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Upendra Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 14, 2019

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Short Biography

Upendra was born on 18-09-1968 in Koteshwara in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Playback Singer, Writer & Singer who known for his work in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films.

Upendra Complete Bio & Career

Upendra was born in a middle class Brahmin family from Kannada. He always wanted to work in film industry and hence he joined veteran director Kashinath as his assistant. After assisting him for a while, he finally made his directorial debut through the Kannada film Tharle Nan Maga in the year 1992. This movie broke various records at the box-office and also achieved a cult following. This film also introduced the legendary comedian Jaggesh.
His next film Om too was a runaway hit and with two back to back hits, he became one of the most sought after directors of Kannada film industry then. Various film makers started approaching. In 1998, he again broke various box-office records with his venture A. In addition to directing, he also made his acting debut through this film. Not just he won the Best director award but also ended up winning the Best Actor Award in his very first film. He then starred alongside Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon in self titled film Upendra which was a bigger hit than his previous film A. In his next, he again paired up with yet another Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre in the remake of Bollywood film Darr titled Preethse in the year 2000. This film again was a runaway hit and with three consecutive blockbuster hits, Upendra became one of the biggest stars of Kannada film industry.  In addition to Kannada, he also started appearing in Telugu and Tamil films as well.
After hitting the highest of highs, he had a rough patch from 2006 to 2009 where most of his films such as Masti, Lava Kusha, Uppi Dada M.B.B.S., and Dubai Babu among various others went unnoticed. The only hits that he delivered during this period were Budhivanta and Aishwarya. The latter was the debut film of Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. He returned to direction after almost a decade in 2010 and in his very first comeback film Super, he delivered. He also acted in this film and starred alongside Tulip Joshi and veteran Tamil film actress Nayantara. Since then, he has delivered more often than not and is arguably among one of the biggest stars of Kannada film industry. His 2015 Telugu film titled S/O Satyamurthy was declared 7th highest grossing Telugu film of all time. He was recently seen in the Kannda film Nagarjuna.

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Upendra Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Upendra was born to Manjunath RaoAnusuya Rao. He has a brother named Sudeendra. He is married to actress Priyanka Trivedi (now Priyanka Upendra) and together the couple is blessed with a son named Ayush and a daughter named Aishwarya.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Koteshwara, Kundapura Taluk, Udupi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School N/A
College APS College of Commerce, Bangalore
Qualification Bachelor of Commerce
Hobbies Dancing, and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut As a director - Tharle Nan Maga (1992)
As an Actor - A (1998)
Best Movies A (1998), Upendra (2000), Raktha Kanneeru (2004), Budhivanta (2009), and S/O Satyamurthy (2016) among various others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi Q7


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Rahul Dravid , Virat Kohli
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Sonali Bendre

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Upendra

  • During his time at the college, he participated in plays often forming troupes with his friends.
  • Upendra has multi skills, like script writing, lyrics writing, singing, acting, direction, etc.
  • Upendra joined a political party Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha in the year 2017. He then started his own party titled "Prajakeeya". In 2019, just before the 2019 general elections Uttama Prajakeeya Party.
  • He has also appeared in numerous commercials such as United Breweries, Lunars Footwear, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company, and MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room).
  • He also served as the brand ambassador of IPL side RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in the year 2010.

Upendra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

55 years, 0month, 14 days old age Upendra will turn 56 on 18 September, 2024. Only 11 months, 15 days, 6 hours,46 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Upendra has celebrated the total number of 55 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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