Uttam Kumar Biography, Facts & Life Story

Uttam Kumar Indian Film actor, Director, Producer and Singer

Quick Facts

Known Formost popular film star of Bengali cinema, popularly known as "Mahanayak"

Nickname:Uttam, Guru, Mahanayak

Full Name:Arun Kumar Chatterjee

Profession:Film actor, Director, Producer and Singer


Date of Birth:September 3, 1926

Date of Death:July 24, 1980

Place of Death:Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India

Birthplace:North Kolkata


Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)

Weight:70 kg (154.32 lbs)

Uttam Kumar (late) was one of the most acclaimed stars, the legend who had worked in the Hindi and Bengali cinema and enthralled the audience with his amazing performances. Everyone praised him for his brilliant contribution to the cinematic world. He was born on 3rd September 1926, hailing from India and died on 24th July 1980. According to media reports, while shooting the movie “Ogo Bodhu Shundori” in 1980, he suffered a stroke and was admitted to the hospital and he took his last breath after spending 16 hours under treatment. His final rights


The legend, iconic actor was the heart of millions who had the ability to enthrall his fans and followers with his remarkable performances. He did various acting gigs and performed in various Bengali movies. While his most applauded movie was “Nayak” which was directed by Satyajit Ray. The film became widely popular as Ray wrote the film script by imagining the Uttam in his mind. Uttam Kumar got greater success after appearing in this movie. In 1967, he also worked in the movie “Chiriyakhana”  for which he gained huge acclaim and since then, he frequently appeared in a variety of Bengali movies. He built a vast career in the field of acting. Apart from acting, he also established his career in the field of music and sung several songs for the AIR (All India Radio). One of his most popular album “Tagore” songs “Rabindrasangeet” which was sung by him. After gaining huge success, he got the chance to recite the Chandi Path in the “All India Radio” studio. However, he was the award-winning actor and singer who had received several awards and honors during his career life.


Among various prestigious achievements, Uttam Kumar was honored with the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.

Uttam Kumar Education

Qualification: Not known

School: South Suburban School

College: Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration

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Uttam Kumar Career

Profession: Film actor, Director, Producer and Singer

Known For: most popular film star of Bengali cinema, popularly known as "Mahanayak"

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $500,000 – $1M approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: Satkari Chatterjee

Mother: Chapala Debi

Brother(s): Barun Chatterjee, Tarun Kumar

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Supriya Devi (m. 1963–1980), Gauri Chatterjee (m. 1948–1963)

Children: 2 (Two)

Son(s): Gautam Chatterjee

Daughter(s): Soma Chatterjee

Ex Girlfriends:

Not known

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