Last Updated: 06 Oct, 2023 | Views: 966
Other Profession(s): Politician, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Lyricist
Famous For: Thematic Representations Of Indian Politics And Society In His Films
Higher Education: B.Com
Net Worth: 5 million
Upendra Rao, a film actor, filmmaker, producer, politician, and screenwriter from India. He primarily works in Kannada movies but has also appeared in Telugu ones. Before making his way into the film industry, he was just a regular college student at APS College of Commerce. He took part in plays with friends and made troupes. That was until he met Kashinath during his final year. Kashinath is an actor and director that’s also related to Upendra.
Upendra married actress Priyanka Trivedi, a former Miss Kolkata who acted in the Telugu movie Raa with him and then in the Hindi film H2O.
Upendra Rao Career
In 1993 – Upendra directed the horror movie "Shhh!"
In 1999 – His self-titled film, "Upendra," broke numerous records and became a massive hit in both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
In 2001 - Upendra was the writer and star of the Telugu film "Raa." The film was a commercial success in Andhra Pradesh.
In 2008 – His film "Budhivanta" which turn out to become a box-office blockbuster.
In 2015 – Upendra co-starred with Allu Arjun in the film "S/O Satyamurthy," which grossed ₹92 crores and netted more than ₹60 crores at the box office worldwide, making it the seventh-top-grossing Telugu film of all time.
Upendra Rao Achievements and Awards
• In 1999 – He won the Best Male Actor Award at Udaya Film Awards for the film "A."
• In 2011 – Upendra was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film "Super."
• In 2016 – He got the SIIMA Best Director Award for the film "Uppi 2."
Upendra Rao Unknown Facts
• Upendra is an actor and film director, but you will be surprised to learn that he is also a great politician who has built a career in politics.
• One of the most successful Kannada films directed by Upendra Rao was OM, which depicted the story of gangsters based in Bangalore.
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