|Born||Vajpeyajula Uday Kiran
26 June 1980
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Died||5 January 2014
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Notable credit(s)||Nuvvu Nenu (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". Nee Sneham film is the last hit in his career.
In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu 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. 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.
Uday Kiran was born on 26 June 1980 to Telugu-speaking family of VVK Murthy and Nirmala. He graduated in commerce from Wesley College, Secunderabad. Kiran was engaged to Chiranjeevi's daughter Sushmitha in 2003, but the engagement was broken He married Tamil speaking Vishitha on 24 October 2012.
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.
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 Nee Sneham another blockbuster movie of that year for which he was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for 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 committed suicide on 5 January 2014.  He reportedly hanged himself inside his flat in Srinagar colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad.There are rumours in the film city that renowned actor Chiranjeevi and Uday Kiran did not share a good relationship. Uday 's engagement had been cancelled with Chiranjeevi's daughter before. Kiran had suffered from depression due to financial crisis for almost a year. 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.
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 Reubens, Samadra, Kadambari Kiran, Sunil, Anita Chowdary and Banerjee were among those who paid their last respects to the actor, before being taken to the cremation grounds. Agitated fans of Uday Kiran raised slogans against union minister Chiranjeevi at the Erragadda cremation grounds in Hyderabad. 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.
|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|
|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|
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