Prashanta Nanda

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Member's Name: Nanda, Dr. Prashanta
Constituency: Odisha

Dr. Prashanta Nanda
Date of Birthday: 2 May 1947
Place of Birth: Cuttack, Odisha, India
Political party: Biju Janata Dal
Other political affiliations: Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party
Educational Qualification: B.Sc., M.A., LL.B., Ph.D., D.Litt. Educated at Ravenshaw College, M.S. Law College, Utkal University and MIT University, Pune
Profession: Artist, Writer, Musician, Political and Social Worker, Film Producer and Director

Marital Status: Married on 28 January 1976
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Anupama Nanda
Children: Rhishav Nanda
Parents: Shri Jagannath Nanda, Shrimati Kanchan Nanda
Permanent Address : At-Plot No. - 1410, Lane 3B, New Forest Park, PO-Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Distt-Khurda, Odisha 751009 Tel.- Tel:(0674)2596755, Mob:947300001

Prashanta Nanda (born 2 May 1947) is an Indian National Award Winner director, actor and politician from the state of Odisha. Actor-director duo Siddhanta Mahapatra and Prashanta Nanda Given 8 all time blockbuster Movies to Ollywood. He is currently a Member of Parliament at Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, for Odisha. 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.


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.

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

Charitable work

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.

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