Spouse Tandra Ray
Role Film actor
|Name Bijay Mohanty|
Years active 1977-present
Children Jashmine Mohanty
|Born 8 April 1950 (age 71) (1950-04-08) Pandiri, Kendrapara|
Parents Adikanda Mohanty, Shantilata Mohanty
Movies Bhaunri ‑ The Sinking R, Akhire Akhire, Mu Eka Tumara, Suna Chadhei, Naga Phasa
Similar People Uttam Mohanty, Aparajita Mohanty, Mihir Das, Siddhanta Manmohan Mahapatra, Tandra Ray
Died July 2020 (aged 70) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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Mohanty was born in 1950 at Pandiri (Kendrapara and brought up in Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Orissa. He started acting in his school days while studying in M.K.C High School. After his graduation from BA, he joined the National School of Drama. He passed successfully from the NSD with classmates like Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Om Puri etc. He acted in the theatres and stayed in Delhi up to 1975. After returning to Odisha, he devoted himself to directing plays.
He married to Tandra Ray, an actress of the Oriya film industry. The couple acted in a number of films opposite to each other.
In 1977, he started his career in the Oriya film industry with the film Chilika Tire which won the National Award for that year. Initially he was opted mostly for negative roles. Naga Phasa, Samay Bada Balaban, Danda Balunga, Sahari Bagha, Chaka Bhaunri and Chaka Akhi Sabu Dekhuchi are some of his most notable films in this role. He has acted almost all kinds of roles ranging from hero, villain, comedian, character roles etc. In every field he left his uncomparable mark. Other notable films include Arati (1981), Mamata Mage Mula (1985), Aei Aama Sansara (1986), Aama Ghara Aama Sansara (1991), Ki Heba Sua Posile, Bhisma Pratigya (1993), Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994), Suna Panjuri, Laxman Rekha, Rakhi Bhijigala Akhi Luhare and I Love My India.
He also directed the movie Bhuli Huena.
He joined the Drama department of the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in 1977 and retired as a professor from the institute in the recent years.
Jugechha, a drama troupe that he formed in his native place Baripada was a well-known troupe and staged play in different parts of Orissa as well as the country.
Some of his television serials aired on Doordarshan include Asara Aloka, Sri Jagannath, Subhadra, Sara Akasa, Samaya Chaka, Sakalara Apekhya Re, Nadekhile Loka Dekhe, Mahayagyan and Bidhatara Khela.
Awards and honours
He passed away on 20th July, 2020.