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Sambalpur, Odisha— IAS Ananya Das Dancing To “Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain” Song? Fact-Check

IAS Ananya Das, the District Magistrate and Collector of Sambalpur, Odisha, is depicted in a video that has gone viral, featuring the woman dancing on a Ram Bhajan by Jubin Nautiyal’s “Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain”.

@DebashishHiTs tweeted “संबलपुर, ओडिसा की कलक्टर अनन्या दास जी का राम भजन पर बहुत सुंदर नृत्य, जय श्री राम #Odisha #Sambalpur Collector Ananya Das dances on #RamAayeHai #JaiShriRam” on Jan 29, 2024.

Several other accounts, including @kiran_makadia, @narindarnaswa, @ParetaShri, @PRAveen_hindu22, @uttamprithvi, @edcjai, @TheSootr, @JaikishanAhuja, @marinetiwari also made the same claim that the Collector of Sambalpur, Odisha, who is IAS Ananya Das, danced on a Ram Bhajan “Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain”. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, the woman portrayed in the video is dancer, singer, and social media influencer Mradula Mahajan, not Ananya Das. This has nothing to do with IAS, Ananya Das.

The whole original video was uploaded on Instagram on Jan 6, 2024 by @mradula217.

Ananya Das (@AnanyaDasIAS“) appreciated the dance performance in a twitter post on Jan 27 2024 and clarified that it is not her performance.

We also visited Raj Express, which published an article on this incident on Jan 29, 2024 with the headline “IAS Ananya Das: Video of Ananya Das dancing on Ram Bhajan goes viral, IAS said – ‘Sadly Not Mine’ “.

Check out the full Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Influencers are circulating unrelated videos claiming to be of IAS Ananya Das to get the spotlight on social media. A video that shows a woman dancing on a Ram Bhajan by Jubin Nautiyal, “Mere Ghar Ram Aaye Hain,” has been shared, claiming to be of IAS Ananya Das, District Magistrate & Collector of Sambalpur, Odisha. The woman in the video is actually Mradula Mahajan, a social media influencer, dancer, and singer rather than Ananya Das. IAS Ananya Das has nothing to do with it.


Fact : The fact is that the woman seen in the video is not Ananya Das but Mradula Mahajan, a dancer, singer, and social media Influencer. Nothing to do with IAS Ananya Das.

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