Uttam Mohanty(Oriya: ଉତ୍ତମ୍ ମହାନ୍ତି )
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Uttam Mohanty is one of the most popular Ollywood stars in the state of Orissa in India.He has to his credit more than 135 Oriya films to date and has acted in 30 Bengali films and in the only Hindi film naya Jahar.Excluding films he has been widely acclaimed for his roles in television serials and Private albums.He has been Awarded with the prestigious "Jayadev Puraskar" in the year 1999.In 15th Dec 2008 he was honoured with 5th FITFAT Biscope award.
Currently, he is working for oriya tele-serials and movies. He is interested in enhancing his knowledge in the area of politics.

Early Life


Uttam Mohanty was born in place called Balrampur in Bihar.During that time his Father Gopal charan mohanty was serving the Southern Railways
as Goods Superintendent.His forefathers belonged to Jajpur,insted,his father choose to settle down in Baripada 50 years ago.He completed his early education from Maharaja Purnachandra Highschool where he actively participated in drama and plays.As a child he was very naughty which brought fresh compliants from outside.Since Gopal Mohanty was away on his Job,his Mother had to handle these situations.He got regular warnings and sometimes severe thrasings.After Matriculation he joined Maharaja Purnachandra college for Intermedite in science.These were the times when he inclined more towards acting.He always tried to play the lead part in Dramas.He was equally passionate to sports like Badminton and Table tennis.After Completing Graduation in Commerce he went to Ludhiana for Chartered Accountancy.Therafter he stayed with his brother in kolkata for sometime.

Knowing that a film named Abhiman is being made in baripada,he returned home with a hope of trying his luck in films.There were many a contenders for
the lead role but Director Sadhu Meher had a specila Interest in his capabiity and looks.He was selected.coactress Rita chand was debuting throgh that film also.On the day of shooting he tuned up to the set well dressed withbest possible suits available.Sadhu told him to take the make up of a poor guy.He was sent again to comeback with old n dirty clothes and without make-up.The film was a box office hit and his acting was appreciated.

Life and Career


Knowing that a film named Abhiman is being made in baripada,he returned home with a hope of trying his luck in films.There were many a contenders for
the lead role but Director Sadhu Meher had a specila Interest in his capabiity and looks.He was selected.coactress Rita chand was debuting throgh that film also.On the day of shooting he tuned up to the set well dressed withbest possible suits available.Sadhu told him to take the make up of a poor guy.He was sent again to comeback with old n dirty clothes and without make-up.The film was a box office hit and his acting was appreciated.

While staying in kolkatahe got an offer from director Dhir Biswal for his upcoming film titled Gouri.later that role was given to Prasanta Nanda.The next film
he did was "Pati Patni" opposite " maheswata Ray".Then the streak of films like "Nijhum ratira sathi","Chinha Achhinha","Ramayana",Tapasya,Ram Balram
happened.By the time he was established as a romantic star.Till the film "Sakala Tirtha to charane" he carried of this image very well.soon After 1995
he got more character roles due to his age.In films like "Jashoda","Subhadra",kalamanika he did character roles.The eighties was his best time of his career.He dominated the Oriya film industry throughout the 80's and 90's. His native town is in Baripada, Mayurbhanj district. Afterwards, he slowly stabilised his position in the Oriya film industry keeping pace with the then oriya greats Prasanta Nanda , Shreeram panda, Ajit Das etc. Then there was a time which saw him to be the undisputed king of the Oriya film industry. Such was his position and fame as a super-hero in Oriya films that, he dominated the industry as long as 20 years as an active and singleton lead hero which was notable. Even during his peak arena, no other actor was considered for movies other than him, quite a stunning revealing of his dominance as a lead actor. He is often considered as the Amitabh Bachchan of Oriya cinema. Even Mithun Chakraborty, one of his co-stars in a movie and a Bollywood megastar, had to say, 'I feel immensely lucky and honoured to have worked with such an influential actor and i did learn from him a lot…'

All films made between 1980 to 1990 had uttam Mohanty in it.He exceled in all kind of roles:romantic,village lad,character.Abhiman,Danda Balunga,Bhakta Salabega were are even remembered today for his stupendous acting.He worked in around 30 bengali films and one hindifilm-Naya Jahar,opposite satabdi Ray.Most of his films are opposite Aparajita,his wife and the numbers are more than fifty.Together their first film was 'astaraga'.The got married on 17th may 1987 in Municipality Guest House ,Bhubaneswar.He was equally successful with Mahewsata,doing almost 15 films together.The other heroines who acted opposite him are-Anita,Sujata,Tandra,Deepa,Baisali,Subhra pati,Rachana Bannerje.

In the later period of of his career he did subsequent roles in Television.Serials like 'je pakhi Ude jete Dura','sara akash',Panatakani and 'uttaradayi'
are most popular.His role as Bikhu bhai inSara Akash is memorable.His hindi serials include Palash and bengali serial bideshini Bohu.His contribution to music albums and Bhajaas are also significant.

Personal Life


He is married to Oriya film actress Aparajita Mohanty and they have a son named Tanmay Mohanty(Babusan), who is a very good classical singer at the age of 10.

Filmography


Abhiman , Pati patni, Nijhum Ratira Sathi,Chihna achihna,Ramayana,Tapasya,Ram balram,Aparajita,Kie Jite Kie Hare
Akhi tritiya,Aarati,Asnata graha,samaya bada balban,Astaraga,Phula chandana,Jyoin Pua,Ram rahim,Jhiati sita pari
Bhakta salabega,Dekh Khabar Rakh najar,Abhlasa,Danda Balunga,Janani,Jaiphula,Jaga hathare pagha,Palataka
Puja Phula,Mamata mage Mula,School Master,Baje bainsi Nache Ghungura,Sata kebe Luchi rahena,Ei ama sansara
Chaka Bhaunri,jayadeba

Serials

* Panatakani
* Sara akasha

Awards


-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

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