Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: Prominent Odia film actress Sudharani Jena, a doctor by profession, passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.
Started her journey in the world of acting during the 1960s, Jena's exceptional contributions to timeless cinematic creations like “Gapahele Bi Sata,” “Ram Balram,” “Kaveri,” “Jhia Ti Sita Par,” “Sankha Mahuri,” and “Topae Sindura Di Pata Sankha” earned her prestigious accolades.
The news of Jena's demise has engulfed the Odia film industry in a pall of gloom.
Displaying versatility as an actress, Jena embarked on her cinematic odyssey in the 1960s.
As per the reports, she marked her debut with the film ‘Parinama,’ a creation produced by Kabiraj Krushnachandra Tripathy Sharma.
Jena, a qualified medical professional, seamlessly intertwined her acting pursuits with her medical education. Garnering acclaim for her remarkable performances, she clinched the Best Actress award consistently for four consecutive years.