12 x18 inch
Lalatendu Rath (Born 1948) is a well-known artist, director, actor and resource person. A Mech Engr of 1970 from NIT, Rourkela, he joined SAIL, took VR in 1997 and got settled in Bhubaneswar. After working for a few years with a few leading socio-development organizations, he has been working as a freelance consultant since last few years. His father, Late Sashibhushan Rath (1914 – 1979), was an eminent artist of the state.
Journey as an artist
A self-taught artist, passionate about drawing and painting from young days.
Instituted and conducted Art school at Rourkela for children in the seventies.
Held a solo exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and Digital Art in Bhubaneswar.
Participated in a number of Group Painting Exhibitions in BBSR and Delhi .
Participated in several State level as well as National level Artists’ Camps .
Designed the covers and layouts for a number of books, magazines and brochures
Has designed a large number of stage shows
Has designed and erected a few large civic monuments and murals in the steel city of Rourkela.
Approach to art work
Loves to draw with charcoal and pen and ink and paints with Acrylic. With a basic approach of contemporary realism, he loves to dabble with form and rhythm.
Written/ adopted about 15 plays of national repute.
Directed and produced about 40 plays in Odia, Hindi and Bengali.
Won a number of state and national awards for excellence in theater.
Had been a member of the State Sangeet Natak Academy for six years.
Films, TV and other interests
Acted in a few feature films, tele-films and tele-serials with leading Directors.
Anchored a few programs in DD and ETV
Directed and produced about 15 documentary films on various socio-cultural and livelihood themes.
Awarded at State and National levels for Films as well as Documentaries.
Keenly interested in music and photography