Gurusmt Leela Ramesh Tanjorkar was born in Trichurapally (Trichy), Tamilnadu, India in the year 1951. She is coming from musical family and, therefore Music is in her blood. Since her childhood she was interested in Art and Music. In most of the programmes conducted in her school and there after in Programmes held in college, her participation in various Dramas and Musical recitals was very remarkeable and appreciable. She completed her Bharatnatyam training at her early childhood in Mayiladuthurai (Tanjore District) in South, the home of Bharatnatyam. Her maternal uncle T.K. Ramamurthy was a very reputed Music Director in South Indian Film Industry during 60’s and 70’s. Her Grand Maternal Uncle Shri Raghava Pillai was very famous and legend artist in the field of “Thavil” instrument used as Rhythm with Nadaswaram.

After Bsc Graduation she got married with Gurushri Ramesh Kubernath Tanjorkar. She was lucky further to get advanced training of Bharatnatyam under the able Guidance of her father in law Gurushri Kubernath Tanjorkar. In 1981 Gurushri Kubernath Tanjorkar retired from his services and after retirement he established the famous institutes Tanjore Nritya Shala and Tanjore Dance Music & Art Research Centre with the help of his son Gurushri Ramesh Tanjorkar. This position was proved to be very worth to Gurusmt Leelaji to develop herself the career in Bharatnatyam. In the very first year of opening the Institute, sufficient Number of students joined the class. She showed her keen interest and joined with her husband Gurushri Ramesh Tanjorkar to propagate this Art of Dance. In all performances of the Institute, she plays the important role of Taalam Accompaniment. She is also equally responsible for bringing all programmes to over all success and running of all branches of Tanjore Nritya Shala.