Making her move from Mumbai to North America in 1985, Leena began her journey as an advocate for Marathi culture in a home away from home.
Being integral to many movements including working on the BMM executive committee, Leena initiated the Marathi Shala Project and saw it through to execution.
After moving to Toronto, she has been active in organizing and participating in Toronto's Marathi Bhashik Mandal. Associated with this community, she began organizing and participating in events that showcase local and international Marathi artists' dance, drama, music, and literature.
Leena herself has acted in a Marathi movie as well as Marathi theatre. Currently, working on creating awareness for Mental Health in the General Toronto Area, she hopes to create a safe space for not only the Marathi Community but all those needing one.