Gloria Mohanty started her filmy career with the path-breaking third odia film “Sri Jagannath” in 1949. She has acted in many memorable films like Kedar Gouri, Maa, Sitarati, Taapoi, Tapasya, Ulka, Adi Mimansa and Sasughara Chalijibi. She was born and brought up in Cuttack. She also acted in a large number of television serials and stage plays.
She has been honoured with the State’s highest honour for contribution to odia cinema – the Jayadeb Puraskar for 1994 and Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992. Cultural orgainsation Srjan awarded her Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award for the year of 2011 and Life Time Achievement Award from Cultural organisation Ghungur in 2012.
Apart from acting, she was a trained classical singer and represented Odisha at the National volleyball championship twice (in 1956 and 1960).