Shri Prasanna Acharya (born 8 August 1949) was a member of the 13th, and the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Sambalpur constituency of Orissa and is a member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) political party.
In the elections in May 2009, when both Odisha and India went to the polls, Prasanna Acharya opted to get elected from an Odisha Assembly seat rather than his Parliament Constituency (Sambalpur).
He contested the elections from Redhakhol in Odisha with a BJD ticket and won with a margin of around 10,000 votes than his nearest competitor.
As of today, Acharya holds the post of the Minister of Finance in Odisha.