December 07, 2023

Uttam Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 3, 2020

Short Biography

Uttam Kumar was born on 3rd September 1926 in Kolkata. He was a famous Indian film Actor, prolific Director, Producer, amazing Singer, Music Composer and a successful playback singer. He was named Arun Kumar Chatterjee at the time of birth.

Other Name: Arun Kumar Chattopadhyay, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Mahanayak, Guru
Other Professions: Film Producer Film Director Music Director Singer Composer Playback Singer
Appearance: Bollywood Bengali

Uttam Kumar Complete Bio & Career

Uttam Kumar debutant from the Nitin Bose directed film "Drishtidan" released in 1948. In that period he acted in the 4-5 film the entire movies got flopped. He changed his name continually to give a new screen name from Arun Kumar, Uttam Chatterjee, Arun Chatterjee and then in last he finalized his name "Uttam Kumar."Later he got famous with that name and gained popularity in the Indian cinema. He fellow called him a "Flop Hero" often he came to the studio and made him laughed. He did not like the sarcastic comments by the studio crew and cast. On the consequence, he left the cinema and joined the (Calcutta Ports). Despite Uttam's wife encouraged him to pursue his dreams and on the suggestion of his wife, he again joined the cinema. In the meanwhile, he got the three years contract from "M.P Studios."

Under the banner of "M.P studios," he produced “Basu Paribar" after that he started earning fame. But in 1954 released film "Agni Pariksha" that started the successful journey of the romantic pair (Uttam Kumar and  Suchitra Sen).In 1953 this pair worked together in their first film "Sharey Chuattor" who established the Uttam Kumar in the film industry and ran over 65 weeks in theaters.

During the 60’s to 70’s he has had many successful pairs with the leading heroines of the Indian film industry like "Supriya Choudhury, Madhabi Mukherjee, Tanuja, Kaberi Bose Anjana Bhaumick, Sharmila Tagore and Aparna Sen.He was always keen to experiment with his characters and role in the films. He opted for the challenging role those he could do full justice with the roles like Mayamriga -1960, Pratyabartan-1960, Marutirtha Hinglaj-1959, Thana Theke Aschi-1965, and Aparichita-1969. Uttam Kumar was always considered to be a perfectionist to set as the substance of acting to sharpen up his skills as an actor instead of becoming the star achiever at the box office.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Uttam Kumar, a workaholic, suffered a stroke while filming for one of his films and died on 24th July 1980 in Tollygunge, Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India at the age of 53.

DEATHDAY 24 July,1980 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal

Uttam Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Gauri Chatterjee from 1948 to 1963 and has a son named Gautam Chatterjee. In 1963, after the divorce, he again married to actress Supriya Devi.

Life's Important Dates Of Uttam Kumar

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 16
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Aahiritola, Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Aahiritola, Calcutta, Bengal, British India
School South Suburban School, Kalighat
College Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration
University of Calcutta
Qualification MBA
Hobbies Travelling, Acting, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Drishtidan (1948)
Best Movies Kamona (1949)
Maryada (1950 film) (1950
Nastaneer (1951) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Place Goa, London
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Uttam Kumar

  • A Metro Station in Kolkata was renamed in his honor.
  • Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen worked together in about 32 films.
  • Uttam Kumar's real name was "Arun Kumar Chatterjee".
  • He wanted to meet Suchitra Sen in his last days. But somehow Suchitra could not meet him, just because of her busy schedule.
  • He got recognition from the Government of India for the film Harano Sur in 1955.
  • He was honored by the "Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film in Bengali" at the "9th National Film Awards" in 1961.
  • He won the Best Actor award for the films "Chiriyakhana" and "Antony Firingee" at the 15th National Film Award in 1968.

Uttam Kumar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Uttam Kumar was 53 years 10 months & 21 days old age.