Siddhanta Mahapatra

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Siddhanta Mahapatra
Mahapatra speaking at the Odisha State Film Awards 2014 at Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Mahapatra speaking at the Odisha State Film Awards 2014 at Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Berhampur
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Chandra Sekhar Sahu
Personal details
Born (1966-05-04) 4 May 1966 (age 52)
Brahmapur, Odisha, India
Nationality Indian
Political party BJD
Spouse(s)
Rachna Banerjee (Divorced 2004),
Mama Mishra (m. 2004)
Children Saisiddhi Mahapatra (Daughter)
Occupation Actor, Director, Politician

Siddhanta Mahapatra (born 4 May 1966) is an Odia film actor and political figure from the state of Odisha in India. He made his film debut in Sradhanjali.He was elected to the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha in 2009 and 2014 respectively as a member of the Parliament of India.

Early life[edit]

Siddhanta was born at Brahmapur, Odisha.[1] He completed his schooling from St. Vincent's Convent School, Berhampur, and did his under graduation (known as Plus-Two in Odisha) and graduation in commerce from D.D. College, Keonjhar. He completed his master's degree from the Institute of Marketing and Management, Delhi. Both his father, Dr. Manmohan Mohapatra, and his mother are doctors. He was married to Bengali and Odia actress Rachana Banerjee. They divorced in the year 2004 at a family court in Cuttack. He is now married to former actress Mama Mishra, and has a daughter Saisiddhi Mahapatra.

Career[edit]

His first Odia film came in 1993 at the age of 27 at the behest of his cousin brother. He has acted in more than 150 films. His debut film, Shradhanjali, starred Lekha Nanda as the female lead.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Political career[edit]

He joined Biju Janata Dal in 2009 and contested as MP from Berhampur constituency in the 2009 "15th Lok Sabha" Election. He won the election and is the Member of Parliament for Berhampur constituency. He has won the 2014 General election for the second time by a thumping margin of nearly 1 lakh votes amidst stiff competition from UPA and NDA and retained his seat.[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Sidhant Mohapatra". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Siddhant Mohapatra". www.izeans.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  3. ^ BJD’s novel campaign clicks in Berhampur
  4. ^ Sahoo/www.breakingnewsonline.net/ 2009/05/bjd-wins-13-lok-sabha-seats-in-orissa.html Archived 6 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Siddhanta, four BJP lawmakers join BJD
  6. ^ [1]

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