A translator par excellence, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Mishra has published 84 books translated into Hindi besides translating 82 books from Odia into Hindi. He received the Central Sahitya Akademi Award for translation in 1998 for translating the works of Jnanpith Award winners Odia poet Dr. Sitakanta Mohapatra.
Dr. Mishra, who is former Registrar of the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, also served as Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General at the World Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius between 2008 and 2011.
A Master of Arts in Hindi literature from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, he did his PH.D in Comparative Literature from the same university. He has also been honoured with the World Hindi Samman, Johannesburg, Madhya Pradesh Rashtrabhasha Puraskar, Bankim Chandra Puraskar for Hindi, Kolkata, Sahitya Shree Samman, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, New Delhi, Rajbhasha Ratna Samman of Rashtrabhasha Swabhiman Nyas, New Delhi and Pravasi Odia Samman, Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Mishra participated and presented papers in the 6th World Hindi Conference at London in 1999, 8th World Hindi Conference at New York in 2007, 9th World Hindi Conference at Johannesburg and 10th World Hindi Conference at Bhopal.