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Prashanta Nanda
ପ୍ରଶାନ୍ତ ନନ୍ଦ
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Nanda in TeachAIDS interview, 2013
Member: 12th and 14th Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded by Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
Succeeded by Prasanta Kumar Jagadev
Constituency Begunia
In office
Preceded by Harihara Sahoo
Succeeded by Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
Constituency Begunia
Personal details
Born Prashanta Nanda
(1947-05-02) 2 May 1947 (age 70)
Odisha, India
Political party Biju Janata Dal
Other political
Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Anupama Nanda
Occupation Actor, director, screenplay writer, lyricist, playback singer, politician

Prashanta Nanda (born 2 May 1947[1]) is an Oriya movie actor and politician in the Indian state of Odisha. He worked in the Oriya film industry as an actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. He was also the former Minister of State of Odisha.[2][3]


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.

He was the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leader and Odisha state Vice President. He resigned from his membership in August 2007.[4] After that he joined the Nationalist Congress Party and then became a member of Biju Janata Dal.

Charitable work[edit]

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.[5]




Music Director[edit]



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Actor Prashanta new BJP vice-president". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 March 2007. 
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  4. ^ "Orissa News Online: Crisis in Orissa BJP: Prashant Nanda resigned". 
  5. ^ "Former Minister of State, Prashanta Nanda, donates his voice for Odia animated software". TeachAIDS Blog. 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
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  7. ^ "Ollywood History and list of Oriya films, cinema, movies". Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  8. ^ "The Hindu : Other States / Orissa News : FitFat-2008 award for Uttam Mohanty". 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013. director and producer Prashant Nanda received the award in 2005 
  9. ^ "Prashant Nanda conferred with lifetime achievement award" (14 February 2016). Odisha Sun Times. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 

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