He is an Internationally acclaimed Film Maker and Producer. Panda has produced and directed over 70 diverse and cutting edge Films, documentaries and shorts. These films are based on important social issues such as climate change, child labor, education, water issues, sanitation and many other developmental issues in India. His first iconic feature film, the highly acclaimed ‘I am Kalam’, has won 32 International awards, one national award. His second feature film “Jalpari”, about female feticide and gender equality, was also well received by audience and was highly acclaimed. It received the prestigious, MIP Junior award at Cannes. His third feature film “Babloo Happy Hai”, was well received, based on Youths and HIV/AIDS. It was also well appreciated by audience and critics in India. His new film “Kaun Kitney paani main, a satire on water crisis in India released last august. The film is highly critically acclaimed. The film talks about the current scenario & how water will become a scarce currency unless we save and manage it. He is awarded with Padma Shri (2016) , British Council- Creative Futures of India 2006 (Longest Journey award), UK Environment Film Fellowship (2005), Heroism in Cinematography(2003), THP, New York “Excellence in media” for fighting the cause Female foeticide, United Nations Visual Media fellowship (2002), “Odisha icon” (2011), “Living Legend” (2012), “Son of Odisha” (2012), “Bharat Gaurav (India’s pride 2015), Asia Pacific entrepreneurship award Karmaveer Purasakar.