Biography / trivia
# Upendra was born on 18th Sep 1968 in Kundapura, Karnataka in a Tulu speaking Kota Brahmin family. At present he is residing at his house “Summane” in Banashankari, Bangalore.
# Upendra is also called as Uppi and Real star by his fans.
# Uppi is a commerce graduate.
# Even from his childhood days Upendra wanted to be part of film industry. He started his film career as an assistant director to director Kashinath. Kashinath played a vital role in molding his career as a director. Even today Uppi considers Kashinath as his Guru.
# After working several as an assistant with Kashinath he made his directorial debut with “Tharle Nan Maga” starring Jaggesh and Anjali in 1992. The film was huge hit and Uppi’s talent was appreciated by film makers in the industry, he received many offers from the producers to direct their films.
# He is the most sought after director in 1990s. He delivered blockbuster hits in a row Tharle Nan Maga, Shhh!, Om and Operation Antha. Till today he has a great reputation as a film director. Uppi directed Movies so far never failed at the box office, whereas movies starring him failed to impress the people.
# After few blockbuster hits Uppi made his acting debut with “A” in 1998 and it was also a huge commercial hit. Over a night he had millions of fans dying to meet him. There was a “Uppi mania” where thousands of his fans started to imitate his hair style and dress code in films “A”. Uppi fever continued with his next venture “Upendra” alongside Raveena Tandon, Prema and Damini.
# After the success of film “Upendra” he said good bye to direction and started to act in movies. After a gap of ten years he came back to direction with his film “Super” and even after such a long gap he was able to impress audience. The film was a commercial success. He promised his fans to direct films here and there.
# Uppi married his co-star in Telugu movie Raa Priyanka Trivedi on 3rd Dec 2003. The couple have a son Ayush born in 2007 & a daughter Aishwarya born in 2008.
“My father was a cook who used to cater food for special functions and events. I came from such a poverty that my mother once mixed poison in our food but something stopped us from killing ourselves. Such was the situation sometimes. Poverty that I experienced earlier makes me sees things in a realistic way.”
“Ever since I was a child, I was more interested in films. With much difficulty, I passed my B.Com. and I then started going around producers’ offices with my stories and songs.”
“On screen I will show grandeur and opulence but in real life I am very simple. I believe that when you have all the luxuries of the world then work takes a backseat. I have seen extreme poverty.”
Filmography / all movies list
|2||1998||Kanyadanam||E V V Satyanarayana||Srikanth,Rachana,Bramanandam|
|4||2000||Preethse||D Rajendra Babu||Shivrajkumar,Sonali Bendre,Ananth Nag,Vanithavasu|
|5||2000||Oke Maata||Muthyala Subbayya||Ramya Krishnan »”>Ramya Krishnan,Nagendra Babu|
|6||2001||Raa||KS Nageswara Rao||Priyanka Upendra,Giri Babu,Sadhu Kokila,Dhamini,
|7||2002||H2O||N Lokanath||Prabhu Deva,Priyanka Upendra,Sadhu Kokila,Babu Mohan|
|8||2002||Neethone Vuntanu||Prabhakar||Rachana,Sanghavi,Thriller Manju,Tanikella Bharani|
|9||2002||Super Star||N Chandrashekhar||Keerthi Reddy|
|10||2002||Nagarahavu||S Murali Mohan||Jyothika,Sadhu Kokila,Doddanna,Rockline Venkatesh|
|11||2002||Naanu Naane||D. Rajendra Babu||Sakshi Shivanand,Pavitra Lokesh,Ananthnag,Ramesh Bhat,
|12||2002||Hollywood||Dinesh Babu||Felicity Mason,Ananth Nag|
|13||2003||Kutumba||Naganna||Natanya Singh,Gurukiran,Ashok,B.C. Patil|
|14||2003||Rakta Kanneeru||Sadhu Kokila||Ramya Krishna,Abhirami,Kumar Bangarappa,Sadhu Kokila|
|15||2003||Gokarna||Naganna||Rakshita,Madhu Bangarappa,Satyajit,Tennis Krishna|
|16||2004||Omkara||Shivamani||Preeti Jhangiani,Rangayana Raghu,Shwetha Menon|
|17||2005||Gowramma||Naganna||Ramya,Ramesh Bhat,Srinivasa Murthy,Komal,
|18||2005||News||Mussanje Mahesh||Reema Sen,Renuka Menon,Tennis Krishna,Ashok,
|19||2005||Auto Shankar||D. Rajendra Babu||Shilpa Shetty,Radhika,Sudharani|
|20||2006||Uppi Dada MBBS||D. Rajendra Babu||Renuka Menon,Ananth Nag,Gurudatt,Sumitra,
|21||2006||Tandege Takka Maga||S Mahender||Ambarish,Sakshi Shivananda,Laila,Komal,
|22||2006||Aishwarya||Indrajith Lankesh||Deepika Padukone,Ramakrishna,Daisy Bopanna,Komal|
|23||2007||Parodi||Sai Prakash||Neha,Umashri,Rangayana Raghu,Sadhu Kokila|
|25||2007||Toss||Priyadarshini Ram||Raja,Ali,Priyamani,Kamna Jethmalani,
|26||2007||Anatharu||Sadhu Kokila||Darshan Tugudeep,Radhika,Sanghavi,Sadhu Kokila|
|27||2007||Lava Kusha||Om Sai Prakash||Shivrajkumar,Charmi Kaur,Jennifer Kotwal,Girish Karnad|
|28||2008||Sathyam||A. Rajasekhar||Vishal Krishna,Nayantara,Brahmanandam,Ali|
|29||2008||Budhivanta||Ramnath Rigvedhi||Pooja Gandhi,Natanya Singh,Brindha Parekh,Saloni Aswani|
|30||2009||Dubai Babu||Naganna||Nikita Thukral,Saloni Aswani,Kumar Govind,Dwarakish|
|31||2009||Rajani||Thriller Manju||Aarti Chhabria,Komal,Doddanna,Ramesh Bhat|
|32||2010||Super||Upendra||Nayantara,Sadhu Kokila,Tulip Joshi,Sadhu Kokila,
|33||2011||Shrimathi||Sampath Nandi||Celina Jaitley,Priyanka Trivedi,Prem Chopra,Sayaji Shinde|
|34||2012||Aarakshaka||P. Vasu||Ragini Dwivedi,Sadha,Seetha,Shayaji Shinde,
|35||2012||Katari VeeraSurasundarangi||Suresh Krishna||Ramya,Ambarish,Doddanna,Sridhar|
|36||2012||Godfather||Sethu Sriram||Soundarya Jayamala,Catherine Teresa,Ramesh Bhat,Hema Chowdhary|
|37||2012||Kalpana||Ram Narayan||Lakshmi Rai,Saikumar,Shruti,Umashri|
|38||2012||Topiwala||MG Srinivas||Bhavana,Rangayana Raghu,Ravishakar,Raju Thalikote|