Odisha used to be a state of villages and tribal areas where people were a bit conservative towards the attitude of women. But the scenario has changed and women here are getting freedom to proceed further in their life as per their wish. Odia women are no less than any other women of the country in any case. They have set many mile stones to prove this.
Here are 10 Odia women who have made the state proud by gaining name and fame in the Entertainment and Sports Field. Browse through the pages to follow.
1. Nandita Das
As an actress she is known for her roles in Fire, Earth, Bawander. Her debut feature film as a director was Firaaq which won several national and international awards. She was honoured with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government in 2008.
2. Sona Mohapatra
Sona is an accomplished Bollywood singer who is known for her fusion of contemporary and ancient music. Her hits include Ambersariya, Jiya Na Lage. Her performances in SatyamevaJayate made her quite popular among the masses.
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