List of Khandayats

Below is a list of people from the Khandayat community from Odisha in Media, Politics, Industry, Literature, Academics, and Religion

Biren Routray, veteran Ollywood actor, acting in many movies including Hisab Nikas
Elina Samantray, recent Ollywood actress
Samaresh Routray, Ollywood actor, television personality and producer appearing in more than 30 Odia films. Also the director of Music company, OdiaOne.
SworaArabinda Muduli, famous classical musician who is known for devotional bhajans of Lord Jagannath.
Bhajan Samrat Bal, most famous devotional mantra and bhajan singer of Odisha.

Utkal Keshari Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab (INC). Born into a aristocratic Khandayat family, he became a freedom fighter and the first Chief Minister of Odisha
Nilamani Routray, (Janata Party), was one of the chief ministers of Odisha.
Veer Surendra Sai, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters from Odisha
Srikant Kumar Jena, Former Union Minister and Congress leader.
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD leader and MP from Balangir district.
Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo, KCIE, last princely ruler of Patna State in Odisha, and one of the chief ministers of Odisha.
Binod Kanungo, renowned Odia author, veteran freedom fighter, educator, social reformer and Gandhian. Also one of pioneering journalists for the The Samaja
Manmohan Samal, BJP State President
RP Swain, BJD minister.

Utkal Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati, one of Odisha greatest poets. Considered the father of Odia Nationalism and literature.
Sarala Das, also known as Sideshwar Parida, is the first recorded Odia poet and scholar to write in Odia. Translated Ramayana and Mahabharata from Sanskrit into Odia.
Pratibha Ray, one of leading contemporary writers who has written much on the issues of feminism and social issues of Odisha.
Gopal Chhotray, considered one of the chief architects of modern Odia Theatre.
Natabar Samantaray, Odia Literary critic. Did critical reviews of the works of writers such as Fakir Mohan Senapati and Radhanath Ray.
Sachidananda Routray, a prolific writer and poet. Received the Jnanpith Award, highest literary honor in India.
Madhusudan Rao, Odia poet in the colonial times. Also known as Bhaktakabi (trans. Religious Poet).