Oriya Comedy King Papu Pam Pam

Papu Pam Pam - oriya comedy king

Papu Pam Pam

Now-a-days if you say something about comedy in Orissa, then immediately one name comes into mind Papu Pam Pam, the laughter king of odisha. In recent years, with countless stage, TV, radio performances he left oriya viewers and listners spellbound. But the real name of this immensly talented artist is Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, best known as Pappu Pum Pum or simply Papu.

He belongs to a family of artists from Kaptipada, Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. Papu was a born performer and his father was the headmaster of a school but had received the President’s award for performing magic. He and his siblings, all are good at studies and also performed on stage from childhood as they love to perform jatra, music and dance.

Papu is a trained Hindustani vocalist. After completing B.Sc with chemistry honours, Papu came to Bhubaneswar to make a career either in acting or in the music industry. After a short struggle, he met veteran Uttam Mohanty. Uttam sir told him how tough the competetion is in acting industry in orissa, better he should try in music.

After that, he created close to 60 audio albums, but neither he could pay well, nor recognition. After eight years struggle, he got married in 2002 against his parents’ wishes. Suddenly, the family supporting him financially closed door for him. It was getting tougher, when they have a son in 2007.

At that time, private FM Radio Channels entered into Orissa market. After trying for a couple of stations, he made an entry as Papu Pam Pam in Radio Chocolate with self scripted small laughter capsules. This was an instant hit and he was able to create an identity in the field of comedy.

After issues over pay, he accepted the offer from private TV channel Tarang in 2009. Then all the TV shows with Tarang & Tarang Music e.g. Xcuse Me, Faltu Katha, Papu Beauty Parlour became widely popular in rural and urban orissa.  In fact, playing 118 different characters in the TV series Xcuse Me earned him a place in the Limca Book of Records. Meanwhile, he had also made his mark in films last year with interesting roles in To Akhire Mun, Sanju Aau Sanjana, Diwana and so on, all of which had his own scripts.

To watch more videos of Papu Pam Pam, Click here.

Papu in Tarang Cine Award Ceremony Papu in Tarang New Year Celebration
Faltu Katha - Oriya Comedy show in Tarang Music



  1. sunil malla says:

    Dear sir plz interduce to papu bhai nahele debi 2ta thoi

  2. LK Panda says:

    Dear All,

    I am a odia & I Staying in Banglore,I want meet To Mr PAPU Bhai,How i Meet Him,Who Can Help me,Please Reply 2 My E-mail-Lkpanda31@yahoo.com

    LK Panda

  3. Papu says:

    Papu bhai i am your big fan. I am really impressed on your acting.i want to invites u in our coming annual function of driems college. Tangi, ctc. If you agree plz reply by a message.

  4. Chitta Ranjan Dash says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a fan of Papu Pam Pam and I never miss his shows. But unfortunately I had missed the 2 shows.

    I would like to request that you may please provide/send me the full show of Jaha Kahibi Sata Kahibi of Thursday and Friday. I am writing this because after watching these 2 shows my life will be changed. The matter showing in these 2 clips are the real matter that is happening in my real married life.

    So, Please send me these 2 clips. I shall very greatful to you, if I get these clips.

    Appricate your quick response.

    Thanking you.

    Chitta Ranjan

  5. jiku says:

    i love papu bhai

  6. Lilu says:

    When I used a phone of my friend. I suddenly opened odiya comedy folder. There was a file of Papu pam pam. I had never seen him before. The comedy was awesome. I couldn’t believe. He is the first person of Odisha in standup comedy. I have seen all of his comedies. Really very nice.

    Papu Bhai, Keep it up.
    We all with you.

  7. Nadia says:

    you are so multi talented as i found in the taranga music.thanks to taranga music also to find your talent.and also 104fm.i am a fan of papu bhai.your directly indication please me in ur comedy.