Uttam Kumar was an Indian film actor, director, producer, singer, composer, and playback singer who predominantly worked in Indian Cinema industry.He is widely regarded as one of the most popular and beloved actors ever in India. Through his career he earned commercial as well as critical success, and he remains as an Indian cultural icon.
Considered as the most popular film star of Bengali cinema, he managed to have a huge fan following, that mainly concentrated in the regions of WB,India and Bangladesh. He was a recipient of many awards over his lifetime, including National Film Award for Best Actor. A Metro station in Kolkata
was renamed in his honour.