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Pradeep Pattanayak

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, it is the most opportune time to remember some actresses of Odia film industry who ticked all boxes while portraying the characters of mothers on screen. Here are our some of the most famous on-screen moms in Ollywood.

Anita Das

Ollywood actress Anita DasOllywood actress Anita Das

When it comes to actresses donning mother characters, you may agree that there is perhaps no one even near to Anita Das. Those who have seen her essaying mother’s role in films like ‘Pua Mora Kala Thakura’, ‘Bahudibe Mo Jaga Balia’, ‘Ki Heba Sua Poshile’, would agree to why she was regarded as the ‘Nirupa Roy’ of Odia film industry. The veteran actress, who made her debut with super hit movie ‘Jajabara’ in 1975, breathed her last in 2008.

 

Sujata Anand

Odia Actress Sujata AnandOdia Actress Sujata Anand

For doing justice to mother roles on reel, Sujata Anand needs no mention. While ‘Balidan’ (1978) is still remembered as one of her best mother roles, ‘Ei Ama Sansara’, ‘Gadhi Janile Ghara Sundara’, ‘Asuchhi Mo Kalia Suna’ and ‘Mamata Ra Dori’ are some of the films where she left the imprints of her iconic character.

 

Gloria Mohanty

Actress Gloria MohantyActress Gloria Mohanty

Gloria Mohanty, who passed away in 2014, will always shine as a star in the horizon of Odia cine industry and live in the hearts of movie lovers for delivering justice to her roles, particularly the characters of mothers. She immortalised the mom in ‘Ulka’ and was equally adored in grandmother roles as well.

 

Namrata Das

Ollywood actress Namrata DasOllywood actress Namrata Das

Namrata Das is yet another household face when it comes to the nailing roles of moms. This actress made her debut with ‘Dharitri’ in 1973 before going on to win the hearts of millions of fans as their favourite 'Dolly Apa'. She delivered her best mom roles in many hits including ‘Suna Panjuri’, ‘Rupa Gaanra Suna Kania’, ‘Mo Kola To Jhulana’ and ‘Eithi Swarga Eithi Narka’.

 

Mahasweta Ray

Veteran actress Mahasweta RayVeteran actress Mahasweta Ray

When mentioning about on-screen moms, the list would never be complete without the mention of Mahasweta Ray. The famed actress made her debut with ‘Sesha Shrabana’ and went on to weave her magical acting in a number of hits like ‘Puja’, ‘Swapna Sagara’, ‘Balidan’, ‘Gouri’ ‘Maa O Mamata’ etc. Mahasweta was seen portraying mother's role in ‘Bou’ which she did it with aplomb. Odia cine lovers still remember her for her brilliance in portraying mom roles in ‘Sabata Maa’, ‘Mo Suna Pua’ and ‘Tu Thile Mo Dara Kahaku’.

 

Tandra Ray

Ollywood great Tandra RayOllywood great Tandra Ray

One of the most versatile actress of Ollywood in the 80s and 90s, Tandra Ray portrayed mother’s character in such beautiful elegance that wondered spectators. Her another identity is that she is the wife of late Ollywood veteran Bijay Mohanty. Interestingly, in her debut movie ‘ChilikaTeerey’, she was paired opposite none other than Bijay himself. ‘Chilika Teerey’ made her a star overnight. She has done numerous films, donning mom’s character. They include ‘Mamatara Dori’, ‘Mahanayak’, ‘Love Dot Com', and ‘Daha Balunga’.

 

Aparajita Mohanty

Aparajita Mohanty, Ollywood actressAparajita Mohanty, Ollywood actress

She is the woman face of Odia cine industry throughout its decades-long journey. Aparajita Mohanty is billed as one of the greatest role-model in Ollywood for displaying flawless on-screen portrayal while at the same time donning the role of a mother in real life like no other. Married to one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, Uttam Mohanty, Aparajita made her debut with ‘Seeta Labkush’ and the couple has a son, Babushan who himself is an actor. She has showcased her acting magic in numerous hit movies including ‘Janani’, ‘Pooja Phula’, ‘Phula Chandan’, ‘Jaga Harare Pagha’, and ‘Ei To Dunia'. But her mom’s roles in films like ‘Dhanare Rakhibu Sapatha Mora’, ‘Bhul Bujhibuni Mote’ and ‘Loafer’ have been exceedingly loved by cine lovers.

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