Uttam Mohanty is one of the most popular Ollywood star. He is one of the versatile actor. He had dominated the Odia film industry throughout the 80’s and 90’s. He was born and brought up in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district. Excluding films he has been widely acclaimed for his roles in television serials and private albums. Uttam Mohanty had first explored the Oriya film world while he was living with his elder brother Late Arun Ku. Mohanty in Calcutta. He signed for the first Oriya movie while he had enrolled for chartered accountancy course in Calcutta. Later, his film had a big hit and then Uttam opted seriously for being an actor.
Currently, he is working for Odia tele-serials and movies. He is interested in enhancing his knowledge in the area of politics.
He has to his credit more than 135 Odia films to date and has acted in 30 Bengali films and in the only Hindi film Naya Jahar. He wined several awards and prizes for his acting skills. He has been awarded with the prestigious “Jayadev Puraskar” in the year 1999.
State Film Award as Best actor for for Phula Chandana,Jhiati Sita pari,Danda Balunga,Suna chadhei State Film Award as Best Supporting actor for To Binu anyagati nahin. Jayadeb award in 1999 Indira gandhi Priyadarshini award in 2006 Awards from Citic association,chitrapuri,banichitra,Chalachitra jagata Fitfat Biscope award 2008