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Jitesh Kumar Parida

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Jitesh Kumar Parida
Born24 June 1980 (1980-06-24) (age 43)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2014–present
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Jitesh Kumar Parida (born 24 June 1980) is an Indian film director, producer, and writer known for his work in Odia Film Industry and also advertising industry. He has directed and produced numerous television commercials and documentaries for various ministries and clients before venturing into filmmaking.[1]

Film career[edit]

Jitesh Kumar has been representing the Cannes Film Festival for the past four years. NFDC has given platforms in Cannes to collaborate with various countries.[2]

In an interview for an Odia channel he said, "As an Odia, he always dreamt of making Odia films to showcase worldwide, where he believes that Odisha has the full potential of shooting locations".[3]

Jitesh Kumar has shot a bilingual feature film titled T in 2023 in Odisha, which is based on the real-life incidents of Meghna Sahoo, India's first transgender cab driver. The first look of the poster and trailer of the film was unveiled at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in 2022. The film has won several international awards across the globe.[4]


Feature Films[edit]

Year Title Cast Credit
2016 Rabbi Presenter
2017 Mantostaan Producer
2017 Side A Side B Producer
2022 San84 Justice Co-director, Producer
2023 T Director, Producer

Pilot/short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Beginning Writer, Director
2017 Masterpiece Writer, Director -
2020 Kya Din The-Before Lockdown Writer, Director


  1. "Cannes Spotlight Shines On 'T', Movie On Odia Transgender Cabbie".
  2. "Director Jitesh Kumar Parida showcases trailer and poster of his upcoming film 'T' at Cannes".
  3. "Movie On Odia Transgender To Be Released In Theatres In Odisha & On OTT Nationally".
  4. "India at Cannes: Team 'T' unveils poster, trailer highlighting issues of transgender community".

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