Siddhanta Mahapatra

Siddhanta Mahapatra (born 4 May 1966) is an Indian film actor and politician from the state of Odisha in India. He made his film debut in Sradhanjali. He was elected to the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha in 2009 and 2014 respectively as a member of the Parliament of India. He is the only actor in Ollywood with 7 Odisha State Film Awards consecutively from 2000 to 2006.

Siddhanta Mahapatra
Mahapatra speaking at the Odisha State Film Awards 2014 at Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Mahapatra speaking at the Odisha State Film Awards 2014 at Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Berhampur
In office
2009–2019
Preceded byChandra Sekhar Sahu
Succeeded byChandra Sekhar Sahu
Personal details
Born (1966-05-04) 4 May 1966 (age 54)
Brahmapur, Odisha, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBJD
Spouse(s)Mama Mishra (m. 2004)
Children2
OccupationActor, Director, Politician

Early lifeEdit

Siddhanta was born in a Brahmin family at Brahmapur, Odisha.[1] He completed his schooling from St. Vincent's Convent School, Berhampur, and did his under graduation (known as Plus-Two in Odisha) and graduation in commerce from D.D. College, Keonjhar. He completed his master's degree from the Institute of Marketing and Management, Delhi. Both his father, Dr. Manmohan Mohapatra, and his mother are doctors. He married to former actress Mama Mishra, and has a daughter Saisiddhi Mahapatra.

CareerEdit

His first Odia film came in 1993 at the age of 27 at the behest of his cousin brother. He has acted in more than 150 films. His debut film, Shradhanjali , starred Lekha Nanda as the female lead.[2]

Political careerEdit

He joined Biju Janata Dal in 2009 and contested as MP from Berhampur constituency in the 2009 "15th Lok Sabha" Election. He won the election and is the Member of Parliament for Berhampur constituency. He won the 2014 General election for the second time by a thumping margin of nearly 1 lakh votes amidst stiff competition from UPA and NDA and retained his seat.[3][4][5][6]

AwardsEdit

Best Actor Odisha State Film Awards

2000- Sindura Nuhe Khela Ghara

2001- Mo Kola To Jhulana

2002- Pua Mora Jagatjita

2003- Aethi Swarga Aithi Narka

2004- Om Santi Om

2005- Shaashu Ghara Chaalijibi

2006- Cuttack The Silver City

2009- Kali Shankar

2010- Pahili Raja

2011- Eka Eka

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri naveen Mohapatra". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Siddhant Mohapatra". www.izeans.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
  3. ^ However he couldn't keep his winning steak for a third time. BJD’s novel campaign clicks in Berhampur Archived 22 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Sahoo/www.breakingnewsonline.net/ 2009/05/bjd-wins-13-lok-sabha-seats-in-orissa.html Archived 6 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Siddhanta, four BJP lawmakers join BJD
  6. ^ [1]

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