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Odisha’s Chittaranjan Tripathy appointed as the Director of National School of Drama

Bhubaneswar: Chittaranjan Tripathy, the accomplished actor-director with roots in Odisha, has been appointed as the Director of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. This historic appointment makes him the first Odia to hold this prestigious position.

Tripathy, an NSD alumnus, has left his mark on Bollywood with notable roles, including Trivedi in the popular Netflix web series ‘Sacred Games,’ a police inspector in ‘Chhapaak’ based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal’s life, and a negative character in ALT Balaji and ZEE5 web series ‘M.O.M Mission Over Mars.’ His recent appearance was in the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer ‘Dasvi,’ where he portrayed an IAS officer and Ganga Ram’s secretary.

Additionally, Tripathy has directed Odia films like ‘Dhauli Express,’ which received three Odisha State Film Awards, and ‘Mukhyamantri.’ In 2017, he was honored with the ‘Best Comedy Artiste’ award for his performance in ‘Love U Jessica.’

Tripathy completed his acting diploma from NSD in 1996 and is the batchmate of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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