Archana Nag Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married Religion: Hinduism Hometown: Kenduguda, Kalahandi, Odisha

Full name Archana Nag Chand [1]Archana Nag Chand – Facebook
Profession(s) • Lawyer
• Entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 161 cm
in meters– 1.61 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
As a director • Additya Prestige Agro Private Limited (9 January 2021-present)
• Golden Empress Private Limited (29 June 2022-present)
As an entrepreneur • Owner of ABC motors, a pre-owned car showroom in Rasulgarh, Bhubaneshwar
• Owner of Aditya Villa Production House in Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 February
Birthplace Lanjigarh, Kalahandi, Odisha, India. [2]Times Now
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Lanjigarh, Kalahandi, Odisha, India.
School Capital High School Unit-3, Bhubaneswar
College/University Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Odisha
Educational Qualification Degree in integrated law [3]The Times of India

Note: As per some media sources, it is not confirmed whether she completed her degree or not.

Religion Hinduism
Address Satya Vihar in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Controversy Booked for allegedly running a sex racket
On 2 October 2022, a woman lodged a complaint against Archana Nag at the Khandagiri police station for allegedly using her in extorting lump sum amounts of money from influential parties like businessmen, politicians, and film-makers by blackmailing and threatening them of publicly leaking their intimate moments captured in photos or videos. The complainant revealed that in 2019, Archana, along with her husband, invited her to a party and intoxicated her drink following which they took some inappropriate photos of her. They assured her not to leak her pictures online only if she agrees to be part of their sex trade. In April 2021, Archana asked her to initiate a conversation with Akshay Parija, an Odia film producer, and establish a physical relationship with him. However, Akshay filed an FIR against her at the Nayapalli police station, and he accused her of blackmailing and threatening him of leaking his indecent photos and demanding 3 crores rupees in return. According to Akshay, Archana called him at a hotel, added some sedatives to his drink and captured his private moments with a girl. While addressing the press reporters, Akshay said,
Archana struck a deal with me at a city-based posh hotel and demanded Rs 3 crore from me. She threatened to kill me by cutting me into pieces if I did not oblige.” [4]Odisha Bytes
On 6 October 2022, Archana was arrested by the police, and during a press meet, the deputy commissioner of police, Prateek Singh, confirmed the news by revealing her honey-trapping plan and said,
A case was registered against Archana Nag on October 2 at Khandagiri police station. The case 496/22 has been registered against her under 387, 420 and 506 IT Act. Her modus operandi was she first very cunningly developed friendship with the victims. She then called them to her house and got intimate with them. She then recorded intimate videos through secret cameras and later blackmailed the victims, some of whom were from influential backgrounds.” [5]News18
Police arrested her under sections 341, 328, 324, 354C, 370, 386/387/388, 389, 419/420, 465, 506, 120B of IPC and section 66E, 67 of the IT Act. While Archana was taken to the court, she addressed the press and said,
I will tell everything at the right time. I will tell everything, but please wait for the right time. Police investigation will reveal everything. But, I request media to not spread fake news about me without any proof.” [6]Odisha TV

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year, 2018
Husband/Spouse Jagabandhu Chand
Children Son– Name not known

Daughter– None

Parents Father- Surendra Nath Nag (president of the Niyamgiri Land Losers’ Association (NLLA) in Bhubaneswar)

Mother- Name not known

Other Relative Father-in-law- Name not known
Style Quotient
Car Collection • BMW X3

• Ford Endeavor

• Maruti Suzuki Swift
• Mahindra Thar

• Toyota Fortuner car

Money Factor
(as of 2022)
• A lavish three-storey bungalow worth Rs 3 crore in Satya Vihar, Bhubaneswar

• A farmhouse at Nakhara, Bhubaneswar [7]Kalinga TV

Some Lesser Known Facts About Archana Nag

  • Archana Nag is an Indian businesswoman who was arrested on 6 October 2022 by the Odisha police on account of allegedly extorting money from prominent and rich personalities of the state like businessmen, politicians, and filmmakers by blackmailing them with photos and videos of their intimate moments.
  • Archana’s husband, Jagabandhu, worked at his father’s grocery store in Jaleswar, Balasore district of Odisha. Later, he shifted to Bhubaneswar to work at a hotel. In 2018, he came in contact with Archana, while she was working at a beauty parlour, and married her.
  • Archana Nag hailed from a poor family in Kalahandi district, a place which was once a centre of extreme poverty and starvation deaths. [8]The Print In 2015, she shifted to Bhubaneswar and reportedly started working with a private security company. After working there for a few days, she joined a beauty parlour in Baramunda, Bhubaneswar.
  • In 2018, after getting married to Jagabandhu Chand, Archana, while working at the beauty parlour allegedly ran a sex racket along with her husband. She intentionally made connections with the influential people of the city like politicians, businessmen, and filmmakers and introduced herself as a lawyer to maintain close proximity with them. On the other hand, her husband, Jagabandhu worked at a pre-owned car showroom and introduced himself as a political party supporter to establish a close rapport with the prominent personalities of Bhubaneswar. Archana targeted rich personalities, invited them to her party, provided them with the opportunity of getting intimate with other women and captured their private moments. It was speculated that around 15 girls were involved, acting as per Archana’s instructions to make the influential people fall prey to the sexual trap. [9]Argus News Reportedly, Archana supplied women to the interested party in return for a huge amount of money. She extorted money from rich and dominant people in the state by blackmailing and intimidating them with their photos or videos captured during their private time. Soon, the couple accumulated various assets, jewellery, cars, and other valuable items worth crores.
  • In October 2022, Lingaraj Azad, who is a social activist and is known to Archana Nag’s father, posted on his Facebook handle and revealed that Archana went through a difficult and complicated childhood as she was gang raped during her teenage by four men namely Raju, Surya Narayan aka Landu, and Karan Kumar Pradhan. According to him, Archana’s father was forced to leave his own ancestral property so that it could be used by a builder for a particular construction. His father organized several protests along with the native villagers against the builder to stop the project’s construction. Allegedly, to seek vengeance against Archana’s father, a few anti-social elements targetted his daughter, kidnapped her, and raped her. On 4 October 2008, a case was registered against the accused at Lanjigarh police station. Reportedly, the gang rape case was suppressed by the high profile people holding money and political power. According to Lingaraj, Archana, who was not able to cope with the damage done to her physically and emotionally, left the town without informing her family and never returned. Lingaraj’s Facebook post read,
    Truth must come to the fore and perhaps Archana’s mental agony forced her to become what she is today. Her gangrape reminds me of the story of much-debated bandit queen Phoolan Devi from Uttar Pradesh. So-called dignitaries of the erstwhile society had remained silent when this minor gangrape survivor had to face the trauma. She is said to be giving sleepless nights to a number of luminaries in Odisha, these days. But, who are actually at fault? ‘Good’ or ‘bad’ are never absolute terms; rather, those should be interpreted in a very relative sense. Public figures directly or indirectly associated with Archana must be brought within the purview of probe. The accused woman should not be blamed alone for all that has recently happened.” [10]Sambad

    A picture of the FIR filed by Lanjigarh police against the accused in Archana Nag’s gang rape case

  • In October 2022, it was reported that Odia filmmaker, Sridhar Martha, found Archana Nag’s story interesting, and he decided to make a feature film on her life. [11]Mint
  • According to her Facebook handle, Archana worked as a lawyer for the Odisha High Court. [12]Archana Nag Chand – Facebook
  • Babu Singh, a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), claimed that at least 25 political leaders belonging to the party Biju Janata Dal (BJD), were included in Archana’s sex racket. [13]The Economic Times
  • As per sources, Archana had prepared a list of 50 influential personalities from Odisha to target and extort money from them. [14]The Economic Times
  • Archana has a total of four foreign-breed pet dogs and a white horse, which she bought for Rs 6 lakh from Kolkata. [15]India Today
    An Instagram post shared by Archana Nag’s husband in which he is showcasing his newly bought horse
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↑1 Archana Nag Chand – Facebook
↑2 Times Now
↑3 The Times of India
↑4 Odisha Bytes
↑5 News18
↑6 Odisha TV
↑7 Kalinga TV
↑8 The Print
↑9 Argus News
↑10 Sambad
↑11 Mint
↑12 Archana Nag Chand – Facebook
↑13, ↑14 The Economic Times
↑15 India Today

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