Uday Kiran

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Uday Kiran
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Uday Kiran
Vajpeyajula Uday Kiran

(1980-06-26)26 June 1980[1]
Died5 January 2014(2014-01-05) (aged 33)[2]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Cause of deathSuicide
Notable credit(s)
Nuvvu Nenu (2001)
Chitram (2000)
Manasantha Nuvve (2001)
Spouse(s)Vishitha (m. 2012—2014; his death)

Uday Kiran (born Vajpeyajula Uday kiran, 26 June 1980 – 5 January 2014) was a Filmfare Award winning Indian film actor, who primarily worked in the Telugu cinema. His first three films, Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, were successful hits, earning him the title "Hat-trick Hero".[3][4] Nee Sneham film was the last hit in his career.

In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu[5] for the film Nuvvu Nenu, and became the youngest winner of the Filmfare best actor award after Kamal Haasan. He is the only Telugu actor to have his first four films remade into all regional languages. In 2006, he made his Tamil debut with the film Poi, directed by veteran K. Balachander.[6] Subsequently, he starred in romantic films including Nee Sneham and Kalusukovalani. His other performances have been in the films Sreeram, Avunanna Kaadanna, Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta and Jai Sriram.[7][8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Uday Kiran was born on 26 June 1980[1] to Telugu-speaking family of VVK Murthy and Nirmala. He graduated in commerce from Wesley degree college(secunderabad). And he did schooling in K V Picket, near Jubilee Bus Stand.[11] Kiran was engaged to Chiranjeevi's daughter Sushmitha in 2003,[12] but the engagement was broken.[13][14] He married Tamil speaking Vishitha on 24 October 2012.[15]


Kiran started modelling while in college. He made his Tollywood debut under his mentor, cinematographer turned film director Teja in the year 2000 with the film Chitram, in which he played the 17-year-old lead character.[16]

This film, followed by two others, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, made him among the very few actors in Telugu cinema to deliver three consecutive successful films. His performance as a hot-blooded youngster in Nuvvu Nenu won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) in the year 2001.

In his fourth film, Kalusukovalani, he displayed his dancing skills through the songs, "Udayinchina" and "Cheliya Cheliya". In his fifth film, Sreeram he ventured into an action oriented story of a youngster aspiring to become a top cop. 2002 saw him in Nee Sneham, another blockbuster movie of that year for which he was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for the second time.

In 2005, he ventured into Tamil with the film Poi directed by K.Balachander. He then did two more films, Vambu Sandai and Pen Singam in Tamil, the latter being the story penned by M. Karunanidhi, which did moderately well at the box office.


Kiran died by committing suicide on 5 January 2014.[17] ln the film industry that renowned actor Uday's engagement with Chiranjeevi's daughter had been called off earlier. After breakup,he tried in Tamil with his own production.[18] Kiran had suffered from depression due to financial crisis for almost a year.[19][1] A district attorney in Hyderabad filed a case with human rights commission against undisclosed film personalities of Telugu film industry for discrimination against Uday Kiran.[20][21]

On 6 January 2014, Uday Kiran's body was kept at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce and several film personalities including D Rama Naidu, Dasari Narayana Rao, Venkatesh, D Suresh Babu, Srikanth, Shivaji, Tanikella Bharani, Chalapathi Rao, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, (Ex) MLA Jaya Sudha, Parachuri Gopalakrishna, Parachuri Venkateshwara Rao, Shivaji Raja, Anup Rubens, Samadra, Kadambari Kiran, Sunil and Anita Chowdary were among those who paid their last respects to the actor, before being taken to the cremation grounds.[22] According to AP police, a young fan of Uday Kiran allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Komatapalli junction in Bobbili sub-division in Vizianagaram.[23]


Year Title Language Role Director Notes
2000 Chitram Telugu Ramana Teja Remade in Kannada as Chithra

In Tamil as Chitiram

2001 Nuvvu Nenu Telugu Ravi Teja Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
Remade in Hindi as Yeh Dil
2001 Manasantha Nuvve Telugu Chanti / Venu V. N. Aditya Remade in Hindi as Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
2002 Kalusukovalani Telugu Ravi Raghu Raj Remade in Tamil as Ice
2002 Sreeram Telugu Sreeram V. N. Aditya Remake of Dhill
2002 Holi Telugu Kiran S. V. N. Vara Prasad
2002 Nee Sneham Telugu Venu Madhav Parachuri Murali Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
2003 Jodi No.1 Telugu Goutham Pratani Ramakrishna Goud
2003 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Telugu Anand Rajasekhar Nandi Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film
2004 Love Today Telugu Shiva Arpudhan
2005 Avunanna Kaadanna Telugu Ram Mohan Teja
2006 Poi Tamil Kamban/Vemana K. Balachandar Dubbed into Telugu as Abaddham
2007 Viyyalavari Kayyalu Telugu Vamshi E. Sattibabu
2008 Vambu Sandai Tamil Prabhakar Raj Kapoor Dubbed into Telugu as Lakshmi Putrudu
2008 Gunde Jhallumandi Telugu Balraju (Rajesh) Madan
2008 Eka Loveyudu Telugu Karthik K. Rama Krishna
2010 Pen Singam Tamil Surya Bali Srirangam Dubbed into Telugu as Alladista
2012 Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta Telugu Hari Subha Selvam Dubbed into Tamil as Oru Mutham Oru Yutham
2013 Jai Sriram Telugu Sriram Srinivas Balaji N Sai
2014 Chitram Cheppina Katha Telugu Mohan Unreleased


Filmfare Awards South


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  3. ^ "I, Me, Myself - Uday Kiran". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2003-11-07.
  4. ^ M. L. Narasimham (2010-02-12). "Arts / Cinema : Heart-warming tale". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  5. ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare awards". The Times Of India. 6 April 2002.
  6. ^ The Hindu : Friday Review Hyderabad : A new dawn for Uday Archived 9 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Jai Sriram movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". The Times of India. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  8. ^ "Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Cinema : Uday Kiran to go by viability". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
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  10. ^ "Jai Sriram - Movie review". Sakshi Post. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Uday Kiran - Videos, Wallpapers, Movies, Photos, Biography". Cinecurry. 1980-06-26. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  12. ^ "Uday Kiran gets engaged to Chiru's daughter today". timesofindia.com. 2013-04-18.
  13. ^ "Incompatibility hits star wedding". timesofindia.com. 2013-07-01.
  14. ^ "Marriage is not a priority now: Uday Kiran". sify.com.
  15. ^ "Uday Kiran Marriage on October 24th". Gulte.com. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  16. ^ "Reviews : Movie Reviews : Nuvvu Nenu". Telugucinema.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Hero Uday Kiran no More". Filmcircle.com. 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Telugu actor Uday Kiran commits suicide". 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  19. ^ Uday Kiran had severe financial crisis | Deccan Chronicle
  20. ^ Uday Kiran's Shocking Death: Advocate Blames 'Four' Big Tollywood Camps for Actor's Suicide - International Business Times
  21. ^ The curious case of Uday Kiran & the ‘Big 4’ - Times Of India
  22. ^ Uday Kiran's death suspicious case: police - Hindustan Times
  23. ^ Upset over Uday Kiran's suicide, fan ends life | NDTV.com

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