Upen Patel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Upen Patel
Upen Patel at the screening of ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’.jpg
Patel at the screening of Shubh Mangal Savdhan
Born (1982-08-16) 16 August 1982 (age 37)[1]
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
OccupationModel, actor[3]
Years active2006–present
Known for
Partner(s)Karishma Tanna (2014-16)

Upen Patel (born 16 August 1982) is a model and film actor working in India. In addition to working in Bollywood films, he has participated in several television reality shows including Bigg Boss 8 and Nach Baliye 7.

Personal life[edit]

Upen Patel is a Gujarati,[4] born on 16 August 1982,[1] in the United Kingdom.[2] He grew up in London, England.[5]


In May 2006, Patel made his Bollywood début with the film 36 China Town, directed by the duo Abbas–Mustan. His next Bollywood movie, Namastey London, released in March 2007, where Patel played the character of a Pakistani Muslim living in London. In April 2007, his third film Shakalaka Boom Boom was released, which was produced and directed by Suneel Darshan. He also appeared in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. Patel made a guest appearance in the 2008 film, One Two Three. He then appeared in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, released in November 2009. Patel made his Tamil film début with the movie, I, released in January 2015 and directed by S. Shankar.

Patel worked for the weekly cooking show Cook Na Kaho.[6] In March 2005, he was replaced by Shayan Munshi.[7]

Patel was a participant in the daily reality television show, Bigg Boss.[8] NDTV stated that he participated in the show to give his career a boost.[8]

Patel was one of the contestants in Nach Baliye 7 along with Karishma Tanna which is produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. They became one of the finalists.

Patel was judged as the Model of the Year for four consecutive years at the Asia Fashion Award, and was featured among the top 10 sexiest men in Asia for five years running. MTV India awarded him as the most stylish male for two years in a row.[8]

Patel has appeared in several music videos including DJ Suketu's Kya Khoob Lagti Ho in 2005. The music video, with several special effects, was directed and choreographed by Ahmed Khan. It was the most expensive music video of its time shot for a private album.[9]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2006 36 China Town Rocky Hindi
2007 Namastey London Imran Khan Hindi Voiced by Damandeep Singh Baggan
Shakalaka Boom Reggie Kapoor Hindi Voiced by
Ankur Javeri
2008 One Two Three Chandu Hindi
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Manik Khiralal Hindi
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Rahul Jalan Hindi
2012 Run Bhola Run Hindi
2015 I John Tamil
2017 Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha Sunny Hindi
2019 Boomerang Sooraj Tamil


Year Name Role Channel Notes Ref
2014–15 Bigg Boss 8 Contestant Colors TV Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 105
2015 Bigg Boss Halla Bol Guest To support the contestants
Nach Baliye 7 Contestant Star Plus Along with Karishma Tanna
2015–16 MTV Love School Host MTV India
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Guest Colors TV


  1. ^ a b Bajwa, Dimple (16 August 2016). "Upen Patel turns 54 today, some lesser known facts about him". Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Upen Patel: I celebrate Maharashtra Diwas in my own special way to show respect to the state". Mid Day. 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ Mathur, Yashika (18 July 2017). "Upen Patel: I am single and it would be great if someone nice comes in my life". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ Kaur, Jasleen (9 February 2018). "Karishma Tanna Finally Reveals The Reason Behind Her Breakup With Upen Patel". Bollywood Shaadis. Retrieved 31 March 2018. One such couple that initially seemed to be much-in-love with each other has none other than Karishma Tanna and our Gujarati chokra Upen Patel.
  5. ^ "From Brent to Bollywood". Evening Standard. 3 April 2007.
  6. ^ "Television – Food for thought" (5 December 2004). The Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Television – Cook's corner". The Tribune. 6 March 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  8. ^ a b c Goyal, Divya (22 September 2014). "Upen Patel: Trailing a Second Innings". NDTV. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  9. ^ Zeeshan Jawed (17 August 2005). "Hot sight 'n' sound" (Calcutta). The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2014.

External links[edit]