set the ball rolling on Hollywood films getting dubbed into regional languages in India.
Facilitating Indian audiences to enjoy such blockbusters in the language of their choice was Leela Ghosh. Her education as a social anthropologist, experience at the Union Ministry of Tourism's London office, knowledge of various languages like Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and English and earlier singing assignments prompted Jurassic Park's line producer Ashim Samant to appoint her the dubbing director.