Sudeep – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Sudeep Sanjeev Indian Actor, Filmmaker
Sudeep Sanjeev

Nickname Kichcha Sudeepa, Deepu
Gender Male
Age 50 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth 2 September 1973
Real Name Sudeep Sanjeev
Profession Actor, Filmmaker
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Shimoga district, Karnataka, India
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 m)
Weight 80 kg (176 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hobbies Playing cricket

Sudeep predominantly recognized as Kichcha Sudeep is an uprising Indian movie actor, producer, director, television presenter and screenwriter, who mainly appear in Kannada movies, other than appearances in a handful of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies.

Sudeep is recognized for his remarkable performances in Kannada movies such as Huchcha, Sparsha, Kiccha, Nandhi, My Autograph, Swathi Muthu, Veera Madakari, Mussanjemaatu, Kempe Gowda; Just Maath Maathalli as well as a Tamil-Telugu bilingual movie titled Eega.

Sudeep received Filmfare Award for the Best Kannada Actor for three successive years for his movies Nandhi, Swathi Muthu and Huchcha. Since the year 2013, he has been presenting a TV reality show titled Bigg Boss Kannada.

He was born to Saroja and Sanjeev Manjappa in Shimoga district, Karnataka. The family had relocated from Narasimharajapura to Shimoga. Sudeep also earned a bachelor degree with a major in production and Industrial engineering from Dayananda Sagar Engineering College, Bangalore. He met Priya Radhakrishna in Bangalore and the couple married in the year 2001. Priya worked as a banker and then in an airline company, before their marriage. The couple was blessed with a child named Saanvi who was born in the year 2004.

Sudeep initiated his filmy career with the movie titled Thayavva. He afterwards portrayed a supporting role in the movie titled Prathyartha, directed by renowned director named Sunil Kumar Desai, as well as a leading role in the movie titled Sparsha. In the year 2001, a role in the movie titled Huchcha provided him his first huge following. In the year 2008, Sudeep made his first Bollywood debut with the movie titled Phoonk. He has also appeared in Ram Gopal Varma’s movies titled Phoonk 2, Rakta Charitra and Rann. They were trailed by Vishnuvardhana and Kempe Gowda.

In the year 2012, Sudeep made his Telugu cinema debut, with S. S. Rajamouli’s film titled Eega, a fictional movie in which he played the role of an industrialist. Sudeep’s performance in this movie was very well acclaimed. In the year 2013, Varadanayaka and Bachchan were released. Sudeep also directed a re-creation of Telugu movie, Mirchi. In the year 2015, he appeared in Ranna, Attarintiki Daredi and in Baahubali: The Beginning directed by S. S. Rajamouli. It was top-grossing movie of the year.

Sudeep recurrently sings in his on-screen roles, comprising off Chandu, Vaalee, Nalla, Ranga, Shaanthi Nivaasa, #73, Kempe Gowda, Bachchan, Veera Madakari, and also for numerous others movies like Ring Road Shubha, Mandya to Mumbai and Raate.

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Sudeep Sanjeev Education

Qualification: in Mechanical Engineering

College: Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru

Sudeep Sanjeev Career

Profession: Actor, Filmmaker


Film: Thayavva (1997, Kannada film)

Family & Relatives

Father: Sanjeev Manjappa

Mother: Saroja

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex Spouse: Priya Sudeep (2001–2015)

Daughter: Saanvi

Facts You Never Knew About Sudeep Sanjeev

  • Is Sudeep addicted to smoking?: No
  • Is Sudeep alcoholic?: No
  • He was a proficient cricketer all through his college days and even signified at local level in Under-19 and Under-17 cricket teams.
  • He joined Roshan Taneja Acting School in Mumbai with the intention of getting confidence in acting.
  • Being a huge fan of cricket, he leads Karnataka Bulldozers team in Celebrity Cricket League.
  • Sudeep’s directorial debut movie titled My Autograph was a mega hit.
  • In the year 2008, he initiated his career in Bollywood with the movie titled Phoonk.
  • Sudeep is a proficient cook and can make more than 30 dishes of eggs.

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Who is Sudeep Sanjeev?

Sudeep Sanjeev is an Indian actor, filmmaker, born on 02 September, 1973 in Shimoga district, Karnataka, India.

How old is Sudeep Sanjeev?

Sudeep Sanjeev is 50 years old as of October 2023.

How tall is Sudeep Sanjeev?

Sudeep Sanjeev is 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 m).

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