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Kiccha Sudeep

Details

Profession

Actor, Director, Producer, Television presenter, Singer

Celebrity Type

Actor, Television presenter, Singer

Age

52 Years as of 2023

Date Of Birth

2 September 1971

Zodiac Sign

Virgo

Birthplace

Shimoga, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India

Height

6.1 Feet

Notable Work

Sparsha, Kiccha, Dabangg 3

Net Worth

$16 Million as of 2023

Instagram 

@kichchasudeepa

 

Table Of Content

Biography

supeed-biographySudeep Sanjeev, born on 2 September 1971, also known as Sudeepa or Kichcha Sudeep, is an Indian versatile talent who works as an actor, director, producer, scriptwriter, TV presenter, and singer. Although he is most recognised for his work in Kannada cinema, this multi-talented actor has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil films as well. Sudeep is one of Kannada cinema's highest-earning actors, and he was one of the first Kannada actors to make Forbes' list of the top 100 celebrities in India in 2013. His distinguished career has been recognised with various awards, including a prestigious Karnataka state award and four coveted Filmfare Awards South.

Sudeepa's performances have always been praised, particularly in Kannada films such as Sparsha, Huchcha, Nandhi, Kiccha, and Swathi Muthu, as well as his subsequent work in My Autograph, No 73, Shanthi Nivasa, Mussanjemaatu, and Veera Madakari, among others. His performance in multilingual films has also been praised, particularly in Eega and Rakta Charitra, as well as the Bollywood hit Dabangg 3. His outstanding performance has earned him three consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Actor in Kannada for his roles in Huchcha, Nandhi, and Swathi Muthu. Sudeepa, in addition to his film career, has been the popular host of the TV reality show Bigg Boss Kannada from 2013. His outstanding performance in the film Huchcha earned him the affectionate nickname Kichcha Sudeepa from his fans.

Age 

Sudeep was born on 2 September 1971. Accordingly he is 52 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is a Virgo. 

Early Life and Childhood 

Sudeepa was born and brought up in Shimoga district of present-day Karnataka. His birth name was Sudeep. Their family had moved to Shimoga from Chikmagalur district's Narasimharajapura. He was fond of sports from a young age and later developed his interest for acting 

Education

He graduated from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering in Bangalore with a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Production Engineering. He represented the college in an under-17 cricket match during his youth days. Later he studied acting at Mumbai's Roshan Taneja School of Acting, where he overcame his shyness.

Family

Sudeep-with-his-parents

Sudeep’s mother’s name is Saroja while his father's name is Sanjeev Manjappa. The in depth information regarding Sudeep’s family is not available as of now as the actor has kept it private from the public eye. 

Wife

kiccha-wife-and-daughter

Sudeepa met Priya Radhakrishna in 2000 in Bengaluru, and they got married in 2001. Prior to their marriage, Priya worked for an airline and subsequently a bank. Saanvi, their only child, was born in 2004. Sudeepa founded Stage 360°, an event management firm in which his wife was a partner, in 2013. The pair divorced in September 2015, but afterwards they reconciled their marriage.

Career

kiccha-sudeep-careerSudeep made his cinematic debut in Thayavva (1997). He later appeared as a supporting actor in Sunil Kumar Desai's Prathyartha and as a lead in the same director's Sparsha. A role in Huchcha in 2001 gave him his first large following. He made his Bollywood debut in Phoonk in 2008. In addition, he has appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's films Rann, Phoonk 2, and Rakta Charitra. Starting with Veera Parampare (2010), he changed his stage name from Sudeep to Sudeepa on the advice of S. Narayan, and after the success of the film, he chose to keep the name. Kempe Gowda and Vishnuvardhana (2011), his later films, were also commercial triumphs.

Sudeepa made his Telugu film debut in 2012 with S. S. Rajamouli's Eega, a fantasy film in which he played an industrialist who, after falling in love with an NGO worker (played by Samantha Ruth Prabhu), kills her putative lover, who then haunts him in the guise of a housefly. The film and Sudeepa's performance received critical appreciation. In 2013, Bachchan and Varadanayaka were released. His next film was a drama titled Maanikya, which he also directed, and was a remake of the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), which was a major success. In 2015, he starred in Ranna, a remake of the Telugu film, Attarintiki Daredi, which was another success, and appeared as a Persian armaments trader in Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by S. S. Rajamouli and the year's highest-grossing film.

He frequently sings in films such as Vaalee (2001), Chandu (2002), Ranga SSLC (2004), Nalla (2004), #73, Shaanthi Nivaasa (2007), Veera Madakari (2009), Kempe Gowda (2011), Bachchan (2013), and others such as Mandya to Mumbai (2014), Ring Road Shubha (2014), and Raate (2015). Sudeepa appeared in the 2019 Hindi film Dabangg 3 as the archenemy of Salman Khan's Chulbul Pandey. In Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, he also plays Avuku Raju. Sudeepa has now worked in the film industry for 26 years. Anup Bhandari directed Sudeepa's next film, Vikrant Rona, which starred Nirup Bhandari and Neetha Ashok. He will also appear as Bhargav Bakshi in the upcoming Pan India film Kabzaa, starring Upendra.

Best Movies And Shows Of Kiccha Sudeep

Kiccha 

Kiccha is a 2003 Kannada political drama action film directed by P. A. Arun Prasad and starring Sudeep and Shwetha in the key roles. It has Hamsalekha's background score and soundtrack, as well as her words. The film premiered on April 11, 2003. Sudeep played the role of Kiccha in the movie.

Sparsha

Sunil Kumar Desai wrote and directed the 2000 Indian Kannada-language romance film Sparsha (transl. The Touch). Sudeep, Rekha, and Sudha Rani star. In supporting parts, Naveen Mayur, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Kashi, Umashree, and Vanishree appear.

The film received overwhelmingly excellent reviews from reviewers and moviegoers upon its initial theatrical release on July 23, 2000. However, the screening had to be halted because bandh was declared in most Karnataka towns and cities following the kidnapping of Kannada actor Rajkumar in July 2000, negatively impacting the film's box office.The film had a 100-day run in theatres after normalcy was restored. Sudeep played the character as Sudeep. 

Eega

eegaS. Rajamouli wrote and directed the 2012 Telugu fantasy action film Eega. With an estimated budget of 30-40 crore (US$6-7 million), Sai Korrapati's Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram produced the film. It was also shot in Tamil under the title Naan Ee (transl. I, the Fly). Sudeepa, Nani, and Samantha are among the cast members. M. M. Keeravani wrote the songs and the background score, and K. K. Senthil Kumar directed the film. The dialogue was written by Janardhana Maharshi and Crazy Mohan for the Telugu and Tamil versions, respectively. The film was also named as Makkhi .

The plot of the film takes the shape of a bedtime story recounted by a father to his daughter. Its protagonist, Nani, who is in love with his neighbour Bindu, is murdered by Sudeep, a wealthy industrialist who is drawn to Bindu and regards Nani as a rival. Nani reincarnates as a housefly in order to avenge his murder and shield Bindu from Sudeep's obsession.

Bigg Boss Kannada

Bigg-Boss-Kannada

Bigg Boss Kannada (BBK) is the Kannada version of the reality television show Bigg Boss, which airs on Colours Kannada Channel in India. Endemol Shine India, which owns the global Big Brother model, produces the show. Kiccha Sudeepa was hired to anchor the reality show's debut season on ETV Kannada (formerly Colours Kannada) in 2013. He later returned to the show as a host.

Career Timeline

Films

Year

Film

Role(s)

TBA

Max

Max

TBA

Kabzaa 2

Bhargava Bhakshi

2022

Vikrant Rona

Vikrant Rona

2021

Kotigobba 3

Sathya / Shiva

2019

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Avuku Raju

2019

Pailwaan

Pailwaan Kichcha Krishna

2019

Dabangg 3

Bali Singh

2018

The Villain

Ram Ravana

2018

Ambi Ning Vayassaytho

Young Ambi

2017

Hebbuli

Captain Ram

2016

Kotigobba 2

Sathya / Shiva

2015

Ranna

Bhargava Chandu Chandra

2015

Puli

Thalapathy Jalatharangan

2015

Baahubali: The Beginning

Aslam Khan

2014

Maanikya

Vijay

2013

Varadhanayaka

ACP Varadhanayaka

2013

Bachchan

Bharath

2012

Naan Ee

Sudeep

2012

Eega

Sudeep

2011

Kempe Gowda

Kempe Gowda

2010

Veera Parampare

Teja

2010

Rann

Jay V. Malik

2010

Rakta Charitra 1

DCP Mohan Prasad

2010

Phoonk 2

Rajiv

2010

Kiccha Huccha

Krishna Kiccha Murthy

2009

Veera Madakari

Muttatti Sathyaraju / ACP Madakari IPS

2008

Phoonk

Rajiv

2008

Gooli

Gooli

2007

No 73, Shanthi Nivasa

Raghu

2006

My Autograph

Shankar

2005

Sye

Chakri

2005

Nammanna

Muttanna

2005

Maharaja

Surya

2005

Kashi from Village

Kashi

2004

Ranga (S.S.L.C)

Ranga

2004

Nalla

Prashanth Pachhi

2003

Swathi Muthu

Shivayya

2003

Partha

Partha

2003

Kiccha

Krishna Kichcha Mohan

2002

Nandhi

Nandhi

2002

Dhumm

Varadharaj

2002

Chandu

Chandrashekar Chandu

2001

Vaalee

Shiva / Deva

2001

Huchcha

Sachidananda Kichcha

2000

Sparsha

Sudeep

1999

Prathyartha

Sudeep

1997

Thayavva

Ramu

Television

Sudeepa made his Udaya TV debut in the serial Premada Kadambari, which was called after a lyric in the song Bandhana. He was cast as the main host of the reality show Pyate Hudgeer-Halli Lifu, which aired on Suvarna and was an instant success. Big Brother, the flagship show of Endemol Shine Group, was adapted to Kannada as Bigg Boss Kannada, and Sudeepa was chosen to host the inaugural season, which aired on ETV Kannada. He continued to host Asianet Suvarna's second season. Colours Kannada (previously ETV Kannada) reclaimed the rights to the show in 2015, with Sudeepa signing a five-season deal at around 20 crore (equivalent to 30 crore or US$3.8 million in 2023), which was a historic transaction in the Kannada television industry.

Director, Producer and Writer

kiccha-photoBesides being a celebrated actor, Sudeep Sanjeev, also known as Sudeepa or Kichcha Sudeep, has also left his mark as a director, writer, and producer. He made his directorial debut in 2006 with My Autograph, followed by No 73, Shanthi Nivasa in 2007. In 2009, he directed and wrote the screenplay for Veera Madakari. He played numerous roles in 2010's Just Maath Maathalli, adding dialogues, and later directed and penned the screenplay for Kempe Gowda in 2011. Sudeep continued his creative path as director and screenwriter for Maanikya in 2014. In 2016, he made his broadcast debut as the producer of the TV series Vaarasdaara, and in 2017, he was the presenter of the film Raajaru.

In addition to directing and writing, he served as a presenter for Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai in 2018 and diligently worked on the screenplay for Ambi Ning Vayassaytho. In 2021, he wrote the story for Kotigobba 3 and presented the Kannada version of the film 83, demonstrating his lengthy and clearly successful career in the industry.

Playback singer

Sudeep Sanjeev is a multidimensional performer who has also worked as a playback singer for numerous films. His melodic adventure began in 2001, when he contributed voice to songs such as O Sona from Vaalee and Vasantha Maasadalli, which were composed by Rajesh Ramanath and sung alongside renowned vocalists Hariharan, P. Unnikrishnan, and Anuradha Sriram. In addition, he sang Sontada for Chandu in 2002 and Pataisu from Black and White in 2003. In 2004, he released Dove Dove Duniya from Ranga SSLC and Macha Dove Hodiyod from Nalla. Sudeep sung Ondu Olle Kathe for No 73, Shanthi Nivasa in 2007 and Jinta Tha for Veera Madakari in 2009. This demonstrates his unwavering determination. In 2011, he voiced Hale Radio in Kempe Gowda, earning him a nomination for Times Film Awards Best Singer Male in Kannada. In addition, he performed Onchuru for Bachchan in 2013 and two songs, Kanasige Koneyilla and Jodi Hakki, for the show in 2014. His subsequent efforts included Damaru Bole in 2015 and Tiger Tiger in 2016's Tiger. He rounded out his singing repertoire with songs like Hatharike Bappa Re from Uppu Huli Khara and Ivale Nanna Hudugi from Naa Panta Kano in 2017, galvanising his status as a diverse musician.

Awards

Social and Humanitarian Work

Sudeepa takes part in humanitarian activities through his charity, the Kiccha Sudeepa Charitable Society. The trust assists poor school children by providing them with uniforms as well as scholarships. The association assisted senior Kannada cinema artists, technicians, and others who were unable to find work because of the Covid pandemic.

Net Worth 

Sudeep has earned love and appreciation for his work over the years for his choice of work and immense talent. His net worth is estimated to be approximately around $16 Million as of 2023. 

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