He has performed in both Odia and Hindi films. He primarily began his career in Hindi films like Bhuvan Shome, Ankur and Mrigaya. Later on shifted his interest towards Odia films. He is one of the actors who gained prominence in Parallel Cinema in the mid-1980s. He also acted in Byomkesh Bakshi in the episodes 'Aadim Shatru (Part 1 & 2)' and 'Chakrant' as Anadi Haldar and Bishupal respectively. He won a National Film Award for Best Actor for Ankur. He was conferred Padma Sri by the Government of India in 2017.
|1969||Bhuvan Shome||Jadhav Patel|
|1974||Ankur||Kishtaya||National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1975||Nishaant (Night's End)||Special Appearance|
|1999||Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain||Badri Prasad|
|2007||Jai Jagannatha||Shriya's father-in-law|
|2016||Bhagya Na Jaane Koi||Ghisu|
|1999||Gopa Re Badhhuchhi Kala Kanhei|
Sadhu Meher also played characters, Anadi Haldar, in the episode Aadim Shatru (Part 1 & 2), and Bishupal, in the episode Chakrant, of Byomkesh Bakshi (TV series), broadcast by Doordarshan in 1997.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0576404/ Sadhu Meher's filmography on IMDB