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Leela in the laundromat
PERFORMER Nitya Vidyasagar
DEBUT 2008
Rahki on Sesame Street 2

Leela is a young Indian-American woman who runs the local laundromat on Sesame Street. She appeared on the show from 2008 to 2015, but made a return appearance in Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2019.

In addition to her appearances on the show, Leela has appeared with the Sesame Street cast at Jim Henson's Musical World, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

She has an unseen, but often alluded to brother named Snuil. As mentioned in Episode 4264, she also has a sister and a baby niece, the latter of whom appeared in Episode 4308.

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