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Patel at Dabboo Ratnani's Calendar launch in Mumbai
16 August 1982 |
London, England, UK
|Known for||Bigg Boss 8|
|Partner(s)||Karishma Tanna (2015–present) (engaged)|
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 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.
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.
|2006||36 China Town||Rocky||Hindi|
|2007||Namastey London||Imran Khan||Hindi|
|2007||Shakalaka Boom||Reggie Kapoor||Hindi|
|2008||One Two Three||Chandu||Hindi|
|2008||Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||Manik Khiralal||Hindi|
|2009||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Rahul Jalan||Hindi|
|2012||Run Bhola Run||Hindi|
|2014–15||Bigg Boss 8||Contestant||Evicted Day 102 – 1 January 2015|
|2015||Bigg Boss Halla Bol||Guest|
|2015||Nach Baliye 7||Contestant||Along with Karishma Tanna|
- Karishma Tanna holidays with boyfriend Upen Patel to celebrate his birthday
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- JAWED, ZEESHAN (17 August 2005). "Hot sight 'n' sound" (Calcutta). The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
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