Indian’s first Raw Star Rituraj Mohanty (Ritu Ranjan Mohanty) he was born in (2nd May 1988) at Belapada Khatuapada , Post- Nayahat, Nimapada in Puri district of Odisha. He is the elder son of Sri Chakradhar Mohanty and Pravati Mohanty. Sri Chakradhar Mohanty is a musician (Tabla) by profession and singer in small-time jatra dunia. The cousin elder brother Sri Sumanta Mohanty was a reputed music director in oriya classical music industry. He learnt Hindustani classical music at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar. He left singing after meeting an accident. He then left for Mumbai seeking for a job and met his family during the show.
Rituraj Mohanty was trying to get a break as a professional singer. In 2014, he sang the song "Sahib" in Bollywood movie Bhoothnath Returns. He won as one of the three contestants of the "India's Raw Star" and won the competition. Before that he also sang a song named Aam Ke Aam Honge on Satyamev Jayate (Season 2), then he also got some break in Bollywood industry, recently he sung a song for upcoming movie The Pushkar Lodge and also acted in the movie as a leading singer of a rock band.