RÉSUMÉ

  • An Alumni of the FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA, Pune, with Diploma in Film Acting, BIJAYA JENA is a celebrated Actress from Orissa and recipient of the State Award for Best Actress for film JAGA BALIA.
  • Has acted in various projects notably :
  • Hindi Feature Films : RAZIA SULTAN (by Kamal Amrohi), NAXALITES (by K.A.Abbas), HOLI (by Ketan Mehta),
  • Television : EK KAHANI, PARAM VEER CHAKRA, VIKRAM AUR VETAL, AKS AUR AINA (Mahesh Elkunchwar's TV Play), INSPECTOR GENERAL (based on Gogol's play)
  • Odia films : JAGA BALIA, ASHAR AKASH, HEERA NEELA, HAKIM BABU (National Award winning film).
  • Has also acted in Ismail Merchant's British Film, THE DECEIVERS.
  • Member of the Jury in the NATIONAL FEATURE FILM AWARDS, 1993.
  • Was on the Governing Council of the Film & TV Institute of India from 1992-95.
  • Member of the Jury in FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Teheran, Iran, 2007
  • Member of the Jury on the Jury in KISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Iran, 2011.
  • Guest lecturer at Film & TV Institute of India, Pune, 2011.
  • Member of the Jury in ROSHD INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL FILMS (Features), Iran, 2012.
  • Received ODISHA FILM FAIR AWARD, 2012 for Lifetime Dedication.
  • Received award by the Municipality of PINAMAR, Argentina in 2014.
  • Member of the Jury in GOLDEN APRICOT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Armenia, 2015.
  • Member of the INDIAN PANORAMA Jury, International Film Festivalof India, Goa, 2015.
  • Member of the jury in ALL LIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Kochi, 2015.
  • Was Chairperson, GOA STATE FILM AWARDS,2016
  • Member of the Jury, Indian competition section, BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2017.
  • Chairperson of the Jury, GUWAHATI HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL,March 2017.
  • TARA   (Directorial début) — Production, Script, Direction & Acting
    Feature film in Odia produced by Encore Productions.
    The film has received the National Award for the Best Odia Film 1992 ;
    has competed in the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINEMA AU FEMININ, MARSEILLES 1992 ;
    and participated in the CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1992.
    has also received critical acclaim for her performance in the title character.
  • ABHAAS (PROLOGUE)Production, Script, Direction & Acting
    Feature Film in Hindi produced by Encore Productions.
    Script-Advisor - Hungarian maestro, Mr. ISTVÀN GAÁL.
    Participated in the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LA ROCHELLE, France, 1997.
    Competed in the PENANG FILM FESTIVAL, MALAYSIA, 1997 (Competition Section).
    Competed in the CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 1997 (Competition Section).
    Screened at the Nehru Centre, London in January 2000.
    Invited to MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL in Cinema of the World Category, 1997;
    the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SOCHI, RUSSIA.
    Was telecast on C4, BBC in 2013 as part of the 100 yrs of Indian Cinema Celebration.
  • Developing English feature film with Oscar winner F.Murray Abraham, Catarina Wallenstein on Goa liberation tentatively titled GOAN SONATA with Meera International,Kolkata.
    Currently in discussion with Oscar nominated actor Viggo Mortensen for the lead actor.
  • Developing Hindi film THE SURVIVOR adapted from an award winning novella to be co-produced by award winning French producer Morteza Mohammadi.