Bhubaneswar: Noted dramatist, lyricist and screenwriter Bijay Mishra received the prestigious Jayadev Award conferred by Odia Language, Literature and Culture department, for his lifetime contribution to Odia film industry during the 30th Odisha State Film Awards, here on Thursday.

Odia movie ‘Bhija Matira Swarga’ received the best feature film award while filmmaker Akshay Parija received the prestigious Mohan Sunder Dev Goswami Samman for the movie.

Veteran actor Mihir Das received the best actor award for his outstanding performance in ‘Bhija Matira Swarga’. Versatile actress Archita received the best actress award for her performance in ‘Champion’.

Awardees in other prominent categories include D. Niranjan Reddy grabbed the best story writer – (Ole Ole Dil Bole), Shantiraj Khosa – best music director (Feriaa), Karunakar – best playback singer (male for Feriaa), Antara Chakraborty – best playback singer (female for Saathi Tu Feriaa), Dillip Ray – best photographer (Bhija Matira Swarga), Amarendra Mohapatra – best editing (Feriaa), Basantraj Samal – best lyrics (Saathi tu feriaa), Ashutosh Mohapatra – best screenplay (Bhija Matira Swarga), Manoj Mishra – best supporting actor (Champion), Shivani Khara – best supporting actress (Feriaa), Rakhi Das – best comedian (Deewana Heli To Pain), Sarthak Hota – best child artist (Feriaa), Nandalal Mohapatra -best dialogue writer (Bhija Matira Swarga), Sangram Maharana – best art director (Feriaa), Nandalal Mohapatra – best dialogue writer (Bhija Matira Swarga) and Munna Babu – best choreographer (Feriaa).