Sidhant Mohapatra born 4 May 1966, known popularly as Munna Bhai, is an Indian film, television personality and politician who works predominantly in Odia films. His debut film, Shradhanjali, starred Lekha Nanda as the female lead in 1993. He has acted in more than 150 Odia and Bengali films. He has also appeared in a supporting role in Sisir Mishra’s hindi movie Assema.
He joined Biju Janata Dal in 2009 and contested as MP from Berhampur constituency in the 2009 “15th Lok Sabha” election, which he won. He won reelection in the 2014 general election by a margin of nearly 100,000 votes amidst stiff competition from UPA and NDA candidates. However, he did not contest in his third bid.