Hara Patanaik born 12 October 1958 is one of the most popular Oriya Movie stars in the state of Orissa. He serves Oriya Film Industry as an actor, director, screenplay writer, singer etc.During his 20 years tenure, he got several state-level awards and accreditation from media and Oriya cine public at large.From a very young age he started his career as a stage and theater artist.
In 1977 he entered the film industry as an assistant director to Sisir Mishra for the film “Suna Sansara”. In 1990 he launched his first venture “Daiba Daudi” as a Director. From that day he has never looked back. “Pardesi Babu” is his first movie to get released in West Bengal in 1999. His films like I love you, Pagal Premi, Kalki Abatar, Ganga Jamuna, Daiba Daudi, Kapala Likhana, Pua Mora Bhola Sankara have created many mile stones in the film industry as well as at box office.
He is known as the “BAD MAN” of ollywood and tollywood.
Awards-Orissa Sangeeta Nataka Academy (1978), Best Actor award from State Cultural Dept. (1982), Rajib Gandhi Sadvabana Sanman (2003), Best Director Award from OMPTWA (2005).