Uttam Mohanty is a famous Ollywood (Odia films) actor who rose to prominence after his first film in Odia screen. He is still the most popular actor in the Odia screen, but now he plays only character role as per his age and outlook.
Uttam Mohanty was the superstar of the 1980's. He dominated the screen hero image during the seventies and eighties when he appeared in the leading role. His first film was ‘Abhiman’(1977) which was a big hit. He gave audition for this film and was selected by director Sadhu Meher to play the lead role in the film. After that Uttam became the most bankable star of the era, delivering a succession of box office successes with movies like 'Tapasya', 'Ram Balram', 'Nijhum Ratira Sathi’, ‘Chinha Achhinha’, etc. Later, he paired up with actress
Mahasweta Ray in ‘Pati Patni’ and the film was a hit. The pairing of Uttam-Mahasweta worked and together they gave Odia audiences some memorable films on the silver screen. While working on sets, Uttam decided to marry Mahaswata but this love story was not a success, and they got separated, Later, he acted with another actress
Aparajita Mohanty and their pair too was a real hit on the silver screen.The two did a string of films after that, and their on-screen venture was appreciated by mass audiences Later, he married actress Aparajita, and now they have a son.
Uttam had been at the top for nearly two decades and played various roles with other actresses like Anita, Rachana Banerjee, Baisali, Tandra, Deepa, and Sujata. Later, Uttam Mohanty reached a stage when he gave up playing hero roles and started playing character roles. After 1995, he was always seen accepting character roles. He also acted in TV series. Now his son Babushan had made his impact in Odia films.
Uttam’s 24-year old son got married to his old friend Tripti on July 2014. Uttam Mohanty has acted in over 124 Odia films and 30 Bengali films to date. He also acted in one Hindi film. The actor was born in Odisha.