Recently the city Cuttack seems to be a hub of talent.
From You-Tubers to actors, this city seems to have taken a vow to represent Odisha at the national level. A 23 year old Economics graduate is the new sensation of Bollywood, Ollywood and even the Bengali movie industry. Riyana Shukla, born and brought up in the twin city Cuttack had her dreams carved in her mind from a very young age and slowly and steadily she sculpted her way to the city of dreams, The Maya Nagari “MUMBAI”.
After being a part of the Bollywood movie industry with three movies down her bag. She is all excited to earn a status in the Bengali film industry. Although her three Bollywood movies,” Mr MBA, LUCKHNOWI ISHQ AND LIFE KI AISI KI TAISI ” didn’t succeed at the box office, she hasn’t given up because after all failure is what leads us to the path of success. The best of best in the movie industries have gone through the flop stage in their initial stage and she has a long way to go with a lot of time and experience to help her out at every stage.
Her last Odia movie titled “TU ACHU TA MU ACHI” with Chandan Kar as the lead actor was a murder mystery with a hint of Bollywood and breathtaking songs. A student of Roshan Taneja School of Acting Mumbai, Riyana is a little concerned about her Bollywood movies not making the cut. That being said she is super excited for an upcoming Bengali movie, the title for which has not been finalized yet.
With young talents like Riyana taking acting as a main stream career, going all the way from east to west to pursue her dreams, we are sure she would be an inspiration to many and we wish her huge success for her upcoming movies.