Cuttack: Veteran Ollywood and television serial actress Anita Das passed away on Friday. She was 57.
Anita Das died of cardiac arrest at her residence near Shelter Chhak in Cuttack, said sources.
Born in 1957, Anita Das made her feature film debut with Jajabara in 1975 and appeared in over a hundred movies, mostly in supporting roles. Her death has sent shock waves to cinema lovers in the state.
Her other notable performances were in the films Krishna Sudama (1976), Ramayan (1980), Swapna Sagara (1983), Gadhi Janile Ghara Sundara (1994), Maa-o-Mamata (1980) and Ki Heba Sua Posile (1991).
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the untimely death of Anita Das. He also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The Chief Minister said she will be remembered for her immense contribution to Odia film and television industry.