Top 10 famous odia actors in 2023
Exploring the history of Ollywood: East India's vibrant film industry
The Odia film industry is one of the most popular industries in east India, colloquially known as Ollywood, which is the Odia language film industry, based in Cuttack in Odisha, India. The name Ollywood words come from Hollywood.
1 SABYASACHI MISHRA
Sabyasachi Mishra is a renowned actor who has made a name for himself in Odia and Telugu cinema, where he is regarded as a superstar in Ollywood. He garnered the Odisha State Film Award for Best Actor for his debut movie, Pagala Premi, setting the stage for his future success.
Mishra is well-known for his notable works, including Mu Sapanara Soudagar, To Bina Bhala Lagena, Bande Utkala Janani, Tu Mori Pain, Dream Girl, Love Dot Com, Smile Please, Mu Eka Tumara, Neerajanam, and 4 Idiots.
Born on October 6, 1985, in Sambalpur, Odisha, India, Mishra stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 11 inches, and he has black hair and black eyes. His estimated net worth is between $1 to $5 million.
2 BABUSHAN MOHANTY
Tanmay Mohanty, who is better known by his stage name Babushan Mohanty, is a versatile actor and playback singer with a notable presence in Odia cinema. Mohanty made his acting debut in 2009 with the movie Romeo - The Lover Boy and has since appeared in several well-known films, including Sanju Aau Sanjana, 143 I Love You, Loafer, Super Michhua, Luchakali, Idiot: I Do Ishq Only Tumse, Bhala Pae Tate 100 Ru 100, Love Station, Sister Sridevi, Golmaal Love, and Bidya Rana.
Born on July 30, 1989, in Bhubaneswar, India, Mohanty stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 70 kg. He has black hair and black eyes.
3 ANUBHAV MOHANTY
An Indian actor, producer, politician, and television personality, Anubhav Mohanty is renowned for his impressive body of work in the Odia film industry. He made his debut in the industry with the movie I Love You and has since acted in numerous other films such as Saathire, Arjun, Barsa My Darling, Premi No.1, Abhaya, Something Something 2, Agastya, Biju Babu, and Raavan. In addition to Odia films, Mohanty has also appeared in Bengali films such as Kalishankar, Sarthapor, Eri Naam Prem, Jibon Saathi, and Saathi Amaar.
As the youngest parliamentarian of Rajyasabha, Mohanty is also known for his active involvement in politics. He was born on December 24, 1981, in Cuttack, Odisha, India, and stands at a height of 6 feet, weighing 75 kg. He has black hair and black eyes, and his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
4 ARINDAM ROY
Arindam Roy is a well-known personality in the Indian film industry, recognized for his exceptional performances as an actor, producer, and television personality. He has made a significant impact in Ollywood and Tollywood with movies such as Romeo the Lover Boy, Kali Shankar, Mitare Mita, Gud Boy, Parsuram, Kalki, Ishq Tu Hi Tu, and Tora Dine Ku Mora Dine. In 2008, he also made his debut in Bengali cinema with Tomar Jonyo.
Roy has been honored with various awards for his work in Odia cinema, including the Best Actor award from the Government of Odisha and ETV. He is often referred to as the "Powerstar of Ollywood." Born on March 13, 1984, in Cuttack, Odisha, India, Roy is 6 feet 2 inches tall with black hair and black eyes.
5 AMLAN DAS
Amlan Das is a prominent Indian actor who mainly works in the Odia film industry. He is highly acclaimed for his performances in movies such as Tora Dine Ku Mora Dine and Gupchup. Interestingly, Amlan is the son of the renowned Odia actor, Mihir Das.
Born on March 9th, 1992 in Cuttack, Odisha, India, Amlan Das kickstarted his acting career as a lead actor in the Odia Industry with the 2013 movie, Target. He earned a lot of appreciation for his acting skills in his debut film itself.
6 PAPU POM POM
Papu Pom Pom, whose real name is Tattwa Prakash Satapathy, is a multifaceted personality known for his acting, music direction, stand-up comedy, and political career. He has appeared in more than 50 Odia movies and gained immense popularity for his work in the Odia TV comedy shows "Excuse Me: Jaha Kahibi Sata Kahibi," "Faltu Katha," and "Aita Bayata."
Apart from this, he has also appeared in various other TV shows such as "Most Wanted," "Balunga Toka," "Chauka Chhaka," "Pilata Bigidigala," "Diwana," "4 Idiots," "Love Station," "Sundergarh Ra Salman Khan," "Tokata Fasigala," and "Hello Ravan."
Satapathy was born on May 26, 1977, in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India.
7 SIDHANTA MAHAPATRA
Sidhanta Mahapatra, known as Sidhu bhai, is a renowned actor, film producer, and distributor in the Odia, Telugu, and Tamil film industries. He is famously known as the 'Dynamic Superstar' and was the recipient of the National Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role in 2010 for the movie Swayamsiddha.
In 1990, Mahapatra debuted as a lead actor in the Odia Industry with the film Maa O Mamata, which received critical acclaim. He subsequently received many offers to star in lead roles in Odia movies.
Born on May 4, 1966, in Brahmapur, Odisha, India, Sidhanta Mahapatra stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 70 kg. He has black hair and black eyes. His net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
8 MIHIR DAS
Mihir Kumar Das, an Indian actor renowned for his contribution to the Odia film industry, appeared in numerous movies, including School Master, Kanyadaan, Akashara Aakhi, Eai Ta Dunia, Hasa Luha Bhara Duniya, Hisab Kariba Kalia, Kalia Bharasa, Paradeshi Chadhei, Aila Re Odia Pua, Shatru Sanghar, Dream Girl, Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei, Khusi, Mr. Majnu, and Chabiraani.
Born on February 11, 1959, in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India, Das passed away on January 11, 2022.
9 UTTAM MOHANTY
Uttam Mohanty is a well-known actor in the Odia and Bengali film industries. He has also appeared in several television series such as Katha Kahuthile Saribani, Panatakani, Sara akasha, and Uttardai. Some of his notable film works include Danda Balunga, Sarapancha Babu, Sankha Mahuri, Pati Patni, Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja, Abhimaan, Pagala Karichi Paunji Tora, Tu Mori Pain, Ailare Odia Pua, Romeo – The Lover Boy, Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli, and Mu Tate Love Karuchi.
With an impressive filmography, Uttam Mohanty has acted in 135 Odia films, 30 Bengali films, and 1 Hindi film. He was born on January 01, 1958, in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
10 PUPINDER SINGH
An Indian actor and producer, Pupinder Singh, has made a name for himself in the Odia movie industry for his acting performances in movies such as Kichhi Khata Kichhi Mitha and Daha Balunga. He has also made appearances in several Odia television shows. Singh was born in 1984 in Cuttack, Odisha, India, and began his acting career in the Odia industry as a lead actor with the movie To Bina Bhala Lagena, which was released in 2008.