Dukhiram Swain

Dukhiram Swain (died 18 January 1995) was an Indian film and television actor. He was one of the most popular villains in Odia cinema and played a variety of roles most notably as the antagonist in many Odia films and various roles in television serials. He was considered to be one amongst the club of natural actors. He was won the National Film Award for Shesha Shrabana (1976), the Orissa State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and several "Best Villain" awards from State Film Awards and the Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi. He was honoured with the Jayadeva Purashkar of Odisha.[1]

Dukhiram Swain
Daraba, Odisha, India
Died(1995-01-18)January 18, 1995
Years active1960-1994
Spouse(s)Hemalatha Swain

Life and careerEdit

Late Dukhiram Swain was born in Daraba, Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha. He was a linguist and could speak several languages fluently. He started his acting Career from Annapurna Theatre (Cuttack ). His first movie was Sri Lokenath (1960). He was mostly offered negative roles and over the years he developed a cult status in this genre of acting. On contrary to the villainous characters he portrayed in his films, he was very social & generous and was also member of various organizations. Matira Manisha, Jajabara, Shesha Shrabana, Phula Chandana, Paradeshi Chadhei and Rana Bhumi are some of his most notable films. He has acted almost all kinds of roles ranging from hero, villain, comedian, character roles etc. [2]

Awards and honoursEdit


Photo galleryEdit

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to the late Mrs. Hemalata Swain. He is survived by two sons, Mr. Akash Kumar Swain (Jagatsinghpur), Mr. Prithiviraj Swain (Cuttack) and one daughter, Mrs. Dharitri (Swain) Das (the marriage was to Mr. Nimain Charana Das and was settled in Bolangir). He is survived, as well, by three grandchildren from his daughter's side, Mrs. Pragyan Paramita Das (the marriage was to Mr. Dhrutiman Das and was settled in Bangalore), Ms. Prachi Sucharita Das (Bhubaneswar), and Mr. Niroopkanti Das (Patnagarh).


  1. ^ "Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winners" (PDF). Orissa.gov.in. Retrieved 13 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kasturi Ray (15 May 2012). Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/magazine/article127949.ece?service=print. Retrieved 3 October 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winners" (PDF). Orissa.gov.in. Retrieved 13 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  • Dukhiram Swain at IMDb
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  • [5] The New Indian Express 8 November 2009 The versatility in villainy By Kasturi Ray
  • [6] Jayadev Awards 13- Dukhiram Swain, Actor (posthumous) (1994)
  • [7] ORISSA STATE FILM AWARD WINNERS – 1987 12 Best Supporting Actor : Sri Dukhiram Swain(Bhulihuena)
  • [8] The Hindu Monday, 13 December 2010 actor and director Ram Chandra Paratihari took the Dukhiram Swain Award at State-level Amateur Drama Festival