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Sisir Mishra
Odisha, India
Alma materRavenshaw College
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
SpouseKadambini Mishra
HonoursPadma Shri

Sisir Mishra is an Indian film director[1] and screenwriter best known for directing Hindi and Odia language films including Bheegi Palkein,[2] Samay Ki Dhara,[3] Billoo Baadshaah,[4] TADA and Aseema.

In 2018 he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award.[5]


He was born in Bomkei, near Digapahandi in the Ganjam district of Odisha. His father Purushottam Mishra, was an engineer who worked for the British Raj. Mishra completed his B.Sc degree from Khallikote College, Brahmapur and an M.Sc in Physics from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.

In 1965, Mishra left his academic career as a physics lecturer, moved to Mumbai and started his film career as an Assistant Director under Mehboob Khan (director of Mother India) and Jyoti Swaroop (director of Padosan).

Mishra went on to direct many box office hit films in the Odia language such as Sindura Bindu, Suna Sansaara, Subarna Seeta, Samaya Bada Balawaan, Ei Ama Sansaara, Bastra Harana, Suna Bhauja, Sabata Maa and others.[6] In addition, he directed several Hindi films.[7]



Popularly known as the Dronacharya of Oriya Cinema,[by whom?] Sisir Mishra pioneered modern film making in Oriya cinema.[citation needed] He won many awards. Following are some of his prestigious awards:


Mishra is married to Kadambini Mishra, who has also acted as co-scriptwriter for a number of his films. He has two sons, Sagar and Sameer.[citation needed]


  1. ^ K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-136-77284-9.
  2. ^ Orissa reference: glimpses of Orissa. TechnoCAD Systems. 2001.
  3. ^ Bharathi S. Pradhan (2016). Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography. Om Books International. pp. 292–. ISBN 978-93-85609-59-6.
  4. ^ David Blamey; Robert D'Souza (2005). Living Pictures: Perspectives on the Film Poster in India. Open Editions. ISBN 978-0-949004-15-4.
  5. ^ "Padma awards 2018 announced, MS Dhoni, Sharda Sinha among 85 recipients: Here's complete list". India TV. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  6. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 148–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9.
  7. ^ "Sisir Mishra". Archived from the original on 15 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Full list of Padma awardees 2018". The Hindu. 25 January 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 June 2020.