Ollywood Then and Now


The Odia Film Industry mostly known as Ollywood as on date, is almost 79 Nine years old now, starting from Sita Bibah (1930) first Odia movie to Recent Movies, we have seen a series of Versatile Actors/Actress in our Industry.

Here is a list of Odia Actors/Actresses how they looked years back and how they look now.

aparajita mohanty then and now

Aparjita Mohanty

Aparajita Mohanty (Oriya: ଅପରାଜିତା ମହାନ୍ତି) is an Oriya movie actress based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. She is the wife of Oriya actor Uttam Mohanty and mother of actor Babushan.

Aparajita’s father belongs to Bhadrak, a Muslim by religion and her mother was a Hindu. Thus, Aparajita has same feelings for these two religions. This love and admiration from her fans got her ETV Priya Oriya 2009 award.

uttam mohanty then and now

Uttam Mohanty

Uttam Mohanty (Oriya: ଉତ୍ତମ ମହାନ୍ତି ) is one of the most popular Ollywood stars in the state of Odisha in India. He has to his credit more than 135 Oriya films to date and has acted in 30 Bengali films and in the only Hindi film Naya Zaher. The Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, after co-starring in a movie with him, paid tribute to his influence: ‘I feel immensely lucky and honored to have worked with such an influential actor and I did learn a lot from him.

sriram panda then and now

Sriram Panda

Sriram Panda (Oriya: ଶ୍ରୀରାମ ପଣ୍ଡା, born c. 1954) is a former Oriya movie actor, director and a screenplay writer hailing from the Nabarangpur district, Orissa, India. He left the film industry in 1992.

prashanta nanda then and now

Prashanta Nanda

Prashanta Nanda (born May 2, 1947) is an Oriya Movie actor and politician in the state of Odisha, India. He has worked in the Oriya Film Industry as an actor, director, screenplay writer, lyricist and playback singer. He was also the former Minister of State of Odisha.

Maheswata Ray Then and now

Mahasweta Ray

Mahasweta Ray (also spelled “Mahasheta Roy”, Oriya- ମହାଶ୍ୱେତା ରାୟ ) is an actress from Puri, Odisha. She has been a leading actress in Oriya as well as in the Bengali film industry for a long time. Mahashweta Roy Only One Film acted in Telugu language Tollywood Megastar chiranjeevi ” Ray has often been critically acclaimed as one of the best Oriya actresses so far. She has won awards for her performances in many movies. “Sesa Shrabana” was her first movie with legendary actors Prashanta Nanda and Hemanta Das. She is still actively associated with the Oriya film industry, doing some character roles and some tele-serials.

Mihir das then and now

Mihir Das

Mihir Kumar Das, known by film-industry name Mihir Das, is a popular Ollywood/Oriya film actor. He received several awards, notably, Best Actor award for his films Laxmi Pratima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005 and Best Supporting Actor award for his films Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana in 2002 and Prema Adhei Akhyara in 2010 from Odisha state government.

Bijay mohanty then and now

Bijay Mohanty

Bijay Mohanty (ବିଜୟ ମହାନ୍ତି) is a film actor of Oriya cinema. He is a National Film Awards winning actor and has played diverse roles in film, television serials and in various roles on the small screen.



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