The yesteryears acclaimed actress Leelavathi gets the honorary doctorate from Tumkur University for her four decades old service in the field of cinema. Veteran actor K.S.Ashwath got the similar honor from Tumkur University last year.
Actress Leelavathi receive the honorary doctorate along with eight others on January 9, 2009 at the convocation of the Tumkur University. On hearing the news of honorary doctorate to Leelavathi the Kannada Film Producers Association headed by President KCN Chandrasekhar honored the actress cum producer Leelavathi at her office in Gandhinagar for the prestigious honor. Noted Hindustani singer Shymala G Bhave, producers Praveen Kumar, Kannada Somu, Ganesh, Umesh Banakar and others were present at the simple felicitation.
Actress Leelavathi is Dr.Leelavathi now. Her son actor Vinodraj with very good track record from 'Dance Raja Dance' time was present at the time of honor to her mother from Kannada Film Producers Association. The next film of popular dancing hero Vinod Raj is 'Yaaradhu'.