Reel Life

Upendra started his career in Kannada film industry as writer and Assistant Director under actor & director Kashinath for the movie Anantana Avantara (1989). This was the movie he made his first cameo appearance as Lord Kamadeva in the song ‘Come on come on Kaamanna’. His directorial venture was ‘Tharle Nan Maga‘ in the year 1992. His first as an actor was movie ‘A‘ directed by him.

As Director

Year Film Producer Star Cast Uppi`s Role
1992 Tharle Nan Maga M. B. Babu,
C. S. Manjunath,
P. G. Padma Ramaswamy
Jaggesh,
Anjali Sudhakar
Director, Screenplay, Story, Lyricist
1993 Shhh! Kumar Govind Kumar Govind,
Kashinath
Director, Screenplay, Story, Lyricist
1995 Om Parvathamma Rajkumar Shivarajkumar,
Prema
Director, Screenplay, Story, Voice over
1995 Operation Antha Harsh Darbar
Rama Krishna
Ambareesh,
Master Hirannaiah,
Tara
Director, Screenplay, Story, Cameo Appearance
1998 A B. Jagannath,
B. G. Manjunath
Upendra
Chandini
Director, Actor, Writer, Story, Screenplay
1999 Swasthik Parvathamma Rajkumar Raghavendra Rajkumar,
Vijayalakshmi
Srinath
Director, Screenplay, Story, Writer, Lyricist
1999 Upendra Shilpa Srinivas Upendra
Raveena Tandon
Prema
Damini
Director, Actor, Writer, Lyricist
2010 Super Rockline Venkatesh Upendra,
Nayantara,
Tulip Joshi
Director, Actor, Writer, Screenplay, Lyricist
2015 Uppi2 Priyanka Upendra Upendra,
Kristina Akheeva,
Parul Yadav
Director, Actor, Story, Screenplay, Lyricist, Dialogues

As Actor

Year Film Director Producer Star Cast Uppi`s Role
1989 Anantana Avantara Kashinath Kashinath Kashinath,
Anjali,
Aravind,
Dinesh
Asst  Director, Lyrics, Cameo Appearance
1991 Ajagajanthara Kashinath Kashinath,
Anjana,
Sriraksha
Cameo Appearance, Lyrics, Dialogues, Screenplay
1993 Shhh! Upendra Kumar Govind Kumar Govind,
Kashinath
Director, Screenplay, Story, Lyricist
1995 Operation Antha Upendra Harsh Darbar,
Rama Krishna
Ambareesh,
Master Hirannaiah,
Tara,
Director, Screenplay, Story, Cameo Appearance
1998 A Upendra B. Jagannath,
B. G. Manjunath
Upendra,
Chandini
Director, Actor, Writer, Story, Screenplay
1999 Upendra Upendra Shilpa Srinivas Upendra,
Raveena Tandon,
Prema,
Damini
Director, Actor, Writer, Lyricist
2000 Preethse D. Rajendra Babu Rockline Venkatesh Shivarajkumar,
Upendra,
Sonali Bendre
Actor
2002 H2O, also released in Telugu N Lokanath,
Rajaram
P. Dhanraj Upendra,
Prabhudeva,
Priyanka Trivedi
Actor, Screenplay, Story, Writer, Lyrics
2002 Super Star Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar Hanumantha Inambar Upendra,
Keerthi Reddy
Actor, Writer, Story, Screenplay, Lyrics
2002 Nagarahavu S. Murali Mohan Rockline Venkatesh Upendra,
Jyothika,
Ambika,
Sadhu Kokila,
Actor
2002 Naanu Naane D.Rajendra Babu Medikonda Muralikrishna Upendra,
Sakshi Shivanand,
Ananth Nag,
Pavitra Lokesh,
Sadhu Kokila,
Ramesh Bhat
Actor
2002 Hollywood Dinesh Babu Ramu Upendra,
Felicity Mason,
Ananth Nag
Actor, Writer, Story, Screenplay, Lyrics
2003 Kutumba Naganna Shailendra Babu Upendra,
Natanya Singh,
Ashok,
Gurukiran,
Advani LakshmiDevi,
B.C. Patil
Actor
2003 Raktakanneeru Sadhu Kokila Munirathna Upendra,
Ramya Krishna,
Sadhu Kokila
Actor, Screenplay, Lyrics, Dialogues
2003 Gokarna Naganna Sudheendra Upendra,
Rakshita,
Madhu Bangarappa,
Tennis Krishna,
S.Ramesh,
Satyajit,
Dr.Nagesh,
Indhudhar
Actor
2004 Omkara Shivamani Company Films Upendra,
Preeti Jhangiani,
Rahul Dev,
Rangayana Raghu,
Shwetha Menon,
Actor
2005 Gowramma Naganna Shailendra Babu Upendra,
Ramya,
Srinivasa Murthy,
Doddanna,
Ramesh Bhat,
Komal,
Sadhu Kokila,
Satyajit
Actor
2005 News M. K. Maheshwar M T Sriram,
C Gopi,
M Kumar
Upendra,
Reema Sen,
Renuka Menon,
Nassar
Actor
2005 Auto Shankar D. Rajendra Babu Ramu Upendra,
Shilpa Shetty,
Radhika
Actor
2006 Uppi Dada M.B.B.S D. Rajendra Babu K. Bhapaiah Upendra,
Anant Nag,
Chi Guru Dutt
Actor
2006 Thandege Thakka Maga S. Mahendar R. Pavan Kumar Ambareesh,
Upendra,
Laila,
Sakshi Shivanand
Actor
2006 Aishwarya Indrajit Lankesh N. Kumar Upendra,
Deepika Padukone,
Daisy Bopanna,
Kishan Shrikanth
Actor
2007 Parodi Saiprakash L. Lingaraj, P. Thyagu Upendra, Neha, Mansi, Umashri Actor
2007 Masti Shivamani Ramu Upendra, Jennifer Actor
2007 Anatharu Sadhu Kokila Munirathna Upendra,
Darshan,
Radhika Kumaraswamy,
Sanghavi
Actor
2007 Lava Kusha Om Sai Prakash Prabhakar Shivrajkumar,
Upendra,
Jennifer Kotwal,
Charmy Kaur
Actor
2008 Budhivanta, also released in Telugu Ramnath Rigvedhi SV Rajendra Singh Babu,
A Mohan
Upendra,
Pooja Gandhi,
Natanya Singh,
Brindha Parekh,
Suman Ranganath,
Saloni Aswani
Actor, Screenplay, Dialogues, Lyrics
2008 Mast Maja Maadi R. Ananth Raju Soundarya Jagadish Sudeep,
Vijay Raghavendra,
Diganth,
Naga Kiran,
Jennifer Kotwal
Special Appearance
2009 Dubai Babu Naganna Shailendra Babu Upendra,
Nikita Thukral,
Saloni Aswani
Actor
2009 Rajani Thriller Manju Ramu Upendra,
Aarti Chhabria
Actor
2010 Super Upendra Rockline Venkatesh Upendra, Nayantara, Tulip Joshi Director, Actor, Writer, Screenplay, Lyricist
2011 Shrimathi Ravi Kumar Shankar Gowda Upendra,
Priyanka Upendra,
Celina Jaitly
Actor
2012 Aarakshaka P. Vasu Krishna Prajwal Upendra,
Ragini Dwivedi,
Sadha
Actor
2012 Katari Veera Surasundarangi Suresh Krishna Munirathnam Naidu Upendra,
Ramya,
Ambarish,
Doddanna
Actor, Writer
2012 Godfather Sethu Sriram K. Manju Upendra,
Soundarya Jayamala,
Catherine Tresa,
Bhumika Chawla
Actor
2012 Kalpana Rama Narayanan Sri Thenandal Films Upendra,
Lakshmi Rai,
Saikumar,
Babu Antony
Actor
2013 Topiwala MG Srinivas Kanakapura Sreenivas,
K. P. Srikanth
Upendra,
Bhavana,
Raju Talikote
Actor, Lyrics, Story, Screenplay
2014 Brahma R. Chandru Manjunath Babu Upendra,
Pranitha Subhash,
Nassar,
Shayaji Shinde
Actor
2014 Super Ranga Sadhu Kokila K. Manju Upendra,
Kriti Kharbanda
Actor
2015 Shivam Srinivasa Raju C. R. Manohar Upendra,
Saloni Aswani,
Ragini Dwivedi
Actor
2015 Uppi2 Upendra Priyanka Upendra Upendra,
Kristina Akheeva,
Parul Yadav
Director, Actor, Story, Screenplay, Lyricist, Dialogues

As Writer

Year Film
1989 Anantana Avantara
1989 Love Madi Nodu
1990 Kaliyuga Krishna
1990 Aata Bombata
1990 Ajagajanthara
1991 Nanagu Hendthi Beku
1991 Central Rowdy
1993 Love Training
1994 Hanthaka
1994 Panjarada Gili
2001 Raa
2002 H2O
2002 Hollywood
2003 Raktha Kanneeru
2008 Budhivanta
2013 Topiwala

As Singer

Year Film Song Composer
1999 Upendra Uppiganta Ruchi Bere Illa Gurukiran
2002 H2O Bida Byada
Dil Ilde Love
Sadhu Kokila
2002 Nagarahavu Yaaking Aadthiye Hamsalekha
2003 Rakta Kanneeru Baa Baaro Rasika Sadhu Kokila
2004 Omkara Othla Othla Gurukiran
2006 Uppi Dada M.B.B.S. Makkar Maado Maliniye R. P. Patnaik
2006 Aishwarya Yella OK Madhuve Yaake Rajesh Ramanath
2007 Parodi Rowdy Mele Rajesh Ramanath
2008 Budhivanta Chitranna Vijay Antony
2010 Super Sikkapatte Ishtapatte V. Harikrishna
2011 Jogayya Thagalakonde V. Harikrishna
2011 Jarasandha Pade Pade Phone-inalli V Harikrishna
2012 Katari Veera Surasundarangi Muthinantha Muthondhu Harikrishna
2013 Brindavana Oye Kalla Harikrishna
2014 Jai Lalitha Thorisabedammi Sridhar V. Sambhram
2014 Super Ranga Ondsali Avala Harikrishna
2015 Krishna-Leela Phoneammangu Simmappangu Sridhar V
2015 Uppi 2 Excuse Me Please Gurukiran

Other Languages

Year Film Language Director Producer Star Cast Uppis Role
1997 Omkaram, remake of Om Telugu Upendra KKN Kumari Dr. Rajasekhar,
Prema
Director, Writer
1998 Kanyadanam Telugu E. V. V. Satyanarayana Ambica Krishna Upendra,
Srikanth,
Rachana
Actor
2000 Oke Maata Telugu Muthyala Subbaiah Ambhika Krishna Upendra,
Ramya Krishnan,
Nagendra Babu,
Babu Mohan
Actor
2001 Raa Telugu KS Nageswara Rao Nallamalupu Bujji Upendra,
Priyanka Trivedi,
Dhamini,
Sadhu Kokila
Actor, Screenplay
2002 Neethone Vutanu Telugu T. Prabhakar P Purushottama Rao Upendra,
Rachana Banerjee,
Sanghavi
Actor
2007 Toss Telugu Priyadarshini Ram Dev Amar Upendra,
Raja,
Kamna Jethmalani,
Priyamani
Actor
2008 Sathyam Tamil A. R. Rajasekar Vikram Krishna Vishal,
Upendra,
Nayantara
Actor
2015 S/o Sathyamurthy Telugu Trivikram Srinivas S. Radha Krishna Allu Arjun,
Upendra,
Prakash Raj
Actor