Sarat Pujari

Veteran Actor Dr. Sarat Pujari Addressing the Gathering at the Launching of One Billion Rising Campaign at Bhanja Kala Mandap on SaturdaySarat Pujari is one of the noted actors of Odiya film industry. He pioneered the Odia cinema in the early sixties. Sarat Pujari was born and brought up in district Head Quarter of Nayagarh. He was inclined towards drama since his matriculation. He has completed his post graduation in Economics and Diploma in Paintings in Allahabad University in 1956. In 1959 joined as lecturer in Economics in Panchayat College, Bargarh. He was nominated by the Government of Odisha as the member of the Odisha Sangeeta Natak Academy.

From his student life he was interested in drama and other performing arts. At that time Odia film industry was not as developed. At that time he was offered a role in film ‘Laxmi Puja’. After that there was no looking back.

He had acted in about 40 films, besides few television serials. He had also directed few Odia films like ‘Tapoi’, ‘Ashanta Graha ‘etc. The Government of Odisha conferred the honour of “Jayadev Aaward of 1985” for his significant contribution to Odia film industry. He also played a negative role in the Internaional award winning Sambalpuri language movie called ‘Bhukha’.