Who is Jharana Das : Jharana Das, a prominent figure in the Odisha film industry, has died. A number of world leaders, including President Droupadi Murmu, expressed their condolences for the loss of the renowned actress, whose contributions to radio, film, and theatre are unmatched.
Who is Jharana Das, the ‘legendary actress’
Jharana Das, a renowned Odia actress, died at the age of 77. She has ailments associated with becoming older. In a tweet, President Droupadi Murmu expressed his sorrow over her departure, writing: Saddened to hear of the passing of great Odia actress Jharana Das. She made an amazing contribution to the Odia cinema industry, for which she will always be known. My sincere sympathies go out to her family and fans.
I was shocked to learn about the passing of renowned Odia actress Jharana Das. Her shortcomings will endure forever…
Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, declared that her last rituals will be conducted with all due respect. Many other state officials from the eastern region voiced their sorrow at the renowned actor’s loss.
Jharana Das was given the Jayadev award by the government of Odisha for her outstanding contributions to the arts; in addition to theatre and film, she also worked in radio drama and voice acting.
At a time when not many people did, Jharana Das decided to pursue a career in film. She faced resistance from her family in order to follow her calling. The Indian Air Force member who was Jharana’s brother persuaded their family to support her in her decision.
While still a student, she started out doing voice acting for radio shows. Even her voice culture training in Kolkata gave her performances in movies a new dimension.
Das’ career began at All India Radio. Das created a variety of original drama, song, and film content for AIR and Doordarshan.
She is best known for directing a biographical documentary film about Harekrushna Mahatab, a freedom fighter and former chief minister.
Following her tenure at AIR, Jharana went into the film industry and produced iconic roles in films like Amada Bata, Malajanha, Nari, Sri Jagannath, Adina Megha, Abhinetri, and others.
Das received instruction in the Odissi dancing style directly from Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. The Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra award was given to her.