Last Updated: 14 May, 2022 | Views: 64
Other Profession(s): Politician, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Lyricist
Higher Education: B.Com
Net Worth: 5 million
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Upendra Rao
Upendra Rao is a Kannada film actor, producer, filmmaker, screenwriter, and politician from India. Upendra has also appeared in Telugu movies. He graduated from APS College of Commerce in Bangalore with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. During his college years, he took part in plays and made troupes with his friends. Throughout his final year of college, he became familiar with actor and director Kashinath, a distant relative.
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.
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.
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 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.