Uttam was born and brought in Bangalore. His father is a lawyer by profession. He used to do modeling and walk on the ramp before his venture into the film industry. The young and dashing hunk had caught the attention of Shrikanth in a Valentine"s Day function. It is Shrikanth who had recommended him to the director of Yuvaraja.
Shrikanth was sure that the guy has immense potentiality to make his mark on the silver screen. Since then, he has acted in a dozen films so far. Now Uttam is teaming up with director Manju Maskalmatti, who has directed two Kannada films like Manasugala Mathu Madhura and Dangura and Yuva Samrat would be his third venture in Kannada.