Odisha’s Rajkishore made the state proud


Raj Kishore Hota of Subarnapur district in Odisha made his mark in the Hindi film industry and made the state proud. The 35 year old is the assistant director of the recently-released film Dream Girl 2. The Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer has Ananya Panday as the heroine of the film which has been directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa.

Born in a middle-class family, Raj Kishore has his roots in Gridco Colony of this town. However, studies did not have much interest for him and he dropped out of the MBA course which he had enrolled in at Bhubaneswar in 2008. Then he moved to Mumbai to pursue his filmy dreams.
In Mumbai Raj Kishore had to struggle a lot in Mumbai as he did not know people in the Hindi film industry. His first break came when he worked as an assistant director with Panda for the film I AM KALAM. In 2021, Raj Kishore made a documentary titled The Mountain Hockey. The documentary dwelt on 400 girls belonging to the scheduled tribes in Odisha and their passion for hockey. The documentary made people realise the prowess of Raj Kishore.
Raj Kishore said that working with big actors and directors has been an enriching experience for him. “I have learnt a lot from this commercial venture. It has been a huge opportunity for me. Now I am getting offers to work in some big budget movies and serials,” Raj Kishore said.

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