Bhubaneswar: Odia actress Deepa Sahu passed away at a private hospital in Odisha capital on Monday. She was 37.
Her husband Manindra Dutta informed the media about her demise. She had been battling cancer for over two years now.
The actress was admitted to Capital Hospital last month after her condition became critical. She was later shifted to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar and then to a private hospital after a sudden drop in her haemoglobin level. Her family had also sought help from different quarters for her treatment, sources said.
Deepa made her debut in Ollywood with ‘Nari Akhire Niyan’. Popular in the Odia album industry, she rose to fame in the late 90s with hits like ‘Tora krushna chuda rangara nali odhani’, ‘Hai hai to malli phula gajara’ and ‘Ekda ekda ra’. She acted in a few telefilms. She had also played a negative character in a popular soap.