Odia cinema industry also known as ollywood dates back to 1936, when the first Odia film ‘Sita Bibaha’ was released. Since then, it has developed a lot the field of filmmaking using high Technology and artificial additives. Actors or normally known as heroes at the backbone of any film industry. They take forward a movie up to the climax and leave a deep impression on the audience. Here is a list of top 10 actors of Odia film industry who are currently ruling over the Ollywood.
#1 Babushan Mohanty
The son of popular star Uttam Mohanty and Aparajita Mohanty, Babushan possesses his real name as Tanmay Mohanty. He is the ‘Romeo’, ‘Loafer’, ‘Idiot’, ‘Daha Balunga’ and ‘Super Michhua’of Ollywood Industry. All these are his mind blowing movies. The audience like him because of humorous acting and romantic looks. Being an actor he is a class high above the others. Not only he is an actor, but also very good singer. He has sung some melodious tracks as a playback singer.
His first movie was Romeo the lover boy which came in 2009 and he was recognized as a young star and established himself right after that.
Some of his latest movies are Sanju au Sanjana, Sundargarh ra Salman Khan, Lokal Toka Love Chokha and Sriman Surdas.
Highest paid : Super Michhua
#2 Anubhav Mohanty
Anubhav Mohanty is the most popular actor of Odia cine industry. He debuted into Odia film Industry with ‘I Love You’ directed by veteran director late Mr Hara Patnaik in 2004. The movie got him huge success he became a star overnight. Being the highest paid actor in ollywood industry, he charged 30 lakh for his latest movie ‘Gapa Hele bi Sata’. He is popular among the audience because of his handsomeness, natural acting skills and highly energetic performances. He is also nicknamed as the ‘Bhaijaan’ and Megastar of Ollywood. Some of his notable movies include Balunga Toka (2011), Akashe Ki Ranga Lagila (2009), Diwana (2010), Agastya (2016), Prem Kumar (2018). Now he is serving as a member of Rajyasabha for Odisha under the BJD government.
Highest paid : 30 Lakhs for Gapa Hele bi Sata
#3 Sabyasachi Mishra
Sabyasachi is called as the chocolate hero of Ollywood for his cute face and romantic performances. His first movie Pagala Premi (2007) established him as an emerging star Odia Industry. He is an engineer by education but his true love encompassed him as an actor. He is best known for movies like ‘Mu Eka Tumara’, ‘Tora Mora Jodi Sundara’, ‘Mu Sapanara Soudagara’. Most of the movies have Archita as his co-star.
Highest paid : 13 Lakhs for Pilata Bigidi Gala
#4 Arindam Roy
Arindam, the fit and attractive actor who is also a martial art belt holder comes second in the list of top actors of ollywood. His debut movie was ‘Prema Ritu Asilare’ which came in 2006. Arindam is the very first actor to show off his abs in an odia movie. Basically he performs in action and romantic movies. The movies of Arindam include Kali Shankar, Mitare Mita, Gud Boy, Ishq Puni Thare and many more. From his own production house he created a different kind of movie named ‘Kalki’ which hit the inner concise of the audience.
Highest paid : 15 Lakhs for Ishq Tu Hi Tu
#5 Sidhant Mahapatra
The only choice of every producer, director and the audience in the 90’s was him, Sidhant Mahapatra. With his superb class of acting and vibrant performance he ceased the Odia audience. Even today he is one of the most favorite actors of all time. He started his film carrier in 1993 with the movie shradhanjali. Being a real talent he is most popular among all kind of audience. Some of his noteworthy works are Ganga Jamuna, Kalki Avatara, Kula Nandan, Kandhei Akhire Luha and Pardesi Babu. He is currently the member of parliament for Brahmapur.
Highest paid : 10 Lakhs for Raghu Pati Raghaba Rajaram
#6 Akash Das Nayak
Akash currently an MLA of the Korei constituency, Jajpur,Odisha has established himself as a prominent actor of Odia industry. Starting from his first ever movie Kalinga Putra he continues to bind the audience with his flawless acting till date. His movies are mostly social and action based namely Satyamev Jayate, Shatru sanghar, Alo Mora kandhei and the recent one was just Mohabbat.
Highest paid : 5L for Dharma
#7 Amlan Das
Amlan is the son of Mihir Das who is a veteran actor of Odia cine industry. He as like his father chooses acting as his carreer and entertains people through his movies. Some of his movies are ‘Target’, ‘Tu Mo Dehara Chhai’ and ‘Tiger’.
Highest paid: 4 Lakhs for College Time
#8 Pupinder Singh
An actor and producer Pupinder Singh started his career as a dancer in album songs and later came into the film world. He has worked in less number of Odia films including ‘Lov Dot Com’, ‘Subha Vivaha’, and ‘To Bina Bhala Lagena’.
Highest paid : 5 Lakhs for Jagu auto Bala
#9 Papu Pam Pam
Interestingly, his good name is Tatwa Prakash Satapathy but everybody knows him by the name of Papu Pam Pam. He started his career as a radio jockey in radio chocolate 104 FM. Later he worked as a comedian in some odia movies and emerged as an actor in the movie Rangila Toka. He is popular among the audience because of his comedy skills and acting sense. The name of some of his movies are Balunga Toka, pilata bigidi Gala, Ameta Toka sandha Marka and others.
Highest paid : 3 Lakhs for Ameta Toka sandha Marka
#10 Mihir Das
From the 90s he has been serving the Odia film Industry like a boss. He is so sometimes referred to as the Vishma of Odia film Industry. A Veteran actor and also a very nice person, Mihir is remarkable for his outstanding performances in movies like Pua Mora Kala Thakura, Rakhi Bandhili mo Rakhiba mana, Matrushakti, Baji and many more. He is usually paid the highest among all the character roles even if he is not the lead actor. As per accumulation he probably charges an amount of 2 to 3 lacs Per movie.
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