Name – Hara Patnaik
Date of Birth – 12 October 1958
Place – Tulasipur, Cuttack, Odisha
Date of Death – 13 January 2015
Wife – Jharana Pattanaik
Daughters – Arjya, Ananya
Occupation – Actor, Director
Industry – Ollywood
First Film (Actor) – Sahari Bagha
First Film (Director) – Daiba Daudi
Last Film (Actor/Director) – Omm Sai Ram
Last TV Serial – Mo Jejemaa
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Hara Patnaik is an Odia film actor, director and screenplay writer. He is regarded as the best villain in Odia film industry till now.
He was born in the city of Cuttack and lived there till death. His father’s name is Bipin Bihari Patnaik, mother is Annada Patnaik and wife’s name is Jharana Patnaik. He has two daughters – Arjya and Ananya Patnaik. His younger brother Debu Patnaik and brother-in-law (sadu) Chandi Parija are also film directors.
Hara Patnaik has introduced many stars like Anubhav Mohanty, Sabyasachi Mishra and Babushan Mohanty into Ollywood. He has directed Siddhanta Mohapatra and Mihir Das in many superhit Odia movies.
Patnaik had completed Graduation from Christ college and studied theatre from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya. He was a regular theatre actor in the 80’s and a member of the ‘Shatabdira Kalakar’ troupe.
Patnaik’s journey in films started with Sahari Bagha in 1985. With his portrayal of major negative characters, he soon became the ultimate villain of Odia films in the 90’s.
A mean son or brother in family dramas, the intimidating villain in action films – Hara Patnaik was extremely popular among viewers as the anti-hero.
Patnaik has to his credit making stars out of debutants such as Anubhav Mohanty, whom he directed in I Love You that turned to be the biggest grosser of Odia industry.
He also introduced Babushan in Romeo: The Lover Boy (2009) and Sabyasachi in Pagal Premi (2007). All the three are popular stars of the Odia film industry.
Hara Patnaik Odia Movies List
|Omm Sai Ram||2012||Actor, Director|
|Romeo The Loverboy||2009||Director|
|Chaati Chiri Dele Tu||2008||Actor|
|Pagala Premi||2007||Actor, Director|
|Thank You Bhagban||2006||Actor, Director|
|Barsa My Darling||2004||Actor, Director|
|I Love You||2004||Actor, Director|
|Ae Jugara Krushna Sudama||2003||Director||Je Panche Para Manda||2003||Actor|
|Sindura Nuhein Khela Ghara||2002||Actor|
|Mo Kola To Jhulana||2001||Actor|
|Kalki Abatar||1999||Actor, Director|
|Katha Kahiba Mo Matha Sindoor||1999||Actor|
|Paradesi Babu||1999||Actor, Director|
|Ganga Jamuna||1997||Actor, Director|
|Nari Bi Pindhipare Rakta Sindura||1997||Actor, Director|
|Suhaga Sindura||1996||Actor, Director|
|Pua Moro Bhola Shankara||1996||Director|
|Rakhile Siba Mariba Kie||1994||Actor|
|Bhagya Hate Dori||1993||Director|
|Ghara Mora Swarga||1992||Actor|
|Kapala Likhana||1991||Actor, Director|
|Daiba Daudi||1990||Actor, Director|
|Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna||1989||Actor|
|Jahaku Rakhibe Ananta||1988||Actor|
|Chaka Aakhi Sabu Dekhuchi||1987||Actor|
|Jor Jaar Mulak Tar||1986||Actor|
|Mo Jejemaa||2014||Zee Kalinga|
Hara Patnaik is the only actor of Odia film industry whose all dialogues are famous. Some hit dialogues of him are like – ‘Nai nai nai ma’, ‘Maa raan’, ‘Full bobal’, ‘Kat kat katra’ etc.
He was particularly known for his get-ups and catchphrase dialogues in hits such as Jor Jaar Mulak Taar, Daiba Daudi, Jahaku Rakhiba Ananta and many more. He had acted in about 40 films in a span of three decades.
As a director, too, Patnaik was extremely successful. He was behind the camera for 19 films.
During his filmy career, Hara Patnaik received many awards and recognitions as an actor in negative roles and as a director. He has made some unforgettable films like Pua Mora Bhola Sankara etc.
Film director and actor Hara Patnaik, the archetypal bad man of Ollywood, died in a Bhubaneswar hospital on 13 January 2015 (Tuesday). The 57-year-old actor, who had been battling blood cancer for the past seven years, left behind fans and film fraternity members mourning.
The last rites of Hara Patnaik performed at Satichaura, Cuttack on 14 January (Makar Sankranti).
First the body of Patnaik was taken on a procession to the office of the Odisha Motion Pictures Technician and Workers’ Association (OMPTWA). From there, it was taken to the Annapurna Theatre where Patnaik had started his career and then the Union Club where the veteran actor used to spend his leisure time. Then the body was taken to the Police High School where Patnaik studied.
Later the fans and well-wishers carried the body of Hara Patnaik on their shoulder to Satichaura crematorium for cremation. Almost every big and small name from the Odia film industry turned up to pay their last respect.
Opinions of Ollywood Stars
Veteran director, actor and theatre personality Ajit Dash said: “I was his teacher at the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, and we also acted together in theatre at Kala Vikas Kendra. He was like my son.”
Veteran actor Bijay Mohanty said, “He was my student and made me proud as a teacher. His death came as a shock to me. His style of working was different and he knew how to capture the nerve of the audience. I had never seen him tense on the film sets. He was always calm and composed.”
Ollywood superstar and MP Anubhav Mohanty said, “Whatever I am today and the acting I know, I owe all to Hara uncle. He was the one, who launched me in 2004 by directing ‘I Love You’. It was a pleasure and great learning experience to work with him. As a director, he exactly knew what he wanted from his actor. His advice is still fresh in my mind and I follow them even today.”
Actor Sabyasachi Mishra said, “Whatever I am today is because of him. It was he who brought me into movies and was my guru. Whenever I used to sign any movie, I used to inform him and now, there will be a vacuum in my life.”
Odia star Babushan Mohanty said, “He was my mentor and guru and was very close to my family. I have learnt a lot from him and he was also a great human being who never lost his cool while directing or acting. I will always miss his presence in my life.”
Mahasweta Ray said, “It is a painful news. Hara was my contemporary and we were very close. I have also acted under his direction. He was cool and composed and was dedicated to his work. The industry lost a great actor, director and a nice human being.”
Actress Archita Sahu said, “I had a dream to work with him and now, it will never be fulfilled. Though I was not that close to him, he used to inspire and bless me whenever we met. the Odia film industry has lost a very dynamic person.”
Director Susant Mani said, “It is an irreparable loss to the Odia film fraternity. He was avery successful director and the vacuum he has left behind can’t be filled. He had once advised me to go out and meet people at the grassroots to make better movies and his words had really touched me.”
National award winning director Gadadhar Puty said they had been close friends for over two decades but never worked with each other. “He had promised to work in my next endeavour,” he said.
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