Archana Nag is an Indian businesswoman who was arrested by the Odisha police on 6 October 2022 for allegedly extorting money from rich and influential people such as politicians, businessmen, and film producers by blackmailing and threatening them with photos and videos of their intimate moments.
Archana Nag Chand was born on 27 February in Kenduguda village in Lanjigarh locality, Kalahandi, Odisha, India. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. Archana attended Capital High School Unit-3 in Bhubaneswar. Some media sources claimed that Archana pursued her graduation in integrated law at the Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, but as per some media sources, it was not confirmed whether she completed her degree or not.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Archana’s father, Surendra Nath Nag, served as the president of the Niyamgiri Land Losers’ Association (NLLA) in Lanjigarh, Bhubaneswar.
Husband & Children
In 2018, Archana got married to Jagabandhu Chand, who belongs to Jaleswar in Balasore.
In Jaleswar, Jagabandhu worked at his father’s grocery store, and he later 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 they later got married to each other in the same year. The couple has a son.
Archana Nag follows Hinduism.
Archana resides in Satya Vihar in Bhubaneswar.
The rags-to-riches story
Archana Nag hailed from a poor family in the Kalahandi district, a place which was once a centre of extreme poverty and starvation deaths. In 2015, she shifted to Bhubaneswar, where she, reportedly, started working with a private security company. After working there for a few days, she joined a beauty parlour in Baramunda, Bhubaneswar.
The honey-trapping plan
After getting married to Jagabandhu Chand, Archana, along with her husband, allegedly ran a sex racket while working in the beauty parlour. Her husband, Jagabandhu, operated a used car showroom, and he addressed himself as the supporter of a political party to get along with several influential persons like politicians, builders, businessmen, filmmakers, and others. As per sources, Archana introduced herself as a lawyer, and she particularly made connections with rich and influential people of Odisha and allegedly provided them with the opportunity to get physically involved with other women. Reportedly, she was accused of supplying women as per the need of the interested party in return for a lump sum of money. To extort money from the concerned party, Archana used to shoot and capture their intimate moments and later blackmailed them. As per sources, Archana allegedly involved 15 girls, who used to work as per the instructions given by her to trap the powerful personalities of Bhubaneswar in the sex racket. She extorted crores of rupees from several rich and powerful personalities in the state by threatening to release photos and videos of their intimate moments. Within a few months of their marriage, the couple amassed assets, jewellery, and cars worth crores. Archana was appointed as the director of Additya Prestige Agro Private Limited on 9 January 2021 and Golden Empress Private Limited on 29 June 2022. Soon, she became the owner of ABC motors, a pre-owned car showroom in Rasulgarh, Bhubaneshwar and Aditya Villa Production House in Sundarpada, Bhubaneswar. However, her plan of honey-trapping backfired when the Odia film producer Akshay Parija lodged a complaint against her of threatening and blackmailing him.