As far as fans of Kannada cinema are concerned, Upendra is a name that well and truly needs no introduction at all. During an eventful career that spans over two decades, the multi-talented star has won the love of fans courtesy his stylish personality, engaging performances, and simple personality. Moreover, he has done some truly memorable films and established himself as an integral/inseparable part of Kannada cinema. Today, as the ‘Real Star’ turns a year older, we take a quick look at his personal/professional life and relive what has truly been a successful career.
Born in Udipi, Upendra began his career when he directed the lively comedy ‘Tharle Nan Maga’ which hit screens in 1992 and did well at the box office. After directing three more films, he finally made his big screen debut with his fifth directorial venture ‘A’ which became a big hit upon release. Since then, he has starred in several successful films and proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. Some of his most notable films include ‘Super’, ‘Raktha Kanneeru’, ‘Srimathi’, ‘Upendra’ and ’Kalpana’. Interestingly, he has also starred in a few non-Kannada films such as ‘S/O Sathyamurthy’ and expanded his fanbase even further.
On the personal front, he has been married to actress Priyanka since 2003 and the couple has two kids. They have worked together in films such as ‘H20’ and ‘Raa’.
Recently, Uppi dada launched his own political party ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, 2018 and added a new dimension to his career. Through his party, he hopes to serve people without any discrimination.
We wish Upendra a happy birthday and hope that he finds success in his future ventures.
Oh, and here is a look at how stars are wishing Upendra on his special day
Happy returns @nimmaupendra sir… Have a great year .
— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) September 18, 2017
Happy happy birthday @nimmaupendra sir! Have a great day and a fabulous year ahead. May all your dreams come true! God bless!
— kriti kharbanda (@kriti_official) September 18, 2017
Happy birthday to the man who is the real meaning for films. Learnt lot frm ur movies sir. Hv a wonderful year ahead @nimmaupendra sir
— Pavan Wadeeyar (@PavanWadeyar) September 18, 2017
Wish you a very Happy Birthday @nimmaupendra sir ❤🙌👏 wish you all success
— Parul Yadav (@TheParulYadav) September 18, 2017
Happy birthday to the legend Vishnu sir and @nimmaupendra sir. 🎂🎂
— Rachita Ram (@RachitaRamDQ) September 18, 2017
So, which is your favourite Upendra starrer? Tell us in the space below.