Mahasweta Ray (also spelled "Mahashweta Roy", Oriya- ମହାଶ୍ୱେତା ରାୟ ) is an actress from Puri, Orissa. She has been a leading actress in Oriya as well as in the Bengali film industry for a long time. Ray has often been critically acclaimed as one of the best Oriya actresses so far. She has won many awards for her performances in many movies.[which?] "Sesa Shrabana" was her first movie with legendary actors Prashanta Nanda and Hemanta Das. She is still actively associated with the Oriya film industry, doing some character roles and some tele-serials.