He is a former VJ for MTV Desi. He has appeared in the comedy film Pitch Perfect as the character Donald, and in the television shows The Mindy Project and The Muppets. He is set to star in the Fox series, Eat, Pray, Thug. Utkarsh originated the role of Aaron Burr in the developmental readings of Hamilton. Utkarsh was also seen in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign Force Grey: Giant Hunters and Force Grey: Lost City of Omu, hosted by Matthew Mercer. In that, he plays the character "Hitch", a rogue with a nefarious past. He currently plays Raj on the sitcom Brockmire.