Uma has been awarded many prestigious awards, most important amongst them are mentioned below:
 
  • Pt. Nikhil Banerjee Award 2010
  • She undertook the difficult task of singing the 400 verses written in Prakrita Bhasha of the religious book of the Jains, “Samay Sar”. It won Uma the “Best Devotional Singer Award”
  • She was awarded the “Best Playback Singer Title” (1984), by the U.P. Film Journalist Association.
  • She has been the recipient of the “Shobhana Award”, Delhi twice in 1980 & 1990 Presented by the Great Music Director of the film industry Sri Anil Biswas.
  • She received the National Award in the 48th National Film Festival (2001) for her book “Sangeet Ka Saundarya Bodh- Film Sangeet ke Sandarbh Mein”. The award was presented to her by the then President of India, Late Sri K.R. Narayanan.
  • She was awarded the “Sangeet Samay Sar Puraskar – Bhakti Sangeet Shiromani” in 2004 which was presented to her by the then Governor (Gen.) of Delhi Sri B.L. Joshi.