A multi-faceted celebrity, influencer, motivational speaker, debater, poet and an award-winning multi-lingual actress, Leslie was born in Orissa. She has acted in 14 languages including Hindi and is the author of a book, ‘Because I am a Girl’. With around 140k followers on Instagram, Leslie is hosts her talk show, ‘Leslie Show’ which has made her popular overnight.
Since childhood, she was always self-reliant and preferred to do the tasks at hand herself. Being self-reliant, she was never good at taking orders. This has helped her evolve into the person she is. She calls herself the CEO of her life and said, “When I was in school, I knew I was destined for something special. A lot of my friends and teachers used to make fun of my dreams.”
While in school, she excelled in debate competitions, got many awards at state and national levels including Governor Awards for debate and elocutions. After a brilliant academic record in her graduation with a first class in English Honours, she studied journalism and mass communication at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.
Her house is like a library, filled with books. In her leisure time, she relishes reading books. She treasures the books authored by her father, Dr Sailendra Narayan Tripathi, Professor in English. Her book, ‘Because I am a Girl’, is a testament of a girl with courage and conviction to dream big and achieve her goals, breaking glass ceilings and becoming a success despite heartbreaking obstacles and impediments. And she goes on conquering the world.
Her dreams and love for acting brought her to Mumbai, the city of dreams. She acted in 14 languages – Telugu, Tamil, Chhattisgarhi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Haryanvi, Hindi to name a few. Her choice of roles garnered her a huge fanbase, be it her powerful double role in ‘Rangobati’ or of a beautiful dream girl in ‘Rangrasiya’.
She has acted in the award-winning Hindi short film on overcoming Depression titled ‘Zindagi’. Her upcoming projects include a Hindi film ‘Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahin’, a Tamil film ‘Iddhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai’ and a Marathi film ‘Bhavishya’.
Tripathy has received eight Governor Awards – Rajiv Gandhi Sammaan, Youth Icon Award, Fun Fearless Female Icon for her respective excellence in Academics and Contribution to Arts, Culture, Social Service, Activism against Injustice and Women’s Rights.
She uses her fame for good causes and campaigns in Orissa. She takes part in plantation drives, spends time with senior citizens regularly and celebrates life with kids at rescue centres.
Leslie is a fitness freak. She enjoys being in the gym and takes Yoga sessions. She is a vivid traveller and is always curious to learn from various cultures, lifestyles around the world.She is a great believer of ‘karma’ and has a deep trust in God.