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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Upen Patel, born on August 16, 1980 in the UK, is an Indian male model.

Upen has made it big in the world of fashion. He has modeled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna and today is a global name on the fashion front. Currently, he has bagged some big campaigns with names like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Phadnis (with Salman Khan) and Westside (with Yuvraj Singh).

Along with his family, he migrated to the UK from Uganda 23 years back where he began getting modeling offers immediately after graduating in Media Studies from West Herts College. Having shot Sun Sahiba Sun, his first remix video, Upen Patel believes he has taken his first step towards Bollywood.

Now in Mumbai, this hunk has been sent many filmi feelers from directors such as Mukesh Bhatt and Tanuja Chandra.

But Upen is in no hurry. He waits patiently for the right offer to come his way. So, for any filmmaker who is on the lookout for a fresh face with the right attitude, you know where to look.

Upen Patel is one of the most eligible bachelors walking the ramp currently.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sarina Hosh

Trivia (19)

Has modeled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna.
Is a model and an increasingly popular actor in Bollywood.
When he is not modeling he likes to chill out with friends, watch movies, go to his favorite restaurants and catch up with everybody.
His favorite designer is Wendell Rodricks. He can wear his stuff everyday.
He trains four times a week for an hour everyday. He does free weights and, one day a week, he does cardiovascular exercises. He also does a lot of swimming.
Often confused with director Upen Patel from UK due their names.
Signed Run Bhola Run but was replaced by Aryan Vaid.
Starred in Percept's "Jungle"(2007) Starring Nana Patekar, Upen Patel, Directed by Shoojit Sircar. It was a remake of Gulzar's Achanak.
Sunil Shetty offered the film Loot to Upen Patel but later changed his mind and signed Mahaakshay Chakraborthy.
Signed Abbas Mustan's production Life Partner but was later dropped and Tusshar was signed.
In 2006, Ramesh Sippy was making Chetan Bhagat's novel "A Night At A Call Centre" into a film. He had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Upen Patel for the lead roles. Rohan Sippy was to direct the film. It was later shelved and remade as "Hello" with Atul Agnihothri.
In 2007,Darmesh Darshan signed Upen Patel for a film which got shelved. It was to be shot abroad and produced and directed by Darmesh.
In 2006 signed Mr.Fraud, Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu(Double Role),Tanushree Dutta. He was later replaced by Anuj Sawhney. Produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision, Directed by Abbas Mustan.The film got shelved.
Signed for the shelved film Mr Mehta and Mrs. Singh (2006/2007) Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Upen Patel, Music by Vishal Bhardwaj, Produced by UTV and Vishal Bhardwaj, Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
In 2005, Upen Patel was been roped in by producer Nitin Darra for his next project. The film was apparently going to be based on Robert De Niro's The Score made in 2001. Patel was to be playing Jack Teller (played by Edward Norton) and Sanjay Dutt will be in the shoes of De Niro as Nick Wells. Soha Ali Khan was also signed. A British director was to direct the film. The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie "Mr. Romeo"(2008). Starring Upen Patel opposite 4 heroines. Mr. Romeo would be made at a budget of Rs.15 crores and be filmed at locations like Italy, France, Austria, and India. Music by Nadeem Shravan,Produced by Shyam Bajaj, Directed by Vishal Bhandari.
Starred in the shelved film Bhoot Bungla (2012) Starring Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Choudhary,Upen Patel,Koena Mita,Tanushree Dutta,Cyrus Broacha,Om Puri, Asrani, Music by Salim Suleiman, Directed by Mahesh Kothare.
His dad is in the patrol business. His mother Kam Patel is a government lawyer. He has 3 sisters and 1 elder brother.
When the film Raqeeb was launched the cast was Sharman Joshi, Upen Patel and Tanushree Dutta. Upon hearing Raj Kanwar wanted to add a third hero, Suneel Darshan advised Upen to leave the film. Rahul Khanna replaced Upen.

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