A renowned politician and a respected actor, Siddhanta Mahapatra has been a commendable contributor to both Films and Politics. A veteran of Oriya and Bengali movies, Mahapatra was elected Member of Parliament in 2009 and 2014 LokSabha elections. Born in Balugaon, Orissa, Mahapatra is a graduate in commerce from the D.D. College, Keonjhar.
Further, he completed his Master from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. Born to doctor parents, Mahapatra made his acting debut as a 24-year old in an Oriya movie titled Maa O Mamata. That said, many consider his 1994 movie Shardhanjali to be his debut project. Mahapatra has so far acted in more than 150 movies over a career spanning more than 25 years.
On the other side, his flourishing political career has made him win the Berhampur constituency twice in consecutive LokSabha elections. His popularity can be known by the fact, that despite presence of National parties like NDA and UPA in Behrampur, he had won the 2014 LokSabha elections from that constituency by a margin or more than a lakh votes. A member of BijiJanata Dal (BJD), he is currently serving the LokSabha as the representative from Berhampur constituency. His movies like Swami DeoraSindur, SunaPanjuri, SunaChadhei Mo RupaChadhei, SindurNiyeKhelahave made him win huge accolade for his performances.
That said, his movie Dhauli Express was highly appreciated, both in the box office and by critics. Directed and written by ChittaranjanTripathy, the movie had Mahapatra playing the role of JagaBhai. Considered to be the most popular actor of the Oriya film industry, he is known for his all-around performance in Action, Acting, and Dancing. These, make him the perfect and most appreciated actor in Oriya film industry, as a ‘
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Married to Mama Mishra, SiddhantaMahapatra is concentrating more on his political career now.