Report by Debadatta Dash, Bhubaneswar: OdishaDiary (Orissadiary.com) conferred Odisha Living Legend Award 2012 on Uttam Mohanty. He received the award for his excellent contribution to the Odisha Film Industry.
Health Minister Dr. Damodar Rout, Revenue Minister Surjya Narayan Patro and Energy and IPR Minister Arun Sahoo presented the award to Uttam Mohanty at a glittering function held at Jaydev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 10th November. Expressing his views on the occasion, he highly appreciated the effort of OdishaDiary for recognizing extraordinary talents across different fields of the state.
Uttam Mohanty does not need an introduction. He has served the Odia film industry for more than three decades providing immense entertainment to Odia cine lovers through his romantic, comic, serious and character roles. In last 35 years he has acted in more than 150 films and became the most reliable star in drawing cine lovers to watch his movies. He has been well known for his unique acting prowess to do action, romantic serious, comic and character roles with equal ease and brilliance. This award is an acknowledgement of his decades of excellent work and contribution to Odia cinema.
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