Anita Das

Anita Das (1 October 1951 – 11 May 2018) was an Indian film and television actress in Odia cinema.[1] She received three Odisha State Film Awards during her career. Das died of cardiac arrest which resulted from a heart attack on 11 May 2018 at the age of 66.[2]

Anita Das
Born(1951-10-01)1 October 1951
Died11 May 2018(2018-05-11) (aged 66)
Cuttack, Odisha, India
Years active1975–2017
RelativesAkash Dasnayak (nephew)


Anita Das made her acting debut in 1975, in the Odia film, Jajabara where she played the lead role. She predominantly appeared in more than a hundred movies since then, mostly in supporting roles as a mother. She was quite popular for essaying the role of mother in most of her films after the 1980s.[3]

Das received the Odisha State Film Award (Best Actress) for her acting in the film, Tapasya in 1980 and also received the prestigious award again for her lead role in the 1983 film, Bhakta Salabeg.[4] She also won the Odisha State Film Award for Best supporting actress in 1987 for her performance in the film, Eai Ta Dunia.


On 10 May 2018, Das was reportedly complaining about her health conditions to her nephew Akash Dasnayak.[5] She was suffering from vomiting and with heart and chest pains on Thursday night before going to sleep. Das was found dead the next day after Dasnayak rushed to call a doctor to consult her for treatments.[6]


Year Film Language
1975 Jajabara Odia
1976 Krishna Sudama Odia
1977 Bandhu Mohanty Odia
1980 Ramayan Odia
1980 Maa-o-Mamata Odia
1980 Tapasya Odia
1981 Kiye Jite Kiye Hare Odia
1983 Swapna Sagara Odia
1983 Bhakta Salabeg Odia
1987 Suna Chadei Odia
1987 Eai Ta Dunia Odia
1991 Ki Heba Sua Posile Odia
1994 Gadhi Janile Ghora Sundara Odia
2002 Sindura Nuhein Khela Ghara Odia
2003 Ae Jugara Krushna Sudama Odia
2004 Saathire Odia
2005 I Love You Odia
2005 Agni Parikshya Odia
2007 Mu Tate Love Karuchi Odia
2007 To Bina Mo Kahani Adha Odia
2007 Lakshmi Pratima Odia
2008 Nandini I Love You Odia
2008 Mate La Love Helare Odia
2008 To Bina Bhala Lagena Odia
2008 Munna-A Love Story Odia
2009 Akashe Ki Ranga Lagila Odia
2010 Swayamsiddha Odia
2017 Abhaya Odia
2017 Kabula Barabula Odia


  1. ^ "Anita Das - lifetime actress in Odia cinema". Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Odia actress Anita Das passes away". The Hindu. 12 May 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ IANS. "Veteran Indian actress Anita Das passes away at 57". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Anita Das". IMDb. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Veteran Odia film actress Anita Das no more - PRAGATIVADI:LEADING ODIA DAILY". Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Veteran actor Anita Das passes away". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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