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Name  Akshaya Mohanty

Role  Singer
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Spouse  Prabina Mohanty (m. 1967–2002)
Albums  Oriya Devotional Songs : Akshaya Mohanty
Movies  Jajabara, Malajanha, Jai Jagannatha

Born  October 12, 1936 (age 66), Cuttack, Orissa Province, British India

Died  17 November 2002 (aged 66) Cuttack, Odisha, India

Similar  Prafulla Kar, Prashanta Nanda, Uttam Mohanty

He faguna tume gala pare pare akshaya mohanty


Akshaya Mohanty (Odia: ଅକ୍ଷୟ ମହାନ୍ତି), also known as Khoka Bhai, was an Indian singer, lyricist, composer, musician and writer. He has contributed Odia bhajans, Odissi songs, folk songs, film and non-film modern light songs in Odisha on contemporary themes and ballads based on popular legends in Odisha.

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Akshaya Mohanty Remembering Akshaya Mohanty on his birth date today A

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Early life

Akshaya Mohanty Tamaku Dekhi Pacharibaaku Akshaya Mohanty YouTube

Mohanty was born to Bichitrananda Mohanty and Subarna Manjari Mohanty at Cuttack on 12 October 1937. Mohanty had no formal training in music. At the age of 22 in 1956, he joined Government services in his home city Cuttack, but quit after seven years in 1963. He became an approved lyricist in All India Radio, Cuttack in 1956. By 1959 he became an approved composer in All India Radio.

Family

He was married to Prabina Mohanty in 1967. He has two sons and two daughters. His son, Chitrabhanu Mohanty is a stage singer.

Career

Akshaya recorded his first song Galahad Bhai Dharichhi Sura Re in 50s. His first song as a playback singer was Gori Gori Gori in the 1959 Odia movie Maa. He has sung songs in 129 Odia films.

In 1965, he composed music for the movie Malayan, directed by Odia filmmaker, Nitai Palit. A song from the movie Rakata Talamala went on to top the charts. He composed music for 75 movies. He has experimented with themes, words and in recording and producing special sound effects. Some of his experiments include starting a new cult of ballads in Odia, based on popular legends, such as Kanchi Abhijana, Randipua Ananta, and Konaraka Gatha. He also recorded a popular drama, Patent Medicine, that went on to win the best radio drama award from All India Radio. Some of his popular songs are 'Kene Gheni Jauchha Jagannathanku', 'Saata Daria Paare', 'He Phaguna Tume', 'Raja Jhia Sange', 'Rakata Tala Mala', 'Chakori Jhara'anaa Luha'. Akshaya Mohanty also has acted in 3 movies e.

As a music composer

He composed music in 75 films.

Popular Songs

Light/Romantic

Bhajans (Devotional)

  • Eka To Bhakata Jibana
  • Kene Gheni Jauchha Jagannathanku
  • Olata Brukhye Khelucchi
  • Adhagadha Diankara
  • Dasavatara (Gita Govinda)
  • Srikrushnara Banshi Swana Suni
  • Jaya Jaya Jagannatha
  • Seta Bhakat Bhabare Bandhare
  • Popular Ballads

  • Kanchi Abhijana
  • Randipua Ananta
  • Konarak Gatha
  • Awards

  • Jayadeva Award: The highest state award in movies
  • State Award for best playback singer seven times
  • State Award for best composer twice
  • Many Awards from Orissa Cinecritic Association
  • Writing

  • Aneswata Rani (Collection of short stories)
  • Bichara (Collection of short stories)
  • Nagna Monalisa (Collection of short stories)
  • Ba Ba Re America (Travelogue)
  • Aryadasara Atmalipi (Semi-autobiograhical)
  • Aryadasara Sheshalipi (Semi-autobiographical)
  • Bamapanthi (Novel)
  • Aphera Nadi (Novel)
  • Gayaka (Novel)
  • Jaya Nuhen Jaya (Novel)
  • Gotie Kuhu, Aneka Uhu (Novel)
  • References

    Akshaya Mohanty Wikipedia


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