Dukhiram Swain, the most notable villainous face of old Odia movies was born in Daraba of Jagatsinghpur district. Mr Swain was capable of playing all kinds of roles, be it villain, comedian, hero, character roles, but was popular for his villain characters.
He started his acting Career from Annapurna Theatre (Cuttack ) . His debut odia movie was Sri Lokanath (1960). Thereafter he went on to act in over 50 odia movies. His first hindi movie was Drishti in 1990 which starred Dimple Kapadia, Shekhar Kapur and Irrfan Khan. He had won numerous state and national awards for his contribution to odia cinema including Jayadeva Puraskar and Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi award. Some of the best known films of Dukhiram are Matira Manisha, Jajabara, SheshaShrabana, PhulaChandana, ParadeshiChadhei, Bhuli Huena, Mamata Mage Mula, Jay Jagannath and Rana Bhumi.
1. With Cast & Crew during movie Jay Jagannath Muharat