Archita Sahu

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Archita Sahu
Native name ଅର୍ଚ୍ଚିତା ସାହୁ
Born June 29
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater KIIT University
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2005–present

Archita Sahu is an Indian actress and model. She is known for her career as an actor in various Ollywood movies. She played the lead female role in several hit Oriya movies like Babu I Love You, Mu Eka Tumara, Chocolate and Akashe Ki Ranga Lagila. Besides movies, she has recently achieved great success as a model. She was the 1st runner up in Pond's Femina Miss India Kolkata 2013 and won Lakme Absolute Femina Miss Eyeconic eyes.[1] She also won Miss Talented and Miss Stylish Hair titles in the finale.

Before she entered into acting, she was a classical dancer.[2] Sahu is a Trained Odissi dancer, started learning Odissi Dance from 6 year old age. She has completed Visharad in Odissi from Akhil Bharat Mahavidyalaya [3]


Sahu was born in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. She completed her schooling from D.M School and B.Tech graduation from KIIT University. She is also an Odissi dancer who has won National Scholarship in Odissi dance.[4] In 2004, she was crowned Miss Kalinga.[5] Her first Oriya film was O My Love in 2005.[6] To her credit she has many superhits and 100-day blockbusters.[7] She is now adjudged as the top actress in Oriya film industry.[citation needed] Besides acting, she is involved in modelling and social work.[citation needed]. She has received the Best Newcomer and Best Actress awards for her celluloid performances[citation needed] Her pairing with Sabyasachi has been quite successful. She is the only actress in Oriya film industry to bag State Award as best actress three times, awarded by Govt of Odisha.[8][9][10][11] She is presently the Odisha State Ambassador of UNICEF and Govt. of Odisha for "Eradication of child labour".[12][13] She is also the ambassador of Junior Red Cross.[14] She was the only Oriya actress to be a part of IPL 5 as the brand ambassador of Deccan Chargers.[15][16][17] She is the 1st runner-up of the Femina Miss India, Kolkata.[18] She represented Odisha in Miss India 2013 pageant[citation needed]. She has won Miss Talented and Miss Stylish Hair titles in the finale.[citation needed]. She has Performed in many grand events for different occasions including The Grand Opening ceremony of Hockey India League for Two years.


Year Cinemas Notes
2005 O My Love
2006 Babu I Love You, De Maa Shakti De
2007 To Bina Mo Kahani Adha, To Pain Nebi Mu Sahe Janama, Dhanare Rakhibu Sapatha Mora
2008 Mu Sapanara Soudagar, Mate Ani Dela Lakhye Faguna
2009 Akashe Ki Ranga Lagila, Keun Dunia Ru Asila Bandhu, Pagala Karichi Paunji Tora
2010 Aalo Mora Kandhei, Tora Mora Jodi Sundara
2011 Loafer, Chocolate
2012 Thukul, Kebe Tume Nahan Kebe Mu Nahin, Shapath, Raja Jhia Sange Heigala Bhaba
2013 ACP Sagarika, The Light: Swami Vivekananda, Mun Eka Tumara
2014 Smile Please
2015 Pilata Bigidigala
2016 Hela Mate Prema Jara
Bye Bye Dubai

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Awards and accreditation[edit]

Archita has won several awards in her film career till date including 3 state awards by Government of Odisha.[19]


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  4. ^ Archita Sahu – Oriya Actress Biography, Hot Photo, OPL Wallpaper, Pics. (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2012-07-10.
  5. ^ Ollywood Actress Archita Sahu – A Profile Archived 9 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. accessdate=20 March 2012
  6. ^ "Archita Sahu-A lead Oriya Actress". 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Sahu, Diana (2011-08-26). "Meet Archita, the bubbly actress". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Archita Sahu News - Latest News, Popular News, Archita Sahu Latest Updates, News". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  9. ^ TNN (2012-04-13). "Archita Sahu in funny mood - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  10. ^ Priyanka Dasgupta, TNN (2012-06-09). "I am inspired by Rekhaji: Archita Sahu - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  11. ^ Madhusree Ghosh, TNN (2012-09-23). "Archita is ready for some action - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  12. ^ "Meet Archita, the bubbly actress- Orissa- IBNLive". 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  13. ^ "UNICEF India - Latest stories - Orissa Celebrates Global Handwashing Day". 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  14. ^ "Bhubaneswar City-Entertainment,odia actress Archita,Profile of Archita". 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  15. ^ "Home of the Unstoppabulls - Brand Ambassador Archita Sahu in Conversation with Gayatri Reddy". Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  16. ^ Sharma, Vikash; Panda, Namita (2012-04-16). "Archita joins IPL celeb bandwagon". Calcutta, India: Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  17. ^ "Press Meet @ Cuttack | Official Website of Deccan Chargers IPL Team". 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2013-01-21. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Kanungo, Laxminarayan (2013). "Olly diva Archita grabs Pond’s Femina Miss India Kolkata 1st Runner-up title | Odisha Reporter". Retrieved 30 January 2013. She won the Pond’s Femina Miss India Kolkata 2013 first runner-up title [permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Ollywood Actress Archita Sahu, Receiving the Best Actress Award for ‘Chocolate’, at the 23rd State Film Awards function at Utkal Mandap on Sunday". 2012-11-26. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  20. ^ "Odisha 25th state film awards announced | Business Standard". Retrieved 21 November 2014. Archita Sahu was selected for the best actress award for her performance in 'ACP Sagarika' 
  21. ^ "Odisha 23rd state film awards announced | Business Standard". Retrieved 16 November 2012. Archita Sahu was selected for the best actress award for her performance in 'Chocolate' 
  22. ^ "The Hindu : Other States / Orissa News : Banichitra annual awards for cinema presented". Chennai, India. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 22 January 2013. Akash and Archita were awarded as the best actor and actress respectively. 
  23. ^ "Tarang Cine Awards 2012 Winners | Best Film, Actor, Actress, Director". Retrieved 22 January 2013. Best Actress – Archita Sahu (Chocolate) 
  24. ^ "chalachitra " Third ETV Oriya Cine Awards – 2012". Retrieved 22 January 2013. Best actor female Archita sahu Chocolate 

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