Prashanta Nanda

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Prashanta Nanda (born 2 May 1947[1]) is an Indian film actor and politician from the state of Odisha. He is currently a Member of Parliament at Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, for Odisha.[2] He worked in the Odia film industry as an actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. He was also a former minister in Odisha state.[3][4]

Prashanta Nanda
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Nanda in TeachAIDS interview, 2013
Member: 12th and 14th Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byJanaki Ballabh Patnaik
Succeeded byPrasanta Kumar Jagadev
ConstituencyBegunia
In office
2000–2004
Preceded byHarihara Sahoo
Succeeded byJanaki Ballabh Patnaik
ConstituencyBegunia
MP of Rajya Sabha for Odisha
Assumed office
4 April 2018
Preceded byDilip Kumar Tirkey, BJD
Personal details
Born
Prashanta Nanda

(1947-05-02) 2 May 1947 (age 73)
Odisha, India
Political partyBiju Janata Dal
Other political
affiliations
Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Anupama Nanda
OccupationActor, director, screenplay writer, lyricist, playback singer, politician

CareerEdit

In 1962, he debuted in the movie Nua Bou. Nanda worked as an actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. Nanda acted as male lead and directed the Hindi film Naiyya released in the year 1979. In 2009, his film Jianta Bhoota was released.

In 2007, he awarded with the Lifetime achievement award in Odisha Filmfare Award.[5]

He was the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leader and Odisha state Vice President. He resigned from his membership in August 2007.[6] After that he joined the Nationalist Congress Party and then became a member of Biju Janata Dal.

Charitable workEdit

In 2013, it was announced that he had joined other Bollywood and international celebrities in the TeachAIDS initiative, a state-of-the-art approach to worldwide HIV prevention, developed at Stanford University.[7]

FilmographyEdit

As a directorEdit

Year Title Cast Note Ref.
2011 Thukul
2009 Jianta Bhoota
2007 Kalishankar Prosenjit Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee
2002 Om Shanti Om
1994 Laal Paan Bibi Chiranjeet, Satabdi Roy, Rituparna Sengupta
Ghar Sansar
1991 Maa [8]
1989 Jaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu
1989 Nyaya Chakra
1988 Lal Paan Bibi
1987 Golamgiri
1986 Bagula Baguli
1986 Paka Kambal Pot Chhota
1984 Dora
1984 Grahasthi
1984 Jaga Balia
1983 Swapna Sagara
1982 Hisab Nikas
1981 Pooja
1980 Maa o Mamata
1979 Naiyya
1978 Balidan
1977 Paheli
1976 Shesha Shrabana

ActorEdit

 
Prashanta Nanda, being felicitated at IFFI (2010)

Music DirectorEdit

RecognitionEdit

NotesEdit

[1]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Three BJD MPS Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyuta Samanta take oath in Rajya Sabha". 4 April 2018. Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Actor Prashanta new BJP vice-president". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 March 2007. Archived from the original on 15 March 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Odia Actor Prashanta Nanda biography, Lifestyles, Height, Weight Wallpapers 2018". MysmartOdisha - Odisha News, Government / Private Jobs, Odisha Jobs, Biography, Events, Odia Movies. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Orissa News Online: Crisis in Orissa BJP: Prashant Nanda resigned". orissatimes.net. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008.
  7. ^ "Former Minister of State, Prashanta Nanda, donates his voice for Odia animated software". TeachAIDS Blog. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Maa". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Ollywood History and list of Odia films, cinema, movies". www.insideorissa.co.in. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  10. ^ "The Hindu : Other States / Orissa News : FitFat-2008 award for Uttam Mohanty". hindu.com. 2008. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2013. director and producer Prashant Nanda received the award in 2005
  11. ^ "Prashant Nanda conferred with lifetime achievement award" (14 February 2016). Odisha Sun Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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