The youngest national award recipient for her debut song in the movie Saivam in 2014 drew National level attention on this child prodigy. Uthara then went on to record for various top composers delivering back to back hits. Following her father, play backsinger – Unnikrishnan’s footsteps Uthara also started performing at Carnatic concerts as well in- addition to various other live events.
In 2015, she won her first National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer at the 62nd National Film Awards for her rendition of the song Azhagu from the 2014 Tamil film Saivam. She is also a recipient of the Filmfare award 2015 and SIIMA award winner for best playback singer in the same year.