Prashanta Nanda

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Prashanta Nanda
ପ୍ରଶାନ୍ତ ନନ୍ଦ
Prashanta Nanda - TeachAIDS Interview.png
Nanda in TeachAIDS interview, 2013
Member: 12th and 14th Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byJanaki Ballabh Patnaik
Succeeded byPrasanta Kumar Jagadev
In office
Preceded byHarihara Sahoo
Succeeded byJanaki Ballabh Patnaik
MP of Rajya Sabha for Odisha
Assumed office
4th April 2018
Preceded byDilip Kumar Tirkey, BJD
Personal details
BornPrashanta Nanda
(1947-05-02) 2 May 1947 (age 71)
Odisha, India
Political partyBiju Janata Dal
Other political
Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Anupama Nanda
OccupationActor, director, screenplay writer, lyricist, playback singer, politician

Prashanta Nanda (born 2 May 1947[1]) is an Odia movie actor and politician in the Indian state of Odisha. He is currently a Member of Parliament at Rajya Sabha the Upper house of Indian Parliament from Odisha.[2] He worked in the Odia film industry as an actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. He was also the former Minister of State of Odisha.[3][4]


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.[5] 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.[6]




Music Director[edit]



  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ "Actor Prashanta new BJP vice-president". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 March 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Orissa News Online: Crisis in Orissa BJP: Prashant Nanda resigned". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Former Minister of State, Prashanta Nanda, donates his voice for Odia animated software". TeachAIDS Blog. 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
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  8. ^ "Ollywood History and list of Odia films, cinema, movies". Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  9. ^ "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
  10. ^ "Prashant Nanda conferred with lifetime achievement award" (14 February 2016). Odisha Sun Times. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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