Siddhanta Mahapatra: The first superstar of Ollywood
The actor-turned politician is the most popular hero of all time in Odia movie world. He is regarded as the first Odia hero who has all the potentialities to become a hero. He is the brightest star in the sky of Ollywood industry. Currently, he is taking up fewer projects as he is busy in politics these days. Though, he is acting in less film currently, still he is enjoying the status of superstar. He is a master in all formats including dancing, acting, action, emotion and all. He is also famous for doing some difficult stunts by himself.
Born to doctor parents on May 4, 1966 at Balugaon in Khurda district, the actor completed his schooling from St Vincent’s Convent School, Berhampur and passed his intermediate and graduation in commerce from DD College, Keonjhar. He completed his masters from FMS, Delhi. He was elected to Parliament with BJD ticket from Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency in 2009. He is married to actress Mama Mishra and they have one son and a daughter named as Sai Samarth and Saisiddhi respectively.
The one of the finest actors of Odisha, Siddhant acted both in Odia and Bengali films. His first break in Odia films came in 1993 at the age of 27 years at the behest of his cousin brother. He has acted in more than 150 films. His debut film Shradhanjali starred Lekha Nanda in the female lead. After the super success of his first movie, he has never looked backed and became the unmatchable hero till the late 2000s. His pairing with Rachana Banerjee gave the Odia film a new dimension. It was rumoured that the actor had an affair with Bengali actress Rachana Banerjee in the mid 90s, they were rumored to have been married. But at the end all were proved as rumours. His latest released Odia movie was Rangila Toka.
In his film career, he has achieved many film fare awards and other state awards for films. He is also involved in various social activities as Member of Parliament.