Born in 1991, Uttam Chitrakar initially learnt painting from his father. He further enhanced his skills by learning from Swarna Chitrakar. His works depict the Babu Culture, a prime theme of the Kalighat style. In 2018, he was recognised as an Ojas Art Protégé Artist. His artworks have been exhibited at institutions like Chitrakala Parishad, Bengaluru; IGNCA, Delhi; Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and Crafts Museum, Delhi.